Skip to comments.Fox pulls Hannity from tea-party rally
Posted on 04/15/2010 7:03:26 PM PDT by Man50DEdited 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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Well, was it for all media organizations or just FOX? I really can’t imagine any Tea Party group charging for media exposure - but let the money makers in charge and there you go... I would think that if the group as a whole knew about that, it would be stopped!...
I wish I could tell you...trust me, I wish I could....
maybe you should ask why he did not return to Atlanta this year.... You know he was here in ATL before he went to NY? ATL is his old stompin grounds with lots of old and faithful fans......
Then ask yourself why there would be problems this year in Cincinnati.....
You nailed it. This is not without precedent. Dan Patrick of ESPN 15 years ago or so used to morning sports reports to various local radio stations. He would call in and spend 10 minutes with a DJ, and do this for a couple of hours. ESPN got wind of this and told him to stop. When a corporation has a policy, it needs to apply it equally to all employees.
She’s not an “anonymous internet voice” and I asked her a legitimate question about Sean Hannity, not out of malice.
Sorry, you are being way too simplistic. As long as all journalist organizations were charge - no problem. You seem to think that FOX should be different why? Maybe because they ARE different and you think that they should be treated the same. Well, they were... Not sure just why you are belly-aching about this at all...
If you really think that FOX should be held to a higher standard, then you are the biased one... They are just another NEWS organization - just happens that they DO broadcast both sides of issues... Good for them!!
I think the local tea party who charged for proximity to Sean had good intentions, their cause is absolutely just, I just think they didn;t think through the broader implications of their impact, and Fox News was forced to make the tough call. I’m sure Sean hated it but understood.
He was in Atlanta last night and broadcast his TV show from there.
Beck was not at an event that charged money and then donated it for a political movement.
FOX can pontificate all it wants, that is part of free speech, but being part of a money raising event for a political cause crosses the line of objectivity in journalism.
Yea right, lots of substance in that statement.
He’s on a scheduled book tour.
Glad I didn’t drive downstate to see it.
No one was charging a fee for proximity to Beck.
Fox definitely going left....
Their parent company just purchased this website
They mention Rupert Murdoch’s purchase of their site, scroll down below
Fox had no real reason to stop Hannity. Lame excuse.
Ah, I do love all the innuendo... You do yourself proud!
Well, was it for all media organizations or just FOX? I really cant imagine any Tea Party group charging for media exposure - but let the money makers in charge and there you go... I would think that if the group as a whole knew about that, it would be stopped!..
The TEA Party group charged the SMALL fee because they had to cover the cost of renting the arena....not a cheap proposition
misterrob is right. He wasn't just reporting, he was collecting money to support them
Be honest now, if someone from CNN, ABC, MSNBC had done this - you all would agree...
Sorry, that statement makes no sense to me...
ah— you are getting it...
My guess would be that the Tea Party group was not charging anyone for media exposure....but.......
let’s say you plan a party....you invite a bunch of folks, reserve the venue....
then someone decides to invite themselves....and his friends have the ability to shut down your venue, and his self invitation comes with demands......then the folks who work for your uninvited guest are supposed to help you set up those demands....you send them the schematics to meet said demands weeks ahead.....then they wait until hours before the event to tell you your schematics don’t work, and when they do tell you, the message is lines with insults and contempt.....
this is all purely a hypothetical question....
Yes he did— that was in Lawrenceville....
The first time I watched his show in years....I watched because Herman Cain was on....
Herman did AWESOME!
he always does.....
Reality is a mean mistress, and the reality is Fox News IS held to a higher standard than other MSM. Should they be? NO. But the reality is they are, because they are the only national news medium with a sizable audience willing to actually practice legitimate journalism in an era when infotainment is accepted as jornalism. I am their #1 cheerleader.
Geez... Yes, he is an opinion guy just like CNN, MSNBC, and the rest... He is NOT a news guy... That puts him and most all of MSNBC and most of CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, and (PBS for sure) in the same bracket. If you have not noticed - most all of the so-called NEWS organizations are no longer that - they are opinionated news outlets with very left and liberal viewpoints - and yes, it shows very much in the news.
