That question sets in play speculation about what kinds of dirt Hannity might be struggling to conceal.
In Vanity Fair, Gabriel Sherman introduces some of what's being suggested. Those guesses range from a woman problem to a left conspiracy.
Meanwhile, there are the real problems. For example, even now-conservative supporter Alan Dershowitz delivered a public reprimand to Hannity. He asserted that Hannity should have disclosed the Connect with Cohen.
According to Sherman, media tycoon and boss at Fox - Rupert Murdoch - isn't pleased about this new controversy. No fool, Murdoch picks up that the whole thing creates the impression that the Trump Administration and Fox are a continuum. There is no beginning and no ending. They are one.
Also, the timing is horrific. Timing is everything.
The Stormy Daniels show has added some new attractions. There are now a sketch of the thug who allegedly threatened her and a reward for information about that suspect. What fun.
In addition, there will be a high-profile funeral for old-line conservative Barbara Bush. That will bring back nostalgia when American conservatism was dignified. That is, not cartoonish. Her husband George H.W. Bush was a role model of WASP values, going back to Puritan times. For centuries they dominated American business, at least in branding.
Now, the values of current conservatism embed the ethos of Trumpism. In order to win in the midterms, Republicans will have to demonstrate they represent a very different world view and behaviors.
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