Sean Hannity trolled for admitting he 'doesn’t vet information' on Fox show: 'That's not news, that’s a podcast'
Fox News host Sean Hannity was trolled on Twitter after he openly admitted during his segment, called "Hannity" on the network, that he was not responsible for vetting the information on his own program. "We... in this hours... I am not told what to say. I don't vet the information in this program that I give out. We have always been independent, follow our own path on this show. That's not gonna change for me ever," he said during his program on Monday, November 30. The particular clip went viral on Twitter and Hannity was heavily bashed for his words.
"And said with pride, even braggadocio. What a piece of work, this guy," one of them said, while another commented, "It’s true. Roger Ailes found Hannity on a small Georgia radio station and built him into a disinformation king. no facts required." A third remarked, "Uh we know," and someone else wrote, "Gullible society still believing everything they hear and read. Lol"
Soon more people weighed in. One of them said, "Doesn’t 'vet the information on my program that I give out.' He spews distortion and misinformation, passing it off as legitimate news." Another wrote, "Yeah, that not news, that’s a podcast." The next opined, "He has always been independent of reality, that has been perfectly clear." Somebody else wrote, "Omg the orange glow on this dude."
One user wrote, "Yet they complain about others who do vet their info. Even as to the weak Twitter vetting. Then they call it censorship." Another commented, "He vets it all right. He just vets it for utility rather than truth." A person tweeted, "Wow. Finally admitting it out loud."
And said with pride, even braggadocio. What a piece of work, this guy.— (((Daniel Gill))) (@DanielHGill) December 1, 2020
it’s true. Roger Ailes found Hannity on a small georgia radio station and built him into a disinformation king. no facts required.— 😷or⚰️that is all... (@45tocellblock5) December 1, 2020
Uh we know 😂— Emmaline (@iamEmmaline) December 1, 2020
Gullible society still believing everything they hear and read. Lol 🤦🏾♂️— Marcus Stroman (@STR0) December 1, 2020
Doesn’t “vet the information on my program that I give out.” He spews distortion and misinformation, passing it off as legitimate news.— Eric Zarate (@zarate_eric) December 1, 2020
Yeah, that not news, that’s a podcast— Francisco Ramos (@FranciscoRamos) December 1, 2020
He has always been independent of reality, that has been perfectly clear.— Owleyetine (@owleyetine) December 1, 2020
Omg the orange glow on this dude— David C Torres (@DavidCTorres2) December 1, 2020
Yet they complain about others who do vet their info. Even as to the weak Twitter vetting. Then they call it censorship.— Jane Hutchison (@corpavsafety) December 1, 2020
He vets it all right. He just vets it for utility rather than truth.— Les East (@Les_East) December 1, 2020
Wow. Finally admitting it out loud.— Gina Pullano 😷♀️💪🏼🌊🌊🌊 (@gmpullano) December 1, 2020
Later in the show, Hannity clarified his statement saying, "By the way when I said I don't vet this program, I vet the program. We vet the facts. We got Obama right. We got Russia right. We got Ukraine right. We vetted Biden when nobody else would and the Biden family... We vet what we do. We're not told what to do.”
During the rest of his segment, Hannity called out the "depraved media mob" who refused to accept the results of the 2016 election for attacking President Donald Trump and his supporters for touting voter fraud allegations after the 2020 election results were out and their candidate lost. "We, frankly, don't need lectures about truth, about integrity, from what is a depraved group of Democratic donors, the media mob, and Democrats that never accepted the results of 2016 election," the "Hannity" host said.
He then claimed that President-elect Joe Biden was "shielded" by the mainstream media and the same group "were Biden's attack dogs [and] did the bludgeoning of Trump for Biden." "The sanctimonious, high-minded, phony concern all of a sudden about American democracy -- I don't care what they think," Hannity said. "They lied to you and us for four years on the most spectacular level. They dragged this country through hell with Russian lies, conspiracy theories, and a hoax they pushed for years. It was all a lie."
"All of you in the media mob [saying] 'Oh, this is a threat to democracy, asking questions about election irregularities,' save us your phony, B.S. lectures," the host emphasized. "They are meaningless to the rest of us. You dragged this country through hell. You did it again with your phony Ukrainian impeachment witch hunt, and you totally ignored, and protected, the real quid pro quo."