Sean Hannity visits Israel despite criticism of ‘bigoted’ coverage
The U.S.-based Fox News anchor posted a picture of himself standing in front of a “Welcome to Israel” sign
U.S.-based Fox News anchor Sean Hannity arrived on Monday to Israel despite recent crtitisizm by British actor Russell Brand of his “bigoted” coverage.
The pro-Israel anchor, who was standing in front of a “Welcome to Israel” sign, also posted other pictures of his journey including an aerial shot of Israel which he captioned “Flying to Israel.”
Entrance to a "gated" community. Military protection. pic.twitter.com/tqBgughFc1— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) August 4, 2014
Hannity later uploaded images of him visiting “1 of 9 Iron Dome locations that shoots down incoming rockets,” as well as “Entrance to a "gated" community. Military protection.”
Hannity’s visit to Israel comes days after his heated debate with Brand who called him a “terrorist” and accused him of having a “bigoted” coverage of the Gaza conflict.
Last week, Brand criticized Hannity’s demeanor and style while interviewing a Palestinian-American analyst on the Gaza conflict in a video posted online.
"It’s not a reality. It’s a combination of speculation, conjecture, and highly contextualised and selective information. That’s not reality. It’s piecing together a narrative that fits in with Fox’s world view and his own bigoted world view," Brand said in the video.
“Using intimidation, bullying, being unreasonable? Sean Hannity…that is where the terrorism is coming from” he added.