Time criticized for naming Sean Hannity to 100 most influential people

Things were not looking very good for Fox News host Sean Hannity earlier this week, but what a difference a few days can make.

It was revealed on Thursday morning that Hannity had been named to the annual Time 100 list, making him one of the few members of the media on the list and the lone member of Fox News. 

This news comes just three days after it was revealed that Hannity was one of three clients represented by President Donald Trump’s embattled lawyer Michael Cohen.

The fact that Hannity did not disclose this information led many to call on Fox News to cancel his show, and on Thursday his place on the Time 100 resulted in further outcry among his detractors on social media.  

Sean Hannity was named to the Time 100 list for the first time on Thursday (above in his Time photo)

‘Dear @TIME, When you include Sean Hannity in your list of 100 influential people you are doing it wrong. A man who lies and spreads propaganda for a living does not deserve to be recognized as “influential.” He deserves to be recognized for what he is—FULL OF S***,’ wrote Ryan Knight.

‘Sean Hannity is on the #Time100 list. Awkwerdddddd,’ wrote another.  

‘I was okay until @Roseanne and @SeanHannity. WTF? Grabbed her crotch singing the national anthem? That other guy running the WH? Really #Time100 ?’ wrote one Twitter user.

‘Where’s the Pope? Where’s Stephen Hawking? Seems like this should be titled #TimesMostRecentHeadlinesList Instead?’

One man commented: ‘WTF?? you got Kim Jon Un and @seanhannity as well for #Time100. I really think they along with the Prez should be under a subcategory called negative influence.’ 

And Josh Sternberg found some sartorial joy in the photo accompanying Hannity’s tribute, which shows him getting the pin on his lapel fixed by a member of the set.

‘I love how #Time100 photo of Hannity is of someone trying to dress Hannity,’ wrote Sternberg.

Hannity is in good company, with his close friend President Donald Trump and constant foe Jimmy Kimmel also on the list this year.

Time did not respond to multiple requests for comment about when they went to print with the issue

Time did not respond to multiple requests for comment about when they went to print with the issue

His spot on the Time 100 is not a huge surprise given the power her wields with President Trump and his place as the host of America’s most-watched cable news television program. 

Hannity even got Newt Gingrich to pen his tribute, with the former speak writing first about his TV and radio gigs before fawning over the relationship between the Fox news host and the current occupant of the Oval Office.

‘Hannity played a major role in helping Trump get the nomination and win the general election,’ writes Gingrich. 

‘Sean is both a principled conservative and a ferocious opponent of the left and the deep state. He has made and is making a difference.’ 

DailyMail.com reached out to multiple publicists at the magazine multiple times for comment on when the magazine went to print and when the members of this year’s list were finalized but received no response.

Fox News meanwhile celebrated Hannity’s place on the Time list and said of the Cohen news: ‘While FOX News was unaware of Sean Hannity’s informal relationship with Michael Cohen and was surprised by the announcement in court yesterday, we have reviewed the matter and spoken to Sean and he continues to have our full support.’ 


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