Angry Fox News executives reportedly ordered Sean Hannity to abandon plans, announced as late as this afternoon on his nationally syndicated radio program, to broadcast his TV show from a Cincinnati tea-party rally he was headlining.
Hannity, on a book tour for his No. 1 best-seller “Conservative Victory: Defeating Obama’s Radical Agenda,” was scheduled to be the featured speaker at a four-hour rally at the University of Cincinnati – with as many as 13,000 in attendance. Proceeds from the event were to benefit a local tea-party organization.
But senior Fox News executives said they were not aware Hannity was being billed as the centerpiece of the event or that tea-party organizers were charging for admission to Hannity’s show as part of the rally. They reportedly first learned of it this morning from John Finley, Hannity’s executive producer, who was in Cincinnati to produce Hannity’s show.
Attendees were being charged a minimum of $5, with seats near Hannity’s set going for $20.
The execs reportedly recalled Hannity to New York to do his show in his regular studio. The network plans to do an extensive post-mortem about the incident with Finley and Hannity’s staff.
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