Hannity says Stern 'doesn't seem to think ever about the majesty of God'

Fox News host Sean HannitySean Patrick HannityPompeo not ruling out 2024 White House bid Grenell hints at potential California gubernatorial bid Cruz blames criticism of Cancun trip on media 'Trump withdrawal' MORE criticized SiriusXM's Howard Stern, saying the radio host "doesn't seem to think, ever, about the majesty of God or the need for the spiritual component.”

Hannity made the comments on Ainsley Earhardt's streaming program on Fox Nation as he defended her after Stern had made fun of Earhardt's Christian faith earlier this year.

On that May 15 show on SiriusXM, Stern mocked Earhardt for relying on her religion in dealing with being divorced and having grown-up children during a period when she was suffering from "bouts of loneliness."  


"Now, I’ve interviewed Howard on radio and on TV. I’ve admired him a lot. He’s a great champion," Hannity said referring to Stern's comments.

"What I realized in that interview is he does not understand — as smart, talented and gifted — I will concede all of that to him — and honest as he is, he doesn’t have what you have, which is he doesn’t seem to think, ever, about the majesty of God or the need for the spiritual component,” Hannity added in his conversation with Earhardt.

“There is a spiritual component to this experience on earth," Hannity also said, before later adding, "You’re confident when you believe in God, so he was just making fun of it. You were talking about how, you know, you felt the presence of God coming in your life during a tough time, and I felt, 'Wow. Howard does not understand that,' as smart as he is. I’m not saying anything bad. You know, you’re a friend, so I didn’t like him attacking you, but I thought it made you look good.”

The Hill has reached out to Stern's spokesperson for comment.

This is the second time in a week Hannity has criticized Stern.

On Dec. 5, Hannity argued that the Stern he listened to in New York would be a supporter of President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump State Department appointee arrested in connection with Capitol riot Intelligence community investigating links between lawmakers, Capitol rioters Michelle Obama slams 'partisan actions' to 'curtail access to ballot box' MORE and not 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillary Clinton brings up 'Freedom Fries' to mock 'cancel culture' Edie Falco to play Hillary Clinton in Clinton impeachment series White House defends Biden's 'Neanderthal thinking' remark on masks MORE

The perspective came after Clinton joined Stern's show last week for an interview that featured a considerable amount of critical discussion of Trump.

"Stern [asked Clinton] — this is a little ironic — did [Sen.] Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamRon Johnson grinds Senate to halt, irritating many Here's who Biden is now considering for budget chief House Democratic leaders back Shalanda Young for OMB after Tanden withdrawal MORE [R-S.C.] sell his soul? The guy I grew up listening to, Howard Stern, to me, would have supported Donald Trump, not Hillary Clinton. And probably wouldn’t be at Hamptons polo matches and parties," Hannity said on his Fox News show while introducing a clip of Stern's Clinton interview.