Fox News host Sean Hannity indicated Monday that he believes President-elect Donald Trump should deny White House credentials to media outlets that have been critical of Trump.
Hannity, a staunch Trump supporter throughout the campaign, retweeted a tweet declaring Trump should deny credentials to CNN, the Washington Post, the New York Times and others because of their correspondence with the Democratic National Committee. WikiLeaks uncovered questionable communication between reporters and DNC leaders, including DNC interim chief Donna Brazile, sending debate questions to the Clinton campaign before the debates.
He added “Amen,” to the assertion that these media outlets should be punished in the form of denied White House credentials before tweeting it out to his 1.8 million followers.
CNN terminated its contract with Brazile after revelations that she fed debate questions to Clinton during the Democratic primary. No other major media outlets have taken public disciplinary action against any of the media figures who were implicated in possible breaches of journalistic ethics in the WikiLeaks dump of hacked emails from Clinton campaign chair John Podesta.