Speaking near the end of FNC’s Hannity on Thursday about the latest examples of liberal media bias, former White House press secretaries Ari Fleischer and Sean Spicer eviscerated the liberal press for having “becom[e] the voice of the opposition” to the point that “they’ve made it personal” against the President with CNN hosts in particular morphing into Chris Matthews clones.
Sean Hannity congratulated his fellow Fox News Channel host Laura Ingraham in the 10 p.m. Eastern handoff on Monday night for “killing it” in the ratings. It looks like the angry leftist boycott completely backfired. TV Newser has the breakdwn that showed, for the first time ever, The Ingraham Angle beat MSNBC’s flagship 9 pm program The Rachel Maddow Show, in the key 25-54 demographic for the week.
Note well these three items from the week’s news. 1. The Guardian and the Los Angeles Times investigate the private real estate holdings of Fox and talk radio host Sean Hannity. 2. New York magazine reporter Olivia Nuzzi was writing a piece on ex-Trump White House aide Hope Hicks
Former prosecutor and NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani, the newest member of President Trump’s legal team as he battles special counsel Robert Mueller on several fronts, caused a stir with some blunt talk involving payouts to porn actress Stormy Daniels. The New York Times, a long-time enemy of Giuliani, ran two stories in the lead slot Friday under the headline: “On Attack for Trump, Giuliani May Aggravate Legal and Political Peril.” But it was reporter Katie Rogers who brought the paper’s trademark mean-spirited touch, in “Giuliani’s Bark May Come Back to Bite Trump.” The text box: “A bombastic former mayor undermines his client, the president.”
The liberal media was outraged. Just plain outraged! Not to mention gleeful. A lawyer for CNN and The New York Times played a role in getting a federal judge to insist that Trump lawyer Michael Cohen release the name of a third “client.” The name, it turned out, was Sean Hannity. Cue the liberal media circus.
Thursday’s New York Times featured some unseemly gushing over Democratic Judge Kimba Wood, whose decision outed Fox News host Sea Hannity as a client of Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, under a headline showcasing extraneous praise for Wood: “On Bench for Cohen Case: ‘The Judicial Equivalent of Teddy Roosevelt." Reporters Alan Feuer and Benjamin Weiser opened by irresponsibly lumping in the conspiracist Alex Jones with responsible conservative outlets:
In a jaw-dropping display that was one part a lack of self-awareness and another part hypocrisy, Wednesday’s prime-time Anderson Cooper 360 featured a panel of CNN analysts sharing their opinions about opinion shows like Hannity on Fox News. Their opinions varied but were largely against the mixing of opinion and news. And that was their opinion on the news of the day. The hypocrisy was so thick you could cut it with a knife.
For the second time in as many days, frequent CNN and MSNBC guest/former Republican Congressman David Jolly proved his usefulness to the liberal media by not criticizing the relationship between President Trump and Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity on conflicts of interest or policy, but by cheaply condemning Hannity for not having graduated college.
New York Times media reporters Michael Grynbaum and John Koblin doubled down on hypocritical double standards on disclosure, criticizing Fox News host and commentator Sean Hannity for his undisclosed client relationship with Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, while letting NBC News host Chuck Todd throw stones at Hannity from his crystal perch, in “No Disclosure, but No Punishment, as Hannity Gets ‘Full Support’ From Fox.” The online headline was snarkier: “No Disclosure? No Problem. Sean Hannity Gets a Pass at Fox News.”
On Tuesday's CNN Tonight, during a discussion of whether conservative FNC host Sean Hannity should have divulged earlier that he has an association with Donald Trump attorney Michael Cohen, there seemed to be unanimous agreement that Fox News is "not news."
Greg P. at Twitchy reports the attorney who pressured federal judge Kimba Wood into releasing Sean Hannity's name is a lawyer for liberal media outlets. According to reports from inside the courtroom, Judge Wood was ready to allow Michael Cohen to submit the name of his third client — who we now know is Sean Hannity — under seal, but an attorney for five news organizations, including CNN and the New York Times, convinced her otherwise.
It says everything one needs to know about both James Comey and the liberal media. Even The Washington Post admits to the obvious game about the fired FBI Director’s imminent book tour. Headline from The Post: "Ready for the media’s Comey swoonfest? Nothing can stop it now."