This is interesting because earlier in the day Hannity tweeted this:
In spite of reports, I will be doing a live show from Cape Girardeau and interviewing President Trump before the rally. To be clear, I will not be on stage campaigning with the President. I am covering final rally for my show. Something I have done in every election in the past.
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) November 5, 2018
Well, then I guess we are all just seeing things.
Apparently, Fox News is not happy with the way this looks.
Courtesy of NYT:
The show onstage might well have been called Fox & Friend. As President Trump wrapped up the midterm election cycle with a late-night rally on Monday in southeast Missouri, he was joined by a trio of conservative media rock stars.
Introducing the president as he stumped for Republican candidates was Rush Limbaugh, the radio host who was born and raised in Cape Girardeau. Then after Mr. Trump took the microphone, he invited two Fox News personalities, Sean Hannity and Jeanine Pirro, to join him onstage, where each also delivered a short speech backing the president.
The participation of the Fox hosts in a political rally struck even executives at the network as inappropriate. “Fox News does not condone any talent participating in campaign events,” the network said in a statement on Tuesday. “We have an extraordinary team of journalists helming our coverage tonight, and we are extremely proud of their work. This was an unfortunate distraction and has been addressed.”
By the way “addressed” most certainly does not mean that either Hannity or Pirro will be fired, though it seems that Hannity was blocked from providing election coverage later that night.
Courtesy of USA Today:
Fox News Channel personality Sean Hannity was a no-show on the network’s midterm election night coverage.
Hannity had been originally listed as part of Fox News’ election coverage, which was co-hosted by Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum. Two of Fox’s other primetime hosts, Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham, were scheduled to appear and did.
However, on election eve, Hannity joined President Donald Trump on stage during a campaign event, an incident Fox called an “unfortunate distraction.”
I personally don’t know why Fox News is so bent out of shape, I mean it is not like anybody could possibly watch their programming and NOT think they were a wholly owned subsidiary of Trump Broadcasting.
There is so much Trump ass kissing on that cable news network that virtually everybody on air has chapped lips and the hint of a cold sore at the corner of their mouths.