Fox News Reacts To Sean Hannity’s Appearance In New Trump Ad: He Won’t Be Doing Anything Like This Again

So they say. The Washington Post reports:

Fox News host Sean Hannity appears committed to checking off all the boxes for pro-Donald Trump advocacy. He routinely has Trump on his Fox News program and feeds him easy questions. He has advised the candidate on an informal basis. He once paid to fly Newt Gingrich to Indiana to discuss a possible vice-presidential candidacy with Trump.

Now Hannity is putting his loyalties to work for a promotional video from the Republican presidential nominee’s campaign. #HEARTLAND4TRUMP is an eight-minute-plus promotion featuring testimonials regarding Trump’s Second Amendment policies and the ravages of contemporary politics.

“We had no knowledge that Sean Hannity was participating in this,” says a Fox News spokesperson, “and he will not be doing anything along these lines for the remainder of the election.”

Hannity appears at the 6:00 mark.

  • Christopher
    • Jerry

      Apparently even Lindsey Graham and John McCain think it’s funny.

  • bkmn

    How long before Hannity goes off on his own to build a Glenn Beck or Rush-like empire?

    • Chucktech

      As soon as Fox News fires him.

      • TampaDink

        Which apparently, takes an awful lot of evidence. Maybe if Hannity rapes some poor fox news intern, live on the air……

        • Chucktech

          Fox Upper Management: Hmmm… got anything else?

    • jimbo65

      I’d say let em. The guy’s a total tool. Speaking of which, rumor has it that that’s the only thing going for him is that he’s allegedly hung.

      • gaymex1

        Talk about carrying useless excess baggage.

        • Nowhereman

          In his case, it’s probably vestigial–like Trump’s. People have said that those statues are anatomically correct. Many people are saying that. There’s something going on here, people–believe me!

          • gaymex1

            Vestigial…yes, or just an extension of his naval.

      • Nowhereman

        In that case, shouldn’t they have him in spandex and a muscle shirt sitting on a high stool behind a clear desk? Oh wait–not the demographic that watches Fox.

    • another_steve

      “Trump News Network.”

      (Cinematic reference: “Plastics.”

      The Graduate, 1967, directed by Mike Nichols.)

      • B Snow

        Yes, he must know it’s going to be a thing, and he’s laying the foundation for his next career move.

    • Nowhereman

      Not soon enough.

  • Pollos Hermanos

    If Fox were serious about ethics, they’d suspend Hannity until after the election.

    • Joe in PA

      If Fox were serious about ethics…

      Hahahahaha.

      http://gph.is/1aehEmd

      • Joe in PA

        yeah, some tech wizard I am…I can’t figure out how to imbed that laughing gif. ;( Sorry.

        • Treant
          • Joe in PA

            damn you!!! [shakes fist]

            OK, fess up, which one of the 5 links did you use? (and don’t make me use a bad word) 🙂

          • Treant

            None of them. I directly copied the image location out of the code.

            Yeah, and *I* am having trouble finding a fuckin’ job.

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    • Comixbear

      If Fox were serious about ethics…they wouldn’t be on the air anymore.

      • another_steve

        ^^ Lol.

        Simple and exactly right.

    • Nausea

      They’d have to suspend their entire staff and shut down if they were serious about journalistic ethics….

    • ShawnSwagger
    • glimsong
      • DonnaLee

        We need this with three blond bimbos.

    • LovesIrony

      if fox were serious about ethics they’d be in the ratings cellar, their followers don’t want ethical people telling them ethical things.

    • John30013

      Any other anchor on any other network–especially if they appeared in a Clinton commercial–would be suspended, if not fired outright; and you can bet Trump would be the loudest mouth shouting for their dismissal and whining about how biased and unfair the networks are towards him.

      But it’s perfectly fine when it’s one of Fox News’ stars, and someone who’s been in Trumps pocket from the beginning.

      Typical right-winger: it’s only wrong when the other side does it.

    • NedFlaherty

      No. If Fox were serious about journalism ethics, they’d: (a) stop denying climate change, (b) advertise Hannity as merely a partisan lobbyist; (c) fire most of their current staff, and (d) re-build the network from scratch.

    • Good one.

  • Michael R

    FOX should just hire Trump for a daily segment called
    ‘ What Crooked Hillary Did Today “

  • HKDaniel

    It’s only wrong if a democrat did it.

  • Gregory In Seattle

    As if we needed any proof on just how “fair and balanced” Faux Noize really is.

