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Sean Hannity Says "I Don't Vet Information on This Program," Twitter Goes Wild

  • Sean Hannity of Fox News apparently doesn't know what it means to "vet" information.

    "In this hour, I am not told what to say. I don't vet the information on this program that I give out," the notoriously specious Hannity accidentally admitted Monday night. "We have always been independent, follow our own path on this show. That's not going to change for me ever."

    What that actually means is that he makes no effort to verify whether or not what he says on his show is actually true, which is not the best-kept secret, since Fox News specifically delineates between "news" and "opinion" shows like Hannity and Tucker Carlson to get around their responsibility to the truth. 

    Cue him getting dunked on by Twitter:








    Hannity later tried to correct himself by saying he meant the exact opposite of what he said. “When I said I don’t vet the program, I vet the program, we vet the facts," he said. So when he says he doesn't fact check, apparently that means he does fact check. That sort of thing is often called a Freudian slip.

    Also, there's a good chance Keith Olbermann is right, and Hannity just does not know what the word 'vet' means in this context. 

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    TOPICS: Sean Hannity, Fox News Channel