On Thursday night, Fox News’ Sean Hannity was forced to tuck his tail and admit that he lied on live TV.
Thursday night, Sean Hannity insisted that the New York Times was lying when they said that Trump tried to fire Special Counsel Bob Mueller in June. Minutes later, he was forced to admit on live TV that yeah, Trump really did try to fire Mueller.
Earlier in the show Hannity blasted the New York Times reporting. And he accused the paper of “trying to distract you.”
“Our sources, and I’ve checked in with many of them, they’re not confirming that tonight,” he said. “And how many times has the New York Times and others gotten it wrong?”
But by the end of the show, Fox News had corroborated the Times’ reporting. So Hannity had to backtrack and admit that yeah, ok, I guess Trump really did try to fire Mueller. Hannity went from claiming that Trump did nothing wrong to admitting that he might have done something wrong but who cares?
Clearly Hannity was angry that he had to admit that he lied.
“Yeah maybe Donald Trump wanted to fire the special counsel for conflict. Does he not have the right to raise those questions?”
He dismissed the whole thing in disgust and said, “You know, we’ll deal with this tomorrow night.”
Then he quickly changed the subject.
HANNITY at 9:15pm: "How many times has The New York times & others gotten it wrong?"
HANNITY at 9:55pm: "Yeah maybe Donald Trump wanted to fire the special counsel for conflict. Does he not have the right to raise those questions? You know, we'll deal with this tomorrow night." pic.twitter.com/CKvYqsNwR1
— JM Rieger (@RiegerReport) January 26, 2018