Eliot Spitzer

Zurawik: Fox News used to hold Sean Hannity to some semblance of journalistic standards. Not anymore.

Zurawik: Fox News used to hold Sean Hannity to some semblance of journalistic standards. Not anymore.

If it seems like standards have declined in the last decade when it comes to prime-time, cable TV news hosts, it’s because they have.

The outing of Sean Hannity as a client of Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s belligerent and embattled attorney Monday, provides a clear snapshot of that arc.

Eight years ago to the week, Hannity was preparing to headline a tea-party, anti-tax-day protest against President Barack Obama at the University of Cincinnati. It was the second year in a row that Hannity had taken his show on the road on April 15 to lead tea party protests against the Democrat in the White House.

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