Sean Hannity seems like he is already preparing his audience for Donald Trump to run for president from behind bars.
A newly published batch of text messages between Mark Meadows on Sean Hannity reveals that the Fox News host was closely advising the Trump administration.
Fox's Sean Hannity spent 16 minutes accusing Biden of being in cognitive decline, then he introduced Kellyanne Conway as Kellyanne Trump.
Fox News's Jennifer Griffin debunked Russian propaganda being spread through a Qanon conspiracy theory to Sean Hannity's face.
Sean Hannity's texts are written proof that Fox News is not a news network, and needs to stop being treated like one.
Rachel Maddow asked the one question of Sean Hannity that is vital to the nation. What did Hannity know that made him so worried?
Sean Hannity threw a tantrum and accused Liz Cheney of trying to smear him after she released his text to Mark Meadows.
Over the last number of years, 3 different presidents have had the opportunity to finally pull troops of out of Afghanistan. This month, Joe Biden became the president who actually did it.
In explaining his actions, the president told Americans, “After 20 years I’ve learned the hard way that there was never a good time to withdraw U.S. forces. I am president of the United States of America. The buck stops with me.”
Things cost much more these days then they did back in the 1980’s or 1990’s. As prices have inflated, though, salaries haven’t. In 2018, the Pew Research Center found that for most workers, real wages have been stagnant for decades.
Dr. Ronny Jackson began serving as the White House physician to Barack
Obama back in 2013. When Donald Trump took office in 2017, Jackson remained in the position.
The doctor first became known to the American public due to comments made about the condition of the clearly unhealthy Donald Trump. “He has incredibly good genes, and it’s just the way God made him,” Jackson said. “I told the President that if he had a healthier diet over the last 20 years he might live to be 200 years old.”
“Folks [are] supposed to have common sense.”
These are the now well-known words of Alabama’s Republican Governor Kay Ivey when she called out those hesitant or downright resistant to getting vaccinated, declaring that “it’s time to start blaming the unvaccinated folks, not the regular folks. It’s the unvaccinated folks that are letting us down.”
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Following the killing of George Floyd last summer, there were calls for more police training and reform. The GOP and its media arm, though, decided that any kind of police reform amounts to “defunding the police.”
The messaging was quite successful for the party as the fear mongering helped Republicans win more house seats than expected despite losing the White House and the Senate.
And with an uptick in crime, Conservative media is really rallying against the idea of police reform. In fact, Sean Hannity told listeners on Thursday that any kind of change will result in the streets running with blood.
The Fox host said during his radio program, “I saw actor James Woods ripping Biden and Lightfoot saying, ‘As long as Democrats continue to defund the police, America’s streets will run with blood.'”
Hannity continued, “
I wish he was wrong. I wish I could criticize him and say he’s wrong, but I can’t. Because it’s inevitable. A license to steal, a license to commit crimes in New York
Last week, it was announced that the United States had added 850,000 new jobs. This was a continuation of a impressive job numbers since Joe Biden has taken over the White House. In his short term, over 3 million jobs have been added. Many experts believe that the economy will soon experience a boom.
Fox News has no intention of reporting on those figures. In fact, the network has focused on reported job shortages in certain industries. And, of course, the Fox personalities almost never stop talking about Critical Race Theory.
While CRT is an advance course often taught in colleges and law schools, Fox has pinpointed it as a hot button issue. They are on on a mission to convince their viewers that elementary school students will be taught about this advance theory.
On Tuesday, Sean Hannity took it as far as any personality has yet. He told his radio listeners:
“We’re now getting to a point of irreconcilable differences. You have Americans that don’t want the Pledge of Allegiance. They don’t want the national anthem. They don’t even want the U.S. flag. They — they want critical race theory. That is their number one goal — not reading, writing, math, science. No, forget that. You know, they — they want taking a knee. They want staying in the locker room. They want defund the police.”
Donald Trump and the night time anchors of Fox News had a symbiotic relationship. The anchors heaped praise on the former president and pushed even his most ludicrous ideas. In return, Trump gave the Fox network huge ratings and unprecedented access.
And most of the Fox personalities seemed ok with Trump’s lies following the 2020 election. But according to a new book, Sean Hannity was upset with Trump’s behavior and the men are no longer friends.
The book, written by CNN’s Brian Stelter, is called Hoax: Donald Trump, Fox News, and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth. In an excerpt shared with the press, Stelter writes:
“The calls (between the two men) and counseling continued right up until Election Day-when the relationship between the two men began to break down. Hannity, according to one source, was ‘disgusted’ by some of Trump’s election denialism.”
For the last few decades, average Americans have fallen behind. The costs of housing and college have furiously accelerated while wage growth has remained relatively stagnant. This was especially true during the COVID-19 pandemic. Joe Biden has promised to help close that gap.
And the idea of closing the wage gap is popular with voters of all stripes. But the anchors at Fox News want to convince their viewers that it’s better to remain in poverty. During a recent radio spot, Sean Hannity urged listeners to get a second job rather than accept any kind of government assistance.
