Sean Hannity is one of the most popular hosts on Fox News Channel.
But Hannity just found himself in the middle.
Sean Hannity said two words that could change Fox News forever.
Sean Hannity’s program follows Tucker Carlson’s show each night.
Before Hannity comes on the air, there is a bit of banter between the two hosts which is known as the “handoff.”
This exchange just landed Hannity in some hot water.
At the end of Carlson’s show, Carlson was interviewing Chadwick Moore about the hypocrisy in the Democrat Party over wealth inequality.
Carlson said Democrats used to care about this but now they are the party of plutocrats exemplified by Amazon owner Jeff Bezos.
At the end of the interview, Carlson noted that Bezos owns the Washington Post which routinely promotes endless lockdowns that close retail businesses.
Coronavirus shutdowns line Bezos’s pockets as Americans could only turn to Amazon – the online shopping giant – to purchase items they would normally get at the local shopping mall.
Carlson noted that in one day, Bezos increased his net worth by 13 billion dollars and wondered if Bezos was using the Washington Post to push coronavirus hysteria to keep the lockdowns going for his financial benefit.
“I’m not against wealth accumulation, I’m not against free enterprise, but $13 billion in a day suggests something is skewed with the system, no?” Carlson asked Moore.
That came at the very end of the show as Hannity popped up onscreen for the handoff.
At that point, Hannity then appeared to contradict Carlson by defending capitalism and Bezos’s ability to make money.
“People can make money, they provide goods and services people want, need, and desire? That’s America. It’s called freedom, capitalism, and as long as it’s honest, right? People decide,” Hannity stated.
Carlson looked surprised and many viewers wondered if the two most popular hosts on Fox News were about to engage in an ideological debate that threatened to split the network and its viewing audience in two.
But the next day, Hannity apologized on social media noting that he only heard the tail end of the conversation and that while he supported free enterprise, he did not feel there was any room in America for pandemic profiteering.
I was very clear I support capitalism. If someone is honestly providing goods and services people want, need, and desire I’m fine with that. If they capitalize on tragedy, that’s a different issue and I was very clear. I’ve seen no evidence of that. But if I do, watch out.
I was reiterating Tucker’s point on NOT being versus capitalism. I was in the chair one minute before airtime and I was specifically responding to the end of Tucker’s interview when he said he supported honest capitalism, I had not heard any of the other part of the interview.
I apologize for any misunderstanding to Tucker and the Fox audience. I support freedom and Capitalism. Not people taking advantage of a pandemic. If I see such evidence I will obviously condemn it.
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