Erik Wemple: sean hannity


Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 04/25/2014

CNN scores Bundy interview because Fox News ‘didn’t call’?

Despicable, huh?

By Erik Wemple  |  12:01 PM ET, 04/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Weir, Cliven Bundy, CNN, Fox News, Sean Hannity

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 04/25/2014

No, Sean Hannity, you can’t distance yourself from Cliven Bundy

Inside the mind of a cable news host.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:32 AM ET, 04/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cliven Bundy, Fox News, Sean Hannity

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 04/24/2014

New York Times reporter: Fox News has covered Bundy ‘sensibly’

Reporter goes to cover someone, gets good stuff.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:03 PM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cliven Bundy, Fox News, New York Times, Sean Hannity

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 04/24/2014

Will Fox News’s Sean Hannity keep hyping Cliven Bundy after comments about the ‘Negro’?

Rancher fighting feds packs some racism.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:38 AM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cliven Bundy, Fox News, Sean Hannity

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 04/22/2014

‘Daily Show’s’ Jon Stewart pokes Fox News’s Sean Hannity for inconsistencies

Is the cable anchor at odds with previous statements?

By Erik Wemple  |  11:23 AM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Hannity, Jon Stewart, Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 04/10/2014

Jon Stewart tweaks Sean Hannity over spring break coverage

The allure of watching collegians party.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:59 AM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Sean Hannity, spring break

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 04/03/2014

Can Fox News’s Bill Hemmer please bump Hannity?

Fox News chief says that the smooth Hemmer could anchor any hour in the lineup. Then get him out of his morning slot!

By Erik Wemple  |  10:13 AM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Hemmer, Fox News, Martha MacCallum, Roger Ailes, Sean Hannity

Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 02/26/2014

Reader: Erik Wemple Blog is an ‘apologist’ for Fox News

A plea for never giving the leading cable-news outlet any credit.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:10 PM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Sean Hannity

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 02/26/2014

Fox News’s Sean Hannity destroys Democratic pol who accused Fox of lying

Challenger also wants FCC monitoring of network.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:44 AM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Eric Cantor, Fox News, Mike Dickinson, Obamacare, Sean Hannity

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 02/21/2014

Sean Hannity fundraises for tea party: Surprise?

Hannity thinks the movement he supports is going to be strong.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:00 PM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Sean Hannity, Tea Party Patriots

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 10/24/2013

Fox News’s Sean Hannity deflects criticism about his Obamacare victims

When asked about the fact-check regarding alleged Obamacare victims on his program, Sean Hannity points to the White House.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:41 AM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Austan Goolsbee, Fox News, Obamacare, Sean Hannity, White House

Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 10/21/2013

Fox News’s Howard Kurtz (sort of) addresses Obamacare distortions on ‘Hannity’

Can an opinion guy mess with facts?

By Erik Wemple  |  08:19 AM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Howard Kurtz, Sean Hannity

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 10/11/2013

At conservative confab, Fox News reigns

Host Megyn Kelly is viewed as a touch centrist, but that’s OK.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:29 PM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Megyn Kelly, Sean Hannity, Values Voter Summit

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 10/04/2013

The populist brilliance of Fox News’s Sean Hannity

One man’s standard employer contribution is another man’s “subsidy.”

By Erik Wemple  |  04:52 PM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Obamacare, Sean Hannity

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 10/02/2013

From Politico to ‘Hannity’: The trajectory of Congress’s Obamacare ‘exemption’ myth

Lawmakers and aides on Capitol Hill are moving to Obamacare’s exchanges, so just what is this ‘exemption’ all about?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:42 PM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Greta Van Susteren, Obamacare, Politico, Sean Hannity

Posted at 06:27 PM ET, 09/12/2013

Fox News embraces Twitter, new role for Shep Smith

Press release talks up the wonders of social media and high technology.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:27 PM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, Megyn Kelly, Sean Hannity, shepard smith

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 08/11/2013

Fox News proves strength with Megyn Kelly move

The night isn't long enough for Fox News.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:34 PM ET, 08/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Megyn Kelly, Roger Ailes, Sean Hannity

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 08/08/2013

Fox News: Please replace 'Hannity' with 'Kelly'

Hannity is too predictable for a prime-time slot.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:27 PM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Megyn Kelly, Sean Hannity

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 07/15/2013

Complaint archive: O'Reilly-Beck-Hannity edition

Progressives write 'not true' complaints to the FCC?

