Last week, Bill O’Reilly was fired from Fox News after a series of sexual harassment allegations against him came to light. Since then, a witch hunt has been underway at the network as Rupert Murdoch has effectively relinquished control of Fox over to his sons, James and Lachlan.
Conservative 101 reported that insiders are saying that Sean Hannity is on the Murdochs’ radar as one of the people who is next in line to be fired. James reportedly plans to use O’Reilly’s ouster as an excuse to let go of Fox News’ co-president Bill Shine in a power grab, and Hannity has been fighting back for his good friend.
“Sean is willing to take a bullet for Bill out of loyalty and he knows he’s holding a lot of chips there right now too. If he threatens to leave, and he could, then that really could be the end of the place as we know it,” said one source at Fox.
New York magazine’s Gabriel Sherman wrote an article saying Shine’s time may be up, as the Murdochs refused his request to release a statement of support for him. Hannity immediately fired back on Twitter.
“Gabe, I pray this is NOT true because if it is, that’s the total end of the FNC as we know it. Done. Somebody HIGH UP AND INSIDE FNC is trying to get an innocent person fired. And Gabe I KNOW WHO it is. Best Sean. I’ll change it. #Istandwithshine,” he wrote.
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