Caught flat-footed, red-handed, and lying like a rug
Sean Hannity and Fox News are both big name bullshitters, par excellence and now: WELL, IT'S RETRACTION time as reported on here by NBC News.
Fox News announced Tuesday (May 23rd) that it had retracted a story published last week that reignited conspiracy theories around the unsolved killing of DNC staffer Seth Rich, whose family demanded an apology from the conservative Fox news network.
Later the same day, the conspiracy's most prominent proponent, Fox News' Sean Hannity, announced on his show that he would stop discussing the case “for now.” It was a major back-down for a prominent host who had used his Twitter account earlier to vow he would never be silenced by “Liberal Fascism.”
Hannity said he made the decision to go mum on the killing “out of respect for the family's wishes,” but he also hinted that he had pressure from bosses at Fox News, where he noted he was under contract.
Even former House Speaker Newt Gingrich amplified the conspiracy theory on Fox News Sunday (May 21st). Then by Tuesday, Fox retracts the story.
Ironically, Keith Olbermann on his GQ show had just published a fine analysis of the entire BS story along with great logic and key points that tore the entire Fox/Hannity story to pieces in 9-minutes. That fine segment is here from YouTube:
So, bad timing or just plain dumb luck, um, Fox? Also, noteworthy is how the public now truly sees Murdoch and his Fox den of liars who are totally unfair and unbalanced and apparently unhinged as many of us already knew.
Uncle Ruppy Murdoch