New York Times Waves Off Hannity Threat: No Retraction Coming - 2020-04-27
The New York Times brushed off Fox News primetime star Sean Hannity's threat of legal action on Monday night over several articles criticizing his coronavirus coverage, saying there was "no basis" to retract any of the pieces.
Hannity retained Charles Harder—a celebrity attorney famous from Hulk Hogan's lawsuit that destroyed Gawker—to push for an apology and retraction from The New York Times over a series of columns critical of the pro-Trump host.
"We have reported fairly and accurately on Mr. Hannity," a Times spokesperson told the Daily Beast on Monday evening. "There is no basis for a retraction or an apology."