Speaking during his opening monologue on ‘Hannity’ Thursday night; Sean slammed the mainstream media’s handling of both the Jussie Smollett scandal and the Covington Student fiasco; saying “journalism in this country is dead.”
“The Smollett case represents another example of what I’ve been saying since 2007 and 2008: Journalism in this country is dead. In case after case after case, the mainstream media devours any story that fits their radical, extreme, agenda,” said Hannity.
“If it advances the narrative that Donald Trump is evil and his supporters are bad… the media mob will shift into full gear without performing any due diligence, without even picking up the telephone,” he added.
Watch Hannity’s opening monologue above.
GERALDO ON HANNITY: Jussie Smollett ‘PLAYED US’
Fox News’ commentator Geraldo Rivera stopped by ‘Hannity’ Tuesday night to weigh-in on the ongoing controversy surrounding actor Jussie Smollett; saying the ‘Empire’ star “played us” by potentially perpetrating a hate-crime hoax.
“This guy played us. Race and racism and politics are inexplicably interwoven… African-Americans tend to gravitate towards the Democratic Party in huge numbers. A charge like this is so incendiary because it justified and re-affirmed the stereotype that people had,” said Rivera.
“The whole scenario with the noose and the bleach and invoking the President’s name. It was so patently obvious… yet we bought this guy’s unbelievable tale,” he added.
Watch Geraldo on Hannity above.
‘MAGA’ MISTAKE! Covington Student SUES Washington Post for $250 MILLION Over Viral Video
Lawyers representing the Covington High School student featured in a now infamous viral video announced Tuesday night their plans to sue the Washington Post for $250 million in “punitive damages.”
The lawsuit -filed in Kentucky- claims the Post used “a modern-day form of McCarthyism” by “using its vast financial resources to enter the bully pulpit by publishing a series of false and defamatory print and online articles … to smear a young boy who was in its view an acceptable casualty in their war against the president.”
Court filings show the suit claims the national newspaper “falsely accused Nicholas of … ‘accost[ing]’ Phillips by ‘suddenly swarm[ing]’ him in a ‘threaten[ing]’ and ‘physically intimidat[ing]’ manner … ‘block[ing]’ Phillips path, refusing to allow Phillips ‘to retreat,’ ‘taunting the dispersing indigenous crowd,’ [and] chanting, ‘Build that wall,’ ‘Trump2020,’ or ‘Go back to Africa,’ and otherwise engaging in racist and improper conduct.”
Read the full report at Fox News.