Report: Hannity Withdraws Comments on Savage after Politico Tries to Manipulate Them

By Craig Bannister | January 25, 2014 | 4:54 PM EST

Politico attempted to manipulate quotes by radio host Sean Hannity regarding controversial talker Michael Savage, prompting Hannity to withdraw his comments, according to an exclusive report by

Politico is producing an article about Savage replacing Hannity on Cumulus radio stations and obtained comment from Hannity - but, when Hannity obliged, Politico then sought to edit out some of Hannity's comments on Savage, reports:

"Asked for comment by Politico, Hannity responded by offering a fulsome explanation of his thoughts on Savage. He provided those comments to Politico; Politico then demanded he edit those comments down. After Hannity complied, Politico then insisted it would not run the edited comments in full, but would instead pick and choose which portions to report. Hannity, understanding the politically biased editorial process at Politico, declined."

Hannity's unedited commentary on Savage is now posted in its entirety on