Fox News admits that Sean Hannity’s Seth Rich conspiracy theory is fake news

After a week of Sean Hannity’s embarrassing colleagues¬†by promulgating a debunked conspiracy about slain former DNC staffer Seth Rich, Fox News issued a retraction but did not apologize¬†on behalf of their man-child TV star.

From Fox News:

On May 16, a story was posted on the Fox News website on the investigation into the 2016 murder of DNC Staffer Seth Rich. The article was not initially subjected to the high degree of editorial scrutiny we require for all our reporting. Upon appropriate review, the article was found not to meet those standards and has since been removed.

We will continue to investigate this story and will provide updates as warranted.

Fox’s story had falsely reported that officials in federal law enforcement discovered evidence from Rich’s personal laptop which connected him to Wikileaks and last year’s DNC leaks. The implication is that he was murdered as a result and somehow is a Russiagate conspirator, not members of the Trump campaign? Anyway, Fox was able to issue the retraction in seven days, a digital fart in the wind.

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