Sean Hannity Pulled from Cincinnati Tea Party

Sean Hannity has been pulled from the Cincinnati Tea Party tonight by Fox News.  Early reports were that Hannity had to leave for a personal emergency. Later, news started coming out that Fox News executives ordered Hannity to withdraw from the event. Hannity was reported leaving the University of Cincinnati campus prior to a scheduled book signing event.

Fox News executives are reportedly upset that the Cincinnati Tea party was potentially profiting from Hannity’s planned appearance, having nearly sold out tickets for the scheduled April 15th, 2010 event at Fifth Third Arena (which seats around 13,000) at the University of Cincinnati. Tickets for the event ranged from $5 to $20.  The Cincinnati Tea Party paid for the facility and had no expectations of turning a profit on the event but stated that any overage would be used for future Cincinnati Tea Party sponsored events.

I was hoping to have the opportunity to attend the event, but had scheduling issues. It will be intesting to see what Hannity says regarding this. I’d certainly have expected that Hannity would have taken another course of action (perhaps paying for the facility himself) had he expected a reaction such as this. When I was listening to his radio program this afternoon he sounded very upbeat and anxious to get to the arena for the event. It’s clearly not a decision made by him.

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Written by admin on April 15, 2010

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4 Comments so far

  1. theMachiavellian April 15, 2010 11:36 pm

    I was turned off myself by the Cincy Tea Party hitching their wagon to Hannity.

    The Tea Party, was, I thought, supposed to be independent. As much as I like Hannity, having him at the event threw that independence out the window.

    Plus, as tonight showed,there are several downsides to inviting big name celebs.

    Keep the Tea Party focused on its individual members.

  2. Jean Huber April 15, 2010 11:41 pm

    Sean, what happened? I listened this afternoon and was shocked when you did not broadcast from Ohio? Surely Fox can not be this unreasonable?

  3. The Real American May 16, 2010 1:29 am

    Personally, I don’t think that Sean Hannity – or any other Republican – missing a “Tea Party” event is such a political tragedy. The Tea Partiers need to wake up and realize that neither: The Democrats or Republicans are [in any way] valuable to their ongoing political efforts or the agenda of salvaging America. Both parties got us into this current dilemma and both of them will continue to exacerbate it through their Un-Constitutional and Socially Destructive Policies.

    At this point, I am far more worried about our own Fascist Government – than any Terrorists that they might ultimately prevent. Terrorists can only kill you once and it’s over. Tyrants can keep you alive and living in Hell for decades. Which is honestly worse?

  4. Gary Anderson September 25, 2010 11:01 pm

    True conservatives are slow to war and fiscally responsible. I don’t see neocons, Palin, John Birch Tea Party people as either.

    Ron Paul warned the rank and file that Beck and Palin were taking them for a ride.

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