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Media Shamelessly Misreport Sean Hannity’s Criticism of Mueller Investigation

Media Shamelessly Misreport Sean Hannity’s Criticism of Mueller Investigation

These are not serious people

From the department of YOU HAVE ONE JOB, comes yet another tale of a merry band of reporters who don’t give a damn about actual reporting.

Wednesday night, Fox News host Sean Hannity criticized special counselor Robert Mueller and the double standards involved in federal investigations. During this particular segment, Hannity suggested that if those under investigation by Mueller’s team erased data, phones, and servers like Hillary did, they’d be in a heckuva lot more trouble.

Somehow, this completely innocuous comparison, one made by right-leaning pundits a gazillion times a day (on average) turned into “Hannity suggested witnesses illegally destroy evidence! BURN THE WITCH!”

First the segment:

Next, the transcript:

“Meanwhile as the Mueller witch hunt churns on, the special counsel — this is interesting. They are demanding that witnesses turn in their phones so Team Mueller — and of course, his pit bull Andrew Weissmann and Jeannie Rhee, who worked for Clinton, get to review all of their electronic communications.

“He wants the phones turned over. Even texts that are on what are called encrypted apps like WhatsApp or Signal or one of these things. And they need Mueller’s witnesses … I don’t know.

“If I were to advise to follow Hillary Clinton’s lead: Delete all your emails and then acid-wash the emails on the hard drives and your phones, then take your phones and bash them with a hammer to little itsy-bitsy pieces, use BleachBit, remove the SIM cards, and then take the pieces and hand them over to Robert Mueller and say: ‘Hillary Rodham Clinton, this is equal justice under the law.’

“How do you think that would work out for everybody who Mueller’s demanding their phones of tonight? I’m certain the result would not be the same as Hillary’s.”

Business Insider hilariously reported this story seriously, including the penalty for tampering with evidence:

Destroying or altering evidence is a criminal offense under US federal law and can result in up to 20 years’ imprisonment.

And used the following caption beneath a picture of Hannity:

Sean Hannity, perhaps sarcastically, on Wednesday night urged Robert Mueller’s witnesses to destroy their phones.

“Perhaps sarcastically.”

MSNBC too reported the story as though the question were literal and not to make a point, going so far as to edit out the last bit where Hannity said, “How do you think that would work out for everybody who Mueller’s demanding their phones of tonight? I’m certain the result would not be the same as Hillary’s.”

And for real:

Anyone who ran this story seriously is not a serious person. There is absolutely no way you can honestly watch Hannity’s segment in full and come to the conclusion that Hannity was, in earnest, suggesting witnesses destroy evidence.

A year and a half after her embarrassing national loss and the media are still circling the wagons around Hillary. At this point, it’s just sad.


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DieJustAsHappy | June 7, 2018 at 7:11 pm

It’s an outrage that this travesty being visited upon this administration (with what implications for future ones?) can not be brought to an end posthaste. It’s probably out of the range of possibility, but it would be grand if somehow the Supreme Court got involved and ruled that the thing was unconstitutional and therefore ended.

(Closed Sarcasm Captioned for the Humor Impaired)

All we want is for the Trump campaign to get the same loving treatment by the Justice department that the Hillary campaign got. Um, minus the foot rubs and the tongue bath. There are limits, after all.

Phones are stolen or lost all the time and of course no one “intends” for their expensive phone to lost or stolen so there can be no prosecution for a crime you did not intend to commit. No less than the head of the FBI said so.

    murkyv in reply to dunce1239. | June 8, 2018 at 12:10 am

    Be a good time for a tragic boating accident.

    Oopsie daisy…that sucker slipped right out of my hands while I was fishing.

The reporters aren’t failing at their jobs, they’re doing what they’re being paid to do; spill ink on every surface. They’re not lazy. They’re warring on us.They’ve been openly doing so for 2.5 years now.

And a thousand right-of-center writers are getting flanked. Right here. Right now. Han Soylo in flood pants and well trimmed beard is kicking our collective asses.

This our fail theater, not theirs.

    Barry in reply to Tiki. | June 7, 2018 at 8:52 pm

    “They’ve been openly doing so for 2.5 years now.”

    My only quibble in an otherwise excellent comment – 25 years as a minimum and more like 50.

    “They’re warring on us.” Yep.

    “And a thousand right-of-center writers are getting flanked.” Yep, though some are actually on the other side.

I think everybody is getting the wrong take on this. What is not good news about the media finally admitting that Hillary and stooges committed multiple felonies by destroying evidence?

    Barry in reply to txvet2. | June 7, 2018 at 8:54 pm

    They are not. Basically, the media says two sets of rules apply, one for the progs, and one for the other side.

      txvet2 in reply to Barry. | June 7, 2018 at 9:41 pm

      Oh, that goes without saying, and is the entire point of the Mueller witch hunt. But admitting that the acts themselves are illegal is progress of a sort.

What a bunch of ultra-maroons.

It’s not “the media.”

It’s the “democrat media.”

Big difference.

    I’m not surprised the MSM is misreporting Hanity…they have been going after him with gusto lately….

    It pains me to defend him…of all the conservative pundits, Hanity is my least fave…
    The way he interviews people just drives me up the wall!

I am not sure I understand the legal basis upon which Murller can demand a private citizen (whether he characterizes them as a “witness”) turn over theirs personal property. It is not fruits of a crime and they are not subject to investigation or accused of any criminality. What is the basis for just scooping up anything or any device he chooses? A person has no obligation to talk to the police about anything nor do they have to turn over anything without a search warrant. What am I missing here?

By now, everyone who does share an apartment with a unicorn or leprechaun KNOWS that the bulk of the main stream media misrepresents the facts whenever they are not outright fabricating them. We can continue to post article after article after article about it and it is useless. Why? Because if people have not figured this out by now, then they have been living in the Unibomber’s cabin or are delusional.

The media, with one or two exceptions, has totally destroyed its credibility.

Would anyone be surprised to learn that more than half the journalist they watch and read are on the payroll of the FBI or the CIA?

To quote Ace: “I’ve run out of ‘the FBI would never do that’ cards”

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Perfect for those under investigation…CRUNCHY PHONE BITS!!!

(Stays crunchy…..even during interrogations!!!!)

Business Insider writes:

“Destroying or altering evidence is a criminal offense under US federal law and can result in up to 20 years’ imprisonment.”

I don’t recall any center left media expressing this level of concern regarding Hillary’s crowd ignoring the production of documents or destruction of government issued equipment.