Hannity defends Fox News president Shine amid report

Sean Hannity, the only remaining Fox News primetime anchor who has ties back to the network's earliest days, on Thursday used Twitter to vent his frustration about a NY magazine report suggesting that Shine, now a co-president of Fox News, had sought public support from the Murdoch family, the controlling shareholders of Fox News parent 21st Century Fox.

New York Magazine cited a source close to Shine - who has been with Fox News since its inception - as saying he is 'expressing concern about his future at the network'.

(The "Gabe" in question being NY editor Gabe Sherman, whose four-letter name Hannity quickly apologized for mangling with a bit of textual diaeresis.) Hannity then alleged that the calls were coming from inside the creaky collection of bad institutional practices, suggesting that the push against Shine was a plot from someone at Fox News itself. Just another week in the life of Fox News.

Shine took over as co-president after the network's former chief, Roger Ailes, was forced out in the summer of 2016 amid allegations that he also sexually harassed women for years. Hannity recommended that Fox News hire Shine early in the network's history, and Shine was an early producer on "Hannity & Colmes", one of the first primetime programs on the network's schedule.




Fox News on Friday declined to comment on speculation about Shine.

Hannity referenced the report in tweeting Thursday: "Somebody HIGH UP AND INSIDE FNC is trying to get an innocent person fired". "Best Sean", Hannity's tweet read. "Shine and fellow co-president Jack Abernethy were appointed by Murdoch to take over as network co-presidents after Ailes' departure". "And Gabe I KNOW WHO it is", he added. "Minutes later, he changed it to "#Istandwithshine".

Fox News host Sean Hannity warned on Twitter Thursday that the end of the Fox News channel could be at hand. A person familiar with the matter suggested the company viewed him as an important part of the current Fox News executive team.

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