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Nutjob Seth Rich Conspiracy Loon Claims He Was Nearly Murdered By Fellow Nutjob Seth Rich Conspiracy Loon

The Washington Post reports: As conspiracy theories swirled around the murder of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich, lobbyist Jack Burkman took the unusual step of launching his own private investigation. A man with military and security experience stepped up to help. Now Burkman alleges that man, Kevin Doherty, nearly killed him. Burkman, a conservative lobbyist who has also raised ...

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Family Of Slain DNC Staffer Seth Rich Sues Fox News

ABC News reports: The family of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich, who was killed in 2016, has filed a lawsuit against Fox News, an investigative reporter and one of the network’s frequent guests over a story about Rich and allegations that he was involved in a conspiracy, according to the lawsuit. Rich was shot and killed in Washington, D.C., ...

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Fox News Ad Revenue Plummets Because Hannity

Media Matters reports: Fox News’ role as a secondary communications shop for Donald Trump and host Sean Hannity’s advertiser troubles are apparently starting to affect the network’s bottom line. In September 2017, Fox News’ ad revenue dropped a whopping 17 percent as compared to September 2016, while CNN’s dipped 1 percent and MSNBC’s increased 2 percent. The relative disproportion of ...

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Pizzagate Troll Retweeted By Trump Revealed As Navy Reserve Officer With Suspended Security Clearance

NBC News reports: A right-wing activist who brought attention to debunked conspiracy theories — and who gained new prominence when he was retweeted by President Donald Trump this week — is a U.S. naval intelligence officer detailed to a reserve unit, Navy service records show. John Michael Posobiec III’s security clearance is currently suspended, according to a U.S. official, who ...

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White House Denies Colluding With Fox News On False Seth Rich Story Meant To Divert Attention From Russia

The Hill reports: The White House on Tuesday denied that Fox News gave President Trump prior review of a story that raised conspiracy theories about the death of a Democratic National Committee staffer. “The president had no knowledge of the story and its completely untrue that he or the White House [had] involvement in the story,” said White House press ...

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Fox Commentator Sues Fox News For Fabricating Seth Rich Story To Distract From Trump’s Russia Scandal

Whoa. NPR reports: The Fox News Channel and a wealthy supporter of President Trump worked in concert under the watchful eye of the White House to concoct a story about the murder of a young Democratic National Committee aide, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday. The explosive claim is part of the lawsuit filed against Fox News by Rod Wheeler ...

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Raving Conspiracy Promoter Sean Hannity Denounces “Top Conspiracy Theorist” Rachel Maddow [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: On Monday night, Sean Hannity went after MSNBC host Rachel Maddow, calling her MSNBC’s “top conspiracy theorist.” In a new segment where he calls out “liberal conspiracy theorists,” he began by re-airing the clip of Chris Matthews, or as Hannity calls him “Mr. Thrill Up His Leg,” admitting that the Trump-Russia conspiracy that “pursuers” kept pushing “came apart” ...

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Sean Hannity Returns To Continue Seth Rich Conspiracy Claims Despite Fox Having Retracted The Story [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Sean Hannity returned to his Fox News show Tuesday night, opening his program with an extensive monologue promising updates on the debunked Seth Rich conspiracy theory. Hannity has pursued the theory that DNC staffer Seth Rich was murdered because of his links to Wikileaks, after Fox 5 published a (now retracted) report alleging the existence of evidence of ...

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REPORT: Sean Hannity May Not Return To Fox News

The right wing Independent Journal Review reports: Amid ongoing turmoil at Fox News, an internal battle appears to be brewing between top executives and one of the last remaining vestiges of the lineup that made the network a powerhouse in cable news — Sean Hannity. Hannity has gone “underground” and is actively considering whether or not he will return to ...

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O’REILLY REDUX: Sean Hannity Goes On Vacation As Advertisers Hit The Exits Over Seth Rich Conspiracy

As the number of boycotting advertisers continues to grow, last night Fox News announced that Sean Hannity is taking a brief vacation starting tonight. Sound familiar? Via Mediaite: Could this be the end for the love-him-or-hate-him hallmark of the conservative cable news channel and one-time ratings juggernaut? It’s worth noting that the network has been in familiar territory before–in fact ...

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Sean Hannity’s Show Loses First Major Advertiser

Variety reports: Online auto classifieds site Cars.com said it would cease advertising on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity” after the program’s popular host over several broadcasts promoted a largely discredited story about the murder of a Democratic National Committee staffer, then said he would cease discussing it out of concern for the victim’s family. “The fact that we advertise on a ...

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GOP Rep Gives Credence To Seth Rich Lies Because “There’s Stuff Circulating On The Internet” [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Texas Rep. Blake Farenthold, during an appearance on CNN Wednesday morning, offered what seemed to be a wink and nod to the debunked conspiracy theories surrounding the murder of former Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich. Here’s the exchange with CNN’s Poppy Harlow and John Berman: FARENTHOLD: “My fear is our constant focusing on the Russians is deflecting ...

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Sean Hannity Caves On Seth Rich Conspiracy [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: With Fox News having retracted the story that Rich had been in contact with WikiLeaks, and Rich’s parents writing an op-ed begging those politicizing Rich’s murder to please stop, Hannity said the following: “I totally and completely understand how upset and how hard this is on this family, especially over the recent coverage of Seth’s death. I’ve been ...

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SNORK: Sean Hannity Begs For Help After Fox News Formally Retracts Bullshit Claims About Seth Rich

Earlier this afternoon Fox News formally retracted their insane claims about the murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich after the Rich family essentially threatened to sue them into oblivion. The retraction came just as Media Matters, with no overt call to action, simply posted a list of the advertisers on Sean Hannity’s show.  And oh boy, is Hannity ever freaking ...

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FINALLY: Fox News Issues Public Apology For False Reporting On 2016 Murder Of DNC Staffer Seth Rich

Just posted by Fox News: On May 16, a story was posted on the Fox News website on the investigation into the 2016 murder of DNC Staffer Seth Rich. The article was not initially subjected to the high degree of editorial scrutiny we require for all our reporting. Upon appropriate review, the article was found not to meet those standards ...

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