Hannity: ‘I Don’t Vet The Information On This Program That I Give Out’

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Fox News host Sean Hannity, one of President Donald Trump’s top conservative media allies, made a startling admission on Monday night as he was ranting about “the media mob” being “nothing more than a glorified overpaid wing of the Democratic Party.”

“I am not told what to say. I don’t vet the information on this program that I give out,” Hannity said with a graphic blasting “MEDIA MALPRACTICE” plastered right next to him.

“We have always been independent, follow our own path on this show. That’s not going to change for me ever,” he declared.

Hannity tried to clean up his remark several minutes later in the middle of an interview with White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany.

“By the way, when I said I don’t vet this program–I vet the program, we vet the facts,” the Fox News host insisted before claiming his show “got Obama right” and “vetted Biden when nobody else would.”

He once again abruptly inserted a clumsy explanation for the comment in the middle of another interview near the end of the show.

“I go back and I said we’re independent on this show, I don’t have any management vetting this show. We do our job,” Hannity said, then launched into another speech about how he “vetted” former President Barack Obama and President-elect Joe Biden.

“So this is independent. We do our things different here,” he told viewers.

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  1. Don’t worry, meathead, nobody with a brain stem thought you vetted the information you spew out.

  2. …I don’t vet the information rumors and lies on this program that I give out,” Hannity said.

    FIFY, asshole.

  3. Avatar for jim195 jim195 says:

    “I’m not a professional journalist. Repeating rumors from social media is good enough for me. Standards of confirmation and verification are for liberals. Long live our Great Leader.”

  4. Avatar for dont dont says:

    This is how Fux does journalism.

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