Earlier this week, Ben Smith revealed that Tucker Carlson was one of the newspaper world’s top sources. The New York Times piece broke down the ways the Fox host uses his connections with the press to shield himself from harsher criticism.
The article led to more coming out about Carlson, including a rumor that he regularly slams his colleague Sean Hannity. Hannity seems to respond to the report in his Thursday night show, referring to leakers to the media as “gutless.’
Smith again started the controversy by sharing an item from the gossip site PopBitch. The item noted that Hannity had rushed to defend Carlson after the report came out. However, “Any brothers-in-arms, comrades-in-crusades spirits between the two appears to only flow one way. Turns out one of Tucker’s favorite topics to chuckle about with his MSM mates is how much of a cringing Trump sycophant Sean is.”
— Ben Smith (@benyt) June 24, 2021
Addressing that report on his show last night, Hannity told his audience, “Now the big news is that some people at Fox apparently don’t like me, and said bad things about me ― gutlessly ― behind my back, according to Ben Smith and members of the media mob.” If the news is true, he continued, “that’s called a normal day in the world that I live in. I’m not gonna change just because some of you don’t like me.”
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