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Sean Hannity openly disobeys Fox News orders about ethics and activism — and other employees are sick of it

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Sean Hannity has repeatedly flouted Fox News rules with no real consequences, and other employees are furious about the apparent double standard.

The conservative network’s most popular broadcaster operates by a different set of ethical and editorial standards than other Fox News employees, and the problem has only gotten worse since the departures of the late Roger Ailes and former Hannity executive producer Bill Shine, reported The Daily Beast.

Fox News has defended Hannity when it was revealed he was a client of former Trump attorney Michael Cohen, who had frequently appeared on his show without disclosing their professional relationship.

Hannity also defied Fox News by taking the stage, along with the network’s Jeanine Pirro, at a Trump rally in Missouri just ahead of the 2018 midterms, despite promising earlier that he would only interview the president beforehand.

“All those people in the back are fake news,” Hannity told the crowd, pointing to reports covering the rally — including journalists for Fox News.

Hannity himself regularly promotes dubious reporting, and Fox News management has ordered him to stop referring to those frequently guests as “investigative reporters” because their work “passes none of the network’s editorial standards.”

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The broadcaster has ignored that directive, and sometimes even refers to those independent contributors as “Fox News investigative reporters.”

Fox News employees complained to The Daily Beast that Hannity’s political activism was “embarrassing,” and they were frustrated the network appeared unwilling or unable to hold him to the same standards as other broadcasters.

The network sided with Hannity when asked to comment on the website’s report.

“Sean Hannity’s status as the most watched show in cable news is a testament to our audience’s overwhelming loyalty and passion for his opinion,” a Fox News spokesperson said. “We value his unique perspective and he has our full support.”

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Indicted GOP lawmaker spent campaign cash on affairs with three different lobbyists and one of his own staffers: DOJ

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A new filing from the Department of Justice claims that Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) has had multiple extramarital affairs since first taking office in 2009 -- including three with registered lobbyists and one with one of his own staff members.

According to the DOJ filing, as flagged by USA Today's Brad Heath, Hunter illegally used money donated to his congressional campaign to "carry out a series of intimate relationships" with women who were all involved in politics.

The DOJ argued that it needs to be able to discuss these affairs in front of jury in order to prove Hunter deliberately misused campaign funds.

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Trump flips out and threatens ‘obliteration’ after Iran calls him retarded

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President Donald Trump on Tuesday angrily hit back at Iran after the nation accused him of being "retarded."

Writing on Twitter, the president accused Iran of making a "very ignorant and insulting statement" against him, which he said "only shows that they do not understand reality."

The president then threatened the nation with "obliteration" if it didn't wise up.

"Any attack by Iran on anything American will be met with great and overwhelming force," he wrote. "In some areas, overwhelming will mean obliteration. No more John Kerry & Obama!"

....Iran’s very ignorant and insulting statement, put out today, only shows that they do not understand reality. Any attack by Iran on anything American will be met with great and overwhelming force. In some areas, overwhelming will mean obliteration. No more John Kerry & Obama!

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Condo owner sends recording of monkey noises to prospective renter — and repeatedly calls her the N-word

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Giulia Ozyesilpinar, the owner and operator of the Ocean Five Condo Hotel in Miami Beach, went on a racist tirade this week against a prospective renter because she didn't promptly respond to her WhatsApp messages.

The Miami New Times reports that London resident Monifah Brown had booked a condo at Ocean Five with some friends who were planning to go with her to a summer vacation in Miami.

However, after booking the condo, Ozyesilpinar sent her messages saying that she was having problems processing her credit cards. After Brown didn't initially respond to those messages, Ozyesilpinar sent her a racist message telling her that she was hurting the reputations of other black people.

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