THE HAMPTONS—Several members of the mainstream media, in The Hamptons for their weekly meeting, yoga, and massage session, have reported to Newsquips that they are “shocked” about Sean Hannity being a Conservative and being on national TV.
“Conservatives aren’t really allowed in the media, in this day and age. We’re rather aghast, to say rather the least,” one major TV news anchor told Newsquips. “What channel is he on?” asked another. “Perhaps he’s involved in some sort of racist Russian collusion with ‘Trump’,” another reporter reported to Newsquips.
Named recently in the courtroom appearance of President Trump’s legal counsel, Hannity said he has had no dealings with the lawyer save for some casual advice about real estate. But that didn’t stop media personalities, using what one called “investigative journalism techniques,” from deducing that he must therefore be a conservative. “Or a Nazi,” added a major newspaper reporter to Newsquips.
Sean Hannity is a news commentator rather than a reporter, and is well-known to be a conservative, and a Trump supporter. “So he’s like got a lot of like enemies in the media right,” a reporter told or asked Newsquips.
Asked by Newsquips whether the reporters felt as though it were possible that outspoken liberals might exist in the supposedly objective media, such as Anderson Cooper, Jim Acosta, Christiane Amanpour, Brooke Baldwin, Dana Bash, Wolf Blitzer, Alisyn Camerota, Chris Cuomo, Sanjay Gupta, Poppy Harlow, Sally Kohn, Marc Lamont Hill, Don Lemon, Suzanne Malveaux, Kyra Phillips, Vinnie Politan, Kirsten Powers, Bill Press, Hilary Rosen, Jim Sciutto, Brian Stelter, Jake Tapper, Jeffrey Toobin, Paula Zahn, Fareed Zakaria, Tom Brokaw, Matt Lauer, Andrea Mitchell, Hoda Kotb, Kelly O’Donnell, Tamron Hall, Rachel Maddow, Chuck Todd, Chris Matthews, Thomas Roberts, Chris Hayes, Chris Jansing, Lawrence O’Donnell, Joy Reid, Ali Velshi, most every New York Times reporter and editor and columnist, most every Washington Post reporter and editor and columnist, most every other newspaper reporter and editor and columnist, all of Hollywood and all of academia — one truculent reporter exclaimed, “sorry but you sound racist and anywho the yoga session is on now — namaste!”