Hannity defends Fox News president Shine amid report

  • Hannity defends Fox News president Shine amid report

Hannity defends Fox News president Shine amid report

Now-possibly sensing his rising power as the last "name" operating at the right-wing cable news network-smug scarecrow Sean Hannity is making noises about how unhappy he'll be if the network kowtows to a recent class action lawsuit against it.

Sherman's report states that Shine has privately asked for support from Rupert Murdoch's sons, James Murdoch and Lachlan Murdoch but they refuse to release a statement on the co-presidents behalf.

Citing "three sources briefed on the conversations", the report says that shine has privately told friends that he does not feel that 21st Century Fox co-chairman Rupert Murdoch as been publicly supportive enough of him.

Shine joined Fox News at its inception in 1996 and served as Hannity's producer on Hannity and Colmes before rising through the ranks to become co-president of the network a year ago.

Bill Shine has always been given credit as being a driving force behind Fox News Channel.

"Gäbe i pray this is NOT true because if it is, that's the total end of the FNC as we know it".

Submit your Newswire tips here. Fox News Channel has been under intense scrutiny for months, owing to ousters of both former chief Roger Ailes past year and veteran anchor Bill O'Reilly in recent weeks.

"Hannity later tweeted "#Istandwithbill" and "#Istandwithshine". And then, a few minutes later: "Somebody HIGH UP AND INSIDE FNC is trying to get an innocent person fired". When Roger Ailes gave Hannity and Colmes their own show on Fox News in 1996, he hired Shine as a producer on Hannity's recommendation. And Gabe I KNOW WHO it is. "Done. Best Sean", he wrote in the first of five tweets about Sherman's report.

CNN Money asked who this person was, but Sean Hannity declined to provide an answer. Shine and Abernethy were appointed by Murdoch to take over as network co-presidents after Ailes' departure. The lawsuit came on the heels of last week's ouster of longtime host Bill "O'Reilly in the face of mounting sexual harassment charges".

But the end of FNC "as we know it" didn't happen just today.