  • another_steve

    Does anyone really take Fox News seriously these days?

    A plague of locusts on them.

    • Tor

      Unfortunately, many do. I was recently at my millionaire cousin’s house, and Fox News was playing on every giant-screen in the house. (The rest of the family is not as successful, so they play FN on their regular sets.)

      • another_steve

        I occasionally put Fox on, when I’m feeling particularly fem. I want to know what the current state of big-boobied femness is today.

        (Fellow fems reading here will understand.)

  • Brooklyn Joe

    bitch don’t even

  • bambinoitaliano

    Are there anyone left that don’t see Hannity felching Trump’s santorum?

    • jmax

      Dude, that’s sick. Hahahaha.

      • bambinoitaliano

        Sean Hannity can’t get enough of it.

  • anne marie in philly

    FIRE THE BASTARD!

  • Chucktech

    Sean Hannity: “It’s easier to apologize later than to ask permission first.”

    • jmax

      My department head’s motto. Gets him in trouble all the time.

    • EweTaw

      Well, yeah. He’s a good Catholic boy.

  • jimbo65

    Of course FOX won’t do anything about this. . They let O’Reilly pass on his past indiscretions. BTW , If memory serves me correct MSNBC took Olberman to the woodshed years ago for donating to a Democratic candidate.

    • DN

      haha once again I didn’t read the comments before I posted the same thought

      • jimbo65

        It’s all good. 😉 On the flip side I did not know about the Rachel Maddow commentary around that time. Fascinating. Thanks

    • gothambear

      yeah but that whiny patsy George Stephanopoulos is still pretending to be a serious newscaster on ABC’s Good Morning America even after admitting making a donation to the Clinton Foundation…

      • The Clinton foundation is not the Clinton campaign. That’s so tired. the Clinton Foundation is an ethical, well-run organization. Trump’s foundation is a slush fund he uses for personal purposes.

  • Brian in Valdosta

    What exactly is the problem? It’s not like he’s actually a journalist or an anchor of an actual news show. He’s essentially the host of a conservative talk show.

    • Chucktech

      I guess the problem is that even though you’re unfair and imbalanced bare ass is hanging out you’re not supposed to wave it around and show it off so blatantly.

      • not supposed to show off in other places: restrict his mooning of America to FoxBlows

  • TampaDink

    Remember folks, their tag line is “fair & balanced”.

  • AtticusP

    It’s very rare that I look at a photograph and think: “Now THERE’S a face that is just begging to be water boarded.”

    But with Sean Hannity?

    Every.Fucking.Time.

  • Mike C

    And he shot the video in portrait. This clown works in TV and shoots the video in portrait.

  • Gustav2

    He won’t be doing anything like this again…except every night on his Fox News show.

    • EweTaw

      Didn’t he promise to quite if Roger Ailes left? Well, Roger has left. Why is he dragging his feet.

      • Gustav2

        Ummmm the election isn’t over?

      • Kyle Lyles

        When Trump’s not around, he practices his “kneeling exercises” on Shep Smith in the broom closet

        • EweTaw

          Poor Shep.

      • Brianna Amoré

        Does he do anything that he promises? Still waiting for that waterboard.

      • John30013

        Why hasn’t KKKarl Rove relocated to Costa Rica (or Canada, or wherever he said he’d go if Obama won the election)?

        The right-wingers are good at crying and tantrums; not so much at following through.

        • saucetin

          Costa Rica. That was Limbuaugh. They could both go. But, so, too–Amy Schumer just said much the same re trumpf–as if that were persuasive than when the other side said it, emptily. No one mindchanged.

    • AndyinChicago

      He won’t be doing it without making money for Fox News anymore.

    • TrollopeReader

      and maybe extra on weekends!

  • danolgb

    Talking to the guy at 5:10. You think Trump and the Republican’s want to protect the public lands from private interests? Wow! You’re a special kind of stupid.

    • EweTaw

      The public lands folks here in the Beehive Hairdo State are fierce defenders of keeping it all in the government’s hands, just as God intended … except for the extra special brethren who have a wild bug up their collective butts for privatizing everything so we can all enjoy eating KFC, Big Mac and Wendy’s in the middle of Delicate Arch in Arches National Park. Some of the southern residents can’t wait to eat at an Applebees on top of Zions Canyon. But they are in the minority. But with Trump at the helm of the government the minority will be just that closer to their greedy dreams.

      You really have to be stupid to vote for Trump. Really stupid.

