May 24, 2017
Wow, Sean Hannity has a spine.
Under internal pressure over his pursuit of the truth behind the Seth Rich story, network suits are apparently closing in on one of the network’s remaining conservative holdouts.In his opening segment [Tuesday night], Hannity told viewers, “I promise that I will continue to tell the truth. As for my future at Fox News, Media Matters is attacking. The Left is organizing an advertising boycott. I will continue to do my job to the best of my ability. I serve at the pleasure of Fox News.”
More ominously, he concluded at 11pm by saying, “hopefully, I will see you again tomorrow night.”
Before the program, he had tweeted a cryptic message regarding his future there:
Earlier, Fox retracted news coverage regarding Rich’s 2016 murder, which has intrigued many political followers since the DNC staffer’s body was found last summer. And there is widespread evidence that Rupert Murdoch’s sons, who now run its day-to-day operation, are fully committed to permanently wiping away its conservative programming.
#StandWithSean, an effort led by StopTheScalpings Co-founder Melanie Morgan, is continuing its efforts to stand by Hannity while he is under fire. This writer is also part of the organization.
On the group’s Facebook page, Morgan told followers, “Hannity is under a REAL threat but he promised to tell the truth, and continue at Fox as long as they let him. Hannity has told me personally that he is making some strategic moves, and this has to do with the Seth Rich murder case.
Though he has apparently vowed to keep further discussion of the Seth Rich issue off his show for the time being, Hannity has been exchanging Tweets with Kim Dotcom, who has dropped a bombshell, claiming to have been in contact with Rich and to have information proving that he was the DNC leaker.
I think he or Tucker (who presently has more clout than Hannity, due to his ratings) are going to have Kim on this week, if they can pull it off.
The bigger issue than the Seth Rich issue specifically, however, is his more general refusal to bow to the kookspiracy narrative, and his continued pointing out that this is a “tin foil hat conspiracy” (his words).
The people who run Fox are just as anti-Trump as any other media, however, they are making money off being ostensibly pro-Trump. Also, if they didn’t exist, everyone would turn to the alternative media on the internet. So they have a tough line to walk.
It may well be that Hannity is crossing that line with his continued investigation of Seth Rich and his continued pointing out of the ridiculousness of the mainstream “collusion” kookspiracy.
I guess we will know soon enough if he gets to keep his job.