If it seems like standards have declined in the last decade when it comes to prime-time, cable TV news hosts, it’s because they have.The outing of Sean Hannity as a client of Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s belligerent and embattled attorney Monday, provides a clear snapshot of that arc.Eight years ago to the week, Hannity was preparing to headline a tea-party, anti-tax-day protest against President Barack Obama at the University of Cincinnati. It was the second year in a row that Hannity had taken his show on the road on April 15 to lead tea party protests against the Democrat in the White House.“Look, I’ll not pre-judge the show,” I wrote on April 15, 2010, the morning of the planned telecast. “Providing a forum for voices of dissent is one thing. Indeed, I have argued it is a good thing. … But for Fox News to let Hannity take his show on the road and use it as a political tool to help mount dissent and fan the flames of protest is another thing altogether. … Hannity and Fox News are playing a dangerous political game by putting the program in league with such tea party roadshows.”Hannity wasn’t reporting on… Read full this story
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