Sean Hannity has maintained that image since he left the Atlanta market to hit it big in New York and syndication. And yes I can hear the Hannity show here in Atlanta. Sean has stated that" this is a coordinated effort to silence all conservative voices on the air."
My opinion is that the left is laying the groundwork for 2018 and 2020, 2018 is a dry run for silencing opponents to their agenda and they want them gone by 2020 so there will be nobody that will be on the air supporting President Trump. Sean and others like him have been supporters of President Trump since he announced his nomination and when he got the GOP nomination for President. If the left is successful, then they will be able to control the narrative. and Trump will find himself alone trying to get his message out there. and with the media and democrats using the same playbook, they will be able to bury his message. Remember there was a survey out a couple of days ago on drudge about the overwhelmingly negative coverage President Trump is getting whereas in 2009, the same media treated President Obama as a rock star and pop culture icon.
The liberals are doing this so when they have control again, they will make sure that they will never lose the power again, never allow an opposing voice to be heard.