Fox News Pulls Sean Hannity from Tea Party Rally

by | April 16, 2010 at 10:07 AM | Cable News

Sean Hannity of Fox News (Photo: Associated Press)

Sean Hannity of Fox News (Photo: Associated Press)

Sean Hannity, the Fox News host and controversial conservative figure, has stirred things up yet again after being forced to scrap his plans for a broadcast Thursday night from a Cincinnati tea party rally, according to the Huffington Post.

After agreeing to host his Fox News program from the rally, Hannity received orders from the network that it would not allow the Tea Party to benefit from such a broadcast.

“Fox News never agreed to allow the Cincinnati Tea Party organizers to use Sean Hannity’s television program to profit from broadcasting his show from the event,” network president Bill Shine said to the Los Angeles Times.

It turns out that rally organizers were charging people for admission to watch Hannity’s broadcast, something that angered Fox News executives and went against a recent sentiment expressed by Fox’s leader Rupert Murdoch.

“I don’t think we should be supporting the Tea Party or any other party,” Murdoch said during an event last week in Washington, DC.

When Fox News executives discovered what Hannity was up to, they forced him to return to New York and broadcast from their regular studio, reports the Los Angeles Times.