Fox News executives forced
network anchor host and commentator Sean Hannity to cancel a taping of his show at a Cincinnati-based Tea Party event Thursday after it was found out that event organizers were billing Hannity as a centerpiece of the event and charging admission to the taping, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Event organizers were to use the ticket funds for future events, while Hannity’s own Web site pointed users towards links to purchase tickets. However, Fox News officials weren’t aware of this, and brought Hannity back to his New York studio for Thursday’s show.
“Fox News never agreed to allow the Cincinnati Tea Party organizers to use Sean Hannity’s television program to profit from broadcasting his show from the event," said Bill Shine, Fox News executive vice president of programming.
The network plans to do an investigation to figure out the incident.