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01/26/2018 03:47 am ET

Sean Hannity's Attempt To Trash The New York Times Does Not Go Well

...and why did he make himself green anyway?
Fox News host Sean Hannity slammed The New York Times, only to get called out on social media.
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Fox News host Sean Hannity slammed The New York Times, only to get called out on social media.

First Sean Hannity was forced to backtrack on a story during his show on Thursday night. His attempt to defend himself afterward didn’t go so well, either. 

Hannity had blasted a New York Times report that said President Donald Trump tried to fire special counsel Robert Mueller last year. But by the end of his show, Hannity admitted that Fox News had just confirmed the story. Then, for good measure, he cut to footage of a police chase and car crash.  

On social media, Hannity tried to explain his reluctance to put any stock in the Times report. 

Then, he added: 

Hannity confessed that he added the coloring to the above photo. Yet what he didn’t admit was that he posed for the Times feature story last year.

You want to know the truth? I gave them that picture,” he said on his radio show at the time, after first complaining about the photo, per the Hollywood Reporter.

That little detail was quickly pointed out to him along with some other criticism: 

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