CNN released text messages between Fox News Channel star Sean Hannity and Mark Meadows. One of the text messages mentions Hannity being at war with Fox News. Hannity is a great American patriot.
The following is the transcript:
The text messages also shed light on Hannity’s tensions with Fox. The Trump-aligned channel infuriated the former President by calling Arizona for Biden on Election Night.On December 6, Meadows sent Hannity an article about then-Fox host Chris Wallace (who has since been hired by CNN) interrupting Trump’s HHS Secretary Alex Azar when Azar called Biden vice president instead of president-elect.
“Doing this to try and get ratings will not work in the long run and I am doubtful it is even a short term winning strategy,” Meadows wrote.Hannity responded with a jab at Fox and a suggestion about what Meadows should do after leaving the White House:
“I’ve been at war with them all week. We will talk wen I see u,” Hannity wrote. “Also if this doesn’t end the way we want, you me and Jay are doing 3 things together. 1- Directing legal strategies vs Biden 2- NC Real estate 3- Other business I talked to Rudy. Thx for helping him.”
Hannity expressed his frustrations again several days later, telling Meadows that he had made a campaign ad.”I was screaming about no ads from Labor Day on,” Hannity wrote on December 8.
“I made my own they never ran it. I’m not pointing fingers. I’m frustrated.”In his book, “Frankly, We Did Win This Election,” reporter Michael Bender reported that Hannity had scripted an ad for the Trump campaign, which then paid Fox more than $1 million to run. But according to Bender, the ad only ran one time. When Bender’s book was published last year, Hannity denied writing a Trump campaign ad.
On December 11, Meadows asked Hannity to send him the phone number of Suzanne Scott, the Fox News CEO. “I can call through switchboard but that makes it a bigger deal,” Meadows said.
The next day, as Hannity pitched Meadows about working for Fox, he also offered an insightful window into how he views Trump. Hannity texted, “I truly feel sorry for our friend. He’s never had a days peace. On the other side of this, he’s exposed a very dark side of the swamp that’s far worse than I ever imagined and I am not particularly optimistic for the future.”CNN