By Erik Wemple  |  10:17 AM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Complaint archive, Federal Communications Commission, Glenn Beck, Greta Van Susteren, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 07/02/2013

Fox News's Megyn Kelly to prime time. Can she please replace 'Hannity'?

The folks at Fox News are promoting Megyn Kelly to primetime. Kill 'Hannity,' please.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:30 PM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Megyn Kelly, Sean Hannity

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 06/14/2013

Fox News's Hannity blasts Obamacare

Fox News host tussles with Austan Goolsbee -- always a good combination.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:23 AM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Austan Goolsbee, Obamacare, Sean Hannity

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 05/07/2013

Why can't Fox News's Megyn Kelly replace 'Hannity'?

There's a prime-time contractual traffic jam at Fox News. Any room for Megyn Kelly?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:57 PM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Megyn Kelly, Sean Hannity

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 05/07/2013

Hannity guest on Benghazi 'stand down': 'sickening and depressing and disgusting'

Congressman blasts decision not to send forces to Benghazi on the morning of Sept. 12.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:04 AM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Fox News, Sean Hannity

Posted at 08:49 AM ET, 05/02/2013

Fox News: O'Reilly vs. Hannity on Muslims

Guess who carried on a nice and civil conversation about Muslims, and who didn't.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:49 AM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, Muslims, Pew research center, Sean Hannity

Posted at 08:52 AM ET, 04/09/2013

Ben Carson criticizes media

Who's to say news outlets aren't listening to Ben Carson?

By Erik Wemple  |  08:52 AM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ben Carson, Sean Hannity

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 03/29/2013

Hannity interviews an author of 'Killing Jesus'

Hold on -- which "Killing Jesus" book are we talking about here?

By Erik Wemple  |  10:58 AM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, killing jesus, Roger Ailes, Sean Hannity

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/27/2013

Hannity: Obama 'living larger than anybody I've ever seen'

Bored? Watch Austan Goolsbee and Sean Hannity go at it. They mix well.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Austan Goolsbee, President Obama, Sean Hannity

Posted at 07:25 AM ET, 03/08/2013

Are Fox News's Bolling, Hannity volunteering their 'fair share'?

Fox personalities offer to defray the cost of government services.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:25 AM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Eric Bolling, President Obama, Sean Hannity

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 03/06/2013

Hannity botches slam on media

People don't trust Obama-loving media, says Hannity. Nor do they trust Obama-hating media.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:16 AM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Media, Sean Hannity

Posted at 08:18 AM ET, 03/01/2013

Woodward on 'threatened': Can't have it both ways

Famous investigative journalist says he wasn't necessarily threatened but also says he received "coded" language for "you better watch out."

By Erik Wemple  |  08:18 AM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bob Woodward, Fox News, Sean Hannity

Posted at 08:37 AM ET, 02/22/2013

Cain sticks up for Limbaugh, gloriously

Herman Cain trumps everyone in segment on America, the economy and Rush Limbaugh.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:37 AM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Herman Cain, Juan Williams, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/08/2013

Fox News's Hannity: Was Obama AWOL on Benghazi night?

Sean Hannity takes a close look at revelations that President Obama had minimal contact with his top defense official on the night of the Benghazi attack.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Sean Hannity

Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 01/24/2013

Hannity repeats 'real-time' falsehood

Hours after Clinton denies his claim, the Fox News host repeats it.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:33 AM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Sean Hannity

Posted at 08:10 AM ET, 01/03/2013

Hannity guest protests by covering his ears

Cable news has a moment.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:10 AM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Sean Hannity

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 12/14/2012

Crowder files complaint with Michigan state troopers

Steven Crowder, the Fox News contributor who was attacked during the Lansing union protests on Tuesday, has just filed a criminal complaint with the Michigan State Police

By Erik Wemple  |  11:00 AM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Michigan State Police, Sean Hannity, Steven Crowder

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 12/13/2012

Did Steven Crowder push assailant?

