(CNN) – Well, Sean Hannity, what are you going to do now that your text messages about the robbery at the Capitol and Trump’s behavior have been exposed?
Hannity kicked off her Tuesday night show on Fox News with a message to Washington’s “cowardly creatures in the (political) swamp” and the “media mob.” Throughout the show, Hannity promoted the section, telling her audience, “You won’t want to miss it.” The suggestion was, of course, that it would be issued in response to a request Select the Congressional Committee Investigate the January 6 attack on the Capitol for your cooperation. But promoting the sector ended up being a hoax.
In the final moments of her show, Hannity talked about the unavailability of covid-19 tests. That is, Hannity completely ignored the request of the Select Committee and the accursed revelation contained in the letter sent to it by its senior members. But you will not be able to remain silent forever. After the presentation, his attorney, Jay Sekulow, released a new statement: “We are in the process of evaluating the committee’s message. We remain deeply concerned about the constitutional implications, particularly regarding the First Amendment. We will respond appropriately.”
Fox also remained silent about what Hannity and the other stars knew in the lead-up to the riots and in the days that followed. Lachlan Murdoch and Susan Scott can dismiss Hannity from being an opinion maker at will, but she still has to stick to some editorial rules.
What do Hannity’s text messages about Trump mean
Hannity’s text messages to Mark Meadows, revealed by the select committee, illustrate for the 1,000th time a clear violation of traditional media ethics by Hannity. And they also showed, for the umpteenth time, how Hannity worked during the Trump years behind the scenes as a shadow chief of staff. Perhaps the revelation was how ineffective it was.
As Jamie Gangel pointed out in “Don Lemon Tonight,” every line in the letter was intentionally crafted. So what about Hannity’s December 31, 2020 letter to Meadows that said, “I don’t see January 6 happening the way it’s said.” Did Hannity try to get Trump to stop thinking about his delusions? If so, you failed. And what about the January 10 letter to Meadows and Jim Jordan that said, “Guys, we have a clear path to landing the plane in 9 days. You can’t say elections again. Never.” Trump obviously doesn’t respect Hannity much, since Trump’s last 12 months Characterized by lying about the elections.
deceive the public
The text messages also prove – again – that Hannity was dishonest with her audience. He likes to pretend to say the same thing in secret as in public. But that is clearly not the case. Notably, in these text messages, Hannity expressed his deepest concerns about Trump. But, publicly, these concerns were never conveyed to his audience. Instead, Hannity was a loyal fan of Trump to the end.
Brian Stelter explained this on his recent Lemon Show, highlighting Hannity’s January 10 comment to Meadows that “I didn’t get a good call with him today.” “On January 10, 11, and 12, what did Sean Hannity say to his viewers” about that call, Stelter said. “Shall I inform you of Donald Trump’s mental health? About his mental state? No, he lied and helped cover up.” Stelter also noted that the House members have many, many text messages from other Fox characters, so what else will be revealed?
Trump: Hannity is acclimating!
Well, this valuable friendship got to the point, right? As CNN’s Kaitlan Collins reports, Trump issued a statement Tuesday night challenging Hannity’s January 10 claim that he “can’t mention the election again.” ouch. “I disagree with Sean on that statement and the facts prove me right,” Trump said, although the facts clearly don’t prove it true.
What will Cheney say?
Thursday marks the one-year anniversary of the attack on the Capitol and Congresswoman Liz Cheney will appear on several television networks this week, including Fox: She is scheduled to speak to Brett Baer on “Special Report” Thursday night. didn’t doubt In criticism of Fox On the waves of the series in the past
Stop calling it a news network
On a related topic: I will reiterate that it is time for real news organizations to stop referring to Fox as a news network. Not. It’s a channel for right-wing figures who have spent the past year misleading viewers about the events of January 6th with a torrent of lies and conspiracy theories designed to derail the day’s events. All this while the main presenters of the series, as we now have evidence, secretly knew what really happened. The main task of a news organization is to inform viewers of the best version of the truth. What Fox has repeatedly done – on almost every major issue – is misinformation.
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