On The Bill Press Show, Media Matters’ Matthew Gertz explains Sean Hannity’s 24-hour ultimatum on Roy Moore

From the November 15 edition of Free Speech TV's The Bill Press Show:

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PETER OGBURN (GUEST HOST): I misspoke. I said that Sean Hannity gave him 24 hours to drop out of the race. He didn’t give him 24 hours to drop out of the race. He gave him 24 hours to come up with a better answer.

MATTHEW GERTZ: Yeah, and I think the timeline here is pretty important.


GERTZ: Given Hannity’s attempts to undermine the statements of the various women last week you saw a number of advertisers say that they were severing their ties with Hannity, saying that they would no longer run ads on his show, that they weren’t running ads on his show anymore, that they were ending their ad buys -- the number is now up around a dozen advertisers who have done that. And so you have this real pressure on him to change his ways. So that’s the sort of first thing that’s happening here. The second thing is that as I said, he’s basically the last one left. Even the Republican National Committee said that they were cutting ties with the campaign yesterday. If Sean Hannity is anything, he is effectively an RNC spokesperson on television and so once the party dropped I think it was pretty obvious that he was going to start to move. And the third thing is that Donald Trump is back in the United States. He is up and tweeting. And at some point today, you have to assume that he will say something about the race or the White House press secretary will say something about the race from the podium and you can expect Hannity at that point to do whatever Donald Trump does.


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