Fox News Calls Hannity, Pirro’s Campaigning With Trump A ‘Distraction’

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Las Vegas Convention Center on September 20, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Trump is in town to support the re-election campaign for U.S. Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) as well as Nevada Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt and candidate for Nevada's 3rd House District Danny Tarkanian and 4th House District Cresent Hardy.
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 20: Fox News Channel and radio talk show host Sean Hannity (L) interviews U.S. President Donald Trump before a campaign rally at the Las Vegas Convention Center on September 20, 2018 in Las... LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 20: Fox News Channel and radio talk show host Sean Hannity (L) interviews U.S. President Donald Trump before a campaign rally at the Las Vegas Convention Center on September 20, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Trump is in town to support the re-election campaign for U.S. Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) as well as Nevada Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt and candidate for Nevada's 3rd House District Danny Tarkanian and 4th House District Cresent Hardy. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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A spokesperson for Fox News said that the network does not “condone any talent participating in campaign events,” calling hosts Sean Hannity and Jeanine Pirro’s appearances at President Donald Trump’s Monday night rally a “distraction.”

“FOX News does not condone any talent participating in campaign events,” Fox News spokesperson Carly Shanahan said in a statement to TPM. “We have an extraordinary team of journalists helming our coverage tonight and we are extremely proud of their work. This was an unfortunate distraction and has been addressed.”

She did not immediately add any clarification about how the network “addressed” the events, but Hannity tweeted soon after about his participation.

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  1. Avatar for quickq quickq says:

    Talent?

  2. Avatar for jep07 jep07 says:

    FOX News is a Republican PAC, their programming should be considered Trump campaign ads.

    If anyone wants to know where the seeds of our current social disaster were first sown, there it is.

    I would bet a million bucks I never had that to the person, every one of the old squares and young hotheads supporting Trump religiously got their religion on FOX, they watch it exclusively.

  3. I’m sure that Hannity and Pirro will be severely punished by Fox News, which will FORCE the two to return to the air in their usual time slots, while telling them they can only campaign for Republicans while on their shows, and not in person, because that’s just plain wrong.

  4. it looks like their singing a duet of “calcium and ivory”

  5. Avatar for spin spin says:

    Fox news is a distraction. The entire fucking network is a distraction. Basically they come up with some lying shit from the right wing crazy sphere, put it on with the Morning fools, Trump sees it, and suddenly spouts it out. Caravan, Turkish paster, Black People Running for Governor, it all riles up Trump.

    When Hair Twitler looses today, he and his party of sycophants can thank Rupurt Murdock for driving them off a cliff…

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