CNN Falsely Reports Story on Fox News Reporter Sean Hannity and Juan Williams

Congratulations, CNN. You’re still the worst.

All this time, I thought CNN stood for Clinton News Network.

Come to find out CNN stands for Charlatan News Network–or, better yet, Counterfeit News Network.

When are you actually going to start reporting on something that actually happened?

According to Breitbart, CNN reported (yet again) a false story — this time one which not only suggests violence but verbally attacks a conservative news anchor as well. They’ve gone too far:

Now they are attacking Fox News host Sean Hannity, smearing his reputation with a phony story about him allegedly pointing a gun at liberal Fox News contributor Juan Williams.
Dylan Byers, one of the media writers at CNN who works for media industry defender Brian Stelter, printed a story on Thursday alleging: “Last year, after ending one of his many spirited on-air arguments with liberal contributor Juan Williams, Hannity pulled out a gun and pointed it directly at Williams.” Byers cited “three sources with knowledge of the incident” to make the claim.

“He even turned on the laser sight, causing a red dot to bob around on Williams’ body,” Byers wrote, adding in parentheses: “Hannity was just showing off, the sources said, but the unforeseen off-camera antic clearly disturbed Williams and others on set.”

Byers added in the next paragraph that the alleged incident was investigated, and it was determined nothing bad happened.

“For the record: Hannity’s colleagues brought the Williams incident to the attention of Fox News executives, though it’s not clear whether anything came of it,” Byers wrote. “The sources said it went to Bill Shine, the network’s co-president and longtime Fox News executive, who is Hannity’s longtime friend and a former producer. A Fox News spokesperson said the incident was referred to the legal and human resources departments.”…

…Hannity himself says that CNN’s interpretation of events is “outright false reporting.”

Indeed, according to Breitbart’s report, Juan Williams himself said “the incident is being way overblown by CNN”:

This incident is being sensationalized–everything was under total control throughout and I never felt like I was put in harm’s way…it was clear that Sean put my safety and security above all else and we continue to be great friends.

Yes, that’s right, readers–Hannity was simply showing his friend his gun.

But, I guess when your ratings are lagging behind Fox News, instead of reporting real news in a more informed and effective manner, you decide to create stories.

Lance Armstrong turned to performance enhancement drugs. You turn to false news.

Whatever it takes to keep you on top, I guess.


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Regan Pifer

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Reagan Pifer has taught and researched American history and politics in higher education for ten years. These are her rants.

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