January 4, 2002 |
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."
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.
April 29, 2009 |
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.
December 25, 2005 |
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.
October 18, 2008 |
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.
November 25, 2008 |
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.