— UPDATED: 4/14/16 11:21am
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Sean Hannity Admits To Being A Shill For Republicans

Sean Hannity responds to criticisms that he's in Donald Trump's pocket.

Sean Hannity finally admitted that he's a hack for the GOP. That's not news to anybody with a brain, obviously, but it's nice to see him say it out loud.

You know, I used to enjoy covering him when it was the Hannity and Colmes show because there was some news to be had with the old format, but after Obama was elected, Roger Ailes decided Fox News needed a 100 proof full hour of Hannity so I stopped watching. He's the most untalented host the network has so of course he would only offer up softballs to Repubocans.

As Media Matters noted:

In an April 11 piece, ThinkProgress pointed out that Trump has appeared on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show “an astonishing 41 times since he announced his campaign, giving him a nearly yearlong platform to target GOP voters. Conservative website RedState claimed ThinkProgress' report showed that Hannity “has become, for all intents and purposes, part of Trump’s campaign apparatus.”

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A Media Matters study found that in 2015, Hannity hosted 35 percent of all total interviews of Trump on Fox News. Hannity also gave Trump the vast majority of interviews compared to other GOP candidates in 2015 at 35 percent with over 8 hours of total airtime.

So he admits he's not a journalist. Hahahaha.

No one ever thought he was one.

SEAN HANNITY: Here's a website, ThinkProgress, remember they did the structural imbalance of talk radio so many years ago? And then they did this hit piece, "Hannity Interviewed Donald Trump 41 Times, And Never Made News," or something to that effect, which is just not true. And they picked some of the easier questions that I asked Donald Trump, which they could have done with any other candidate that I have interviewed.

I'll be honest, I'm not sitting here -- If I'm interviewing Hillary Clinton, it's gonna be a hundred times harder than any Republican, because I believe the Republicans represent, and have a far better vision, one that I agree with, I just have less disagreement with them. I'm not a journalist, I'm a talk show host. I can't think of any question that has come up, that I have wanted to ask these candidates, that was relevant to ask these candidates, that I haven't asked them. I've asked them everything.


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