Fox News host Sean Hannity on Wednesday admitted to his audience that he is not a journalist. Instead, Hannity said, he is more like a “whole newspaper.”
The Fox primetime star—who has a history of being unable to decide whether he should or should not be called a journalist—railed against reporters at other “hate-Trump media outlets” before describing how he views his role in the media.
“I don’t claim to be a journalist,” he declared. “We do journalism. What we say about being a talk-show host: We’re like the whole newspaper.”
The conservative commentator went on to run down the ways he sees his show provides a service similar to a newspaper. He claimed that his program reports “straight news” for developing matters, like the weather or war or when unrest broke out in Ferguson in 2014. “And then we give a lot of opinion, so we’re the news page, the editorial page, the opinion page, we even do gossip and sports.”
“So we’re, like, the whole newspaper,” Hannity asserted, adding that his program does its own research on the “Deep State” and “vetting Obama.”
The Fox primetime star then praised himself for being upfront about “what we do,” before blasting “these hate-Trump news people” for being “editorial writers” who “make up a lot of BS.”