Fox Blocks Hannity Tea Party Gig

Looks like Sean Hannity's dreams of becoming a Tea Party darling like Sarah Palin have been dashed: Fox News ordered the talk-show host to cancel his appearance at a Tea Party rally following News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch's announcement that the network should not be backing the movement. Though Hannity was listed as a headliner for the Cincinnati rally, Bill Shine, Fox News’ executive vice president of programming told The Los Angeles Times that, "Fox News never agreed to allow the Cincinnati Tea Party organizers to use Sean Hannity's television program to profit from broadcasting his show from the event."