When Fox News’ Sean Hannity blatantly exploited the murder of Seth Rich, despite his parent’s pleas for him to stop using their son’s death to push his unfounded conspiracies against Hillary Clinton, it became abundantly clear that there wasn’t any level to which he wouldn’t stoop in his desperate attempts to try to deflect away from the mounting scandals plaguing Donald Trump.
It takes a special type of soulless bastard to push outrageous conspiracies about someone’s murder for ratings.
As most people reading this probably know, Fox News was eventually forced to retract this “story,” and Hannity stopped exploiting Seth Rich’s murder — though he never once publicly admitted that the garbage he had been pushing wasn’t true.
Well, in yet another perfect example of what a lowlife scumbag he is, Hannity decided to continue trying to attack Jake Tapper despite the fact that his network had already deleted the slanderous tweet that made it appear as if Tapper was praising the terrorist who drove a truck into a crowd of people in New York City.
For those of you who might not have heard, just after news broke of the attack, Tapper said, “Allahu Akbar. The Arabic chant, Allahu Akbar — God is great — sometimes said under the most beautiful of circumstances, and too often we hear it being said in moments like this.”
That’s true. While it’s something that’s often said by terrorists, the phrase “Allahu Akbar” is commonly used by Muslims for many happy events such as weddings and birthdays.
There’s nothing at all controversial about what Tapper said because he finished his statement by saying “and too often we hear it being said in moments like this,” referring to the attack in New York City.
Yet that didn’t stop Fox News from sending out a since-deleted tweet saying “CNN’s Jake Tapper Says ‘Allahu Akbar’ Is Beautiful Right After NYC Terror Attack.”
Of course, that’s completely contextually inaccurate because while that’s technically part of what he said, without the second part of his statement — it completely changes the context of his remarks.
Even former Republican congressman Jason Chaffetz, who was part of a Fox News segment that aired the unethically edited clip, sent out a tweet admitting that what he had said about his comments was wrong based on the network’s dishonest editing:
In retrospect I don't think I gave @jaketapper a fair shake tonight. My bad.
— Jason Chaffetz (@jasoninthehouse) November 1, 2017
Well, despite Fox News deleting the tweet, and Chaffetz, who’s now a contributor for the network (shocker!), essentially admitting that Tapper’s quote was taken completely out of context, that didn’t stop Hannity from continuing to try to slander the CNN host.
While Hannity did play the full clip of Tapper’s remarks, while continuing to try to trash the CNN host, he failed to mention that Tapper’s anger toward Fox News was about the tweet they deleted that clearly omitted a key piece of his comment, making it appear as if he said something that he didn’t.
This didn’t go unnoticed by Tapper who took to Twitter to call out Hannity for lying and to point out what a disgusting human being he is:
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) November 2, 2017
Hannity, of course, smeared the late Seth Rich while his parents were still in mourning, so why wouldn't he lie about this?
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) November 2, 2017
Again, it goes back to context.
Had Fox News not sent out that deceptively edited tweet, then there’s no reason for Tapper to call out the network because there wouldn’t have been any story in the first place. So, upon realizing the tweet wasn’t ethical, in a rare move of journalistic integrity, the network then deleted it.
Then without mentioning the original tweet, or the fact that his network actually deleted it, Hannity turned the story into “CNN’s Jake Tapper lashing out at Fox News,” clearly implying that there wasn’t a valid reason for him to be upset and that Fox News had done anything wrong.
This is classic Hannity.
He knew this wasn’t a story. He knew Tapper’s comments weren’t remotely controversial or offensive. He knew his network had since deleted the tweet that prompted Tapper to call Fox News out on Twitter.
Sean Hannity knew all of that, but still, none of that stopped him from twisting the facts about what happened to try to slander the CNN host for no other reason than because he knows the people who watch him are naive enough to think he’s a credible source of information.
Once again, Fox News’ Sean Hannity proves that he’s nothing more than a fraud, a con man, and an absolute scumbag.
Watch his comments below via Fox News: