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Sean Hannity: The Mainstream Media Is Trying to Harm Our Country

“Hannity spent an entire 17 minute segment leveling attacks on the media, concluding that journalism is dead.”

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Going after the mainstream media has become a favorite pastime for conservative media pundits recently. Fox News host Sean Hannity got in on the act Tuesday night saying that the media has developed a mob mentality and they will attack anyone who does not fall in line with the Democratic agenda. In all, Hannity spent an entire 17 minute segment leveling attacks on the media, concluding that journalism is dead.

“We have long been reporting that the mainstream media is actively trying to harm the country that we love,” Hannity said. “We all knew that the media has influenced the democrats and weak establishment republicans, but we had no idea they were this powerful until now. We also knew that the media mob has had bias, but it has never been at this level. That bias has turned into a malignant campaign against truth and fairness. They have put this country through pure hell.”

Hannity also claims that the media has been lying so long that they can no longer discern the truth.

“These self-righteous, sanctimonious, so called journalists have been spreading their lies for so long that they have started to believe them,” he said. “They are holier than thou and they actually believe they are fair and represent truth. This is nothing more than a charade.”

Hannity says the media is now using its power to lecture Americans who voted for President Donald Trump, playing different clips from various CNN programs to illustrate his point.

“Unless 75 million of us (who voted for President Trump) accept the results of an election that has proven to be fraudulent because state election laws were broken, they will come after us .They call us jerks and say we suck, even calling us smelly Wal-Mart shoppers. Joe Biden and the media are best friends. He did not even have to attack Donald Trump during the campaign. Joe hid in his basement and let the media do it for him.”

Hannity also addressed the role of the media in the Trump–Russian collusion investigation, saying that media actions during the investigations prove that journalism is dead.

“The media made four big claims then, all of which were proven false,” Hannity said. “Did the media retract their false claims or did social media platforms, like Facebook and Twitter, take them down? They tried to hide behind the guise of journalism, but that’s not going to work because journalism is dead and it died a long time ago. It is now nothing more than a witch hunt designed to bludgeon Donald Trump.”

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CNN Asks Florida Judge to Toss Out Donald Trump’s Defamation Suit

Trump filed the lawsuit against CNN because he accuses the network of defaming his character during the 2020 Presidential Election.

Eduardo Razo

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Former President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit against CNN in October; now, over a month later, the cable news channel is asking a judge in Florida to toss the case (h/t The Hill).

Trump filed the lawsuit against CNN because he accuses the network of defaming his character during the 2020 Presidential Election. Trump’s attorneys argued CNN “has sought to use its massive influence — purportedly as a ‘trusted’ news source.”

Additionally, Trump’s lawyer says that CNN attempted “to defame the Plaintiff in the minds of its viewers and readers for the purpose of defeating him politically, culminating in CNN claiming credit for ‘[getting] Trump out’ in the 2020 presidential election.”

CNN lawyers have pushed back against Trump’s claims saying that the former president “seeks to silence any criticism of Plaintiff’s debunked claim that the 2020 presidential election was ‘stolen.’”

“Any alleged association resulting therefrom are also ‘rhetorical hyperbole’ and ‘pure opinion’ under well-established principles of defamation law,” CNN’s lawyers added.

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Investor Cautions Over Possible Fox-News Corp. Merger

Irenic Capital, which owns about 2 percent of News Corp., has taken issue with its potential merger between Fox and News Corp.

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Rumors have swirled over Fox and News Corp. possibly merging into one entity, but Irenic Capital, which owns about 2% of News Corp., has taken issue with its potential merger.

A merger would produce a more complicated company and turn off investors rather than increase the company’s lagging stock price, Irenic Capital stated in a letter to the News Corp. board.

“And even if such synergies do exist today, they would principally benefit Fox and reside in the News Media segment of News Corp,” Irenic Capital said (h/t Deadline). “For example, Fox Business may benefit from greater integration with The Wall Street Journal and some of Dow Jones’ other properties, but it is highly debatable whether the benefits from such an association flow both ways.

“Combining News Corp with Fox will result in a combined company that is obviously more complex than both companies left separate.” 

Irenic believes a unification would aid Fox far better than News Corp. and cautioned that the board has a fiduciary responsibility to investigate all possible routes to develop value beyond the one suggested by its primary shareholder.

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Fox News Lights All-American Christmas Tree

The event was hosted by Greg Gutfeld, Judge Jeanine Pirro, Dana Perino, Jessica Tarlov and Jesse Watters

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Fox News held its annual All-American Tree Lighting at FOX Square in New York, New York Monday during “The Five.” The event was hosted by Greg Gutfeld, Judge Jeanine Pirro, Dana Perino, Jessica Tarlov and Jesse Watters

In a release, the network said it partnered with the Police Athletic League (PAL) to host a toy drive benefiting New York City’s youth. The network also honored first responders by selecting representatives of the FDNY and NYPD to light this year’s tree.

Guests included FOX News personalities and their families along with first responders from the NYPD and FDNY, including members of NYPD Precinct 32, who lost Wilbert Mora and Jason Rivera this year, and members of EMS Station 49, who lost EMS captain Alison Russo earlier this year.

FOX’s All-American Christmas tree stands at 50 feet tall and is adorned by 12,000 ornaments and 340,000 lights. The tree has 500 branches, a star topper that is over six feet tall and more than four miles of cord wrapped throughout.  Made in America, the tree features a patriotic theme of red, white, and blue decorations.

“After a busy year in America, it’s nice to, let’s just take a step back and celebrate traditions like this and remember how important it is to come together and focus on what truly matters,” said co-host Dana Perino. “This tree is not just for us to enjoy. We want you watching at home to be able to come here and make Christmas memories with your family and friends and of course, your pets, too, of course, as you can imagine.”

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