Vox.com media critic Carlos Maza released a new video on Wednesday detailing Fox News host Sean Hannity’s descent into a morass of Alex Jones-style conspiracy-mongering.
Maza said that Hannity’s reporting has become increasingly unhinged in his ongoing effort to keep his audience distracted from the failures and multiple scandals of President Donald Trump’s administration.
It’s what happens, Maza said, when “the loudest voice in the Fox News universe goes full conspiracy theorist.”
Hannity has become Trump’s “permanent spokesman on Fox News,” doling out slavishly favorable coverage and eagerly stirring up conspiracy theories when he perceives that the president is under threat.
Given the huge number of scandals Trump has needed someone to run interference on, Hannity has had to go further and further afield of established facts to get his stories, to the point that he’s now promoting patently false stories from Alex Jones’ conspiracy hug InfoWars.com.
This week, Hannity got lambasted by an attorney representing one of Roy Moore’s accusers who hammered the host’s lack of “journalistic integrity” and said she would never subject her client to the “bullying” she would receive by agreeing to appear on Hannity’s show.
Watch the video, embedded below:
Sean Hannity sure sounds a lot like Alex Jones these days: pic.twitter.com/GGyWiv9ejv
— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) November 22, 2017
Trump gets triggered by ‘threats of impeaching’ Kavanaugh ‘over made up stories’ of sexual misconduct
President Donald Trump on Sunday lashed out at Democrats who have called for the impeachment of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
After fresh evidence of sexual misconduct came to light over the weekend, several Democratic presidential candidates said that they support the impeachment of Kavanaugh.
By Sunday afternoon, Trump fired back on Twitter, comparing the case to the impeachment proceedings he is facing.
Can’t let Brett Kavanaugh give Radical Left Democrat (Liberal Plus) Opinions based on threats of Impeaching him over made up stories (sound familiar?), false allegations, and lies. This is the game they play. Fake and Corrupt News is working overtime! #ProtectKavanaugh
A dive into the ‘deadliest wave of the opioid epidemic’ is the most frightening book of the year — and mandatory reading
First a spoiler alert: Among the multiple apocalyptic revelations in Ben Westhoff’s Fentanyl, Inc.: How Rogue Chemists Are Creating the Deadliest Wave of the Opioid Epidemic is sour news for all hard drug users, from casual weekend abusers to full-time cocaine cowboys. In light of developments presented in this epic book in gruesome and unprecedented fashion, putting questionable substances up your nose, in your veins, or even on your tongue is highly discouraged from here on in.
“Any drug where it’s a powder or a pill, you just can’t trust it,” Westhoff said in an interview about his latest project. “There can be fentanyl in anything … [Home drug-testing kits] are getting very sophisticated, and there are websites you can consult, but in terms of going to a party and someone offering you some blow or something like that, it’s over.”
‘He didn’t do nothing’: Black kids confront white Philly cops as they terrorize innocent student at bus stop
A group of children called out Philadelphia police officers who said that they wanted the kids to be "shaking" from the confrontation.
Video posted on social media over the weekend shows a white officer telling a shirtless African-American boy to get in his police cruiser.
The video was posted by Twitter by a user named Asia who claimed to be a student waiting for her bus.
Instagram is helping this get out, but it needs more attraction. This Happened in Philadelphia,Pa on Thursday. A group of school kids and I were waiting for the bus at the bus stop when a cop car came to us, slowed down and stared at us then kept going down the street. pic.twitter.com/OrvOvWf3Oh