Here is the one hundred thirteenth article in our Republicans on Parade series, featuring individuals who personify what the Republican Party has become. Today’s honoree is Republican Faux Noise host, Bullshitologist, Trump Sycophant, and Welfare Queen Sean Hannity. He is so honored for his Republican hypocrisy and greed.
Fox News Sean Hannity was outed Sunday for having vast real estate holdings, including properties that take government money for HUD approved housing. It was those $90 million in holdings that were outed by the investigation into Michael Cohen.
According to the report broken by The Guardian, Hannity has several shell companies set up to navigate 470 different homes in 7 states.
“First, I want to apologize to Sean,” New York Times op-ed columnist Bret Stephens began. “I once called him Fox News’s dumbest anchor. He’s clearly the shrewdest real estate developer. I think it’s funny Sean Hannity turns out to be a welfare queen for HUD, having taken advantage of guarantees that were put forward by none other than the [Barack] Obama administration.”
Stephens noted that Hannity has said over and over he isn’t a journalist, though his determination seems to shift back and forth depending on what is the most expedient at the time.
“He proves it every single day,” Stephens continued of Hannity’s lack of journalist chops. “The question for Fox News is whether they want to consider themselves a journalistic institution and continue to employ as an anchor a guy who clearly is better at real estate than he is, at reporting.”
After spending most of her career in banking, MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle noted that when bank employees have a conflict of interest, regulators and the FCC get involved… [emphasis added]
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The following video is identical to the one in the article, but is from YouTube.
I’m amazed that I’ve never paraded Hannity before, even though I have covered him dozens of times, which I can document as far back as 2009.
On many occasions people with whom Hannity had business dealings appeared on his show, and Hannity never disclosed it. His hypocrisy is exceeded only by his greed.