      • danolgb

        I am very familiar with the public land fight in Utah. (I’m a regular SLTrib reader and SLC is my hometown.)

        • EweTaw

          It’s still my home town. I’ve lived in more interesting places, but City Creek Canyon is my back yard. There are few places where you can walk from a dense metro city center and be in wilderness 15 minutes later. Despite the frustration of living among such peculiar people (and an even stranger LGBT community — you don’t know what PC is or cock blocking until you’ve spent time in SLC) I haven’t been able to give up how beautiful the rest of the State is. Maybe when I retire I can move to Castledale and live off of my organic garden.

          Where did you escape to?

    • Nowhereman

      Trump would like to fire all our poor people and then sell all our national parks to the oil companies.

      • Kyle Lyles

        “GIVE then to Trump Companies.”

        • RoFaWh

          Drumpf is a little too sneaky for that. He’d probably have the Drumpf Organization broker the sale to the oil companies.

        • Nowhereman

          Or pay with Trump Foundation money…

  • Belthazar

    That’s only because Fox is so “Fair & Balanced”.

  • Sam_Handwich
  • olandp

    Hillary will sell off public lands? Really? I thought that was the Republican’s job. Maybe that is what they mean when they talk about someone taking away their jobs.

    • Chucktech

      I’m not going to watch this saccharine tripe, but is that what they said?? Jesus, project much?? I thought selling off, I dunno, the Grand Teton Nation Park was part of Trump’s plan to balance the budget, or some stooopid shit like that.

      • olandp

        Yes, that is exactly what one of the morans said.

        • LeeCMH

          If Trump sells Teton National Park, he can build his next palace prominently on the Teton’s Mount Moran.

      • righteous mob

        They won’t make enough to do that by selling it at a discount to the Mormon church.

        • Chucktech

          The Chinese will pay more…

    • SoCalGal20

      Everything is opposite world with them. Whatever they say Hillary is doing is what they’re doing. Trump wants some oil exec to be Secretary of the Interior, for fuck’s sake. At least with Hillary we’ll still have a National Park system.

      • OdieDenCO

        oh, we would still have a national park system under donny, but all the parks would resemble either the la brea tar pits or the grand cannon.

        • SoCalGal20

          I’d expect all public lands to be turned over to the respective states and the National Park system dismantled under his administration.

          Forget the blight of McD’s and Buger King. They’d mine, drill, and chop down all the trees.

          • RoFaWh

            And dam every last undammed river.

            Grand Canyon, I’m looking at you. And San Francisco could always used Yosemite Valley as backup to their reservoir in the (formerly) equally beautiful Hetch-Hetchy valley nearby.

  • Blake J Butler
  • Trevor Brown

    Please take a moment to troll “Rightwingnews.com” and drive readers away from that idiot site until it collapses if you please 😉

    • Joe in PA

      wow, for a sec, I thought you meant RightWingWatch.com. 🙁 Whew.

      • Tigernan Quinn

        Me 2.

    • Trevor Brown

      No no. These dummies aren’t even smart enough to filter their comments. You can say anything except the facts.

  • Off topic: an right wing anti-gay anti-woman and racist Christian missionary was arrested and kicked off University of Arizona for assaulting a women. What’s infuriating is that he’s assaulted students before and the only reason they did anything about it this time because enough folks cared.

    http://thetab.com/us/arizona/2016/09/20/brother-dean-arrested-hill-kicking-female-student-1436

    • Chucktech

      I hope she presses charges and he’s prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

    • Tigernan Quinn

      I went to U of Az for grad school ’98 – ’00. There were ALWAYS preachers on the grounds, but back then it was the usual background kind of chatter you could barely hear. If I went there in these climates? Hell yeah, I’d bounce that guy in a second. People are nuts lately.

  • Cuberly

    Gee, and they fired Andrea Tantaros after she didn’t get approval for her book from Fox. they definitely didn’t can her due to her claims of harassment…..right?

    It’s almost like there’s a double standard at work, or something.

    • Joe in PA

      Imagine. 🙂

    • Kyle Lyles

      I’m still glad that she’s gone. It takes her sneering face and fat thighs off of other media

      • Cuberly

        Oh she was awful. And the irony of how she shilled her book about career women being unhappy cuz they weren’t makin mens sammiches.

        Nah, she’s an wing-nut opportunist douchebag.

    • TrollopeReader

      Andrea probably didn’t have the “key man” clause in her contract ….

