Fox News doesn’t condone Hannity appearance with Trump

President Trump Fox News host Sean Hannity and conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh will all appear at a campaign

Fox News' former slogan "fair and balanced" (which it dropped in 2017) has always been the butt of jokes among the far-right cable news outlet's critics and detractors-and Fox News' Sean Hannity wasn't exactly going for "balance" or objectivity when he appeared with President Donald Trump at a GOP rally in Missouri on November 5 (the day before the 2018 midterms).

Fox called it an "unfortunate distraction" that has been addressed.

It was especially surprising because earlier in the day Hannity said he would not be campaigning with the president, CNN noted.

That talking point was repeated regularly throughout the rest of the night on Fox News - accepted and repeated mainly because Trump said it.

"After 11 rallies in 8 states and weeks of campaigning for Republican candidates, the President will spend today making phone calls, monitoring Congressional, Senate and Gubernatorial races across the country and meeting with his political team for real-time updates", White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said.

A woman collapsed in the midst of President Donald Trump's rally in Missouri - the president then urged the medics to take their time in assisting the woman, and what the audience did next was surprising.

This was NOT planned, ' said Hannity.

"I have a few people, and they're right out here, and they're very special, they've done an incredible job for us", Trump told the crowd.

Obama and Trump offered competing visions for the country in a split screen of campaigning on Sunday, seeking to galvanize voter turnout in the fight to control Congress and governors' mansions.

This came after Hannity insisted that he would interview the president back stage and hold a live show from the venue, but wouldn't actually get on stage to campaign on the president's behalf.

He said that the Trump rallies convinced him that Trump would win in 2016 because he had such a great connection with voters.

"The whole thing is just so embarrassing that this guy basically has free rein to do whatever he wants, and management is either helpless or uninterested in doing anything about it", said one Fox News employee.

One Fox News employee described to CNN Business the scene at the NY headquarters of Fox News at the time, as a number of journalists inside the company's news division watched the episode unfold live.

It was a group that included his own Fox News colleagues.

Hannity released a statement on Twitter noting that he had not anticipated takingpart in the event. "They do fantastic work day in and day out in a fair and balanced way and it is an honor to work with such great professionals".

"I mean, when people say that there's no difference and when Fox tries to consider itself a news organization, they have some complications at moments like this". In 2016, for instance, he cited unscientific polls on-air after a Fox News executive told network producers that they did not meet the company's editorial standards.



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