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Here’s Why 15 Sean Hannity Advertisers Say They Haven’t Dumped Him

26 May 2017 6:24 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

When news broke that several advertisers were withdrawing ads from Sean Hannity’s show this week, many in the media world wondered whether the Fox News host was headed for a Bill O’Reilly repeat. In April, O’Reilly, then the network’s most visible talent, was fired by Fox when advertisers fled his primetime show, “The O’Reilly Factor,” en masse after a sexual harassment scandal involving multiple reported victims became public. Hannity hasn’t been accused of sexual harassment, but he provoked a backlash this week over his continued peddling of a right-wing conspiracy theory surrounding the murder »

- Itay Hod

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Sean Hannity Fires Back at ‘Morning Joe': ‘Low-Rated Daily Emotional Breakdowns’

26 May 2017 12:06 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Fox News host Sean Hannity responded to a Friday morning attack from “Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough, mocking the MSNBC rival’s ratings and relationship with his co-anchor and fiancee Mika Brzezinski. “Lol, Joe and Mika are so cute together. Do they hold hands under the desk?” Hannity told Mediaite via email. “That would be the only reason to watch the low rated daily emotional breakdowns they have.” Earlier on Friday, Scarborough bashed the Fox News host for continuing to trumpet conspiracy theories about former Democratic National Committee employee Seth Rich, who was murdered in Washington, D.C., last summer and has been the centerpiece. »

- Brian Flood

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‘Morning Joe’ Slams Fox News’ Sean Hannity as ‘Gross,’ ‘Repulsive’

26 May 2017 5:57 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough made it clear he doesn’t like speaking negatively about the competition on Friday — that was right before he bashed Fox NewsSean Hannity. “We don’t talk about other news networks. We don’t talk about our competitors because, you know, it’s just kind of gross. And we’re supposed to be talking about things that are bigger than that,” Scarborough said. He then went on to explain why Hannity’s coverage of Seth Rich’s murder forced him to change his ways. “Now we are reduced to fake news and »

- Brian Flood

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Fox News’ Dueling Narratives: Journalism That Clashes With Fury Over ‘Liberal Media’

25 May 2017 5:28 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

A little more than 24 hours before Guardian U.S. reporter Ben Jacobs was knocked to the ground, choked, and punched by Gop congressional candidate Greg Gianforte, Fox News host Sean Hannity tweeted that “Liberal Fascism” and the “corrupt media” were trying to silence him from reporting a debunked story about murdered Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich. Hannity has been doggedly pursuing the non-story for days now with increasingly irresponsible methods, even though his own employer Fox News has retracted the story about Rich’s death that fueled the speculation. Indeed, by his own admission, on May 23’s “Hannity,” the host is avoiding the story “out of respect for the family’s wishes.” But since Tuesday, the conservative talking head has been methodically attacking the “liberal media,” “corrupt media,” and/or the “Destroy Trump media” for quashing his narrative, with well-trod detours that invoke the specters of liberals such as billionaire George Soros and Media Matters for »

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Here’s How Much Fox News Is Hurting Without Bill O’Reilly

25 May 2017 1:46 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Fox News has had a rough couple of weeks since its split with Bill O’Reilly — and it’s starting to show. O’Reilly was fired on April 19 after news that he and the top cable network had paid $13 million to settle lawsuits accusing him of sexual harassment or other wrongdoing. (He denies it all.) Then, company co-president Bill Shine was ousted as part of the same purge. A few weeks later, Fox News founder Roger Ailes — who had stepped down under his own cloud of sexual harassment accusations — died. Now, despite Sean Hannity’s best — and often successful — efforts to draw viewers, »

- Tony Maglio

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Fox News Wants to Keep Sean Hannity Despite Conspiracy-Theory Controversy

25 May 2017 1:28 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Sean Hannity has been one of Fox News Channel’s most popular personalities, throwing red meat daily to the cable network’s core red-state viewers by talking up issues of interest to conservatives. If he were to leave, the network would likely get the blues.

Hannity is no stranger to controversy — he has sparred with former colleague Megyn Kelly and CNN media reporter Brian Stelter, to name a few — but he is at the center of a new one that has sparked a few defections from his show by a handful of advertisers as well as speculation over whether he might return from a Memorial Day weekend vacation that began after his broadcast last night.

“Like the rest of the country, Sean Hannity is taking a vacation for Memorial Day weekend and will be back on Tuesday,” the 21st Century Fox-owned network said in a statement Friday. “Those who suggest otherwise are going to look foolish.” Hannity »

- Brian Steinberg

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More Advertisers Pressuring Fox News Over Sean Hannity

25 May 2017 12:57 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

As more reporters and activists contact companies that advertise on Sean Hannity's television show, more companies are yanking their support for the conservative host whose coverage of a murder last year has irked liberal pundits.

