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MSNBC Host Proposes Government Censorship of Sean Hannity

Stephanie Ruhle thinks the government should step in and take Hannity off air.

By NTK Staff | 04.23.2018 @10:29am

On her show Monday, MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle proposed that the government censor Fox News host Sean Hannity for his alleged conflicts of interest.

The host started with a dismissal of the First Amendment. “I know that it’s a slippery slope, and we always say ‘freedom of the press,’ and we sit here saying, ‘What’s Fox News going to do?'” Ruhle began. “When banks are up to no good or when bank employees have conflicts of interests, regulators get involved.”

“Is the issue [with Hannity] that there’s no regulatory body to get involved?” she asked her guests, continuing her analogy with the banking industry.

Her guests resisted the call for a regulatory agency to monitor media companies, but Ruhle was undeterred. “If there’s no punishment, we just do whatever we do!” she exclaimed.

New York Times columnist Bret Stephens totally rejected the comparison, saying the First Amendment protects Hannity.

“His viewers are going to say, ‘He’s my guy. I’m so proud he’s such a successful businessman,'” Ruhle said. “The question is does a regulatory body have to say [Hannity] can’t be a part of a news organization?”

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