But Hannity's promotion of a fringe conspiracy theory has not prompted the same level of fallout that ultimately undid his former Fox News colleague, Bill O'Reilly. Attacks on figures like Hannity show why the future of conservative media is cutting with the anti-conservative corporations that run cable TV. Suzanne Scott, the network's president of programming, and other executives met with Hannity on Tuesday and encouraged him to stop advancing the theory. The veteran talk show host has become a liberal target because of his focus on a discredited story about a murdered Democratic National Committee staffer.
Seth Rich was gunned down in July 2016 in the streets of Washington, DC. In fact, Rich was killed during a botched robbery.
I wish I could find a good medium who could help me find Seth Rich and have his spirit curse out Sean Hannity every single morning, noon, and night for at least the next five years.
The campaign followed the usual Leftwing media formula in which Media Matters head David Brock's posse of do-boys in the press began scaring advertisers by contacting them to ask whether they would continue supporting Hannity after he reported on the murder of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich.
In "We're Seth Rich's Parents". However, providing a platform to spread potentially false, damaging information will cause us additional pain, suffering and sorrow.
Since the Rich family spoke out and the controversy picked up media coverage, some outlets, like Fox News and The Daily Caller, pulled their stories on the conspiracy theory. Fox News retracted an article on Rich on Tuesday, saying the piece "was not initially subjected to the high degree of editorial scrutiny we require for all our reporting".
However, Hannity has continued to call attention to the conspiracy, saying that he's " working harder than ever to get to the truth the family wants and deserves".
NEW YORK (AP) Financial services firm USAA, facing a backlash to its decision to pull advertising from Sean Hannity's show on Fox News Channel, says it is withdrawing from other opinion-based television programs.
Mattress startup Casper is the latest advertiser to join the mounting boycott over Sean Hannity's conspiracy-mongering.
"Nothing the intel community says can be relied on given their track record of lies", Stone told the local Miami paper, adding that Fox News was "wrong" to retract the story. Certainly Hannity has said quite clearly that they're trying to destroy him, and he's right.
"And that's what this is".