He never returned from his break — fired by Fox News as bad publicity and the advertiser boycott continued mounting.
There were many other pieces, too — a media-stress sandwich beefy enough to neutralize the salutary health and lifestyle impact of a vacation for Watters, who, unlike O’Reilly, came back to provide additional insipid commentary on current events.
And here we go again. Sean Hannity is under pressure from advertisers, media critics and the force of common sense after he promoted a conspiracy about the July 2016 killing of Seth Rich, a staffer at the Democratic National Committee. Just after bowing to demands that he drop the story, Hannity is now taking a short break from his show on Thursday and Friday. Speculation that this break will become an exile has apparently been sufficient to prompt a statement from Fox News: “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.”
No matter how these folks may look, what’s clear is that this vacation will not supply Hannity with the requisite rejuvenation to discern truth from fiction. Stress is already surfacing on his Twitter account:
Much has been made of Fox News’s installation of a new human-resources chief — Kevin Lord — following the network’s long-running problems with sexual harassment and alleged racial discrimination. He needs to get on this vacation problem.