Why Sean Hannity Pushed a Fake News Story on the Radio Today

I have your answer in two words: “Gateway Pundit.”

Radio host Sean Hannity on Tuesday embraced a piece of fake news about President Obama deleting endorsements of Hillary Clinton from his Twitter account.

Hannity used the made-up news to claim that President Obama’s legacy might be “jail.”

The deleted-tweets claim could have been disproven by a quick Twitter search.

Later in the day, Hannity tweeted a correction and apologized.

Hannity later explained where the fake news came from. Here is Hannity’s tweeted correction:

https://twitter.com/seanhannity/status/793575252072824832

https://twitter.com/seanhannity/status/793575559410384897

The key there is the phrase: “Live on radio I read a gateway pundit report” . . .

He went full Gateway Pundit.

Never go full Gateway Pundit.

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