Fox News Calls Sean Hannity Campaign Appearance ‘Unfortunate Distraction’

  • Fox News Calls Sean Hannity Campaign Appearance ‘Unfortunate Distraction’

Fox News Calls Sean Hannity Campaign Appearance ‘Unfortunate Distraction’

Trump is holding his final campaign rally before the midterm elections in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and Hannity is in the Show Me State to speak to the president before he takes the stage.

As observers pointed out, Fox News journalists were among the "people in the back" that Hannity insulted.

The night before, Hannity called the press "fake news" during the GOP stump appearance.

"And that should mean that Republicans do very, very well [on Tuesday]", she added, citing the importance of focusing on the positive impacts of Trump's policies over his tweets or his tone.

Who knew that would look like the good old days with Fox News giving at least lip service in 2010 to the standard that a news channel should not abandon all notion of balance to become the propaganda arm of a political movement? Trump was traveling to three campaign rallies.

Hannity broadcast his show from the site of the rally Monday, where he exhorted viewers to vote Republican and echoed a Trump campaign theme seen on banners: "Promises made, promises kept".

Trump headlined Sunday rallies in Macon, Georgia, and Chattanooga, Tennessee, supporting Republican Brian Kemp, who is running for Georgia governor, and Rep. Marsha Blackburn, who is seeking an open Senate seat in Tennessee. Later in the day, the former president campaigned in his hometown of Chicago for businessman J.B. Pritzker, Democrats' nominee for IL governor.

Hannity later said he had "no idea" Trump planned to call him to the stage.

Fox News would not comment on how the situation was 'addressed, ' or provide any information about Hannity's actions beyond its initial public comment.

One former senior Fox News employee told CNN Business that he had spoken to a number of former colleagues who are still at the network about the matter.

One Fox News employee described to CNN Business the scene at the NY headquarters of Fox News at the time, as a number of journalists inside the company's news division watched the episode unfold live.

New claim: 'When POTUS invited me on stage to give remarks last night, I was surprised, yet honored by the president's request.

This wouldn't be the first time Hannity's antics generated dissent from fellow Fox News workers, and several of Darcy's sources say this incident suggests, once again, that the Fox host is unbeholden to the network's rules.

"They do unbelievable work day in and day out in a fair and balanced way", he said on Twitter.

"FOX News does not condone any talent participating in campaign events", a statement from the network read.