Fox News’ Sean Hannity praises Donald Trump. To him, Trump can do no wrong and anyone who says otherwise is wrong. Hannity attacked his fellow colleague chief news anchor Shepard Smith.
“I’ll say this about the Fox News Channel, there are voices on Fox that drive me nuts,” Hannity admitted. “I like Shep, but he’s so anti-Trump.”
“Sometimes facts are displeasing,” Smith told Mediate. “Journalists report them without fear or favor.”
Smith’s lecture on journalistic duty may further widen the divide between journalists and conservative pundits at Fox News.
CNN described Smith as a “hard news anchor who is supposed to cover the news straight down the middle with no bias.” On the other hand, CNN referred to Hannity as a “conservative talk show host extremely supportive of Trump.”
Both Hannity and Smith have been with Fox News since it started back in 1996.
CNN also pointed out how divided Fox News is.
“Hannity’s comments about Smith highlight a deepening divide at Fox News between the network’s news operation and its opinion hosts. Hard news anchors like Smith and Chris Wallace have expressed dismay in recent days with the news that has emerged from the Trump White House, particularly after emails revealed Donald Trump Jr. met with a Russian lawyer under the pretense she would provide ‘very high level and sensitive information’ that would ‘incriminate’ Hillary Clinton. Meanwhile, hosts like Hannity, Tucker Carlson, and Eric Bolling have sought to downplay such news, instead characterizing it as hysteria from the supposed liberal media.”
This just goes to show who the real “fake news” people are. The ones who report the facts, no matter how hard they might be, are the ones that should be trusted. That doesn’t describe Hannity. Hannity only talks positive things about Trump and anything that isn’t positive is “fake news” to him.