The article is titled “Study: Sean Hannity spent the last year laying the groundwork for an authoritarian response to the Russia probe.”
Matt Gertz, the author, says this in his sub-heading: “I reviewed all 487 of Sean Hannity’s segments* about the first year of Robert Mueller’s investigation. Here’s what I found.” *Segments aren’t full shows. The total number of shows examined was 254.
Mr. Gertz and colleague Shelby Jamerson literally studied 2,700 pages of transcripts from Hannity and did a mathematical tally of how many times topics were discussed. Guess what was the number one subject covered on Hannity. Go ahead. I’ll give you a hint: it rhymes with ‘blushing confusion.’Give up? It was Russian Collusion. Sean Hannity has tried to deligitimize Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian Collusion with President Trump and his campaign more than anything else and his show.
Of course, Fox Hawk has been saying this all along. But the meta-analysis of Hannity scripts doesn’t factor in one of Sean Hannity’s dirty tricks, where you have to be listening to what is said and watching the TV screen simultaneously to pick up on Hannity’s ruse. Fox Hawk covered this in a previous article published on April 12, 2108. Hannity‘s audio and visual don’t always match up.
My audio/visual accusation of trickery against Sean Hannity is this:
On his show, Mr. Hannity sets up a video segment that he leads his audience to believe contain current or recent quotes by liberals and democrats that support the narrative Donald Trump pushes on Hannity nightly. However, the dates these videos were recorded, as evidenced by a date tag on the corner of the screen during the video, show that these quotes come from a much older date, sometimes more than a year previous.
The most famous example of Sean Hannity’s Quotegate is from an interview Diane Feinstein gave to Jake Tapper while the Russian Investigation was in it’s infancy. She tells Mr. Tapper that so far, she had not seen any evidence of collusion between Trump and Russia. She serves on the Senate Intelligence Committee, who investigated Trump and found Russia did intervene on Trump’s behalf. Mr. Hannity has aired this quote from Mrs. Feinstein many-a-time, so often so that one wonders if it is time to ask Diane if she would like to amend her previous statement, given all the information currently available.