Declared Anathema: Hannity To No Longer Receive Buckley Award

The Hill reports that “Fox News’s Sean Hannity will no longer receive the conservative Media Research Center’s (MRC) William F. Buckley Award for Media Excellence after Buckley’s son expressed disapproval, CNN reported on Friday.

“Christopher Buckley reportedly called the MRC expressing “great dismay” at the announcement that the award would go to Hannity, who regularly insults conservatives who don’t support President Trump.”

The Media Research Center (MRC) is a politically conservative content analysis organization based in Reston, Virginia, founded in 1987 by activist L. Brent Bozell III.  Bozell was among ten children of L. Brent Bozell Jr. and Patricia Buckley Bozell. He is a nephew of the late conservative writer and National Review founder, William F. Buckley Jr. and former United States Senator James L. Buckley, through Buckley’s sister, Patricia, and is the grandson of William Frank Buckley Sr.

Bozell’s cousin, the #NEVERTRUMP Christopher Buckley, son of WFB, supported Barack Obama in 2012.

This latest “tempest in a teapot” imbroglio is very characteristic of that inbred lumbering dinosaur called the conservative movement, which is stumbling pitifully on its last legs vainly trying to prove its relevance and self-importance.

12:58 pm on July 21, 2017