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November 9, 2012 | By James Rainey
The crucial role that Latino voters played in denying Mitt Romney and Republicans the presidency got the attention of many political observers -- and at least one hard-line opponent of immigration reform.  Radio and television hotspur Sean Hannity - who for years has spit the word “amnesty” like an epithet - declared Thursday that he has “evolved” and now supports creating a “pathway” to citizenship for those already in the country illegally.  “It's simple to me to fix it,” Hannity said.
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October 9, 2013 | By Joe Flint
Megyn Kelly is making the schedulers at Fox News look pretty smart. In her second day as host of the new 9 p.m. prime-time news magazine "The Kelly File," she averaged 2.8 million viewers and easily won the 25-54 demographic, according to Nielsen. In both categories, the show beat the combined competition from CNN and MSNBC. PHOTOS: Hollywood Backlot moments Kelly, who previously hosted a daytime show for Fox News, also improved greatly on her already solid Monday night premiere numbers.
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 20, 2013 | By Scott Collins
Now that Howard Kurtz is leaving CNN for Fox News Channel, things might be getting animated around the water cooler at Rupert Murdoch's cable news network. Kurtz, a media critic and the host since 1998 of CNN's journalism roundtable "Reliable Sources," will be taking over the weekend show "Fox News Watch," pushing out current host Jon Scott, whom Fox is moving elsewhere. The move came as a surprise because Kurtz has sometimes been harshly critical of Fox News. At least one Fox News host isn't likely to roll out a welcome mat: conservative host Sean Hannity, who recently dubbed Kurtz "a nitwit.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 20, 2013 | By Scott Collins
Now that Howard Kurtz is leaving CNN for Fox News Channel, things might be getting animated around the water cooler at Rupert Murdoch's cable news network. Kurtz, a media critic and the host since 1998 of CNN's journalism roundtable "Reliable Sources," will be taking over the weekend show "Fox News Watch," pushing out current host Jon Scott, whom Fox is moving elsewhere. The move came as a surprise because Kurtz has sometimes been harshly critical of Fox News. At least one Fox News host isn't likely to roll out a welcome mat: conservative host Sean Hannity, who recently dubbed Kurtz "a nitwit.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 4, 2002 | STEVE CARNEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Talk-radio host Sean Hannity likes to say he's come full circle. It looks as if he's made the trip more than once. As a child, the New York native surreptitiously listened to AM talk radio in his bedroom. Now his three-hour show on WABC-AM leads the afternoon ratings in Gotham. Fired from a college station for being too conservative, he got his first paid gig by placing a classified ad in the trade journal Radio & Records, touting himself as "the most talked-about college radio host in America."
ENTERTAINMENT
December 12, 2008
Hey, lady! Jerry Lewis has been selected to receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the Oscar ceremony in February. Going solo: Fox News host Sean Hannity, who is losing his liberal counterpart Alan Colmes at the end of the year, will not be getting a new on-air partner. Instead, the conservative commentator will headline his own show, called simply "Hannity," beginning Jan. 12, the network said Thursday.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 29, 2009 | Associated Press
The debate over torture is getting personal for two of cable TV's hosts. After Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity made a seemingly impromptu offer last week to undergo waterboarding as a benefit for charity, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann leaped at it. He offered $1,000 to the families of U.S. troops for every second Hannity withstood the technique. Olbermann repeated the offer on Monday's show and said in an interview Tuesday that he would continue to pursue the matter. Fox News Channel representatives did not respond to requests for comment.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 18, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Conservative commentator Glenn Beck is leaving CNN Headline News for Fox News Channel, where he will host a weekday show at 5 p.m. starting next spring. His daily radio show is heard by nearly 7 million people, ranking him fifth in popularity behind Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Michael Savage and Laura Schlessinger, according to Talkers magazine. Beck sensed growth opportunities at Fox, which appeals to a more conservative audience and has many more viewers than CNN Headline News.
OPINION
December 25, 2005 | Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.
Nothing says holiday jeer like an editorial cartoon. I suppose since Jesus was tortured, Tom Toles' yuletide electric display is not only festive, but historically appropriate. (Personally, I don't think prisoner abuse is complete without tinsel and angels.) Signe Wilkinson wonders if modern Christmas has been made over, all glitter and gloss, no foundation. Armed with weapons of mass communication and spewing faulty intel-evision, Roger Ailes, Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity and the rest of the Fox squad have been ginning up their "war" on Christmas.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 25, 2008 | Matea Gold
Alan Colmes, who served as Sean Hannity's liberal counterweight on their long-running Fox News program, announced Monday that he's leaving his post at the end of the year. The co-host of "Hannity & Colmes" said that after 12 years he's ready for a new challenge. He will continue to serve as a commentator on Fox News and is developing a weekend program for the network. "Although it's bittersweet to leave one of the longest marriages on cable news, I'm proud that both Sean and I remained unharmed after sitting side by side, night after night for so many years," Colmes said.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 8, 2012 | By Meredith Blake
A Fox News producer got more than he bargained for this week when he confronted Ed Asner, the 83-year-old actor best known for his role as Lou Grant on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” on the street in New York's theater district. Rather than fighting back, Asner asked if he could could urinate on the man. Asner's request, while certainly bizarre, wasn't made entirely out of context. The reason for the confrontation, as Sean Hannity explained on his show, was a video Asner narrated on behalf of the California Federation of Teachers.
