Should Fox News fire Sean Hannity? | The Tylt
The family of a slain Democratic National Committee staffer is threatening legal action against Fox News host Sean Hannity. Though police say Seth Rich was shot during an attempted robbery, Hannity continues to fuel a popular right-wing theory that Rich was murdered in retaliation for leaking DNC emails. While Fox News has officially retracted the story, and critics say perpetuating this conspiracy theory is tormenting Rich's family, Hannity continues to demand investigations on his show and on Twitter, and says he refuses to be silenced. What do you think? 📺
Should Fox News fire Sean Hannity?
The Rich family sent a cease-and-desist letter Thursday, and demanded Fox retract the story (which they did). A spokesperson for the Rich family says that anyone on Fox who continues to spread the debunked conspiracy theory around their son's death "should be taken off the air."
"They are either blind to the damage they are doing to a murder victim's family or don't care, showing a profound lack of judgement and common decency."
But Hannity says he will not be silenced. He continued to speak extensively about Seth Rich's murder on his May 19 show:
By the way my thoughts and prayers go out to this family. Let's put the kid out of it for a minute, I feel sorry for his family. But what if it was somebody that was so disgruntled in the DNC at how they cheated Bernie and how the fix was in, if that turned out to be true that somebody did that, wouldn't that completely wipe out the entire Russia lie we've heard for months and months?
People are outraged Hannity would continue to promote the story, even after Fox retracted it, and the murder victim's family has demanded he stop.
But then WikiLeaks head Julian Assange weighed in with a cryptic tweet tagged #SethRich, adding more fuel to the conspiracy fire.
Hannity's critics say he is using a tragic death to distract from President Trump's Russia problems.
And many think he should be fired.
But his fans are standing strong.
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