Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.com
Fox Newsâ Sean Hannity is on the top tier of pro-Donald Trump propagandists at the right-wing ânewsâ network, so it is perfectly in character for him to completely fall flat on his face while trying to attack real journalists.
In an echo of Trumpâs childish taunts about âfake news,â HannityÂ tweetedÂ a message directed to âfake newsâ CNN and âconspiracy TVâ NBC. He told them to âread and learn,â and then posted a link to a story about the Department of Justiceâs attempt to reinvigorate the right-wing anti-Clinton conspiracy theory about Uranium One.
The only problem for Hannity is that his link wentÂ right backÂ to NBC.
â Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) December 21, 2017
When youâre calling another news organization fake or alleging that it peddles conspiracies, it would be stupid to cite that very same news outlet to make your point. But thatâs the sort of muddled thinking and inability to interpret basic reporting that is Hannityâs stock in trade.
Several journalists for real news organizations noticed Hannityâs own goal and called him out for it.
CNNâs Jake TapperÂ noted, âHannity tells NBC News to get a load of this important NBC News story.â
NBCâs Hallie JacksonÂ wrote, âYou areâ¦ literallyâ¦ tweeting an @NBCNews story.â
And MSNBCâs Stephanie RuleÂ toldÂ Hannity, âThank you for promoting an @NBCNews piece. We appreciate your support.â
Rule also dinged Hannity for his repeated hyping of absurd conspiracy theories, pointing out that Foxâs own Shepard Smith hasÂ done reportingÂ about the truth regarding Uranium One, citing facts and not the anti-Clinton hysteria that Hannity traffics in every night on his program.
For years, Hannity hasÂ madeÂ the absurd claim that he is a journalist, when in truth he is nothing more than a dishonest and shoddy propagandist who is onlyÂ taken seriouslyÂ by the Donald Trumps of the world.
His program, like the rest of Fox News, drowns in the fevered swamps of the rightâs conspiracy theories. He has used his show to make up lies out of thin air,Â hurting the familiesÂ of murder victims like former DNC staffer Seth Rich and involving them in his disgraceful attempts to smear Democrats like Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama.
The bar at Fox News is so low that it is practically on the floor. The only thing the network cares about is furthering hate, misogyny, and lies while lifting up the Republican Party and Donald Trump. Not only is that sad mission in line with Sean Hannityâs beliefs, it is obvious that it is one of the few things he excels at.