And why not? He has the number one show on cable news, and he’s with evil Fox.
According to the Washington Examiner:
Early in the morning, CNN legal analyst Carrie Cordero argued that Hannity shouldn’t enjoy any legal privilege through his dealings with Cohen. Cordero said it wouldn’t be normal for a lawyer to work in confidence for a client without being formally retained.
Later, CNN media analyst Brian Stelter said Hannity should have disclosed to his viewers that he had a relationship with Cohen, someone he was covering on his Fox News show. Stelter said Hannity blurs the lines between reporting and entertainment.
After that, CNN had American Conservative Union Chairman Matt Schlapp, who was pressed by CNN host Alisyn Camerota if Hannity is a journalist.
To be clear, Hannity should have disclosed any ties or “advice” he was getting from Michael Cohen before assailing the FBI for raiding Cohen’s offices. Not only does Hannity have a conflict of interest because he has a relationship with Cohen, but there could well be information about Hannity himself in the documents the feds seized.
That said, this is hardly the Profumo Affair – look it up, kids – and CNN itself has a conflict of interest, hoping to take down a ratings monster with whom they can’t compete.
“I think he’s a really interesting phenomenon,” says @brianstelter of Sean Hannity. “He does blur these lines. He says he’s not a journalist, he says journalism is dead, and yet he calls his show real news and says he has anonymous sources, so he tries to have it both ways” pic.twitter.com/2uDfQLtvJe
— New Day (@NewDay) April 17, 2018