Sean is just an entertainer using “conservatism” to make big money. Using Fox as a medium to build the “Hannity” brand leads to book deals, huge speaking and guest appearance fees. His Freedom Concerts are now coming under close scrutiny for delivering so little money to those in need while he flies private jets. I’m sure a ghost writer wrote the book and Sean just let the publisher use his name. I think a lot of these conservative pundits are making big money as a result of their appearances on Fox. I haven’t watched Sean for a few years.
Look, I understand that to many folks Hannity is a great guy, and I would probably react the same way you all have to someone you don’t know anything about....
I have wanted to shout from the rooftops for over a year now on what I saw happen....I didn’t because I have friends who work in positions that may have to work with him again...they are in media, hold office, etc....and this is a public site....
I don’t mind your skepticism or your snarky retorts, I honestly would probably react the same way.....
just try to take what I shared with a grain of salt, and keep your eyes open....
Herman Cain is a wonderful man and a great patriot with a keen sense of humor.
I guess your view of Hannity is one that he is a prima donna. Is that right?
that would be accurate.....
and I did not take your question as intending malice...that is why I like FREEPERS...you all would be fools not to ask....I just wish I could spill out ALL the beans....LOL!
Thankfully I have not had enough to drink to hit that mark!
Well, okay - you seem to be saying that Hannity is an ass when it comes to his working conditions. If that is the case, I lose respect for him immediately. You do make it sound as though he thinks he is above the rest and if true, that is a real shame.
I still don’t think that FOX should be put above the rest of the news gathering organizations but do understand your point. It is unfortunate that the only news group that tries to get out both sides is in the crossfire. Will probably always be so - but hopeful for future changes.
Sean was in the studio and did not broadcast live from Cincinnati like was promised. I was confused but after reading this thread,,,well, I’m still confused.
On his radio show, Billie Cunningham was joking about how Hannity’s appearance at the Tea Party was like Jesus coming to the Mount!
btw— your thoughts on Herman are dead on....
he is a man of integrity...although he did tease me for ordering salmon without the bun, but wanting onion rings for a side!
My fist time in a radio studio was for his show back before he was with WSB.....I met him back in 2004 and have been blessed to be able to come to call him friend....
Yes, I think I was wrong about him being live in Atlanta. My bad...
thanks for understanding....
Cavuta was a joy to have...he really was.....he even talked to the folks in the crowd and didn’t keep himself quarantined on the stage.....I was very impressed with him...but he has always been my favorite guy at FOX— I am so glad he did not disappoint me on that!
I don’t watch any news on TV, I get my news online, like HERE and Drudge!
I doubt that you know much about Sean Hannity. Maybe you are just jealous of his hair. I’ve been to his Freedom Alliances(have you?) from which he donates 100 percent of the profits to children of fallen American soldiers. He is a good family man, a true Reagan Conservative, generous and well liked by his peers. And anyone whom the Great One endorses is okay with me.
Juan Williams? Are you frikking kidding me? Dumb as a box o’rocks.
Well, can’t disagree about Cavuto (at least I though that was his name)... I really like him and watch (and record) his show daily. Can’t say that Hannity has ever been my favorite, actually seldom watch his show except when special guests are on... so, not attached personally, just a bit of gut reaction. I apologize for any animosity you might have felt...
yeah Mary, you caught me...I am jealous of his hair.....
This is going to come as a shock to you, but not everyone is who you think they are....especially in politics and show biz....
I could care less what you think about me, I have a great life, with a great family, and am well respected in my community by people worth respecting. But I took the time to respond to you because I truly urge you to realize that we are all easily fooled by a media imposed reputation of folks.
I disagree with Juan everytime he opens his trap...almost everytime...but I respect him because he will admit things he doesn’t want to admit, in other words, he TRIES to be honest....I would rather have a beer with a dumb, honest man, than a liar and a coward, even if that coward says the right things....
Beyond neat, that you know Herman Cain in person! The man is exceptional in so many ways that should make all of us proud that we’re conservative Republicans and that this learned, good man is a conservative Republican. He doesn’t mince words. He speaks out against Obama and his Marxist policies without pausing to put his finger into the wind. That’s called integrity and a true American allegiance to our Constitution. God bless Herman Cain!