      • Cuberly

        Well according to Ailes Tantaros wasn’t hired as much as paid for.

  • Ernest Endevor

    And is he being taken off the air? (Phone rings) Ring, ring, ring, ring… (Picks up phone) Oh, hello Brian Williams, um, no I have no explanation beyond…

  • Cuberly
    • Nowhereman

      I love the giant twinkies in your avatar. and if that is Moses delivering them, I’ll bet they are still edible.

      • Cuberly

        lol…yep, that’s the big Mo with the twinkie commandments!

  • nocadrummer

    I blame (to a pretty major extent) Hannity for the “Tea Party” movement.

  • Tor

    Never mind…. deleted.

  • DN

    Before he was fired from MSNBC, Keith Olbermann was suspended for not properly disclosing political donations he made, but do you think Fox News will punish Hannity?

    Hell, Maddow did a 15-odd minute piece on how you can’t just say MSNBC is the other side of the same coin as Fox News – she specifically goes after Hannity here.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nZnMumCKXU

    And this video is from 2010!

    • DN

      woops – 7 minutes not 15ish 🙂

    • Chucktech

      I’ve always said that Fox News really was an organ of the Republican Party. Just more evidence.

      • Friday

        It was never less than obvious, apart from the foreign ownership.

      • TrollopeReader

        perhaps, based on how weak Ryan and Reince are, the Republican Party is a undernourished wing of Fox News…..

    • greenmanTN

      Say what you will about Rachel, but when it comes to facts she doesn’t fool around. And if she does make an error, she admits it immediately.

      • DN

        100%. One of my favorite things she does is after a somewhat long lead-in, she’ll ask her guest, “did I get that story right?” Just awesome 🙂

        • TrollopeReader

          and in recent watches *no one* even burps, let alone squeal “no”.

  • Todd
  • Linda Kemp

    This is so ridiculous it’s like a CARTOON. Geeezzzzz!

  • i’m not even going to watch that. “heartland” my ass. racism, why not just have David Duke and his hooded buddies make an ad, Sean? you know that’s what you really want to do.

    oh, and not all people in the “heartland” are white racist men. if you are ignorant or a DC based reporter, maybe you aren’t aware of that fact.

  • Elsewhere1010

    Hod out oos iddle hand.

    Nows pweoomises not to dood it again?

  • Ninja0980

    I’m sure Fox News will get right on holding him accountable for this.
    Meanwhile, I have a bridge to sell you in NYC for the low price of 10,000,00 bucks.

    • djcoastermark

      I think I’ll wait til you put it on sale. Is there going to be a BOGO Sale soon ?

      • TrollopeReader

        probably one of those bridges that needs$ 54,200,000.09 in
        “infrastructure reinforcement” in order to use ….

        • djcoastermark

          And the answer is… Duct tape!

          • TrollopeReader

            As I may have mentioned earlier, one of the aircraft types in my first airline was a 1950’s plane (this was in the 1980s) .. 35,000 pieces of scrap metal flying in close formation …..

          • djcoastermark

            eek.

  • justme

    “We had no knowledge that Sean Hannity was participating in this,” says a
    Fox News spokesperson, “and he will not be doing anything along these
    lines for the remainder of the election.”

    REALLY..
    prove it..
    Cancel his show until after the election…
    Then it might be believable..

  • greenmanTN

    Much to my shame, the first time I saw Hannity (at least 10 years ago) I thought “He’s kinda cute!” Then I listened to what he was saying and it was, “Maybe with a ball-gag in his mouth?”

    • Friday

      One of these days, society will mature and you boys will actually have to stop talking like that when the Fundies aren’t screaming their invective, you know. 🙂

      • greenmanTN

        Hmmm. I’m not sure if that was a criticism or a compliment.

        But in any case, I initially found him attractive, but not after I heard his political ideology. The ball-gag thing was a joke.

        • Friday

          I was also joking about how much I hear from you boys about how you find even asswipes sexually-attractive. If it weren’t drowned out by the utter hate-speech and we were in a saner world, I imagine that wouldn’t be considered polite. (Meanwhile, if you were straight, treating women that way would be way uncool.)

          • greenmanTN

            I don’t think it’s specific to gay men or anyone really. Behind many a pretty face there is a lot of ugly, and that goes for lesbians too. Saying someone, male or female, visually appeals to you even though you find their politics or ideology repugnant is just an observation.

            “He’s kind of cute. Too bad he’s a fuckhead.”

