Fox News’ Sean Hannity decided to stop talking about Seth Rich, the murdered Democratic National Committee staffer who was allegedly behind the email leak to Wikileaks. Hannity surprised viewers when he made this call after Rich was gunned down near his home.
Hannity had been in communication with the Rich family and that led him to make the decision to cease discussions.
“I totally and completely understand how upset and how hard this is on this family, especially over the recent coverage of Seth’s death,” he said. “I’ve been communicating with them. I got a very heartfelt note. I also sent them a heartfelt note back.”
“However, out of respect for the family’s wishes, for now, I am not discussing this matter at this time,” Hannity later added.
Watch more of what he said here.
Hannity may have dropped discussions of Seth Rich, but he was very adamant about continuing the fight to find the ‘truth’.
“I want to say this to you — my loyal audience, which is very important: Please do not interpret what I’m saying tonight to mean anything,” Hannity said. “Don’t read into this. I promise you I am not going to stop doing my job to the extent of my ability. I am not going to stop trying to find the truth. That’s what we do here every single day. That effort is not stopping in any way, shape, matter or form. I am continuing the work I promised to do every day for you and at the proper time, we shall continue and talk a lot more.”
“As for my job here at the Fox News Channel, there is now an effort now abound to silence me. Media Matters is attacking my advertising base. That is what we have called on this program ‘liberal fascism’ — attack, boycott — all in an effort to silence conservatives. I serve at the pleasure of the Fox News Channel. And I am here to do my job every night. I’m under contract, as long as they seem to want me.”