Yes, that’s the word, I N T E G R I T Y, and Mister Cain has it by the buckets full.
Yes, indeed! He oozes integrity!
I think you are close. To my knowledge, there can be no charge for an audience for a TV show. Some Fed stuff. It is possible that FOX found out about the charge too late to check to see if the minimal charge for a different party would be OK or not. FOX understandidly (sp?) pulled Hannity rather than risk millions dollars of fines.
Why does everybody get so upset with FOX, Hannity or whoever before the facts are known? It happens so often!
So why all of the sudden did FOX change its mind on such?
Suits are institutionalized caution and conformity.
Cowards + pompous.
This is a bad decision but not surprising.
Because they are in the business. They know the rules. Someone should have checked in the WEEKS they promoted the thing.
There is a large segment of society that believe that what they see on T.V. is reality. They think they can know someone they see on T.V. as if it is someone in their personal life. Sean or whoever comes into their home through their T.V. each night, and they have a one sided conversation (unless they have really lost touch with reality and talk back to Sean or whoever.),and they feel all better. Instead of thinking for themselves ,they rather let the boob tube fill their brains full of meme’s, so they can feel like they know something. In reality they only know what they have been told not what they should know. We are a nation of addicts and the powers that be know it. Our drug of choice is the brainwashing box in our living rooms and they are the pushers. Try turning off your T.V’s for a week, and see if they take you seriously then.
Yet, you are on the internet. I appreciate your point of view.
FOX was putting on a Hannity show. Somebody in the TEA movement was trying to make THEIR finances balance. I can see quite clearly than FOX didn’t know TEA’s problems, and vice versa.
We don’t know when they finally got together with the problem, nor how long it to do anything major like changing the whole venue of the show.
What I am trying to say is that too many people complain when not enough facts are known.
Wow... here’s the answer to the mystery why Hannity didn’t appear at the Cincinnati Tea Party today.
That's really a shame for Cincinnati Tea Partiers who were expecting to see him.
Fortunately, C-SPAN2 was running video of today's Tea Party Express III rally in Washington DC at the same time (9pm EDT)... :o)
Thank you, Man50D, for the heads up on this story.
We switched off "Hannity" tonight and tuned into C-SPAN2, which was running video of today's Tea Party Express rally in DC.
Then we tuned back to Fox for Greta's show, because she always does an excellent job in covering Tea Party events. Sure enough, Greta led off her show with Griff Jenkins reporting from one of the bigger Tea Parties in California.
Can you tell us exactly what you mean by those comments? I'm not being critical, I'm just really curious. I think we're all curious. What "drama" and "problems" were created by Hannity and friends last year?
Cavuto did an excellent job at the Atlanta Tea Party today from what I saw on Fox, but I also thought Hannity did a fantastic job in Atlanta last year... based on what I saw on TV, of course, I wasn't there.
“Yet, you are on the internet.” What does that have to do with my statements. The difference between the internet and T.V. is a apple and oranges thing. We are having a conversation which is interactive. Listening to someone on T.V. verbally masturbate is not interactive. On the internet ,I have access to an almost unlimited amount of information about an almost unlimited number of subjects. On the T.V. your choices are extremely limited ,and most people hang out where their brain feels the most comfortable. On the internet I decide what interests me. On T.V. they tell you what to be interested in. The internet doesn’t have an agenda. The talking heads on T.V.do. There is a simple rule that has served me well, and helped me navigate the land of lies that people with bad intentions have turned this country into. The more you know about everything,the harder it is to be fooled by anything.
I agree with you- although, TV has been and is becoming more interactive. The internet is a natural progression of TV commo. We used to communicate by TV, on simple rating’s pulls, by agree or don’t agree. The internet is not that different.
This is particularly troubling because most of us cannot believe anything we hear on television anymore.
We live in a country where everything presented to us by any mass media outlet should be presumed to be a total lie.
It is now impossible to believe what we are hearing is the truth..... ABOUT ANYTHING!
America is now about manipulation of the facts in the media....exactly the same result that happened in the Soviet Union.
Objective truth is no longer available in mass media.
Everything said on a TV network of any kind can reasonably be expected to be nothing but a pack of lies.