Fox News's "Hannity" features an interesting discussion on the origins of the fight between Fox News contributor Steven Crowder and some other guy.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:19 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Sean Hannity, Steven Crowder

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 12/10/2012

Will George Zimmerman regret Hannity interview?

George Zimmerman appeared for an extensive interview on Fox News's "Hannity." Will that appearance undermine the prospects of his defamation suit against NBC Universal?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:18 PM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George Zimmerman, NBC News, Sean Hannity

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 11/13/2012

Dick Morris issues more excuses

Dick ‘Landslide’ Morris offers more excuses for bad prediction

By Erik Wemple  |  09:35 AM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dick morris landslide prediction, dick morris sean hannity landslide, dick morris landslide fox news

Posted at 08:17 AM ET, 11/08/2012

Woodward: Romney partisans passed along lame Benghazi tip

Also rates campaign coverage.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:17 AM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news sean hannity media bias, fox news sean hannity benghazi, sean hannity bob woodward media bias, sean hannity

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 10/03/2012

AP stands by its 2007 Obama speech story

Did the Associated Press blow it in 2007 in covering Obama’s Hampton speech?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:10 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barack obama, tucker carlson, sean hannity, obama video, obama race video, hampton university, fox news daily caller video, hannity video obama

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 09/27/2012

Hannity praises Woodward book, bashes media, doesn’t notice contradiction

Hannity says he loved Woodward’s book.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:31 AM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sean hannity, bob woodward, price of politics, president obama, national debt, white house, lying, benghazi

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 09/20/2012

Hannity hammers Obama on debt

Sean Hannity doesn’t need conservative guests.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:45 AM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  president obama, sean hannity, national debt, fox news, bernard whitman, kerry picket

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 09/12/2012

Palin’s freedom v. ‘free stuff’ line: Viable?

How real is Sarah Palin’s mantra?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:19 PM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sarah palin, fox news, sean hannity, bill o'reilly, alaska, dividend, scandinavia, tax, free stuff v. freedom

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 09/10/2012

Palin fields Hannity softballs: Mediology, Sept. 10

Hannity asks RNC guy to explain the 4.5-million-job ‘lie’

By Erik Wemple  |  08:57 AM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bill clinton, sean hannity, washington post, tim graham, newsbusters, sarah palin, fox news

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 08/23/2012

Hannity on Akin: Stop the double-standard talk!

Dear Hannity: Akin is a bad example.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:02 AM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  todd akin, barack obama, sean hannity, ann coulter, missouri

Posted at 07:11 AM ET, 08/22/2012

Hannity’s Akin-Biden double standard argument: Really?

Just what double standard is Sean Hannity talking about?

By Erik Wemple  |  07:11 AM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  todd akin, joe biden, sean hannity, double standard

Posted at 07:47 PM ET, 08/21/2012

Hannity tells Akin he’s ruining everything

Hannity to Akin: You’re ruining everything.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:47 PM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sean hannity, todd akin, st. louis, fox2now, nbc news, mitt romney

Posted at 07:07 AM ET, 08/21/2012

Hannity rocks Akin interview: Mediology, Aug. 21

Hannity kills Akin interview, plus other Mediological topics.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:07 AM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  todd akin, sean hannity, fox news, karl rove, american crossroads, fairness and accuracy in reporting, washington post, president obama press briefing, nancy cordes

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 08/02/2012

Hannity proves media bias!

He cites ‘glaring difference’ in treatment of candidates

By Erik Wemple  |  09:54 AM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, sean hannity, john mccain, neil munro, daily caller, media bias, fox news

Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 07/19/2012

Media news derivatives: July 19

A roundup of media stories for July 19.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:42 AM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mike allen, libor, roll call, washington post, michael bloomberg, cnn, piers morgan, new york times co. guild, mathew ingram, sean hannity, george zimmerman

Posted at 08:20 AM ET, 07/13/2012

Media news derivatives: June 13

A roundup of media stories for June 13

By Erik Wemple  |  08:20 AM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sean hannity, john sununu, juan williams, christopher rowland, boston globe, naacp, Mitt romney, dick cheneycable tv bundle

