After watching his good friend and colleague, Bill O’Reilly, get thrown under the bus by unproven allegations of sexual misconduct just months after his mentor, Roger Ailes, was ousted from his own network for the same thing, Sean Hannity has had enough. According to a senior aide at Fox News, Hannity sent the board of directors a letter that is making waves throughout the company.
The letter gives the board an ultimatum. Either they give him a contract that is iron-clad and guarantees he won’t be fired if a bunch of women around the office decides he’s the next cash-cow ripe for a lawsuit. He wants to know that he won’t be the next award-winning anchor tossed to the wind for political correctness.
In addition to his new contract, he also wanted the board to make sure that the frivolous lawsuits don’t run rampant through the lower levels of the company by making it clear that accusations of sexual misconduct have to be accompanied by proof; that the company will no longer ruin a man’s career over water cooler banter or locker room talk.
Hannity stands to be the number one rated show on Fox now that O’Reilly has been let go. If the network doesn’t want to be reduced to a primetime full of Shep Smith and sub-par human interest reporters from the morning shows, they might want to give Hannity what he wants.