Sean Hannity stepped up his call for Donald Trump to blacklist media outlets he doesn’t think are legitimate — meaning, basically everybody except his home network Fox and its affiliates.
The Fox host wrote on Twitter that all of the major broadcast news networks, CNN, MSNBC, Politico, and The New York Times “Are all biased and Corrupt. ‘Fake News’. If I were @realDonaldTrump NO ACCESS!”
Hannity was one of Trump’s most deferential supporters during the campaign, and, in the weeks since the election, has frequently encouraged the president-elect to adopt a hostile posture against journalists whose coverage is not unfailingly positive.
He applauded Trump for holding an off-the-record meeting on Monday with network anchors and executives, in which Trump berated them for coverage he didn’t like — or, in Hannity’s words, Trump was “kicking the ass of Network heads for their bias.” Hannity maintains that these media outlets abandoned journalistic ethics and colluded with Clinton.
“In my opinion, it’s time to re-evaluate the press in this country, and maybe it’s time to change the traditional relationship that the press will have with the White House,” Hannity said Tuesday night.