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CNN slams ‘schizophrenic moment’ Fox’s Hannity joins Trump on stage

CNN slams ‘schizophrenic moment’ Fox’s Hannity joins Trump on stage

Last week, Hannity said on air that he'd be "home drinking heavily, depending either celebrating or in misery, one or the other", but Fox News never changed the itinerary for Tuesday.

"He added that he hadn't meant to smear his reporter colleagues at Fox, some of whom were present at the event, when he slammed the media from the rally stage, calling all the reporters there "fake news".

A third employee explained that staffers had been told that Hannity would limit his participation to interviewing the president. Already No. 1 in the cable news ratings, Fox has had a strong fall with the campaign and hearings for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, with Hannity leading the way. Shine is the former top executive at Fox News who worked closely with Hannity.

Their speeches weren't televised on Fox News, but were seen on C-SPAN.

On Sunday, the Trump campaign announced that Hannity and Rush Limbaugh would be "special guests" at the event. Trump's campaign had billed Hannity as a "special guest" at the rally, but Fox had said that wasn't so, insisting he was merely broadcasting his show from the arena.

Hannity tweeted late Tuesday that the election results had been "a massive win" for Trump and the Republicans whom the president had campaigned for.

So it's not only that he lied to the employees at Fox. The person said that the employees were dismayed at what they saw. There was no information on whether or not actions had been taken against Hannity.

The talk show host then gave a short address to the packed stadium. He described them as "livid". "We have an extraordinary team of journalists helming our coverage tonight and we are extremely proud of their work", the statement read.

Asked by CNN Business exactly how the matter had been addressed, the spokesperson declined to elaborate. Fox said it did not know how that impression had been created and Michael Glassner, chief operating officer for the campaign, did not respond to a request for comment.

Hannity, for his part, released a statement on Twitter saying, "What I said in my tweet yesterday was 100% truthful". This was NOT planned.

Here's what's happening. Let me read a couple quotes of what some of these Fox News staffers have had to say.

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

Hannity has for years flouted the usual standards required of Fox News employees. They indeed are fake news.

When news of Hannity's appearance at the rally broke, the network denied their anchor would participate.

While Hannity has been able to get away with breaking normal protocol, the network had previously attempted to rein him in.

In addition to the call to Pelosi, Trump called Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, as well as a number of candidates he backed during the race, the White House said.

Hannity was rebuked by Fox in 2010 when it found that the Tea Party had advertised Hannity would be appearing at one of its fundraising rallies, where participants could pay a premium for seats near the set where Hannity was broadcasting his program. He was followed by another Fox News host, Jeanine Pirro, both of whom gave remarks from the lectern backing the president.


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