Hannity, who is worth $43 million, told viewers, “Socialism will always end this way — with unfulfilled promises, lofty promises. You — you think it’s a great thing, “I don’t have to worry about these things anymore. Ah, thank goodness. Alright, I don’t have to worry about getting a college fund for my kids. I don’t have to worry about my healthcare. I even have government guaranteed retirement — I’m gonna have — I’m gonna have daycare if I have kids,” blah, blah, blah.”
The Fox host continued:
“Here’s my unsolicited advice to all of you, my wonderful radio family. Can’t do this show without you. Don’t rely on the government for anything. Rely on yourself. Go out, work hard. Work 2 jobs, like my parents did. Save as much as you can so you can make choices down the road.”
The country is getting closer and closer to getting back to normal. And that is largely due to Joe Biden‘s COVID response. Fox News, though, does not want to give the president any credit.
In fact, the network wants to make a major issue out of masks. Republicans in congress have been making a show of not wearing their masks. So Nancy Pelosi mandated that they were them while indoors for the time being. This made Sean Hannity go a bit crazy on Thursday night.
The Fox anchor whined, “Get this, Nancy Pelosi is mandating that everyone in the House of Representatives wear a mask because she does not want to halls of congress to turn into a quote, ‘petri dish.’ Anybody caught without a mask gets slapped with a $500 fine first offense, a $2500 fine each offense thereafter. And according to the CDC, it’s safe for vaccinated Americans to stop wearing masks inside.”
Hannity then made a request, “I urge every member of Congress to personally sue the speaker, Speaker Pelosi, over this anti-science mask mandate and do what Congressman Thomas Massey did and file Pelosi’s mask warnings in the trash can where they belong.”
While it may be true that it’s safe for vaccinated Americans to go maskless, not all members of congress are inoculated. In fact, according to a recent survey, more than half of house Republicans are unvaccinated. Every Democratic member of congress has gotten their shot.
Fox News has long referred to itself as a “fair and balanced” network. The joke is that nothing can be further from the truth. Even the networks “straight news” anchors are extremely conservative.
The networks opinion anchors, however are extremely right-wing. Sean Hannity appeared on stage with Donald Trump at a rally. Laura Ingraham demonizes immigrants and people of color on a nightly basis. And Tucker Carlson has been pushing white supremacist tropes on his show for years.
Fox’s CEO, though, believes that the anchors views are in line with what’s happening in Middle America. Lachlan Murdoch recently claimed that his opinion hosts are “center-right.”
The executive made the comments during a recent communications summit after he was asked about OAN and Newsmax.
“We compete every day with CNN, MSNBC, other news sources, so having competitors to the right of us is natural,” he said. “Opinion on our channel is center-right. That’s the right place for us to be. That’s where we think our audience is, that’s where middle America is. We’re happy with that positioning.”
Murdoch continued, “
That means there’s space to our left and to our right for competitors to come in. We’re confident in our journalism, confident in our reporting. We’re very happy with our opinion hosts. You have to be willing to have competition, and we see that very clearly.”
Caitlyn Jenner may have been one of the greatest athletes in the world at one point, but she has no experience in politics. Still, she has decided to throw her hat in the ring for a possible recall election against Gavin Newsom.
Jenner is certainly an odd fit in the Republican party. The GOP has spent much of the last 10 years passing discriminatory legislation targeting transgender people. It is likely that many Republican voters in California will be turned off by Jenner.
Still, Fox News will be giving the candidate a major boost on Wednesday by airing a town hall discussion between her and Sean Hannity.
While there are a number of other, more experience Republican candidates, some in the party are holding out hope for Jenner. GOP strategist Adam Rosales says:
The fact is, with this many candidates out there, it could be 20 percent or 25 percent of the vote that actually is the deciding factor. She has to define herself within some kind of base — and I think this is her opportunity to do that.”
In January, Georgia voters gave Democrats control of the Senate, White House and the House of Representatives. And President Joe Biden has plenty of goals while in power.
The new President is very focused on expanding voting rights. He hopes to do this by passing the For the People or H.R 1. The bill has already been passed by the House and is now on to the Senate.
During his Monday radio show, Sean Hannity tore into the bill. The Fox host went to an extreme, claiming that Democrats will next want to allow 15 year-olds to vote.
The pundit began, “This is the bill that would allow felons to vote, that would allow automatic registration to vote, that would allow and institutionalize mail-in ballots in perpetuity. This is the one that would unconstitutionally usurp the authority written into our Constitution for state legislatures to determine the time and manner of elections in their individual states, so I don’t think it’s going to be constitution[al].’
Hannity then continued, “Requires registration for those under 18, and states to carry out a plan to increase, you know — people, what are we going to have, 15-year-olds voting next? What’s the legal drinking age?”
The host closed:
“Prohibits the publication of “misleading information about elections” a federal crime to communicate or cause to be communicated information that is knowingly false. Well, that could affect them — because every two years they say that Republicans are racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic, now transphobic, and want dirty air and water and want to kill grandma. That might apply to them.”