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WATCH: Sean Hannity says "liberal fascists" are trying to "silence" him — from the safety of his cable TV show

The right-wing media personality said that the sexual harassment allegations made against him are baseless


Taylor Link
April 25, 2017 7:20PM (UTC)

A paranoid Sean Hannity took to the air Monday night to respond to an allegation — later walked back — that the Fox News host once invited a guest on his show back to his hotel room. With the fallout of Bill O'Reilly's firing still fresh, Hannity was vehement in his defense against the accusation, arguing that he was the victim of a targeted campaign to destroy him.

"I have to start tonight by addressing a well-orchestrated effort by the intolerant left in this country that is designed to silence every conservative voice and by any means necessary," Hannity said in his monologue. "Now, I’m speaking out tonight so that you, our audience, will understand what is really happening and what is at stake when it comes to freedom of speech in this country."

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The right-wing radio and TV host announced that he has hired "some of the best attorneys" to defend him against slander. He said the "breaking point" came when former Fox News guest Debbie Schlussel claimed that Hannity once sexually harassed her.

Hannity said that Schlussel had made the "most outrageous, unfair, untrue allegations" against him for over a decade. He said her recent charges were "ridiculous and completely untrue."

"This is not about Sean Hannity," Hannity said. "This is not about one person. There is now a coordinated attempt to silence the voice of every outspoken conservative person in this country. I am not the only one that these liberal fascists target."

"Everyone who has publicly supported President Trump is a target," he continued. "This is very political. We have seen repeatedly that the left knows no limits in these efforts. They have gone after and attacked the first lady, every White House adviser. They even attacked his daughter and his 10-year-old son."


Taylor Link

Taylor Link is an assistant editor at Salon. You can find him on Twitter at @taylorlink_

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