Hannity Echoes O’Reilly in Saying Fox Isn’t the ‘Conservative’ Channel

Earlier this week, Bill O’Reilly told a skeptical Bernie Goldberg that he doesn’t consider Fox News to be the “conservative” news channel. He said, “I never bought that… I buy that Fox gives traditional conservatives a voice that they don’t have on the other networks.”

Well, naturally, he is not the only big name at Fox who thinks that, and the network’s resident conservative, Sean Hannity, echoed those sentiments on his show last night.

Hannity acknowledged the conventional wisdom of Fox’s political bias before noting, “I’m a registered conservative. As far as I know, I’m the only one on this channel that has a show that says they are a conservative.”

He touted how trusted Fox is to deliver straight news while referring to himself as “the editorial page.” Guests John Nolte and Juan Williams backed Hannity up on the matter, with Williams in particular crediting Fox for allowing liberals like himself big platforms.

They also discussed President Obama‘s comments about people watching Fox or MSNBC living in their own reality. All three men felt a direct comparison between the two networks was unfair because of how much better Fox’s straight news reporting is.

Watch the video below, via Fox News:

And you can watch O’Reilly’s similar remarks here, also via Fox:

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