Talk:Sean Hannity

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Life before 1989[edit]

The article begins Hannity's adult career with a one year stint as a radio talk show host in Santa Barbara in 1989. Inasmuch as the man was born in 1961, he was 27 or 28 years of age at that time. Other than dropping out of two universities, what did this man do? Also, from 1989 or 1990 until his start with Fox News in the late 1990's what did he do? Who were his collaborators who helped (wrote) his books? Who were the money men who groomed him to be the "human being" his is today? This is the information I seek to know about Sean Hannity, not what is common knowledge or exceedingly obvious. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 151.132.106.25 (talk) 17:56, 29 March 2012 (UTC)

  • The article talks about middle school and high school, as well as working as a general contractor before going into radio. It used to contain other info, but the source material was deemed unreliable. There were no co-authors (or collaborators) on his three books. If there were, that info would be more appropriate for that articles on the respective books. "Money men"? Um.....not even sure what you are talking about. Niteshift36 (talk) 18:13, 29 March 2012 (UTC)

I want to know specifically what he did between the ages of 6 and 9 years of age. Those are formative years and are crucial to the biography of any person of note. Who's covering up?98.110.35.22 (talk) 02:49, 2 March 2013 (UTC)Hans Wurst

Photo update[edit]

The photo seems a little old, could it be updated? -- Billybob2002 (talk) 03:23, 23 June 2013 (UTC)

PICTURE AND CRITICISM =([edit]

The picture is old and not good and where is the criticism equal? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 174.19.163.84 (talk) 01:35, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

Feud with Michael Savage[edit]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Niteshift36 reverted my edit about Hannity's fight with Savage on the grounds of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:RECENTISM

I disagree with this. To quote from the recent-ism page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:RECENTISM#Suggestions_for_dealing_with_recentism

"Consider the ten-year test as a thought experiment that might be helpful:

In ten years will this addition still appear relevant? If I am devoting more time to it than other topics in the article, will it appear more relevant than what is already here?"

I think the answer to the first question is clearly yes. You have a feud between two of the top hosts in the country, with both making comments about it. I think that if someone were to write a bio of either of these two men in 10 years from now, it would have at least a few pages on this business.

As to the second question: I stuck in three lines with 2 sources, in a subsection of a subsection of a subsection of the article. I have given it no special prominence or relevancy.

I am therefore going to restore my edit. Costatitanica (talk) 17:01, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

You say you don't want to get into an edit war, yet you have reverted two editors so far. You are writing about a feud that is a few weeks old in an encyclopedia article, under the assumption that in ten years, it will have relevance. There is no need to have this in the article at this point. How about revisiting this issue in six months and see if it is still relevant.--Asher196 (talk) 17:22, 21 February 2014 (UTC)
I'm NOT interested in getting into an edit war. I reverted Niteshift after responding to his point and I reverted you, because you had not even commented in the talk page yet. "How about revisiting this issue in six months and see if it is still relevant" Seriously? Wikipedia is supposed to be six months behind schedule? Costatitanica (talk) 20:23, 21 February 2014 (UTC)
There is no "clearly yes" about this passing the 10 year test. In fact, I doubt this would pass the 1 year test. This passing tiff between Hannity and Savage is even less important than the feud of the week between 2 rappers. The media will collectively yawn in a couple of weeks and this will fall rightly into obscurity. Niteshift36 (talk) 18:12, 21 February 2014 (UTC)
The media tends to report current events. Does the fact that they're not talking about Hannity's freedom concerts mean they're "yawning" about it? Costatitanica (talk) 20:23, 21 February 2014 (UTC)
I agree. This is way too recent and not even that notable. If this "feud" were that big of a deal independent media outlets would be talking about it, and they're not. Chris Troutman (talk) 19:04, 21 February 2014 (UTC)
2 of the biggest talkers in the nation think it's notable enough to comment on, but you don't? I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree.Costatitanica (talk) 20:23, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

At any rate, since the numbers are against me, I'm not going to fight for my edit. I'm just going to leave it here in case any other editors who agree with me should decide to restore it.Costatitanica (talk) 20:23, 21 February 2014 (UTC)


   "2.2.1 Feud With Michael Savage


Hannity has been involved in a personal dispute with talk-show host Michael Savage, who replaced his slot on Cumulus at the beginning of 2014. Savage said about Hannity “My competitor doesn’t have the capacity to go beyond the Democrat-Republican talking points. That’s all he’s ever done. That’s all he can do. He has no education. I’m just going to lay it on the line, I’m not going to mince words.” [1] Hannity said of Savage "The poor guy is just an angry, depressed, and jealous human being who has been hanging around the backwaters of broadcasting for too many years. Now in his 70's, it’s sad to see that he is so angry, envious, and obsessed with fellow broadcasters. Perhaps his anger and conflict comes from his skinny dipping days in Fiji with his liberal poet friend Alan Ginsburg, or from having to admit his support of Jerry Brown." [2] " Costatitanica (talk) 20:23, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

  • The Freedom concerts were, at the time, well covered and large scale events. Series of events even, involving multiple notable people. This is 2 guys making snarky remarks. Hardly the same events. Niteshift36 (talk) 20:35, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

Cliven Bundy[edit]

Why is there no mention of the controversy on Clive Bundy in this article? Cwobeel (talk) 03:28, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

Why should there be, really? Doc talk 03:29, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

Because is a notable event, Hannity defending and promoting Bundi, only to be forced to retract his support due to racist comments. Cwobeel (talk) 03:37, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

See: [1] Cwobeel (talk) 03:40, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

I don't think it's particularly notable enough to mention here. Others may disagree. Hannity's been commenting on many, many issues for many years. You seem to have really taken a "shine" to the Bundy case. Keeping it in perspective (i.e. not slathering it gratuitously on articles like this) is probably a good thing. Doc talk 03:48, 25 April 2014 (UTC)
I am not "slathering it gratuitously" anything, Mr Doc. Yes, Hannity has commented on many issues during his career, but nothing has had the coverage this has, and thus it is notable. Cwobeel (talk) 03:54, 25 April 2014 (UTC)
What do you mean "nothing has had the coverage this has"? According to whom? We don't do POV-pushing here, and spinning this is not going to work out the way you might envision. Doc talk 03:58, 25 April 2014 (UTC)
Easy on your assessments, please. I asked a question and did not edit the article, so I'd expect you engage civilly and discuss. Cwobeel (talk) 04:07, 25 April 2014 (UTC)
I see you are an experienced editor and Wikipedian. I'd have expected a better response other than an WP:PA Cwobeel (talk) 04:10, 25 April 2014 (UTC)
(Sigh) No personal attack towards you, and sorry if it came off that way. It's much better and more appropriate (for anyone) to link Hannity and the other conservative commentators on the Bundy page, rather than go additionally around and add a reference to the case on every subject's article page that mentioned the standoff. For instance, this article mentions comments from Dean Heller, Rand Paul, Michael Steele, Harry Reid, Reince Priebus... all before mentioning Hannity. Should all those articles get a mention of this case, or the other way around? For commentators like Hannity, who opine daily on a staggering amount of people, it means a far less cumbersome Hannity article. Cheers Doc talk 05:43, 25 April 2014 (UTC)
Good points, Doc. Thanks. Cwobeel (talk) 15:39, 25 April 2014 (UTC)