Jun 1 2002

Hannity to Guests: Shut Up

Being the host of a show confers certain advantages in debate; for one thing, if you don’t like what your opponent is saying, you can always get the show’s engineers to turn off his or her microphone. Sean Hannity, the right-wing co-host of Fox News Channel‘s Hannity & Colmes, is well aware of this power, and has used it or threatened to use it several times. On October 20, 1999, Hannity interviewed African-American football legend Mercury Morris. When the conversation turned heated, Hannity warned: “All right, if we have to, we’ll turn your mike down. That’s the next step.” When […]