Sean Hannity is done playing games and wants to go all-in on defending Trump from certain unelected bureaucrats.
As is his right, but the new bosses at Fox News, a little more liberal than Rupert Murdoch are not having it.
According to a new report, Fox has clamped down and prohibited their hosts from mentioning the whistleblower’s name.
Hannity hinted the other day that he knows who it is and will be revealing the name soon.
“But you know what, I will play the game for a little bit,” Sean said. “And I will take the lawyer’s threats that they’re going to sue me, it wouldn’t go anywhere.”
Fox News hosts and personalities have been instructed over the last several days not to identify the whistleblower whose complaint sparked an impeachment probe against President Trump, people familiar with the matter told CNN Business.
Several hosts and commentators on the network who have been supportive of President Trump seem to want to name the person they believe to be the whistleblower, but Fox’s guidelines have said not to do so…
…But, on October 31, a Fox executive sent an email to staffers that said the network had not “independently confirmed [the] name or identification of the anonymous whistleblower.” A copy of the email was obtained by CNN Business.
The executive further advised production staffers to “NOT fulfill any video or graphic requests” related to the whistleblower’s identity.
Such guidance has been extended to Fox’s prime time talk shows, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. Hosts like Sean Hannity have been told not to name the person they believe to be whistleblower on the air.
Some of the hosts have alluded to this guidance while on Fox. “Justice” host Jeanine Pirro said last Friday that the network’s hosts “apparently can’t say” the person’s name. And Fox Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo said last week that they were “not naming” the person on Fox.