By midday Thursday, Crowne Plaza Hotels, Cars.com, Ring.com, Leesa Mattress, Usaa, Peloton and Casper have declared they'll not advertise on Hannity, which airs weeknights on the Fox News Channel.

Some websites like Mic Network and BuzzFeed keep a running list of companies that have pulled their ads from Hannity.

The host has been under fire from his political detractors for several weeks over his reporting on »

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Advertisers Exit Sean Hannity Fnc Show As He Keeps Peddling Seth Rich Murder Story Elsewhere – Update

25 May 2017 7:40 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Updated with more ad pull-out: Several advertisers have pulled advertising from Sean Hannity’s Fox News Channel primetime show as he continues to push a conspiracy theory surrounding the death of a DNC staffer, though not on Fnc for now. “Cars.com’s media buy strategies are designed to reach as many consumers as possible across a wide spectrum of media channels,” the company said in a statement. “The fact that we advertise on a particular program doesn’t mean that we… »

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Sean Hannity Will Be Back, Fox Confirms: Naysayers “Are Going To Look Foolish”

25 May 2017 7:07 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Sean Hannity is taking his usual Memorial Day Weekend vacation, Fox News says in answer to speculation that the more-controversial-than-ever host was heading the way of Bill O’Reilly. “Like the rest of the country, Sean Hannity is taking a vacation for Memorial Day weekend and will be back on Tuesday,” Fox said in a statement today. “Those who suggest otherwise are going to look foolish." The network’s statement supports Hannity’s tweet last night (see it below): “Uh oh… »

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Fox News Insists Sean Hannity Will Return From His Vacation

25 May 2017 7:02 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Fox News fired Bill O’Reilly last month while he was on vacation; the same fate won’t happen to Sean Hannity despite drawing criticism for his recent coverage of the Seth Rich Murder. “Like the rest of the country, Sean Hannity is taking a vacation for Memorial Day weekend and will be back on Tuesday. Those who suggest otherwise are going to look foolish,” a Fox News spokesperson told TheWrap. Last Month, O’Reilly was fired amid a series of sexual harassment allegations while he was on vacation in Italy. The former “O’Reilly Factor” host was under pressure as advertisers backed away from. »

- Brian Flood

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Fox News Says Sean Hannity Will Return to Show

25 May 2017 6:25 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Fox News Channel lent support to its best-known anchor Sean Hannity, saying Thursday that the popular host would return to its air next week following a Memorial Day holiday vacation – an effort to tamp down speculation that a controversy currently enveloping Hannity could escalate further.

“Like the rest of the country, Sean Hannity is taking a vacation for Memorial Day weekend and will be back on Tuesday,” the 21st Century Fox-owned network said in a statement. “Those who suggest otherwise are going to look foolish.”

Hannity has become embroiled in a furor over his recent promotion of a discredited story about the death last summer of Seth Rich, a DNC staffer who was murdered in Washington, D.C. last July in what local police have stated they believe is a botched robbery. Hannity has in recent days promoted an unproven theory that Rich was killed in exchange for providing internal documents to Wikileaks, prompting »

- Brian Steinberg

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Advertisers Begin to Pull Ads From Fox News' 'Hannity'

24 May 2017 3:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Sean Hannity has lost two advertisers — Cars.com and Peloton — presumably over his coverage of Seth Rich, a Democratic National Committee staffer who was murdered a year ago.

Cars.com did not respond to a request for comment on Wednesday, though it issued a statement to BuzzFeed saying that after "watching closely" it has decided it will no longer advertise on Hannity, the conservative host's show on the Fox News Channel.

Peloton, a purveyor of exercise bikes, tweeted its decision directly to Hannity, Fox News and others: "We directed our media agency to stop advertising on Sean Hannity's show. This will take a few »

- Paul Bond

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Sean Hannity Loses Advertiser After Pushing Seth Rich Conspiracy Theory

24 May 2017 2:22 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Fox News host Sean Hannity lost an advertiser Wednesday after peddling a debunked conspiracy theory surrounding the death of former Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich, BuzzFeed reported. Cars.com announced it’s pulling its ads from Hannity’s show just one day after the Fox News host said he would stop talking about the story “for now.” “The fact that we advertise on a particular program doesn’t mean that we agree or disagree, or support or oppose, the content,” a spokesman for the company said in a statement to BuzzFeed.”We don’t have the ability to influence »

- Itay Hod

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Sean Hannity’s Ratings Spike on Fox News With Teased Seth Rich Announcement

24 May 2017 1:59 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Sean Hannity saw a massive spike in his ratings thanks to the Fox News host teasing a major announcement regarding the case of slain DNC staffer Seth Rich and the anchor’s future at the cable news network on Tuesday night.

