Trump Gets Hannitized: Facing Down a Media Frenzy, Trump Seeks Out Some Fox News Love
This is fascinating to me, and not just because the questions from Hannity were impossibly soft and, for the most part, not even technically questions. It’s intriguing because this might be the first recorded example of a Republican going in for Hannitization because he was attacked by other Republicans. Hannity is as reliable a partisan actor as you could imagine – he’d tell you that himself – but in a split between high-ranking Republican officials and Donald Trump over some obviously racist comments from the nominee, Hannity sides with Trump and chastises his fellow Republicans for not being loyal enough.
There are a number of reasons why it would go down like this. Hannity is a company man, and Fox News has firmly thrown its weight behind Trump’s candidacy. Also, Hannity and Trump have a history of softball interviews regarding Trump’s racial controversies