You may not have seen the last of Sean Hannity on the Fox News Channel. According to Variety, Fox News just released a statement saying they would be welcoming him back after Memorial Day. Their new report is hoping to quiet some of the controversies that are still growing.
Fox stated the following:
“Like the rest of the country, Sean Hannity is taking a vacation for Memorial Day weekend and will be back on Tuesday. Those who suggest otherwise are going to look foolish.”
After a discredited story had gained promotion, Hannity gained far too much negative attention. The story focused on last summer’s murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich. According to police reports, Rich was killed in a robbery gone wrong, but Hannity has recently boasted another story…an unproven story. Variety notes that “Rich was killed in exchange for providing internal documents to Wikileaks, prompting statements of outrage from the Rich family.
The story was taken down, but not before it gained a plethora of attention. FoxNews.com gained, even more, attention because the last time an article was removed was over 20 years ago. Conservative organizations have pushed his theory, and he also added the topic to his radio show.
Hannity did change his tactics after hearing from Rich’s family In another broadcast, Hannity said:
“Out of respect for the family’s wishes, for now, I am not discussing the matter at this time.”
Some companies have taken a larger stance against Hannity by pulling their commercials from his program. A similar incident happened with Bill O’Reilly when he left in part because of sponsors bailing on Fox. However, unlike O’Reilly’s show, “Hannity” produces millions of dollars from ads. During an interview with The Huffington Post, Hannity revealed that the drop in finances is only to try and silence him:
“There’s nothing that I did, nothing that I said, except they don’t like my position politically. They’ll try to ratchet up the intensity of their rationale. It does not justify an attempt to get me fired. And that’s what this is. This is an attempt to take me out. This is a kill shot.”
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