NATIONAL
November 9, 2012 | By James Rainey
The crucial role that Latino voters played in denying Mitt Romney and Republicans the presidency got the attention of many political observers -- and at least one hard-line opponent of immigration reform.  Radio and television hotspur Sean Hannity - who for years has spit the word “amnesty” like an epithet - declared Thursday that he has “evolved” and now supports creating a “pathway” to citizenship for those already in the country illegally.  “It's simple to me to fix it,” Hannity said.
NEWS
October 9, 2012 | By James Rainey
After an initial burst of criticism, Jim Lehrer said “everybody is pretty well chilled-out” now about his performance as moderator of the first presidential debate this fall, and he believes it will start a new era with less involvement by moderators and more direct interaction by candidates. Lehrer made his remarks Monday night to Sean Hannity on "Fox News. " Hannity pronounced the PBS news veteran's performance “great” and extremely fair. The furor over last Wednesday's debate between President Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney has created strange bedfellows.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 18, 2012 | By Meredith Blake
“The Daily Show” was in reruns last week as violent protests erupted across the Muslim world, but back on the air Monday night, Jon Stewart addressed the turmoil in the Middle East - and particularly what he sees as the hypocritical conservative response to it. It's always awkward for such a topical show to respond to big news several days after it's broken, but on the bright side, the downtime gave “The Daily Show's” research team...
NATIONAL
August 22, 2012 | By David Horsey
Missouri congressman Todd Akin's outrageously weird assertion that a woman cannot get pregnant from “forcible rape" exposes three predicaments facing the Republican Party. First, Akin has made himself so toxic that he may lose his race against Missouri's Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill and thereby kill any chance Republicans have of taking control of the U.S. Senate . Second, Akin's sudden notoriety is bringing to public attention the fact that his absolutist stance on abortion is fully shared by a guy named Paul Ryan, the chap who will be nominated for the vice presidency at the Republican convention next week.
NEWS
May 17, 2012 | By Maeve Reston
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Mitt Romney said Thursday that he did not approve of a proposal for a racially-tinged ad campaign from an outside group that considered invoking controversial comments of President Obama's former pastor, telling reporters he wanted to “make it very clear I repudiate that effort.” “I think it's the wrong course for a PAC or a campaign,” Romney said, after gathering reporters to address the report in Thursday's New...
ENTERTAINMENT
April 1, 2006
TIM RUTTEN'S review of Tom Wicker's new biography of Sen. Joe McCarthy ["McCarthy's Very American Career," March 29] was excellent until the overly optimistic last sentence: "We're less likely to share [the paranoid political style] today, as we've all learned a great deal more about the paranoids' continuing capacity to make all of us suffer for their delusions." McCarthy's paranoid style lives on today in Bill O'Reilly, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Michael Savage and the other heroes of talk radio, especially in their ceaseless invention of horrible threats to their listeners' values (like O'Reilly's trumped-up "war on Christmas")
OPINION
January 5, 2009
Re "Dream big," editorial, Jan. 1 I enjoyed your somewhat tongue-in-cheek editorial about your editors' 2009 wishes until I got to your penultimate wish about silencing Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter and Bill O'Reilly. I am no fan of any of those you seek to muzzle, and am glad to be free to choose not to listen to them. But to have the editorial board of what purports to be a bastion of 1st Amendment integrity, and the country's second-largest city's newspaper of record, make public a wish to silence a group of commentators whose views differ from its own is not humorous.
NEWS
July 14, 2011 | By James Oliphant
Sarah Palin is reloading - again. Returning to the gunplay-flavored rhetoric that has become a trademark, the prospective presidential candidate urged conservatives in Congress on Wednesday evening not to back down in the increasingly chaotic fight over raising the federal debt ceiling, even as the nation teeters closer to a possibly catastrophic default. Interviewed on Sean Hannity's program on Fox News, Palin also took a shot at the Senate's top Republican, Mitch McConnell, who is pushing for a legislative end-around that would force President Obama and Hill Democrats to assume almost sole political responsibility for raising the debt ceiling.
NEWS
April 20, 2011 | By James Oliphant
Republican firebrand Michele Bachmann says she'll decide on a presidential bid by June--but she's certainly sounding more and more like that will be only a formality. Bachmann, appearing on Sean Hannity's program on Fox News Tuesday evening (It's a big day for Hannity on Politics Now ), was candid with Hannity about her plans, saying that she is assembling a national campaign team and laying the groundwork for a bid. The Minnesota congresswoman has visited several early primary states such as Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.
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