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From: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostNov-6 9:41 AM 
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Huffpost: Despite his promises earlier in the day, Fox News host Sean Hannity joined President Donald Trump on stage at a campaign rally in Missouri on Monday, praising the president while chastising other journalists as “fake news.”

Hannity, who hosted his hourlong program live from Cape Girardeau during Trump’s last rally of the election cycle, had pledged that he was only in the state to host his show before the event amid criticism that he was stumping for the president. Those promises rang hollow, however, as Trump invited the Fox News personality on stage, praising him as one of the “incredible people” who had “done an incredible job for us.”

“Mr. President, I did an opening monologue today and I had no idea you were going to invite me up here. And the one thing that has made and defined your presidency more than anything else: promises made, promises kept,” Hannity said on stage after shaking Trump’s hand, echoing a rally motto. 

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From: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostNov-6 9:49 AM 
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Trump also dragged Sarah Huckaliar, Kellyanne and Ivanka to his Monday rallies - I guess he saw the polls with a gender gap favoring Dems and this was his solution. Ivanka & Sarah are at least close to violating the Hatch Act with their appearances

Reliable Sources newsletter:

What makes this midterm election different from all the others? Better question: Who? The answer, of course, is President Trump. Voter interest is sky-high. The early vote is explosive. Trump's rhetoric is apocalyptic. For all those reasons, and others, news outlets are treating this like a presidential election... with TV coverage to match. We'll get to that in a moment... But first, let's talk about what happened at Trump's midterm finale rally...

Hannity campaigns for Trump (after saying he wouldn't)

Oliver Darcy emails: Sean Hannity and Fox News said that he would not be campaigning for Trump. After the campaign put out a press release saying he'd be a "special guest," Hannity went as far as to tweet that he would be doing his show at the rally, but would "not be on stage campaigning with the president."

That proved not to be true. Hannity received a hero's welcome at the rally, shook hands, signed autographs, waved to fans, and hosted his show from a special stage near the main stage. When the president arrived, the two men chatted on live TV. After Hannity's show ended and "The Ingraham Angle" started, Trump called Hannity up to the stage, and Hannity obliged. The Fox host delivered brief remarks while insisting he had "no idea" this was going to happen. Weird, because the rest of us figured it would! 

 >> Fellow Fox host Jeanine Pirro also came up on stage...

 >> Fox News had no immediate comment on the apparent breach of standards...


From: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostNov-6 9:52 AM 
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more from Brian Stelter:

Hannity insulted his own colleagues

"All those people in the back are fake news," Hannity said while standing at the presidential podium. In the back, in the press pen, were reporters and producers from all the major networks, including Fox. How do you think it felt for the Fox staffers, who were just trying to do their jobs, to be insulted by Fox's biggest star?


From: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostNov-6 12:59 PM 
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an update from Brian Stelter. IOW, we told them it was okay, but now there is a backlash so we have to express disappointment:

Fox statement re: Hannity and Pirro campaigning with Trump last night: "Fox News does not condone any talent participating in campaign events... This was an unfortunate distraction and has been addressed." The statement also praises Fox's "extraordinary team of journalists."

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