Well this is certainly going to leave some tea baggers in tears:
FoxNews commentator Sean Hannity has cancelled his appearance and broadcast at a Tea Party rally at Fifth Third Arena.
Hannity planned to tape his television show from the event, which starts at 6 p.m. at the University of Cincinnati.
Organizers of the rally said there were technical issues, but that the overriding factor for the cancellation was a personal matter that Hannity needed to attend to in New York.
WLWT was the first to report that there were issues when Hannity failed to appear at a book signing at 4:30 p.m. Minutes later, Hannity’s bus was seen leaving the campus.
He failed to appear at the book signing and now won’t be doing his show tonight? Oh my inquisitive little mind is going a mile a minute right now.
This little juicy bit from the LA Times:
Angry Fox News executives ordered host Sean Hannity to abandon plans to broadcast his nightly show as part of a Tea Party rally in Cincinnati on Thursday after top executives learned that he was set to headline the event, proceeds from which would benefit the local Tea Party organization.
Maybe Rupert made a call to them?
The more I think about this, the more I believe the legal people at Fox probably weren’t to happy with Hannity doing this. He is essentially using FOX News as an outlet to raise money for the Tea Party, and that could spell some trouble with the FCC and FEC. I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if this leads to the end of Hannity on Fox. Yeah Murdoch is a wingnut, but more than that he is a business man.