Sean Hannity

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Secret Manafort Texts Reveal His Take on 'DT' and 'JK'

And show his strong alliance with Sean Hannity

(Newser) - In newly unsealed text messages with Sean Hannity, Paul Manafort said he would never "give up" two people to the special counsel—and you can guess who tops the list. "They would want me to give up DT or family, esp JK," Manafort wrote the Fox News... More »

Trump Renews Criticism of John McCain

Widow Cindy McCain disputes report she will endorse Joe Biden

(Newser) - President Trump renewed his criticism of the late John McCain on Thursday, telling Sean Hannity of Fox News that McCain "did the nation a tremendous disservice" when he voted against a Republican bill to repeal ObamaCare in 2017. "John McCain, at the very last moment, late in the... More »

Trump Says He's 'Rooting' for One Democratic Hopeful

He was scathing about the rest of the field

(Newser) - Sean Hannity asked President Trump for his thoughts on the Democratic 2020 hopefuls at the end of a Fox News interview Thursday night—and the president obliged, sounding as if he was discussing a substandard crop of Celebrity Apprentice contestants. Trump said he is calling Joe Biden, who entered the... More »

The Last Time This TV Rating Happened, It Was 2000

MSNBC beats Fox in total daytime viewers

(Newser) - A milestone in the cable wars: MSNBC has beaten Fox News in total daytime viewers for the first time since 2000. For the week of Dec. 17-21, MSNBC averaged 1.56 million viewers between 6am and 2pm, ahead of Fox (1.54 million) and CNN (975,000), according to a... More »

Melania Trump Opens Up in Hannity Interview

She slams media 'opportunists'

(Newser) - Melania Trump gave her second televised interview as first lady Wednesday night—and at times, she sounded a lot like her husband. When asked by Fox News ' Sean Hannity what the hardest thing she'd had to deal with was, she singled out the media, the Washington Post reports.... More »

Fox News: Hannity's Campaign Appearance With Trump Not OK

Says situation 'has been addressed'

(Newser) - Hours after Fox News host Sean Hannity's controversial appearance at President Trump's final rally before the midterm elections, the network issued a rebuke of his actions, the AP reports. "Fox News does not condone any talent participating in campaign events," the network said in a... More »

'This Is Not a Normal Election'

The number of early voters was super high

(Newser) - In a message that was heard loud and clear by opponents as well as supporters, President Trump urged voters Monday to act as if he was on the ballot for the midterm elections. "It’s all fragile. We have to go out and we have to vote," the... More »

What Would Roseanne Tell Valerie Jarrett? Get a Haircut

Roseanne talked with Sean Hannity Thursday night

(Newser) - In Roseanne Barr's first national TV interview since her infamous tweet about Valerie Jarrett ended her sitcom career, she delivered a more coherent version of what she has been saying on YouTube . She told Sean Hannity that she is not a racist and she is "so sad that... More »

Maxine Waters Cancels Events Due to 'Very Serious Death Threat'

Dem says she's been hit with intimidating warnings after her remarks on protesting Cabinet members

(Newser) - After Rep. Maxine Waters' speech in which she encouraged citizens to protest President Trump's Cabinet members in public, Trump warned her to be "careful what you wish for"—ominous words with new meaning after Waters says she was forced to cancel two events due to threats lobbed... More »

Report: Trump Ends Most Days With Hannity Phone Call

President and Fox host talk most weeknights, according to the 'New Yorker'

(Newser) - The New Yorker is out with a story about President Trump's nightly routine, and the piece is drawing lots of attention because of the role of Fox's Sean Hannity. Trump and Hannity talk on the phone most weeknights, usually soon after Hannity's show ends at 10, writes... More »

Giuliani: Trump Knew I Would Talk About Stormy Payment

Analysts say Giuliani might be wrong about Trump not being in campaign finance trouble

(Newser) - President Trump might have reimbursed his lawyer for a hush-money payment to a porn star and then possibly lied about it, but at least he's off the hook for campaign finance violations, according to Rudy Giuliani's startling admission on Sean Hannity's show Wednesday night. Analysts say he... More »

Sean Hannity Under Fire for Evictions at Georgia Complex

The media star's lawyer says he did nothing wrong

(Newser) - The number of eviction orders in an apartment complex owned by Sean Hannity rose 400% after the Fox News host purchased the property for $8 million nearly four years ago, reports the Guardian . After Hannity took over the 152-unit Hampton Place apartment complex in Perry, Georgia, property managers received approval... More »

Report Sheds Unflattering Light on Hannity's $90M Investment

The Fox News personality's real estate dealings are being questioned

(Newser) - Sean Hannity has hit back at assertions in a report from the Guardian that cast an unflattering light on a massive real estate deal to which he is financially tied. Calling the report an "attack," the Fox News personality sought to deny any wrongdoing after it was revealed... More »

Hannity Slammed for Failing to Disclose Cohen Connection

Experts say it raises major ethical issues

(Newser) - Sean Hannity is trying very hard to downplay the fact that he failed to disclose that he was among attorney Michael Cohen's clients —but even some of his fellow Fox hosts are taking him to task. On The Five, Juan Williams wondered why Hannity neglected to mention his... More »

Trump Attorney's Unnamed Client Revealed: Sean Hannity

Lawyers for Michael Cohen tried to argue against release of name

(Newser) - President Trump's personal attorney has been forced to reveal that another of his clients is Fox News host Sean Hannity. Lawyers for Michael Cohen argued in court on Monday that they could not identify Hannity because he asked that his name not be disclosed in connection with an FBI... More »

Hannity Accepts Kimmel Apology, Slams 'Corrupt Media'

He says he'll 'hit back harder' if Kimmel resumes feud

(Newser) - They'll probably never be on each other's Christmas cards lists, but the feud between Jimmy Kimmel and Sean Hannity appears to be over. On his Fox show Monday night, Hannity grudgingly accepted what he called a "forced, corporate, Disney apology " from Kimmel, Mediaite reports. "From... More »

Jimmy Kimmel Issues Apology to Hannity, Melania Trump

He says infant son has received threats

(Newser) - If it counts as a victory when the person you're feuding with apologizes because his infant son has received death threats, then Sean Hannity just won his feud with Jimmy Kimmel. Kimmel tweeted a lengthy statement Sunday, apologizing for the remark about Melania Trump's accent that first offended... More »

Here's the New Most-Watched Cable News Host

Rachel Maddow beat Sean Hannity in March

(Newser) - Rachel Maddow is the most-watched cable news host, at least for now. The Rachel Maddow Show was the highest-rated show in cable news in March, with an average total audience of 3.058 million viewers compared to Sean Hannity's 3 million, Forbes reports. This is a big deal considering,... More »

Sean Hannity Deletes Bizarre Post About Obama Portrait

Rumors of hidden images

(Newser) - People have thoughts about the new Obama portraits , and some are weirder than others. On Tuesday, Sean Hannity's website pushed perhaps the weirdest of all—that the portrait contained hidden images of sperm. The Week quotes from the since-deleted page: "Controversy surrounding Kehinde Wiley's wildly non-traditional portrait... More »

Sean Hannity's Twitter Was 'Compromised,' Vanishes

And conspiracy theories were rampant

(Newser) - Conspiracy theories flew Saturday morning after the Twitter account of conservative TV host Sean Hannity was "briefly compromised," according to a Twitter spokesperson, and unavailable for a few hours. The AP reports after the Fox News star's verified account posted a message that simply and cryptically said... More »

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