Sean Hannity (Jeff Malet, maletphotos.com)

Sean Hannity instantly breaks pledge to avoid "petty political disagreements" for 12 hours

The Fox News host couldn't even last eight hours after vowing no attacks in light of new threats from North Korea


Taylor Link
August 9, 2017 3:26PM (UTC)

Sean Hannity on Tuesday pledged to refrain from "all petty political disagreements" for a whole 12 hours following news that North Korea had miniaturized a nuclear warhead to fit on an intercontinental ballistic missile. But the Fox News host could not even make it eight hours before he started hurling insults at his political opponents.

http://twitter.com/seanhannity/status/894999476661886977

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For Hannity, 12 hours of petty-free discourse is abnormal. So when he swore to abstain from any and all political disagreements, few on Twitter took him seriously. The conservative commentator has lashed out at anyone who does not blindly support President Donald Trump, labeling them unpatriotic traitors.

This apparently includes Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who fell under Hannity's cross-hairs Tuesday night. Hannity called McConnell "weak" and "spineless" for partially blaming the president for the GOP-controlled Congress' stalled legislative agenda.

http://twitter.com/seanhannity/status/895118269681684481

Hannity's loyal support for Trump began far before the Republican primaries. Hannity and Trump had developed a friendship over the years as two wealthy blowhards who shared a loathing for former President Barack Obama.

Hannity spends his days distracting from all the scandals Trump has manufactured over the last eight months. On his show "Hannity" Tuesday night, the pundit blamed the situation with North Korea on former President Bill Clinton.

Hannity also dedicated part of his show Tuesday to relitigating the infamous tarmac meeting between Clinton and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

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Hannity's coverage of American politics is not just ramblings from an overpaid news broadcaster. It has become a coordinated propaganda campaign with members of the White House. After Hannity tweeted his potshot at McConnell, Dan Scavino, the White House director of social media, regurgitated the same talking point on Twitter.

http://twitter.com/DanScavino/status/895281664145928196


Taylor Link

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

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