Sean Hannity called on his millions of viewers to use the power of social media against what he said were purveyors of “fake news” attacks on the president. He made the call Monday night on his Fox News show.
“Now over the past few weeks the Trump administration has been ramping up one of the most effective tactics for combating all the fake news,” Hannity said, “they’ve been speaking out on the very programs that spew the misinformation and lies about the president and standing up to these pundits and so-called journalists who treat the White House with hatred and disdain. I’m lovin’ this fight back.”
“Finally fighting back,” Hannity said emphatically after playing clips of Trump spokespersons, “and members of the Trump administration they’re beginning to shine a bright light on these dark corners of this fake news industry, and now thanks to social media you can too!”
“Alright I’m not encouraging you to get in your neighbor’s face,” he explained, “like former President Obama did, liberals would say I’m calling for violence. But you can call out fake news right at the source.”
“For example you can tell fake news Jake Tapper exactly what you think of his interview with Anthony Scaramucci, you can do it on twitter,” he added.
“Or you can message Brian Stelter,” Hannity continued, “Humpty Dumpty, Jeff Zucker’s stenographer, about his ‘Russia Russia Russia’ obsession, and lack of desire to be fair and balanced and point out Hillary Uranium One and felonies she committed.”
“And of course you have liberal Joe calling the president a schmuck, a goon, a thug, and mentally unhinged,” Hannity added. “Great job, NBC, and if you don’t think those remarks are appropriate, just send them a tweet.”
“And over there of course you have Mika, helping out,” he said, referring to Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski, “the over-the-top feigning outrage every day, her disgusting treatment of Kellyanne Conway. Very despicable.”
“You want to take it to the next level?” he asked. “Write a message to their bosses. Send a tweet over to Zucker over at fake news CNN, or Andy Lack from NBC fake news.”
“Right now the media is living in their little bubble,” Hannity explained. “It is our job to remind them that there’s an America way outside of New York, D.C., Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Tonight technology is now making it possible for you to take your point of view directly to the source and show America’s elites that the forgotten men and the forgotten women voted for this agenda, and they want it completed, and for them to stop lying to you.”
“Take to the social media, I think you can have a positive impact,” he concluded.
Some did take the call and tweet some of the journalists Hannity pointed out.