          • Friday

            I’m not gonna argue that anymore, but.

  • LovesIrony

    and I should believe a fox “news” spokesperson why?

  • LovesIrony

    oh the guy busted for using old photographs to exaggerate the number of rally attendees is helping a lying bigot …quelle surprise.

  • Friday

    Faux News: Fairly bank-balanced for the GOP.

  • BeaverTales

    For someone who has made a living off his looks and his crazy ideology, he’s aging badly and losing his mind.

    • Friday

      Which of many? I’m totally losing track here. 🙂

  • Texndoc

    Chris Hayes had retweeted that Hannity is off to Ohio to host another “”Town Hall”” with Trump. Which is just a political rally dressed up as an interview.

    • SoCalGal20

      Yes, I think it’s tomorrow. It’s a town hall geared toward African Americans (WUT?).

      • TrollopeReader

        Who is speaking: Hannity’s and Trump’s launderers (or are they still Chinese?) and landscapers (or are they still Mexicans?) and personal valets?

  • People who think Sean Hannity is an American hero won’t care.
    People who think Sean Hannity is toe jam will think “Typical” and wonder how much he was paid. (Or promised… DT doesn’t always pay his employees, does he?)

    Hannity’s journalistic integrity is like the Easter Bunny: fuzzy at best, but most likely non-existent.

  • sfmike64

    Any other network would fire someone for this. I’m sure it’s a violation of his contract.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
  • TrollopeReader

    “Hannity” is short for “major league f*cking asshole douchebag”.

  • TrollopeReader

    Oh, by the way Sean, *when* are you going to experiment waterboarding? You chicken-shit chicken-hawk.

  • Yeah, but he has done it. Fire him.

  • TrollopeReader

    Gee, will there be an “editors note” at the beginning and end of his show?

  • rednekokie

    So Mr. Hannity is “fair and balanced”? Does a pig wear lipstick?
    Makes about the same sense.
    Of course Mr. Trump likes it because Mr. Hannity is in his pocket!

    Oh, my — what a quandry.

  • Fire his ass. Otherwise you know the message is “It’s only bad because Hannity was caught.”

    Or, y’know, you guys could just replace the word “News” with “Right Wing Republican Propaganda” in your title and it’d finally be truth-in-advertising.

    Or– “I had no idea my teenaged son was dressing up in clown paint and killing hobos in the woods. Let me assure you it won’t be happening again! From now until November, for sure. Afterwards though…well, he’s going to do what he wants to do.”

    • TrollopeReader

      gee, do you think Megyn might take this on as a subject matter??

      🙂

  • Tempus Fuggit

    “We had no knowledge that Sean Hannity was participating in this,” says a Fox News spokesperson

    Right, sure. You are shocked—shocked!—to learn there is gambling going on in here.

  • FAEN

    Fair and balanced my ass!

    Had Maddow or anyone on MSNBC pulled this Hannity and the rest of Dumpsters supporters would be screaming for blood.

    • TrollopeReader

      yep.

    • Herald

      Right, but then hypocrisy is their first, middle, and last name.

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    Fire his ass.

  • I’m way late for this thread.
    But…
    What about his freedom?
    Right?

  • Lawerence Collins

    This transplant to the Midwest transplant couldn’t be more anti Trumpf! This whole election is just disgusting!

  • T-Batwoman

    a video showcasing individuals with a collective IQ of 118…..

  • Richard B

    The ad is full of scary unfair lies about Hillary.

  • PhilBob13

    Why does it matter? It’s not like Hannity is a journalist or anything.

  • Max_1

    What is FOXNews(R) all upset about, in the first place? It isn’t like they, FOXNews(R), haven’t admitted both in print and on air that they prefer a Republican ticket and have a history of pandering to TeaParty and Alt-Right. It isn’t like their former manager and sexual assaulter regular, isn’t working back in his former capacity, Republican presidential candidate debate coach, or anything… Did they think they were that gawdawefull Liberal media, or something???

    Is Maddow on after or before Geraldo?

  • JCF

    Well, there went FOX News’ journalistic integrity.

    /s

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  • RJ Bone

    Faux didn’t know? I’m thinking of a word… It starts with “bull” and ends with “shit”…

  • Homo Erectus

    Deplorable!

  • PeteLI

    Vertical video hahahaha!!!
    So unprofessionally produced.

  • Are you kidding? His whole show is purely Trump propoganda. That’s all it is, that’s all he does. Of course he will be doing something “along these lines” again. It’s all he does!