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 07/11/2012

Fox News’s Sean Hannity sniffs ‘manipulative’ polling numbers

Fox analysts see something fishy in polling numbers.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:54 PM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sean hannity, fox news, polling, democratic, republican, washington post-abc poll, sarah palin

Posted at 08:17 AM ET, 07/10/2012

Media news derivatives: July 10

A roundup of media stories for July 10.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:17 AM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  allen west, sean hannity, "hannity", new york magazine, new york times, david simon, bloomberg businessweek

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 06/19/2012

Neil Munro accounts for his interruption

Daily Caller reporter says he chose wrong moment to ask question.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:02 AM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  neil munro, the daily caller, white house, president obama, sean hannity, fox news

Posted at 08:58 AM ET, 06/13/2012

Media news derivatives: June 13

Roundup of media stories for June 13

By Erik Wemple  |  08:58 AM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sean hannity, josh klenert, huffington post, huffington, cnbc, yahoo, twitter, time inc., gina chon, brett mcgurk

Posted at 07:57 AM ET, 05/23/2012

Media news derivatives: May 23

A roundup of media stories for May 23

By Erik Wemple  |  07:57 AM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  propublica, atlantic, peter osnos, andy coulson, sean hannity, michael wolff, josh gerstein, politico, patch

Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 05/21/2012

Media news derivatives: May 21

A summary of media stories for May 21

By Erik Wemple  |  08:26 AM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jack shafer, reuters, center for strategic and international studies, arnaud de borchgrave, new york times, sean hannity, david carr, cory booker, meet the press, candy crowley cnn, president obama

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 05/18/2012

Hannity crusades for Wright stuff

Hey Sean Hannity: DIY!

By Erik Wemple  |  03:49 PM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sean hannity, fox news, mainstream media, jeremiah wright, president obama, barack obama, investigative journalism

Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 05/18/2012

Media news derivatives: May 18

A roundup of media stories for May 18

By Erik Wemple  |  08:26 AM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sean hannity, jeff john roberts, breaitbart.com, glenn beck, bill o'reilly, arnaud de borchgrave, new york times, cbs

Posted at 08:09 AM ET, 05/14/2012

Media news derivatives: May 14

A roundup of media stories for May 14.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:09 AM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  kara swisher, scott thompson, washington post, patrick pexton, sean hannity, david carr, new york times, peter osnos, poynter

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 05/04/2012

Media news derivatives: May 4

What’s happening in the media world?

By Erik Wemple  |  10:05 AM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  shepard smith, politico, barack obama, new york girlfriend, mike debonis, washington post, fox news, sean hannity, fox mole, gawker, occupy

Posted at 08:21 AM ET, 05/03/2012

Media news derivatives: May 3

What is happening in the media?

By Erik Wemple  |  08:21 AM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  politico, dreams from my father, newt gingrich, r.c.l hammond, keach hagey, wall street journal, new york times, fcc, bloomberg TV, lorne michaels, mitt romney, george zimmerman, rupert murdoch, sean hannity

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/19/2012

Media news derivatives: April 19

What’s going on in the media?

By Erik Wemple  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  oklahoman, lawrence o'donnell, sean hannity, bill o'reilly, mother jones, jack shafer, reuters

Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 04/12/2012

Media news derivatives: April 12

The day’s top media stories, with links.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:42 AM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news, mole, gawker, joe muto, reuters, jack shafer, sean hannity, george zimmerman, trayvon martin

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 03/29/2012

Media news derivatives

More and more on the Trayvon Martin case.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:12 AM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jack shafer, poynter.org, george zimmerman, trayvon martin, sean hannity, politico, village voice media, backpage.com, white house, new york times, "white hispanic"

Posted at 08:13 AM ET, 03/20/2012

Media news derivatives: March 20

For March 20

By Erik Wemple  |  08:13 AM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mike daisey, andrew beaujon, steve wozniak, sean hannity

Posted at 11:01 PM ET, 01/30/2012

Sarah Palin cannot endorse Newt Gingrich

When asked if she’s a Gingrich backer, she talks about process.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:01 PM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sarah palin, newt gingrich, sean hannity, endorsement