Fox’s Sean Hannity continued his tirade against CNN media critic Brian Stelter on his radio show on Tuesday during a phone call with Donald Trump Jr., Media Matters reported
“The guy lectures me because I raise questions about, you know — Hillary’s falling down, she had health issues that were pretty significant, won’t release her health records, won’t release her speeches to Wall Street,” Hannity complained.
Stelter took Hannity to task for peddling “reckless speculation” about the Democratic presidential nominee’s health.
But Hannity did not mention that it was Associated Press reporter Lisa Lerer who debunked the argument by conservative media that Clinton “suffered a seizure” during an encounter with Lerer in June.
“Seemingly as ‘proof’ that something was amiss with Clinton, Hannity exclaimed: ‘Watch the reporter, like, pull back as she — the reporter got scared. And she keeps doing it. What is that?’ Lerer wrote. “Fox News never contacted me to ask that question. For the record, I wasn’t scared for a moment.”
Instead, Hannity focused on Stelter, calling him a “little pipsqueak [and] so-called media critic.”
“You’ve got Brian the stenographer Stelter, doing the bidding of Jeff Zucker,” he ranted. “They literally have a professor from the Kennedy School of Journalism, who calls your dad a demagogue and says ‘Well, demagogues, if they’re elected, that usually leads to dictatorship,” and the guy never questioned him.'”
Hannity and the younger Trump also indulged in another debunked argument concerning Mitt Romney’s performance in the 2012 election.
“How dare I point out that it’s a little odd to me that 59 districts in Pennsylvania in 2012, not one vote for Romney,” Hannity said. “59 districts, I’m sorry, but that seems odd to me.”
“Well, it’s different. If you’re a Democrat, you’re allowed to have the dead voting for you,” said Trump. “But if you’re a Republican, that would never happen.”
Except it did, in Philadelphia. As Billy Penn reported, City Commissioner Al Schmidt — a Republican — debunked the idea that there was malfeasance involved in the result, noting that it would be impossible to subtract votes from voting machines in the city, which has several districts that heavily lean toward Democrats.
Schmidt said voter fraud on the scale Hannity has proposed would require “hundreds of people engaging in a conspiracy, and no one finding out about it.”
The claim has subsequently been rated “Pants on Fire” by Politifact.
Listen to Hannity’s commentary, as posted by Media Matters, below.
Bill Maher rips Trump and ‘the gang that couldn’t do treason straight’ on Real Time
HBO "Real Time" host Bill Maher ripped the incompetence of the Trump administration after acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney confessed that there was a quid pro quo with Ukraine in Rudy Giuliani's search for foreign election assistance.
"It's not just that he's always breaking the law, it's that he obviously wants you to know about it," Maher said. "The Joker doesn't want to get caught this bad."
"This is Trump's definition of three-dimensional chess, 'I'm going to distract you from impeaching me by committing more crimes," he said.
"It's like he comes home and Melania says to him, 'you have lipstick on your color,' and he says, 'you should see my d*ck,'" Maher said.
Michael Moore predicts Mick Mulvaney will get into Heaven after confessing Trump’s quid pro quo
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore predicted acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney will ascend to Heaven in the afterlife during a Friday interview on MSNBC's "The Beat" with Ari Melber.
The host played a clip of Mulvaney admitting Trump's quid pro quo while seeking foreign election assistance from Ukraine.
"This man obviously is going to be admitted into Heaven," Moore said. "You know, he told the truth."
"If there was a movie version of this, somebody stuck him with a needle just before he walked out onto the stage there, a truth serum needle, and he just went on and on saying, 'Yeah, that’s what we do. Yeah, of course.' Essentially admitting there is a quid pro quo. In fact, there are many quid pro quos."
‘I don’t think he knows what he’s doing’: Ex-Trump advisor rips the ‘cascading crisis’ of his ‘strategic disaster’
President Donald Trump received harsh criticism from a former top Middle East advisor for the ethnic cleansing campaign Turkey is waging against the Kurds in Syria.
MSNBC's Chuck Todd interviewed Brett McGurk, the former special presidential envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL.
"The truth of the matter is when President Trump announced to the world last December that we were leaving Syria and he arbitrarily cut our force reportedly in half, which is already a small force, we lost all of our leverage and influence," McGurk argued. "And he really threw it out the window on this call on October 6th."