Fox News Wades Into the Sean Hannity Discussion as Advertisers Drop His Show

May 25, 2017  •  Post A Comment

The Fox News Channel today addressed the controversy surrounding prime-time mainstay Sean Hannity, saying he will be back on the air next week following a Memorial Day holiday vacation, Variety reports.

The channel’s statement comes amid speculation that Hannity may be on shaky ground at Fox.

“Like the rest of the country, Sean Hannity is taking a vacation for Memorial Day weekend and will be back on Tuesday,” Fox News said in today’s statement. “Those who suggest otherwise are going to look foolish.”

Variety notes: “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 statements of outrage from the Rich family.”

As we reported previously, Cars.com pulled its ads from Hannity’s show as the controversy escalated. Deadline is reporting that Peloton is also pulling its spots from the show, while Variety notes that “a handful of small advertisers” have indicated they’re moving their ads from Hannity’s program.

The controversy has drawn comparisons to the recent ouster of FNC stalwart Bill O’Reilly after advertisers began dropping his show in response to revelations about sexual harassment cases.

For his part, Hannity has backed away from the Rich story. “Out of respect for the family’s wishes, for now, I am not discussing the matter at this time,” he said on his show Tuesday night.


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  2. I have always thought it was an assassination. One day something new will come to light instead of the lies we have to read in the news everyday. It should be interesting. If Russia had helped Trump then Russia would have published their records about it when Trump bombed those Syrian terrorists. I mean what better way to get back at somebody that is in your face then to expose them? BUT the Russians didn’t …. why? because there isn’t anything to show. Comey has done something very, very, wrong, he is just trying to stay alive by making himself so visible that he can.t be killed like the DNC staffer. He already knows who will be picked for power in the future (Obama, Oprah, Warren Sanders, Clinton). He is clever about taking honey from all the bees and not getting stung. But if they catch on to him …. well … breaking news….another botched robbery, just saying. The advertisers are the ones loosing out. No one watches commercials they TIVO through them, People who listen to Hannity (not me) I can’t listen on live stream – radio commercials are about the only ones that are useful these days. Congratulations on shooting yourself in the foot. The people protesting are professionals and don’t buy your merchandise anyway.

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