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Sean Hannity demands the media to have "respect for the office" in a weird retweet

The Fox News host wants journalists to be more like a girl who cleaned Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame


Taylor Link
July 1, 2017 6:16PM (UTC)

Fox News host Sean Hannity has no love for the media. That became apparent Saturday when the right-wing commentator called on CNN and NBC News to take note from a Wyoming woman who cleaned President Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this week.

Calling Makenna a "great American," Hannity wrote that some news networks and one morning show host need to "watch and learn what respect for the office is" from her.

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The irony of course is that Hannity and his employer, Fox News, disrespected former President Barack Obama at every turn. From Obama's choice of mustard to his tan suit, Hannity loved to debase the 44th president of the U.S.

But now that his guy is in office, Hannity believes that the office of the president deserves unqualified respect and should be treated with deference.

This was obviously not the first time that Hannity has taken a swipe at the media. His nightly program on Fox News frequently admonishes the reporting of reputable newsrooms such as The Washington Post and CNN. He, along with the president, refers to the Russia hacking investigations as "fake news."

The original tweet Hannity retweeted to his 2.5 million followers seemed almost like a parody. In the tweet, which has now amassed more than 190,000 likes, Makenna wrote that she had "nothing but respect for my president," as she polished the defaced star, which the president received for his career in reality TV.

The star has been frequently vandalized since Trump has entered the political sphere.


Taylor Link

Taylor Link is an assistant editor at Salon. You can find him on Twitter at @taylorlink_

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