Sean Hannity has long been one of Fox News’ top rated hosts and is also popular and respected for his radio show. His career recently hit a peak when his unwavering support for Donald Trump during his candidacy helped carry Trump to victory and validated Hannity’s political instincts.
However, all the liberal backlash against establishment outsider Donald Trump has resulted in a true “witch hunt” atmosphere in the media world, and even someone as well-regarded as Sean Hannity is not safe from it.
21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch reportedly had an axe to grind against Bill O’Reilly, and is evidently angling to take a more active role in reshaping the network to his own taste now that it is leaderless following former chairman Roger Ailes’ ouster.
According to a report in the New York Times, Rupert Murdoch’s heir may be targeting Sean Hannity as the next powerhouse figure at Fox News to get the door.