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Posted Saturday 7/28/18 at 12:28AM EDT
In Part 2 of her Hannity interview, Roseanne Barr says she "wasn't in a good, mentally balanced place" before her racist tweet
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
"It was scary, Sean. I told ABC that I don't feel like I'm in a good mentally balanced place," she said, once again blaming Ambien. Sean Hannity aired the second part of his interview with Barr on Friday night. ALSO: Comedian Mo'Nique defends "sister in comedy" Roseanne Barr, saying she won’t “throw her away for making a mistake.”
Posted Friday 7/27/18 at 1:14PM EDT
Roseanne Barr's Hannity interview was a "master class on how not to apologize for a massive public flameout"
Sean Hannity devoted an entire hour to the disgraced former Roseanne star. "But, despite having an hour to make her case, Barr rarely stuck with one topic for long, hopscotching through various topics and defenses," said Eric Deggans. "In one part of the interview, the comic insisted she didn't want to hurt anyone or cause anyone pain." He added: "In watching a once-great sitcom star fail to really explain the racist outburst that ruined her career, viewers have seen all they need to know." ALSO: Barr failed to apologize across every dimension, and her joke attacking Valerie Jarrett's hairstyle revealed that she wasn't sorry.
Posted Thursday 7/26/18 at 10:37PM EDT
Roseanne Barr, in her first post-firing TV interview, halfheartedly apologizes to Valerie Jarrett -- then disses her hairstyle
“I’ve apologized a lot," Barr said in an interview on Fox News' Hannity, her first TV appearance since her May 29 firing from Roseanne. "It’s been two months and I feel like I have apologized and explained and asked for forgiveness and made recompense,” she added. “I was so sad that people thought it was racist.” Barr said of the "ape" tweet targeting the former Obama advisor. "I was so sad that anyone thinks that of me, but I’m not that person…I hate everyone equally." Hannity then asked Barr if she wanted to address Jarrett directly by facing the camera. "I’m so sorry that you thought I was racist and that you thought my tweet was racist, because it wasn’t. It was political," Barr said. "I’m sorry for the misunderstanding that caused. I’m sorry that you feel harmed and hurt. For that I apologize. I never meant to hurt anyone or say anything about an entire race of people, which I think 30 years of my work can attest to.” She then followed up her apology by saying: "She's got to get a new haircut. I mean seriously. She needs a new haircut." In a live podcast taping earlier in the evening with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, Barr seemed more defiant, saying: "I recognize that she thinks I wronged her." Barr added: "All my friends said, your mistake was to apologize to the left because when they see blood in the water, they’re going to come until you’re dead. And I think that’s kind of true.” ALSO: Barr said ABC "should be so lucky that they'll ever get anywhere near" the Roseanne revival's ratings.
Posted Wednesday 7/25/18 at 1:49PM EDT
Valerie Jarrett on Roseanne Barr's interview with Sean Hannity "I won’t be watching, and I hope you all won’t be watching either"
Jarrett joked this morning on The View that her first reaction to Barr's "ape" tweet was, "Roseanne Who?" Asked about Barr's interview Thursday on Sean Hannity's Fox News show, Jarrett said: “I think there are just so many issues that are more important. I won’t be watching, and I hope you all won’t be watching either.” ALSO: Barr joked about wanting to interview Jarrett while they're both naked.
Posted Wednesday 7/25/18 at 3:24AM EDT
Roseanne Barr to give her first post-firing interview to Sean Hannity live on Fox News
Barr will appear for a live interview on Thursday night at 9 p.m. ET on Hannity's primetime Fox News show. Barr will talk about the Valerie Jarrett "ape" tweet that got her fired from Roseanne, as well as her support of President Trump. This will mark Barr's first TV appearance and formal television interview since her abrupt firing on May 29. Hannity will only show a portion of his Roseanne interview on Thursday night. He plans to save the rest for his Friday night show. ALSO: Roseanne will also spend Thursday night taping a live podcast from a New York City club with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach.
Posted Tuesday 7/10/18 at 11:58PM EDT
Report: New White House communications chief Bill Shine used his Fox News expertise on President Trump's Supreme Court announcement
Source: Vanity Fair
“Shine brought in all new lights,” a person briefed on the production tells Fox News expert Gabriel Sherman. “He gave Trump what’s called a ‘downlight.’ Trump’s a little fat, but that made him look younger.” Sherman also reports that Shine, the former Fox News executive who was ousted for allegedly facilitating sexual harassment at the cable news network, rewarded Sean Hannity by timing Monday's announcement to the beginning of the Hannity show at 9 p.m. ET. Thanks to the announcement, Hannity beat The Bachelorette to become Monday's most-watched show with 5.82 million viewers.
Posted Friday 6/01/18 at 9:43AM EDT
Samantha Bee should've known that the C-word is a "political comedy A-bomb"
Source: The Daily Beast
"Bee isn’t new to this," Erin Gloria Ryan says of the Full Frontal host. "She should have known that 'c*nt' is a political comedy A-bomb, that performative pearl-clutching over the word would eclipse the larger point she was trying to make (about immigration). Which is a shame, because she was making a worthwhile point." Ryan adds: "Bee should have known better. Everybody who can’t resist the cheap shot should know better. When Jimmy Kimmel took a (cheap) shot at Melania Trump’s accent and made a mildly homophobic joke about Sean Hannity’s relationship with Donald Trump, Hannity was able to swoop in and play moral. Kimmel apologized, and the salient point that Kimmel was originally trying to make about Hannity—that he was so deferential to President Trump that he functioned like a media organ of the executive branch—was lost." ALSO: Why Bee's transgression is not nearly as egregious, offensive, or cruel as what Roseanne Barr did.
