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New York - Hannity A No-show For Fox's Election Night Coverage

Published on: November 7, 2018 09:01 PM
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President Donald Trump shakes hands with Television personality Sean Hannity, right, during a campaign rally Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, in Cape Girardeau, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)President Donald Trump shakes hands with Television personality Sean Hannity, right, during a campaign rally Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, in Cape Girardeau, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

New York - After Fox News Channel called Sean Hannity’s appearance at a Trump rally on Monday an “unfortunate distraction,” a further distraction was avoided on election night.

Hannity made no appearance on Fox’s midterms coverage, even though the network had previously announced that its prime-time opinion hosts Hannity, Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham would all be part of it. Both Carlson and Ingraham did appear.

When Hannity and Fox colleague Jeanine Pirro were called to the stage and talked during President Trump’s final rally before the elections in Missouri, it was an embarrassment to the network. Fox said on Tuesday that it did not condone such campaign appearances, and called it a distraction from the work of its journalists covering the election. Fox would not discuss whether Hannity or Pirro faced any punishment.

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So when Hannity was a no-show on Tuesday night, it led to speculation that the network’s most popular personality was absent because of the network’s displeasure with the rally appearance.

A Fox spokeswoman would not discuss that on Wednesday, or explain why Hannity did not appear on election night when the network had announced, via an Oct. 29 news release, that he would. She did point to recent Hannity statements that he had other plans that night.

“I will be watching you on election night,” Hannity told Fox’s Bill Hemmer on the air last week. “I will be home drinking heavily. Either celebrating or in misery, one or the other.”

On his radio show Tuesday, Hannity said that he doesn’t work for Fox on election nights “because I am so neurotic.” He said he watches for returns on multiple televisions, phones and computers. “I think in 2016 I didn’t go to bed until 8 or 9 in the morning the next day,” he said.

Hannity did find the time on election night 2016, when Trump scored his surprise victory over Hillary Clinton, to give a lengthy phone interview as part of Fox’s coverage.

Pirro was never scheduled to work on election night.



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 Nov 07, 2018 at 09:13 PM Hashomer Says:

He was probably in the white house with Monica Lewinsky.

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 Nov 07, 2018 at 09:28 PM Educated Archy Says:

As long as NPR funded by the tax payer can be tne liberal mouth peace it's all good . And of course they are allowed to lie and tout that they are not beholden to advertisers when they air their seasonal fund campaigns . Oh because they only have " wnyc sponsors " not ads . So now it's all kosher . Such liars and tax payer funded . What nerve .

So fox who Never gets tax payer money but is pro trump oy vey

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 Nov 07, 2018 at 09:41 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
Hashomer Says:

He was probably in the white house with Monica Lewinsky.

What a brainless remark. Typical of hashoteh.

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 Nov 07, 2018 at 09:48 PM puppydogs Says:

Reply to #1  
Hashomer Says:

He was probably in the white house with Monica Lewinsky.

You are one sick dude.

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 Nov 07, 2018 at 10:26 PM Crazykanoiy Says:

When FOX fires him Trump will make him Attorney General.

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 Nov 08, 2018 at 12:43 AM Crazykanoiy Says:

Reply to #2  
Educated Archy Says:

As long as NPR funded by the tax payer can be tne liberal mouth peace it's all good . And of course they are allowed to lie and tout that they are not beholden to advertisers when they air their seasonal fund campaigns . Oh because they only have " wnyc sponsors " not ads . So now it's all kosher . Such liars and tax payer funded . What nerve .

So fox who Never gets tax payer money but is pro trump oy vey

NPR reporters do not campaign on stage with candidates for office. NPR journalists do not tweet that they will not be on stage campaigning and then go on stage to a campaign. NPR hosts do not secretly advise a campaign and only make a full disclosure once they are outed. NPR reporters, journalists, and hosts do not do these things because they are real journalists concerned about real news, unlike Hannity who is a lying fraud and is nothing more than a Trump spokesperson hiding behind a "fair and balanced" mantra. He has made "fair and balanced" a joke.

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 Nov 08, 2018 at 01:11 AM LionofZion Says:

#2, I agree with you wholeheartedly. NPR has gone completely off the rails.

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 Nov 08, 2018 at 09:27 AM hashomer Says:

TO ALL- COMMENTER #1 IS NOT ME (although the reference was funny). I'm glad sicko Hannoty was slapped on the wrist by Faux News. But who cares anyway? The Dems took the House and 6 State legislative houses and some governorships. CHECKS & BALANCES

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 Nov 08, 2018 at 10:48 AM Educated Archy Says:

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Crazykanoiy Says:

NPR reporters do not campaign on stage with candidates for office. NPR journalists do not tweet that they will not be on stage campaigning and then go on stage to a campaign. NPR hosts do not secretly advise a campaign and only make a full disclosure once they are outed. NPR reporters, journalists, and hosts do not do these things because they are real journalists concerned about real news, unlike Hannity who is a lying fraud and is nothing more than a Trump spokesperson hiding behind a "fair and balanced" mantra. He has made "fair and balanced" a joke.

Wrong yoni that's the biggest lie you ever said . Sure they don't go to trump rallies . But they do green space shows for Libs . They don't hide their Fake agenda driven reporting is to be anti trump . The are not honest objective reporters . You are a liar . They are totally pro Libs and campaign plenty for them on their shows which are suppose to be neaturak and funded by tax payers . Even the way they report news on say all things considered it's all about ousting trump . Like they will interview a Nixon prosecutor and call it simply a historical
Clip of what happened last time . Yet it's so obvious what they are advocating . And Brian doesn't hide his anti trump bias .

Don't sell me your bs yoni about fair reporting . It's bull . It's malarkey . Listen to them for one day . You can't even say this with a serious face . Of course it's fake news And fox is not funded by tax payer . It has no mandate to be neutral . NPR does yet lies and is not neutral .

And you also fail to address their fat lie how they are not beholden to others . Please to tell me what the difference is between " NPR sponsors " and fox ads are ? NPR doesn't need their sponsors

One big fat lie . Just like tricky yoni yamsar user name .

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 Nov 08, 2018 at 10:11 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
Hashomer Says:

He was probably in the white house with Monica Lewinsky.

What’s wrong with you, you immature hateful brat?

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