OPINION | Barry Richard: Why Exactly Should Fox Fire Sean Hannity?
For purposes of full disclosure, I am not a huge Sean Hannity guy. I don't watch his Fox News Channel program with any regularity, nor do I tune into his syndicated radio show.
I'm just not a fan of his over the top style, though I do appreciate his commitment to the truth and his efforts to ferret it out. We also share similar political views.
Yesterday it was revealed in court that Hannity has, from time to time, sought legal advice from President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen--which for some reason has touched off a firestorm in the liberal media and among some Democrats who feel he should resign or be fired from Fox.
Cohen is fighting for the return of records seized from his office and residence in a bizarre FBI raid that may have violated Trump's attorney-client privilege, and was forced in court to reveal his relationship with Hannity as a part of that process.
Hannity says he had never paid for Cohen's services or been represented by him, but had sought confidential legal advice from him, mostly to do with real estate.
Hannity has no obligation to disclose his relationship with Cohen. It's nobody's business. It makes for sexy left-wing TV, though, and distracts from the issues Hannity is fighting to shine a light on, such as the multitude of Clinton-related scandals and the corrupt Obama Administration's Justice Department.
Keep up the fight, Hannity. The truth will prevail.
Barry Richard is the host of The Barry Richard Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from noon to 3 p.m. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @BarryJRichard58. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.