Fox News scolds Sean Hannity for appearing at Trump campaign rally

Trump Announces Two Conservative Powerhouses For Final Pre Election Rally

But officials stopped short of condemning the act.

Camerota went on to say that Fox News is "having a schizophrenic moment over there trying to figure out what their role over there is supposed to be with the Trump presidency". We have an extraordinary team of journalists helming our coverage tonight and we are extremely proud of their work. A spokesperson for Fox News said the network had addressed the "unfortunate distraction", but did not reveal whether the two commentators were disciplined.

Hannity defended his actions, claiming he was "surprised, yet honored" to be invited onstage and that the stunt was not planned.

Despite Fox's disavowal, the Trump campaign continued to list Hannity as a guest throughout Monday at the link where people could seek tickets to the event. The top-rated cable news host has been the president's most vocal defender.

But Monday night's appearance at Trump's rally was one of the clearest examples to date of Hannity's growing invincibility at the network.

CNN on Tuesday reported that more than a dozen Fox News staffers said they were disappointed by Hannity's decision to participate in a campaign rally in Missouri on Monday night. I am covering final rally for my show.

Hannity's first remark on stage with the President?

"They can play that game, but we can play it better".

Hannity hugged the president when he came onstage and, after echoing Trump's traditional epithets about the media, recited some economic statistics.

When do the midterm elections 2018 results expected to come out?
In Miami, Florida International University political scientist Kathryn DePalo said: "It's really a base election". The volatile campaign was marked by clashes over race, immigration and trade.

One former senior Fox News employee told CNN Business that he had spoken to a number of former colleagues who are still at the network about the matter.

But the White House news conference was also quickly overtaken by Trump's ongoing attacks on the media, as the president repeatedly flashed his temper as he insulted several reporters by name, interrupted their questions, ordered some to sit down and deemed one inquiry "racist". "This is a problem. It's risky for democracy and a threat to a free press".

Hannity has for years flouted the usual standards required of Fox News employees.

It happened nearly immediately after Trump took the stage in Missouri following an introduction from conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh, who had warmed the crowd up. When Fox found out in 2010 that the Tea Party had advertised that Hannity would be appearing at one of his fundraising rallies, Fox said it had not approved the arrangement and ordered him back to NY. But Monday night's rally crossed a new line, making explicit what had always been implicit. In the past, Hannity has said that he's a talk show host, not a journalist.

He moved backstage, and with six minutes before the end of his show, Trump appeared for a billed interview that was largely bereft of questions.

Hannity began by pointing directly to the other members of the media in the room.

"I thought it was very close to complete victory", Trump said, adding that he would "almost have to think about" whether he would have preferred Republicans to retain a slim majority in the House instead of their outright loss.

Turner said Hannity has made it "crystal clear" that Trump is "his guy" and that he's willing to "skirt the rules" for the president.

Hope Hicks, chief communications officer for Fox - the soon-to-be parent company of Fox News - did not respond to a Tuesday morning email asking whether Rupert or Lachlan Murdoch, the father and son who control Fox News, had any comment on or approved of Hannity's behavior.

Related News:

  • Mass Shooting Injures at Least 11 People in Southern California Restaurant

    Mass Shooting Injures at Least 11 People in Southern California Restaurant

    The unnamed gunman opened fire at the Borderline Bar and Grill around midnight on Wednesday, Nov. 7, injuring at least 11 people. Two-step lessons in country dancing were being offered Wednesday at the Borderline, according to its website .
    UN Secretary General asks Sri Lanka's President to allow Parliament vote ASAP

    UN Secretary General asks Sri Lanka's President to allow Parliament vote ASAP

    But the president's spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella said he did still does not expect parliament to open before November 16. It has two prime ministers, or at least two politicians both laying claim to be the sole legal head of government.
    'Zero' Trailer watch | SRK brings us his trademark charm

    'Zero' Trailer watch | SRK brings us his trademark charm

    The most awaited trailer of Shahrukh Khan's 'Zero' came and we must say that Bollywood audiences are receiving it quite well. Meanwhile, Zero is going to hit the theatres on the occasion of Christmas, as it will release on 21st December.
  • Man dies in third shark attack off Australian island in seven weeks

    Man dies in third shark attack off Australian island in seven weeks

    There were more than a dozen yachts around at the time and French-speaking tourists rushed to the man's rescue on a dingy. Christidis was flown by chopper to the Mackay Base Hospital, about 60 miles to the south, where he died.
    Manchester United will take belief into Juventus game, says Chris Smalling

    Manchester United will take belief into Juventus game, says Chris Smalling

    United are now up to seventh place in the table and within reach of the Champions League places. We were prepared for what Bournemouth have done in the season.
    Fight Breaks Out In Stands Of 49ers-Raiders Game

    Fight Breaks Out In Stands Of 49ers-Raiders Game

    In May, the National Football League said players had to stand during the anthem or stay in the locker room while it was played. The 49ers also ran for 143 yards, none more glaring than Raheem Mostert's 52-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.
  • Marsha Blackburn Wins Hotly Contested Tennessee Senate Race

    Marsha Blackburn Wins Hotly Contested Tennessee Senate Race

    I'm writing this post about the upcoming midterm elections on November 6th, in which I'll be voting in the state of Tennessee. Republican Marsha Blackburn , a member of Congress since 2003, was declared the victor shortly after 9:00 on Tuesday night.
    Donald Trump Insults CNN Reporter in Heated Press Conference

