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Fox pulls Hannity from tea-party rally
WorldNetDaily.com ^ | April 15, 2010

Posted on 04/15/2010 7:03:26 PM PDT by Man50D

Edited on 04/15/2010 7:04:27 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Angry Fox News executives reportedly ordered Sean Hannity to abandon plans, announced as late as this afternoon on his nationally syndicated radio program, to broadcast his TV show from a Cincinnati tea-party rally he was headlining.

Hannity, on a book tour for his No. 1 best-seller "Conservative Victory: Defeating Obama's Radical Agenda," was scheduled to be the featured speaker at a four-hour rally at the University of Cincinnati with as many as 13,000 in attendance. Proceeds from the event were to benefit a local tea-party organization.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
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1 posted on 04/15/2010 7:03:26 PM PDT by Man50D
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To: Man50D

Yet another reason why I don’t watch Foxnews.


2 posted on 04/15/2010 7:04:54 PM PDT by IMissPresidentReagan (Let us not get bogged down in the small squabbles; Let us get caught up in the big ideas. Palin '12)
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To: Man50D

Sean, Sean, Sean....


3 posted on 04/15/2010 7:05:09 PM PDT by devane617 (VOTE THEM OUT! ALL OF THEM!)
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To: Man50D

Angry over what ???

Hannity’s shows from these events are always great...

his radio shows go of very well...


4 posted on 04/15/2010 7:06:56 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Man50D

Hanity is not a reporter but a news commentator and opinion guy. That said he is using his employer to promote a political cause on their dime. And, Murdoch is right to say that a news org. should not be supporting any party.

Can’t whine when MSNBC does stuff like this and then justify it when Fox people do it.


5 posted on 04/15/2010 7:08:36 PM PDT by misterrob (Have you tea bagged a liberal today?)
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To: Man50D

Did Rupert Murdoch’s liberal/moderate son who seems to be trying to make Fox News more liberal, make this decision?


6 posted on 04/15/2010 7:09:52 PM PDT by Ballygrl
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To: Ballygrl

I guess Fox doesn’t want to give their viewers WHAT THEY WANT. Sound familiar, Obama with the health care plan?


7 posted on 04/15/2010 7:11:45 PM PDT by historyrepeatz
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To: Ballygrl

Preparing to promote a RINO to lose to Obama in 2012.


8 posted on 04/15/2010 7:13:08 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (i)
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To: screaminsunshine; All

FOX isn’t a friend of the Right. Never have been.

But as a business, they find a LOT of money in Sean. The moment he stops making them money, he’ll be out faster than anything.

You see, the right media LOVES their little darling money-leaking (Hemorraging) Couric. But the moment the right-wing stops selling ad time - They’re gone.


9 posted on 04/15/2010 7:15:29 PM PDT by Celerity
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To: misterrob
And, Murdoch is right to say that a news org. should not be supporting any party.

Is this rally actually affiliated with any actual political party?

Or is this rally really just a gathering of people who are disaffected from either party?

10 posted on 04/15/2010 7:16:41 PM PDT by Eagle Eye (There's one in every crowd...would that someone please raise his hand to save us all some time?)
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To: Man50D
"Fox News never agreed to allow the Cincinnati Tea Party organizers to use Sean Hannity's television program to profit from broadcasting his show from the event," said Bill Shine, the network's executive vice president of programming. "When senior executives in New York were made aware of this, we changed our plans for tonight's show."

They were charging an immense $5.00 - $20.00 for admission to the audience for Hannity's show. And, Hannity was using the Tea Party organization to boost his show, just as the TP wanted to make a small profit.

Fox has really become worried someone else might make a dollar. Did it occur to them that Hannity's broadcasting from these Tea Party events might increase rating over a regular show? I bet it does. I watched most of the one from Atlanta and I rarely watch Hannity's show, though I do listen to his radio show fairly often.

And Fox has been dogged in trying to shut down all the internet rebroadcasts of Fox News, and their charging for the WSJ online again. They're going for every nickel, but whether their strategy will achieve the result they want is doubtful.

11 posted on 04/15/2010 7:18:37 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Eagle Eye

They call themselves the Tea Party. They may not fit the bill as a corrupt establishment crew like the DNC or RNC but they are more than just a movement. Fox also wasn’t cool with the fundraiser aspect.


12 posted on 04/15/2010 7:18:54 PM PDT by misterrob (Have you tea bagged a liberal today?)
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This made the Execs mad, because the Tea Party and Hannity were making money off of a product of Fox News. I don’t think it would have showed any bias if they allowed it. Hannity is an opinion show, and Fox wasn’t making any money off of it, the Tea Party was.


13 posted on 04/15/2010 7:20:18 PM PDT by Politics4US
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To: misterrob
Sould not be using his employer to promote a political cause on their dime???

He does it every night, what's the dif?

14 posted on 04/15/2010 7:20:46 PM PDT by annieokie
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To: misterrob

Fox IMO lost money tonight, when I found out about this I didn’t even put Sean on, how many others are like me?

CBS News has the biased Katie Couric and the biased 60 Minutes, except for a few shows Fox News is pretty fair and balanced, there’s leeway for Sean to do a show from the Tea Party, it doesn’t reflect on Fox News because we know what kind of show Sean does.


15 posted on 04/15/2010 7:21:16 PM PDT by Ballygrl
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To: Man50D

Hannity doesn’t need Fox News any longer. He has other options.


16 posted on 04/15/2010 7:24:19 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: Man50D

Don’t think this actually happened. He did seem to be broadcasting live from the event. Seems that many here are jumping to conclusions. Would be happy to be proven otherwise.


17 posted on 04/15/2010 7:26:36 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: Man50D

Sounds to me like the sort of thing Fox wouldn’t do unless they thought it would give an opening for the current administration to treat them differently—either not as a news organization or in challenge to their license.


18 posted on 04/15/2010 7:27:23 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Deagle
Don’t think this actually happened. He did seem to be broadcasting live from the event.

I watched part of his show tonight. He was in studio.
19 posted on 04/15/2010 7:29:06 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: Man50D; All

From deeper in the story:

Last week, News Corp boss Rupert Murdoch said before a Washington, D.C. crowd that Fox News should not be supporting the movement.


Obviously the disconnect is with Rupert Murdoch, not Sean Hannity.

Rupert obviously fears the Fairness Doctrine more than low ratings, like CNN's and MSNBC's.


Rupert ... in business as you should well know, it’s important to be able to correctly distinguish between your friends, your enemies ... and your AUDIENCE.

Congratulations on alienating the mainstream
who make up the majority of your viewing audience.



20 posted on 04/15/2010 7:29:39 PM PDT by BP2 (I think, therefore I'm a conservative)
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