Sean Hannity is being criticized for his relationship with Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, but what about the relationships between “mainstream” journalists and the DNC?
After the dreadful raid on Michael Cohen, a judge further violated attorney client privilege by releasing the name of Sean Hannity as one of Cohen’s clients. Naturally, the mainstream media was more outraged by Sean Hannity’s behavior than the behavior of the FBI agents and judges who violated attorney client privilege, basically resulting in a trove of embarrassing information to leak to the media.
Joseph A. Wulfsohn thinks Hannity showed really bad judgment to try to keep his relationship with Cohen hidden. As someone commenting on the raid he should have revealed that he was not an uninterested observer.
However, how do CNN and other mainstream journalists criticize Sean Hannity’s professional ethics when they are notorious for having relationships that are just as much conflicts of interest? In fact, there’s no evidence that Sean Hannity did or said anything as some sort of client of Cohen that he wouldn’t have said if he never met Cohen. But other journalists have been caught “cheating” and been rewarded for it as journalists!
Wulfsohn writes at The Federalist, “Let’s Apply The Sean Hannity Standard To ‘Objective’ Journalists With Hidden Political Ties.”
CNN’s Jim Sciutto is the network’s chief national security correspondent who also serves as a fill-in anchor for Jake Tapper and Erin Burnett. He has quite the prominent role considering the fact that he’s a former Obama administration official. You can’t even find Obama’s name in Sciutto’s full bio on CNN’s website. Isn’t he obligated to tell his viewers that he had served in the previous presidency […]?
Then there’s also the face of ABC News, George Stephanopoulos, who famously served as White House Communications Director for President Bill Clinton. But no one seems to think it’s a “conflict of interest” when he interviews people like Hillary Clinton or former FBI Director James Comey.
And we can’t forget all those reporters who were exposed aiding the Clinton campaign in John Podesta’s hacked emails during the 2016 election. Glenn Thrush, who at the time worked for Politico, sent Podesta drafts of Clinton puff pieces for him to approve and even referred to himself as a “hack.” And what happened to him? He got a better job at The New York Times.[…]
Two wrongs don’t make a right, but this double standard is overwhelming.
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