Since it was learned yesterday that Sean Hannity retained Michael Cohen, the same lawyer President Trump hired, the mainstream media’s lack of self-awareness has reached such heights that it’s visible only from the International Space Station. NBC News’ Chuck Todd is among those who need somebody to prep the fainting couch and fetch the smelling salts:
Going to find out what kind of org Fox is today. No serious news org would allow someone this conflicted to cover this story https://t.co/8KX1JLlzpx
— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) April 17, 2018
OK, first off, I don’t get it. That criticism from self-described “objective journalists” like Todd only makes sense if Fox News bills Hannity the same way, but he’s a well-known Trump supporter and a Republican with an opinion show, not a “news” program, as Todd claims to host (often laughably, I might add). Hannity doesn’t “cover” stories — he comments on them. So even though perhaps the disclosure should have been made, I’m not really seeing any major reason for a freakout other than liberals and MSM journos (pardon the redundancy) hate Fox News and this story provided another tiny opening.
Here’s another reason Todd needs to give it a rest (via @Neontaster):
— The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) October 18, 2016
At the very least, Todd’s criticism of Hannity is “apples & oranges” and at most is big time projection and hypocrisy:
— neontaster ? (@neontaster) February 16, 2017
And Todd didn’t disclose that information. It was discovered as a result of the hack of John Podesta’s emails:
“Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd and his wife, a Democratic consultant, hosted a dinner party at their Washington D.C.-area home last year for Jennifer Palmieri, Hillary Clinton’s communications director.
An invitation for the shindig was sent on July 11, 2015 to John Podesta, Clinton’s campaign chairman. Podesta’s hacked emails have been released online by Wikileaks.
The party, which also involved a cocktail hour, was thrown for Palmieri and her husband, Jim Lyons.
And don’t even get me started on the journos, some of which might hyperventilate over the Hannity story, who went to John Podesta’s dinner parties without disclosing that information to their viewers/readers:
On April 9th, 2015–shortly before Clinton officially announced she was running for president–Podesta cooked for at least 28 reporters at his Washington DC home. The reporters came from leading national outlets like the Associated Press, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and NBC. According to the leaked email, the dinner had five goals for the Clinton campaign: “Getting to know” reporters closely covering Clinton; “setting expectations” for the announcement and “launch period”; “framing” Clinton’s message and the race; “demystifying key players” on Clinton’s campaign; and “having fun and enjoying good cooking.”
Spare everybody the sanctimony over Hannity, MSMers. It’s not like he’s a former Clinton adviser being paid by ABC News to conduct an “objective” interview with James Comey or a CNN contributor leaking town hall questions to the Hillary campaign.