Friday, May 26, 2017

Foul Pond: the Trumpist conspiracy mongers

The Demented Detectives on Seth Rich’s Case
(NYT)
Anna Merlan

Excerpt:
     ...The biggest fish in this foul pond … is Sean Hannity of Fox News, who recently latched onto the Rich story, promoting it on his popular prime-time show and on social media. Mr. Hannity, a fierce Trump partisan, seemed aware that his speculation about Mr. Rich’s death could deflect attention away from the multitude of disasters dogging the White House and at his own scandal-plagued network. And he surely knew that the story would play well with his audience, which was eager to see the news about the Trump team’s Russia connections as a mainstream media smoke screen and Mr. Rich’s murder as the real fire.
     After vigorous public shaming — including a Washington Post op-ed essay by Mr. Rich’s parents — and pressure from his show’s advertisers, Mr. Hannity announced that he would stop discussing the murder (“for now,” he added). Fox even retracted a story from its website. He’s still tweeting, though, pledging that he’s close to finding “the truth.”....

1 comment:

Matt Fleetwood said...

Wow, I haven't seen this title by Mr. Hannity! Must be his best-seller.
I wonder if he got tips from Mark Levin?
You can even see how, on the cover of Levin's book, Levin is looking at you as if he is personally aware he's made up of puppy shit:

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51My%2BNAfnSL._SX324_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg

"Over 1 million copies sold*"

*Using alt-facts

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