According to Nielsen data, Hannity averaged 2.45 million total viewers with 565,000 in the key adults 25-54 demographic at 10 p.m. Compared to the comparable night from 2016, that is an increase of 50% in total viewers and a 68% rise in the demo. Overall, Fox News was number one in the demo for the total day, as well as in total viewers in both primetime and total day. However, MSNBC was number one in the demo in primetime with 547,000 viewers to Fox’s second place 541,000.

Hannity had been pushing forward with the story that Rich, who was murdered in Washington D.C. in July, was targeted in retaliation for the leak of internal DNC documents to Wikileaks. Fox News »

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Cars.com Says It Will Stop Advertising on Fox News’ ‘Hannity’

24 May 2017 1:25 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Online auto classifieds site Cars.com said it would cease advertising on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity” after the program’s popular host, Sean Hannity, over several broadcasts promoted a largely discredited story about the murder of a Democratic National Committee staffer, then said he would halt discussion of it for the time being out of concern for the victim’s family.

“The fact that we advertise on a particular program doesn’t mean that we agree or disagree, or support or oppose, the content. We don’t have the ability to influence content at the time we make our advertising purchase,” the company said in a statement. “In this case, we’ve been watching closely and have recently made the decision to pull our advertising from Hannity.” A spokesman for the company, which is in the process of being spun off from broadcasting company Tegna, did not immediately respond to  a query asking if it would »

- Brian Steinberg

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Sean Hannity Gins Up New Conspiracy to Fight Conspiracy Mongering Charges

24 May 2017 12:48 PM, PDT | TheImproper.com | See recent TheImproper.com news »

Sean Hannity, the embattled Fox News talk show host, tried to gin up a new conspiracy today to counter charges that he is using his show to promote fake news and bogus right-wing conspiracy theories. Doesn’t he get it? Hannity revealed today on Twitter that Fox advertisers may be facing pressure from activists to pull ads from his show. ...Read More »

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Here’s How Crucial Sean Hannity Is to Fox News

24 May 2017 12:26 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Phew! For a minute there, Fox News looked like it was going to lose Sean Hannity (too). On Tuesday, the conservative cable news host’s cryptic social media behavior led many to wonder if he was leaving the cable news network. Instead, on his actual 10 p.m. Et self-titled show, Hannity reaffirmed that he will stick with Fox as long as it wants him. His leaving would have been a big problem for Fox News Channel, which is not without problems these days. In April, the network fired its biggest ratings magnet, Bill O’Reilly, after reports that he and the network had. »

- Tony Maglio

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Sean Hannity Slams ‘Liberal Fascism’ of Media Matters in Twitter Rant: ‘They Hope to Get Me Fired’

24 May 2017 6:12 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Fox News’ Sean Hannity is not happy that Media Matters for America appears to be trying to get him fired over the recent controversy surrounding the coverage of Seth Rich’s murder on “Hannity.” On Wednesday, he addressed the organization in a series of heated tweets decrying what he called “liberal fascism.” Media Matters for America, a nonprofit group that monitors conservative media and has historically gone after Fox News, posted a list of Hannity’s advertisers, just in case anyone wants to boycott his show. The group, known as Mmfa, also calls Hannity a “bigot, a sexist and a conspiracy theorist” on the page. »

- Brian Flood

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Sean Hannity “I Am Not Discussing” DNC Staffer Murder Story “For Now”

23 May 2017 8:11 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Hours after Fox News Channel finally retracted a May 16 conspiracy theory story about the fatal shooting of DNC staffer Seth Rich in Washington D.C. last summer, Fox News primetime star Sean Hannity did an about face and said, “Out of respect for the family's wishes, for now, I am not discussing this matter at this time.” The Rich family had demanded that Fox and Hannity knock off with the conspiracy theory. This morning, Fox News yanked a report on its site about the… »

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Sean Hannity Says He Will ‘Cease’ Discussing Seth Rich Case

23 May 2017 7:35 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

After several days of promoting a debunked theory surrounding the death of Democratic National Committee staffer, Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity said he would cease discussing the matter out of respect for the man’s family.

During Monday night’s broadcast of his regular primetime show, Hannity told viewers he had been in contact with the brother of former DNC Staffer Seth Rich and had expressed his condolences. Hannity had on a few recent occasions begun to take up a discredited story that has been promoted in other right-leaning publications suggesting that Rich, who was murdered in Washington D.C. in July had been targeted in retaliation for the leak of internal DNC documents to Wikileaks. There has been no credible evidence to date supporting the allegations, and Hannity’s broadcasts prompted outcry from Rich’s family.

“Out of respect for the family’s wishes, for now, I am not discussing the matter at this time »

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