Major advertisers Keurig, IHOP, Nature’s Bounty, ELOQUII, Ford and others have pulled advertising from Sean Hannity’s prime time show, ostensibly over the Fox News host’s interview with Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore. But the mass exodus may have less to do with accusations against Moore and more to do with a coordinated campaign lead by the Soros-funded “watchdog” site, Media Matters.
Last week, Hannity had Moore, who stands accused of sexually harassing teenagers when he was in his 30s, on his radio program to answer The Washington Post’s allegations. On the show, Moore told Hannity that he did not remember dating a 14-year-old girl, and maintained that while he dated much younger women, he did so with the permission and knowledge of their parents.
But while Hannity cautioned his viewers to withhold judgment on Moore until there was more information (and resisted calling on Moore to withdraw from the race), the Fox News host earned rare praise from media figures on both sides of the aisle for what even left-leaning journalists described as a “tough” interview.