The deposition was in relation to Dominion Voting System’s defamation suit against Fox News for repeatedly promoting provably false claims about election “hacking” involving Dominion’s voting machines. If you were to ask me it would seem that Hannity straight-up admitting that he never actually believed the false claims that he was inviting guests to promote on his show is worse, from a defamation standpoint, than if he were to have said that he had been taken in by the hoaxers. Hannity put people on television that he knew damn well were lying, all to promote a conspiracy theory that would explain why Donald Trump losing the election was not because most of the electorate now considered him an incompetent, crooked, showboating buffoon, but because invisible world enemies of Republicanism cheated conservatives out of the win.
Those hoaxes billowed into an attack on the United States Capitol, one intentionally egged into being by the promoters of the lies. And Hannity was among the promoters of the lies, because he and other Fox hosts considered boosting hoaxes intended to undermine democracy to be Good Television.
In any event, the following people are now super angry with Sean for jumping off the treason trolley:
• Pillow kingpin Mike, uh, Pillowguy? Lindell, I think it was.
• Self-humiliating Trump conspiracy-promoting “lawyer” Lin Wood.
• Hobo matroyshka Steve Bannon.
• A far-right crackpot radio guy named Stew Peters who most decent people never heard of, much less care about.
The common theme here is “hoax-promoting coup supporters.” Among hoax-promoting sedition-backing would-be saboteurs of democracy, Hannity is now persona non grata because he says he didn’t actually believe the hoax-promoting seditionists when he and Fox were helping them promote their hoax-promoting seditions.
It’s a bit weird that none of these people are willing to give professional lying blowhard Hannity the benefit of the doubt by assuming he was lying in the deposition and actually did believe in their hoaxes. Lying professionally is what all of these guys do. It’s their whole game! It’s what makes the money roll in! They’re mad because they’re quite sure Hannity is being honest, when there’s nothing in Hannity’s professional life to suggest he’s ever been honest in his life! Get over yourselves!
Oh, and apparently Donald Trump, a national traitor, is also angry at Sean, but it’s not because of the not-believing-our-lies thing, it’s because Trump blames Hannity for his decision to endorse “Doctor” Oz for Senate and “Doctor” Oz turned out to be a garbage fire of a candidate and somehow that’s all Sean’s fault now.
Oh, how far Hannity has fallen from the days of being Donald Trump’s bestest press buddy.
Anyway, whatever. Normally having all the nation’s biggest crime-backing traitors to democracy angry at you at once would be a very good thing, but it’s going to take a lot more than “the emperor of crappy pillows is temporarily mad at me” to haul Hannity out of the Worst People In America bracket.
The real lesson here is that there’s no honor among coup promoters, conspiracy theorists, or Florida golf cheats. The moment you do anything that doesn’t benefit their own personal agendas you become their enemy, and it doesn’t matter how many boots you’ve polished beforehand.
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