Fox News deep thinker Sean Hannity finally went too far even by their standards in his tireless and embarrassing shilling for Donald Trump, and they had to put a stop to it.
Every night on Fox, Hannity runs an hour-long Trumpfomercial. He constantly holds “townhall” shows with Trump, not to mention the rest of the family, and routinely has him on for “interviews” where he challenges nothing Trump says and just prompts him for talking points.
Fox is fine with that.
Hannity also has a radio show each day dedicated to two topics: “Trump is Super Awesome” and “These People Who Don’t Like Trump Are Therefore Scum and I Will Karate Them.”
Fox is fine with that, too.
But even Fox News has finally decided that Hannity went too far when he recently appeared in a Trump ad to pitch Donald Trump for President. Seriously. He’s in blue jeans and everything!(Skip ahead to 5:58. Trust me, you do not want to have to sit through this.)
Fox says ixnay to that, reports the Washington Post’s Erick Wemple.
Fox News spox says nwk had "no knowledge" Hannity was doing Trump promo, and he won't be doing any more. https://t.co/YN30UpwyZ1
— ErikWemple (@ErikWemple) September 20, 2016
So no more official commercials for Trump from Sean Hannity. He’ll just have to stick with the unofficial commercials he runs on radio and TV all day every day.