Published: Thu, April 19, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

The Destroy-Trump Media Has a 'NEW OBSESSION'

The Destroy-Trump Media Has a 'NEW OBSESSION'

But Hannity, an entertainer at heart, blurs the lines all the time - for example by calling his show "real news" and by asserting that he has anonymous sources.

Hannity was clearly blindsided Monday when he was publicly outed - in Judge Kimba Wood's federal courtroom -as a client of Cohen, who is the subject of a criminal investigation by the U.S. attorney's office in Manhattan.

Fox News said in a statement that while the network "was unaware of Sean Hannity's informal relationship with Michael Cohen and was surprised by the announcement in court yesterday, we have reviewed the matter and spoken to Sean and he continues to have our full support". "Sean is one of them", he added, and said that Blackstone chief executive Stephen Schwarzman, veteran investor Carl Icahn and first lady Melania Trump "may be the only others on that list". Now, to call Fox "infotainment" is not new, nor do I think it's particularly pejorative. Several commentators taking a journalism-is-as-journalism-does tack have used Hannity's current quandary as an opportunity to restate ethical boundaries and to take Fox News to task.

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The Politico reporter said he spoke with Hannity past year, during an advertiser boycott of Hannity's show when the TV host was aggressively pushing a conspiracy theory about the killing of a Democratic National Committee staffer, Seth Rich. Cohen's lawyers identified Hannity as the third unnamed client only after Judge Wood ruled that it must be made public.

The subtext here is that no "hush money" was paid to any women on Hannity's behalf, regardless of what Cohen does for the President.

Cohen was forced to reveal that Hannity is one of his only clients after the Federal Bureau of Investigation raided his office, home and hotel room last week.

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"Hannity's producers are working to contact him", Smith continued. "He did some legal work for me'".

He said he has no personal interest in the Cohen matter.

Cohen was thrust into the spotlight in January after the Wall Street Journal reported that he'd secretly provided $130,000 in hush money to adult film actress Stormy Daniels during the 2016 US presidential election to keep her quiet about an affair she allegedly had with Trump.

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Meanwhile, Fox News' willingness to echo a star anchor's talking points illustrates the slippery ethical issues that arise when celebrity media figures get to choose their own job descriptions.

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