Posted Wednesday 5/02/18 at 10:57PM EDT
Sean Hannity deleted a Tom Brokaw "A NEW LOW AT 30 Rock" tweet and his corresponding story
As CNN media reporter noticed that the Fox News host tweeted then deleted a tweet and a corresponding Hannity.com story on the Brokaw scandal shortly after they were posted Wednesday. Hannity likely made the deletions because it would've been seen as hypocritical since he staunchly defended late Fox News boss Roger Ailes amid his sexual harassment scandal.
Posted Monday 4/23/18 at 1:18PM EDT
John Oliver bought ad time on Sean Hannity's show in hopes of reaching President Trump
Source: The Washington Post
The Last Week Tonight Catheter Cowboy ads will air this week to address the international Iranian nuclear agreement. “Hey there, Donald, sorry to interrupt your supper,” Catheter Cowboy says in the ad. “I’m here to tell you the Iran deal may not be perfect, but it helps restrict Iran’s ability to start making a bomb for at least 10 years."
Posted Thursday 4/19/18 at 1:54PM EDT
Time's 100 most influential people of 2018 include Jimmy Kimmel, Sean Hannity, Meghan Markle and Roseanne Barr
Other TV stars from Time's annual list also include Oprah Winfrey, Tiffany Haddish, Kumail Nanjiani, Issa Rae, Trevor Noah, Nicole Kidman, Sterling K. Brown, Millie Bobby Brown, Lena Waithe, Jennifer Lopez, Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb.
Posted Thursday 4/19/18 at 1:54PM EDT
Samantha Bee tries to prove that Sean Hannity is a serial killer
"I know what you’re thinking: You can’t just throw together a bunch of scary buzzwords and out-of-context clips to support an outrageous conclusion," Bee said on this week's Full Frontal. "And normally I would agree with you, but you know who does that all the time? Sean Hannity." ALSO: Fox News held Hannity to a higher standard eight years ago.
Posted Wednesday 4/18/18 at 6:54AM EDT
Inside Fox News' "surreal moment" learning of Sean Hannity's attorney-client connection to Michael Cohen
Source: Vanity Fair
Monday's revelation was "shocking, even to those inside Fox News," according to Gabriel Sherman, who specializes in reporting on Fox News. “What the f*ck? This is the most embarrassing thing I’ve ever seen,” one staffer told him. “This is bad,” another Fox staffer said. “It violates every rule of journalism.” Still, "Hannity’s closeness with Trump has given him immense power at the network, and he’s not afraid to show it," says Sherman, which is likely why he wasn't punished. ALSO: Inside Hannity's very close relationship with Trump: "He basically has a desk" in the White House.
Posted Tuesday 4/17/18 at 7:01PM EDT
Fox News is giving Sean Hannity its "full support," despite being unaware Michael Cohen was his lawyer
“While Fox News was unaware of Sean Hannity’s informal relationship with Michael Cohen and was surprised by the announcement in court yesterday, we have reviewed the matter and spoken to Sean and he continues to have our full support,” the cable news network said in a statement.
Posted Tuesday 4/17/18 at 1:41PM EDT
Did Sean Hannity get his idea for "attorney-client privilege" from Breaking Bad?
Source: The Washington Post
In explaining his attorney-client relationship with Michael Cohen, Hannity said on his radio show Monday, “I might have handed him 10 bucks (and said,) ‘I definitely want your attorney-client privilege on this.' Something like that.” Breaking Bad fans were immediately drawing a comparison between Hannity and Bob Odenkirk's Saul Goodman, who told Walter White and Jesse Pinkman to “put a dollar in my pocket” to become their attorneys in a Season 2 episode. But as Kyle Swenson points out, citing a New Mexico Law Review article, that Breaking Bad scene and Hannity's comment are incorrect because there's no reason to exchange money to establish attorney-client privilege. “There is simply no reason to exchange a dollar,” according to the law review article by Armen Adzhemyan and Susan M. Marcella. “To invoke the privilege, Saul only needs to confirm that Walt and Jesse seek his legal advice as potential clients.”
Posted Monday 4/16/18 at 11:31PM EDT
Jimmy Kimmel mocks Sean Hannity over the revelation that Michael Cohen was his attorney
Kimmel, eight days removed from ending his feud with the Fox News host, reacted to Monday's bombshell, describing Hannity as “chief propaganda guy for Trump’s legal team – but he never disclosed that he is also represented by a member of that legal team." Kimmel then poked fun at Hannity statement that Cohen never represented him. “That sounds normal. He has a lawyer – he doesn’t pay. By the way, I’m thinking of hiring Michael Cohen as my lawyer. He only has three clients and apparently, he works for free. He doesn’t take money from anyone.”
- In January 2017, Hannity said on Fox News he and Cohen had a personal relationship, saying: "full disclosure: a personal friend of mine, long before this election ever started"
- Anderson Cooper called out Hannity's massive conflict of interest
- Hannity opened Monday's show with a montage of cable news anchors saying his name
- Hannity said later in his show that the "media went absolutely insane. Wall-to-wall, hour-to-hour coverage of yours truly"
- Stephen Colbert's Late Show creates mash-up of Hannity admitting Cohen connection