Should Fox News fire Sean Hannity?
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Should Fox News fire Sean Hannity?

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President Donald J. Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen revealed to a federal judge that Sean Hannity is his third mystery client. Cohen's lawyers were arguing Hannity's identity should not be revealed in connection with documents seized from Cohen by federal investigators. Despite the obvious conflict of interest, Sean Hannity railed against the raid without disclosing that he was also a client of Michael Cohen. Should Fox News fire Sean Hannity? 👀

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Michael Cohen revealed that he was discreetly doing some legal work for Sean Hannity during the same time he was representing President Trump in 2017. Here's the latest update from Politico:

President Donald 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 seizure of Cohen's files.

Sean Hannity failed to reveal his extreme conflict of interest when he railed against Special Counsel Robert Mueller's raid on Trump lawyer Michael Cohen. It turns out, Hannity was one of Cohen's 10 clients in 2017. 

Hannity framed the situation as “This is now officially an all hands on deck effort to totally malign, and, if possible, impeach the president of the United States.”

As Trump's attack dog, the now-disclosed fact that Trump and Hannity are so intertwined is so far out the bounds of journalism that Fox News must fire Hannity if it wants to keep using the word "news" in the company name. 

Even though Hannity's show is an opinion show, he still has responsibilities to his audience to reveal his biases—especially when they're so extreme. Hannity has gone off the rails in recent times. He relentlessly pushed the Seth Rich conspiracy even after the family asked him to stop.

At the end of the day it's on the reader to think critically about the information they consume. Sean Hannity isn't going around brainwashing people into believing what they believe. People are actively coming to his show because they agree with him and the views he represents. 

Sean Hannity didn't reveal that he was under investigation. He probably should have but that's not a fireable offense. Here's how Hannity put it:

“We have to give some credit to the American people that they're somewhat intelligent and that they know the difference between an opinion show and a news show,” I added.
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