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Fox News host Sean Hannity will no longer receive the William F. Buckley Award for Media Excellence handed out by Media Research Center at its annual gala in September, according to a CNN report on Friday.
Earlier this month, Media Research Center, a conservative media watchdog organization whose mission is “to create a media culture in America where truth and liberty flourish,” announced Hannity would be receiving this year’s prestigious award given to intellectual media leaders in the conservative movement.
Hannity has earned criticism in recent months for becoming increasingly combative on social media toward anyone who questions President Donald Trump, who he devoutly supported during the 2016 presidential election.
But after sharp criticism from those in the conservative movement, including those in the Buckley family, MRC reversed its decision and removed Hannity’s name from its website as the award’s recipient.