Chuck Todd ‘Stunned’ by Fox News Statement on Hannity: ‘No Punitive Response’?

Chuck Todd was surprised today by Fox News’ statement standing by Sean Hannity.

In their statement today, the network said, “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.”

And Todd told NPR’s David Folkenflik, “I am stunned that Fox had no punitive response. Not a ‘Sean Hannity must disclose every night,’ not a ‘he can’t cover this story,’ not a ‘he’s been suspended for a week,’ nothing! Not a single thing. They are saying this is okay for anybody that works at Fox News.”

Folkenflik said he has talked to the journalists at Fox News and “there’s a lot of pain taken at the kind of toll that Sean Hannity inflicts when he pulls things like this.”

He brought up past Hannity controversies, particularly his involvement in the case of Seth Rich.

Todd concluded the segment by saying of Fox, “They sent a message today about where journalism matters to them.”

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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