True Pundit

Business Politics

Media Matters Is Coming For Sean Hannity’s Advertisers — And His Job

FOLLOW US!
Follow on FacebookFollow on Twitter

Left-wing activist group Media Matters, which previously led the charge to take down former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, is now coming for Sean Hannity.

The powerful left-wing organization is ramping up a pressure campaign against the pro-Trump host’s advertisers. The front page of Media Matters’ website makes clear what the goal is: taking down Hannity.

Screenshot/MediaMatters.Org

The page directs Media Matters’ leftist supporters to a petition page where they can help “Stop Sean Hannity” by sending the message to his advertisers that they “will get burned if they continue to associate with Hannity.”

The site also prominently features a list of Hannity’s advertisers that states: “Sean Hannity is functioning as a propagandist in order to advance a political agenda in support of Donald Trump.” The list was last updated on Thursday, according to Media Matters.

Media Matters is whipping its supporters into a frenzy over email and social media as well.

“Today, Media Matters is launching an effort to encourage Hannity’s sponsors to stop financially supporting his propaganda,” reads a Media Matters email sent to supporters on Friday evening. “At this point, if a company is sponsoring Sean Hannity’s show, it’s essentially supporting a Trump propaganda operation.” The email includes a link to the petition page targeting Hannity’s advertisers.

Media Matters is flooding social media with negative posts from Hannity’s long career as a TV and radio host, as well as periodically blasting out a list of Hannity’s advertisers.

Hannity’s primetime Fox News show at 10 p.m.  — which consistently earns stellar ratings — has been a constant voice of support for President Trump amid a sharply critical media environment. Hannity’s unflappable support for Trump has made him a prime target for Media Matters and other activists on the left.

Media Matters previously targeted Hannity’s advertisers in May after the Fox News host pushed a conspiracy theory surrounding murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich.

The Media Matters pressure campaign resulted in several of those advertisers — including the military insurance group USAA — to pull their ads from “Hannity.” That strategy came to a (temporary) halt, however, when conservative activists began targeting the advertisers for MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and other liberal hosts.

USAA caved and pulled its ads from Maddow’s show, before eventually reinstating its advertisements on both MSNBC and Fox News.

Content created by The Daily Caller News Foundation is available without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact [email protected].

 

FOLLOW US!
Follow on FacebookFollow on Twitter

  • MatFan

    If advertisers pull out, new ones should step in. He does have a huge market and many people would support his advertisers.

    Personally, I can’t stand him. He asks 20 minute questions, he repeats himself with lists (as if we’re all too stupid to remember), and he interrupts his guests or talks over them or doesn’t let them talk at all. He comments so much while guests are talking that the guests get out-of-sync and the show ends up with weird pauses.

  • mainphx

    All is true, though he has a huge voice and he has great guests. Because of huge audience, he does have informants which at least exposes the left’s skeletons. We can’t let the left to continue stomp out free speech.

  • democrat CockRoach

    I will never forgive hannity for going after Ron Paul the way he did.