Sean Hannity is in real trouble. Some of the of the most important advertisers from his prime-time show have decided to stop supporting him after the controversial interview he had with Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore. However, while many believe this is the main reason behind the mass exodus, the truth may have more to do with a coordinated operation lead by Media Matters. This organization is a George Soros-funded “watchdog” site characterized for targeting conservative journalists and media outlets.
Last week, the Fox News host had Moore on his radio program to answer The Washington Post‘s allegations. As everyone knows, the Republican Senate candidate stands accused of sexually harassing teenagers when he was in his 30s some decades ago.
On the show, Moore told Hannity that while he actually dated much younger women back in those days, he always did it with the permission and knowledge of their parents. In addition, Moore assured he did not remember dating a 14-year-old girl.
While Hannity cautioned his audience to withhold judgment on the Republican candidate until there was more information, some media personalities praised the interview as a “tough” one. Believe it or not, this compliment was made on both sides of the political spectrum, including some of the most leftist journalists.
In fact, some conspiracy theorist media figures suggested that Hannity’s interview was so uncomfortably “tough” that this could reveal a White House operation to get rid of this candidate.
However, soon after Hannity signed off, a leftist campaign designed to pressure his advertisers into abandoning him suddenly began. Just as the Fox News host was reaping praise for the interview, the president of Media Matters for America (MMFA), Angelo Carusone, was on social media sending demands.
These were sent to individual advertisers, and it explicitly asked them to indicate their lack of support for a “child molester” by pulling their ads from Hannity’s show. Naturally, it was a dirty operation.
As everyone knows, this leftist watchdog site receives millions of dollars in funding from billionaire progressive George Soros. Believe it or not, this is such an undeniable fact that the organization itself no longer bothers to hide it.
According to George Soros himself, the only goal is nothing more than “to hold Fox News accountable for the false and misleading information they so often broadcast.” At least recently, this organization definitely served that goal by going after individual Fox News hosts. After all, Glenn Beck and Bill O’Reilly were the main targets before Hannity.
Far from being an ineffective operation, the truth is that Carusone got the results he wanted sooner than expected. Realtor.com immediately pulled their ads and even referenced MMFA in an apology tweet, which assured they will not be running TV ads on Sean Hannity. Soon after them, Keurig made the same action.
Far from feeling pleased, Carusone then went after Ford and clothing retailer ScotteVest, asking them to cease sponsoring Hannity’s show. Naturally, other members of the leftist organization quickly caught on. In fact, using an MMFA-published list of his advertisers, they engaged in a multi-front pressure operation, harassing several companies on social media until they agreed to pull Hannity advertising.
Naturally, the results of this operation have been so effective that the Fox News host is now in a very delicate situation. However, even when everything seems to be quite surprising, the truth is that MMFA has been after him for a couple of months.
And, of course, the Republican candidate Roy Moore represented nothing more than the greatest opportunity for the leftist organization to ride the wave of sexual harassment finger-pointing.
Good afternoon @Keurig. You are currently sponsoring Sean Hannity's show. He defends child molester Roy Moore and attacks women who speak out against sexual harassment. Please reconsider.
— Angelo Carusone (@GoAngelo) November 10, 2017
The MMFA advertiser document is actually from May, and in its introduction, they describe Hannity as a bigot, sexist, and a conspiracy theorist. Also, the organization claimed that Hannity has used his platform on Fox News to advocate for authoritarian tactics toward the press.
While the May effort failed to achieve the main goal, it was actually somewhat successful. After all, it got military insurance company USAA –among others- to drop advertising from Hannity’s show. However, everything went downhill after the Media Research Center fired back at USAA, pointing out that this company supported other political talkers, such as MSNBC host Rachel Maddow. USAA eventually reinstated its advertising.
Basically, Media Matters is just making another effort to end Hannity. And considering that they chose the perfect momentum, the truth is that they are getting a little bit of success.
Now, it´s Hannity’s turn to make his move.