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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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To: Man50D

This entire episode comes off as knee-jerk and an overreaction. Hannity has been talking about this for several days or weeks, up until this afternoon as the article says. If this is a new policy, they could have let this one go ahead, then instituted their new policy for the future.

Fox has acted peculiar and out-of-character often in recent months. Their increased ratings might not be because they are so great, but because their competition has been so shamelessly in-the-tank for Obama for three or more years. Things could shift in other directions in the future.


21 posted on 04/15/2010 7:31:28 PM PDT by Will88
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To: misterrob
"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."

OK but Glenn Beck already did this gig last year. So why all of the sudden did FOX change its mind on such?

22 posted on 04/15/2010 7:32:18 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the next one...)
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To: Man50D

Did not seem like it to me - but you may be right. If that is really the case, I will dis Fox News all the way. I thought that he was doing interactive interviews but may have been watching earlier FOX shows. Am really disappointed in FOX News if that is the case. All we need is another liberal news group...geez.


23 posted on 04/15/2010 7:33:15 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: misterrob

bttt


24 posted on 04/15/2010 7:34:02 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Man50D

Fox News made the absolute correct decision here if a political movement of ANY flavor was charging to profit from a broadcast of their programming, not as an advertiser, they absolutely had to put a halt to it.


25 posted on 04/15/2010 7:34:51 PM PDT by caper gal 1 (If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem. Vote Conservative.)
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To: Will88

Sure hope you’re not right... If that turns out to be true, FOX is sure to become just another News outlet - sinking in ratings and becoming just another liberal outlet...


26 posted on 04/15/2010 7:35:59 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: caper gal 1

What the heck are you talking about?


27 posted on 04/15/2010 7:37:27 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: SoldierDad
Hannity doesn’t need Fox News any longer. He has other options.

If Hannity would suddenly find himself employed by a proposed EIB-TV network, and was aired at 8pm EST during Bill O'Whatshisname, I would watch Hannity and I am sure that a whole lot of others would too!

Bottom line is you are right. FOX needs Hannity a whole lot more than Hannity needs FOX - and he ought to push the issue.

28 posted on 04/15/2010 7:38:41 PM PDT by eeriegeno (<p>)
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To: eeriegeno

Exactly right.


29 posted on 04/15/2010 7:40:22 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
I'll wait to hear what Sean has to say on radio tomorrow, but I have a great urge to become a former Fox viewer right now.
If they want to become regular MSM, I have no use for them anymore and I don't think I'll be the only one.
30 posted on 04/15/2010 7:41:21 PM PDT by The Cajun (Mind numbed robot , ditto-head, Hannitized, Levinite)
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To: Man50D
Hannity 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.

Several interesting questions there. I doubt the U of C was allowing use of their facility for free, some place that would hold 13,000. Who was to pay for the expenses of the event? Wonder if anyone will lose financially as a result of the last minute change, which was not the fault of the organizers of the event.

And, a four hour event, not just the Hannity show broadcast. And I bet Willie Cunningham was there.

31 posted on 04/15/2010 7:43:49 PM PDT by Will88
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I was wondering what happened. I listened to Hannity’s radio show and they were announcing that on the tv show tonight he would be live from Ohio with a crowd of 10000 people. I was really looking forward to it.

Fox screwed up on this one. Is there somewhere we can email our displeasure?


32 posted on 04/15/2010 7:44:28 PM PDT by ClarenceThomasfan (President Bush will go down as one of our greatest presidents (next to Ronald Reagan))
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To: Deagle

Fox News is first and foremost a news organization. They cannot have a paying audience for a show which broadcasts not just opinions but news as well as does Sean’s. They can’t be seen as profiting from and catering to a specific political constituency and still hope to hold any credibility as a legitimate news organization.


33 posted on 04/15/2010 7:44:40 PM PDT by caper gal 1 (If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem. Vote Conservative.)
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To: caper gal 1

five dollars is a huge profit.


34 posted on 04/15/2010 7:47:51 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: caper gal 1

Since when does FOX pay any audience for their participation? Maybe you have the wrong idea here...

They promote their show by their audience - and today at least it is a more conservative one. Now, if you don’t like that, I understand - watch another show...

To say the the Tea Party is paying them is such a stretch! I’m absolutely sure that Sean does not get a penny from them and neither does FOX. So just where is the money changing hands here?

And yes, they DO cater to a specific political group - those that are NOT represented by the MSM.


35 posted on 04/15/2010 7:49:45 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: Man50D

From Atlanta...

Glad to have Cavuto today!

Thankful Hannity was NOT here, and I would never allow him to attend any Tea Party I ever organized..EVER...

ya’ll just have no idea what Sean is really like......I have more respect for Juan Williams than Hannity...


36 posted on 04/15/2010 7:51:24 PM PDT by eeevil conservative (GIVE ME A PLACE TO STAND AND I WILL MOVE THE EARTH....Archimedes)
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To: eeevil conservative

That sir, is just a plain stupid remark!


37 posted on 04/15/2010 7:52:15 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: Will88

I seem to remember seeing Beck at a large tea party on 9-12-09....what is the difference?


38 posted on 04/15/2010 7:53:31 PM PDT by tuckrdout ( A fool vents all his feelings, but a wise man holds them back. Prov.29:11)
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To: Deagle

I am not a sir....and you have never had to work with Hannity...so know who has their stupid showing?

I didn’t say I AGREE with Juan, I said I RESPECT him, because as mislead as he is, he has more honesty and integrity in him than Hannity does.....


39 posted on 04/15/2010 7:55:39 PM PDT by eeevil conservative (GIVE ME A PLACE TO STAND AND I WILL MOVE THE EARTH....Archimedes)
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To: tuckrdout

Obviously, FOX must have been Conservative then...now that they are moving to the mainstream (ie. liberal bent), they have to watch their actions and question their motives...


40 posted on 04/15/2010 7:56:31 PM PDT by Deagle
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