Sean Hannity Rages After Far-Right Media Outfit Revokes His William F. Buckley Media Excellence Award

The far-right Media Resource Center has revoked giving its William F. Buckley Media Excellence Award to Sean Hannity. That’s gotta sting! CNN reports:

Buckley, the founder of the National Review, who died in 2008, was hailed in his day as “arguably the most important public intellectual in the United States.” Giving an award in his name to Hannity — a pugnacious talk radio host who has shared conspiracy theories on his popular cable news show — had caused hand wringing among some conservatives.

It also caused distress among Buckley’s family — in particular his only child, best-selling author Christopher Buckley. A source familiar with the situation tells CNN that Christopher Buckley “expressed great dismay” at the announcement that the award would go to Hannity, who has spent a great deal of time insulting conservative intellectuals on Twitter, particularly since he became a strong supporter of Donald Trump.

Sources tell CNN that the MRC leadership discussed ways to allow Hannity to save face by acting as if a scheduling conflict would prevent him from accepting the award. “It’s my understanding there was a scheduling conflict,” Ryan Moy, a spokesman for the MRC, told CNN.

A source familiar with the situation tells CNN that Christopher Buckley said of the concocted scheduling excuse: “perhaps Mr. Hannity has been offered the Ronald Reagan Great Communicator Award on the same evening and had decided to leverage upwards.”

The MRC was founded by William F. Buckley’s nephew, Brent Bozell, who is most infamous here for calling President Obama a “skinny ghetto crackhead” during a 2011 appearance on Fox News.

As you can see, the famously thin-skinned Hannity is raging on Twitter this morning.