December 25, 2022

The day after the midterm elections, when it was clear there had been no red wave, much less a tsunami, Sean Hannity took to his prime time show on Fox News and declared, “I can’t say for sure where the rumors of the red tsunami started because polls in almost every key race were within the margin of error.”

Fortunately, The Washington Post reminded him and everyone else that the calls came from inside his house.

For example, fellow prime time host Laura Ingraham predicted a “red wave rising” as a large graphic depicted a large red wave about to wash over the Capitol building; Jesse Watters bet a thousand dollars that the red wave would wash the U.S. Senate into Republican hands (Democrats actually gained a seat and increased their majority); and Fox & Friends cohost Steve Doocy validated his colleague’s predictions of a red wave “because now even the mainstream media is catching up.”

Doocy was sitting next to cohost and Hannity’s gal pal, Ainsley Earhardt when he said that.

Sure, it’s possible Hannity developed a serious case of amnesia or maybe he knew nothing about what was being said on his own network.

But it’s much more likely he was lying. Again.

crookies_2022.jpg

Can you help us out?

For nearly 20 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit, but now Facebook is drowning us in an ocean of right wing lies. Please give a one-time or recurring donation, or buy a year's subscription for an ad-free experience. Thank you.

Discussion

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service for information on our posting policy.
Mastodon