    Donald Trump Insults CNN Reporter in Heated Press Conference

    The exchange between Trump and CNN's professional provocateur quickly escalated, which ended up with Trump embarrassing Acosta. He added: "When you report fake news, which CNN does a lot, you are the enemy of the people ".
    Christians in Egypt prepare to bury dead a day after attack

    Christians in Egypt prepare to bury dead a day after attack

    They are the Middle East's largest Christian community and have long complained of persecution and insufficient protection. The Copts are an Orthodox denomination who make up about 10 percent of Egypt's more than 90 million people.
  • Several New York women win big on Election Day

    Several New York women win big on Election Day

    In Tennessee, Marsha Blackburn kept an open Senate seat in Republican hands and helped affirm her party's control in the chamber. Only one candidate for Congress this year is younger: Republican Morgan Murtaugh, who is running against Democratic U.S.
    Wayne Rooney to make England comeback

    Wayne Rooney to make England comeback

    The two icons of the game now ply their trades at very different levels despite being of the same age. And the 33-year-old has suggested they could play together for the same team in the future.
    Crews hunt for 'black boxes' of downed Indonesian jet; 24 bodies found

    Crews hunt for 'black boxes' of downed Indonesian jet; 24 bodies found

    Though the depth in the area of the crash is only about 35 meters, strong currents and waves are making searches hard , he said . Searchers have yet to detect a location signal from the second of the two black boxes, housed at opposite ends of the aircraft.


Most liked

Tesla names Telstra executive as new chairwoman
Musk and Tesla settled with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in September after the USA agency sued for fraud. Since it went public in 2010, Tesla has posted a profit in only two quarters: once in 2013 and again in 2016.

Democrats pick up United States governorships but lose Florida, Ohio
The stark differences between the two candidates and the negative nature of the race were crystallized in two vitriolic debates. Gillum, the current mayor of Tallahassee, has 50 percent of support among likely voters, versus 46 percent for his GOP rival.

Pentagon Says Soldiers At Border Won’t Be Denying Entry To Asylum-Seekers
But border patrol and local law enforcement say this is a risky area exploited by smugglers, so they welcome the help. The administration says it needs to harden border security as the Central American caravan heads north.

Blizzard Responds to Diablo Immortal Reactions
That didn't stop fans from insisting that Immortal was a "reskin" of other games being made by its developer, Netease . The official website for the game offers some detailed previews, revealing characters, locations, and much more.

Samsung unveils its first foldable smartphone
The yearly tech show takes place in Las Vegas from January 8 and is often used by firms to showcase TVs and screen technology. The company recently unveiled a cavalcade of new technologies in development, including "under-screen" sensors and cameras.

Oprah Winfrey On Racist, Sexist Robocalls: 'Jesus Don't Like Ugly'
The same poll also shows 52% of Georgia voters approve of President Trump's job performance with 43% disapproving of the Commander-in-Chief.

Trump vs. Obama in the final weekend of the midterms
A Quinnipiac University poll released Monday has Gillum leading DeSantis 50 percent to 43 percent among likely voters. Florida will be one of the first states to show results, with polls closing at 7 p.m.

Phoenix Suns buying out Tyson Chandler
By adding Tyson Chandler , the Lakers will get a dependable veteran backup center who can block shots and deter people at the rim. Chandler had a game-winning alley-oop dunk for the Suns in a game previous year as time expired, so he knows exactly how its run.

Crash That Killed 3 Girl Scouts, Mother Allegedly Result Of ‘Huffing’
Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes said the crash was a "tragic loss in our Girl Scout sisterhood" in a Facebook post. In a message to parents, Superintendent Heidi Eliopoulos said: "This is a hard time for our students, families and staff".

Federer's quest for 100th title goes through Djokovic
Twelve straight holds would send the first set into a tiebreak, which Djokovic won after Federer squandered a set point. Djokovic will replace Rafael Nadal as the world's top player on Monday after a two-year absence.

Apple reportedly cancels production boost for the iPhone XR
Apple shares dipped as much as 4.5 per cent to hit an intraday low of $198.17 in early deals, from the previous close of $207.48. Foxconn is the main supplier for iPhone 8 Plus, while on the other side Pegatron is behind the supply of iPhone 8.

Patriots WR Julian Edelman expected to play vs. Packers
New England has just three scores of 51.5 yards or more this year and two of those are from special teams and a defensive score. This stint began in the previous week when the Patriots played the Buffalo Bills in their first game without Sony Michel .

Floyd Mayweather to fight kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in Japan
The fight could be the first steps towards Mayweather's highly anticipated rematch with Conor McGregor in the UFC . Mayweather said the weight class and rules for the fight would be discussed "within the next couple of weeks".

Blizzard Announces Diablo Immortal For Mobiles
Would I have preferred a Diablo IV announcment? If you were hoping for Diablo 4 , you're going to have to wait a while longer. In this game, you'll choose from six classes, then use abilities and attacks to defeat your opponents.

Record Audiences Get Set to Make the 2017 Grand National the Biggest To Date
For some , it will be a case of asking which horses have been at their most impressive this season that will give them the clues as to which Grand National horses to bet on .