‘Was He in on It’? Stelter Suggests Hannity Helped Plot Capitol Riot

Nicholas Fondacaro | January 4, 2022
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***The complete post is on NewsBusters***

CNN media bootlicker Brian Stelter understood his assignment Tuesday after the Democrat-led House January 6 Committee said they wanted to speak to Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity about his messages to former Trump administration officials before, during, and after the riot. Mocking the serious First Amendment questions, Stelter was giddy as he baselessly speculated that Hannity was somehow involved with plotting the riot at the Capitol.

Meanwhile, on ABC’s World News Tonight, chief Washington correspondent Jonathan Karl shared the messages in question and they didn’t show that at all. In fact, they seemingly proved the opposite.

During the 3:00 p.m. hour of CNN Newsroom, co-hosts Alisyn Camerota and Victor Blackwell announced the story and went to Stelter for his “reaction.” And the excitement in his voice was palpable as he opened by accusing Hannity of lying to his audience (Click “expand”):

Well, I think the big question that a lot of people are going to want to know, including Sean Hannity’s viewers, is: what is Sean Hannity hiding? What does Hannity know that he's been hiding from his audience?

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