Fox News host Sean Hannity indicated Monday that he believes President-elect Donald Trump should deny White House credentials to media outlets that have been critical of Trump.
Hannity, a staunch Trump supporter throughout the campaign, retweeted a tweet declaring Trump should deny credentials to CNN, the Washington Post, the New York Times and others because of their correspondence with the Democratic National Committee. WikiLeaks uncovered questionable communication between reporters and DNC leaders, including DNC interim chief Donna Brazile, sending debate questions to the Clinton campaign before the debates.
— J.R. McClaren (@JRMcClaren) November 14, 2016
He added "Amen," to the assertion that these media outlets should be punished in the form of denied White House credentials before tweeting it out to his 1.8 million followers.
CNN terminated its contract with Brazile after revelations that she fed debate questions to Clinton during the Democratic primary. No other major media outlets have taken public disciplinary action against any of the media figures who were implicated in possible breaches of journalistic ethics in the WikiLeaks dump of hacked emails from Clinton campaign chair John Podesta.
Hannity also faced his fair share of criticism for bias during the 2016 election. He was reprimanded by his network Fox News for appearing in a Trump campaign ad and again for citing unscientific online polls to assert that Trump won a debate. He also had to apologize several times throughout the campaign for spreading inaccurate information without confirming the legitimacy of the sources, including sharing a rumor that President Barack Obama had scrubbed his Twitter and removed all mentions of endorsing Hillary Clinton after news broke of another FBI investigation.
Hannity also spent 17 minutes last month discussing a report from the notoriously inaccurate National Enquirer tabloid because it touted negative rumors about Hillary Clinton.