The New Washington‘The New Washington’: Sean HannityThe conservative media host spoke with Matthew Shaer about the roots of his opinionated style, what it’s like to know the president is listening and more.By THE NEW YORK TIMES

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‘The New Washington’: Sean Hannity

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Sean Hannity at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland in 2016.Credit Saul Loeb/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

The Fox News host and political commentator is one of the most dominant voices in conservative media, reaching millions of people each day. But much of his influence comes from a powerful audience of one.

On this week’s episode:

• Matthew Shaer, a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine.

Background reading:

How Far Will Sean Hannity Go?

The Fox News host is willing to defend Trump at all costs — and is reaching more than 13 million people a day.

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