Watch Conservative Charlie Sykes Eviscerate 'Post-Ethical' Fox News Following Hannity and Cohen Revelations

Never-Trump conservative commentator Charlie Sykes on Monday blasted Fox News and their host Sean Hannity for failing to disclose to viewers that he was represented by the president’s longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen.


“Lordy, I hope there are tapes!” Sykes joked to MSNBC host Ali Velshi, echoing fired FBI Director James Comey’s off-the-cuff remark during his 2017 Senate hearing about his conversations with President Donald Trump.

“Look, Sean Hannity had no legal obligation to disclose his relationship with Michael Cohen,” the conservative radio host acknowledged, “but if there is anything remaining of journalistic ethics at Fox News, he certainly needed to disclose that fact when he was going on and on and on talking about Michael Cohen, the [FBI] raid on Michael Cohen and this entire, you know, legal proceeding here.”

“Are there any standards any longer?” Sykes mused. “We’ve talked a lot about being in a post-factual political world. You kind of wonder whether over there [at Fox News] you are in a post-ethical political world as well.”

Watch below, via MSNBC:

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