Fox News host Sean Hannity is used to going on verbal rampages. He has, at varied times, raged against former President Barack Obama, celebrities, the left wing media, Republicans, Democrats, etc. The problem is, while his rants are high in volume and obscenity, very few of them have a firm basis in reality.
To wit, fact-checking site PolitiFact monitored Hannity's show and the results were not good. Hannity's statements are flat-out false 30 percent of the time, half-true 15 percent of the time and mostly false 15 percent of the time, which means Hannity's pretty much lying about 60 percent of the time — not a great statistic if you're a journalist whose job is to bring fact-based news to the American public.
Hannity was at it again Monday evening when he unleashed an unhinged rant against Hillary Clinton in the wake of the Mueller indictments.
Sean Hannity: "What did Hillar-… what did President (Hillary) Clinton know about the Uranium One scandal?" https://t.co/Id13y3oYMM— William LeGate 🇺🇸 (@William LeGate 🇺🇸)1509414410.0
Conveniently ignoring the fact that these charges had nothing at all to do with Clinton, Hannity laid into the former Democratic hopeful as well as her one-time boss President Obama for their supposed funding of the Trump dossier and their collusion with Russia on the so-called Uranium One Scandal.President-Obama Funded Dossier." It's important to note that while Clinton's campaign did fund the dossier, it was first funded by the conservative website The Washington Free Beacon. Also, let's not forget a couple of facts for those trying to tie Clinton to Russia.
- Russian President Vladimir Putin hated Clinton and thought she had worked against him as Secretary of State.
- Russia hacked the Clinton campaign and published their emails via WikiLeaks in a successful effort to steamroll the campaign. (If Clinton had colluded with Russia, we would have probably seen it in these emails — just saying)
On the subject of Uranium One, the new scandal being peddled to distract from the Mueller indictments, there is literally no truth to it — just a lot of smoke and mirrors.The Washington Post, "There is no evidence Clinton even was informed about this deal ... Moreover, no uranium produced at U.S. mines may be exported, except for some uranium yellowcake which is extracted and processed in Canada before being returned to the United States for use in nuclear power plants."
We could further explain how the Uranium One deal is fake, but Joy-Ann Reid of MSNBC did such an excellent job, we'll let her handle it.
Brilliant!!! @JoyAnnReid debunks UraniumOne fake news story & shows how a REAL journalist takes down a rat: https://t.co/jjXuJFF78J— Sharon Isbin (@Sharon Isbin)1509343749.0
At the 5-minute mark, Hannity was so deep in his peddling of fake news that he made a mistake revealing how he truly felt.
Sean Hannity has just confirmed to us what we always knew it should have been, President Clinton. https://t.co/NxEVsNkGtH— Derenic Byrd (@Derenic Byrd)1509416125.0