Sean Hannity is taking serious heat for standing tall for Roy Moore in the face of numerous accusers coming forward accusing Moore of pedophilia and sexual assault. He's bleeding advertisers, so his "noble move" at the end of his show tonight seems more like an effort to keep from losing more advertisers than it does much else.
Still, if Moore loses Hannity, he loses one of the last national allies he has -- except possibly for Donald Trump.
After opening his show with a very long and vitriolic rant at Media Matters, Hannity closed his show on a very different note.
"Here's where I am tonight, Between this interview that I did and inconsistent answers coming up between him saying I never knew this girl and then that yearbook comes out...” Hannity said ruefully.
"For me, the judge has 24 hours. He must immediately and fully come up with a satisfactory explanation for your inconsistencies that I just showed. You must remove any doubt," he warned.
"If he can't do this, then Judge Moore needs to get out of this race. This country has way too many issues and problems. The American people deserve 100 percent truth and honesty."
Moore isn't going to drop out of the race. His name isn't going to be removed from the ballot. This was Sean Hannity, walking that fine line between shaking his fist at Media Matters and trying to hold onto the advertisers he hasn't lost already.
Oh, and Sean? Roy Moore is NOT a judge. He was removed from that position. Twice. When one is removed for disregarding the rule of law, one does not merit the title.