Media Mattters Pres.: No Other Network Would Let Personalities Do ‘Reckless Things’ Hannity Does
CARUSONE: “Well, because I think, at some point, you are forced to do it, right, because I think -- and most commentators work for a company. And those companies have guidelines and policies and procedures that they force and have and police themselves. They have -- their own commentators adhere to a standard. No other network would let their personalities go out there and do the kinds of destructive and reckless things that Sean Hannity does. But when you're faced with an entity that doesn't have any accountability, you have two choices, do nothing and continue to endure the destructive consequences of it, or appeal to a higher power. In this case, it's the advertisers. And I would remind everybody that that was required in the case of Bill O'Reilly, that FOX News had re-signed his contract and had no intention, even knowing all the things that he had done, of forcing him off the air. It needed to be forced."