Despite nearly always leading in cable news ratings during the 9 p.m. hour, Fox News’ Sean Hannity gets very little attention from press outside of conservative media. Every now and again a guest on his show says something that makes headlines but Hannity himself, as a personality, is largely ignored.
The reason: He’s predictable. Hannity’s loyal audience loves it but there’s nothing newsworthy about saying the same thing over and over (Rev. Wright, Bill Ayers, “Obama media,” etc.)
That changed yesterday. On his radio show Hannity said he had “evolved” on the issue of immigration. He said fixing the immigration problem is “simple” and suggested creating “a pathway [to citizenship] for those people that are here.”
The claim gained him some infamy:
“Hannity: I’ve ‘evolved’ on immigration and support a ‘pathway to citizenship’”– Politico
“Sean Hannity: I’ve ‘evolved’ on immigration”– Washington Post
“Fox News star Sean Hannity suddenly likes immigration reform”– Los Angeles Times
“Sean Hannity Flips On Immigration Reform, Now Supports Pathway To Citizenship”– Huffington Post