Media critics nail Trump’s ‘Fox bubble’: ‘He actually believes Sean Hannity’s opinion’ matters
Following a discussion over the Saturday Night Live’s portrayal of last Monday’s presidential debate, Baltimore Sun media critic Dave Zurawik ridiculed GOP nominee Donald Trump for using Fox News personality Sean Hannity as his wingman.
Appearing on CNN’s Reliable Sources with host Brian Stetler, Zurawik sarcastically tore into both Trump and Hannity by saying his own editors couldn’t care less what the Fox host had to say about anything with regard to Trump.
Hearkening back to 2008, when he said a “servile” Sean Hannity conducted a “softball” interview Sarah Palin, Zurawik stated he sees the same thing occurring now between the Fox host and Trump.
“I’ll tell you what, you saw this in the debate when Trump kept saying, ‘I don’t know why the media won’t call up Sean Hannity? They should call up Sean Hannity!'” the media critic began. “You know, I’m sitting there going, ‘Who would care what Sean Hannity said?’ If I went to my editors and said, ‘Hey, you know that Sean Hannity said Donald really did say about Iraq,’ they’d laugh and throw me out of the window in the newsroom!”
“He’s in that bubble, the Fox bubble,” he continued. “Where he actually believes that Sean Hannity’s opinion or Sean Hannity could verify your story and everyone would believe it! He’s already too far in that bubble, and it really hurt him in that debate.”
Washington Post media critic Margaret Sullivan jumped in to say, “We all kind of understand that Hannity is an arm of the Trump campaign who happens to be on some sort of an island on Fox.”
She then added, “We don’t see him as a journalist.”
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