The Fox News host was to be awarded the William F. Buckley Award for Media Excellence at the Media Research Center’s annual gala in Washington in September, but the son of the person for whom the award is named objected, CNN reported Friday.
William F. Buckley founded National Review magazine in 1955, and was a prominent voice for conservatism in print and on the air for decades until his death in 2008..
Buckley’s son, Christopher, 64, “expressed great dismay” that Hannity would be receiving the award and contacted the MRC to relate his disapproval, a source told CNN.
The younger Buckley’s objection was based largely on Hannity’s strong advocacy for Trump. National Review was strongly in the so-called Never Trump camp, arguing the candidate could