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Sean Hannity Apologizes for Using Fake News Story to Attack Obama

Sean Hannity apologized on Tuesday for referencing a fake news report about Michelle Obama.

The Hill reports:

CNN Money reported that Hannity referenced an article on the site Gateway Pundit on his radio show that linked to a story from Your News Wire that falsely claimed that the first lady “scrubbed all references to Hillary Clinton from both of her Twitter accounts as news breaks that Clinton is under two different FBI investigations involving four FBI offices.”

“It says that Michelle Obama had deleted Hillary tweets from her timeline. Did you ever check that out?” Hannity asked his producer on “The Sean Hannity Show.”

According to CNN, a woman on the show later referenced a spin-off of the hoax, saying, “Barack Obama and Elizabeth Warren have both unfollowed Hillary Clinton, as well as scrubbing their timeline of tweets about her.”

“Wow,” Hannity responded. “That means they know it’s huge. You know why? Because Obama’s implicated! He’s implicated here, and he’s pissed. You know what his legacy might be? Jail.”

Hannity later downplayed the error in a statement to CNN.

“I received an e-mail LIVE ON THE AIR that linked a Gateway Pundit article,” Hannity wrote. “I questioned the accuracy of it on the air. I asked my producer on the air if it was true. She said it was. I also received a listener [instant message] saying that they saw the same. Then THE listener mentioned that there was a report about the other 2.

“Bottom line it was brought up in an insignificant way, I was dealing with more important issues like HRC crimes and lies and how CNN has been colluding with the Clinton campaign and CHEATING Bernie Sanders.”

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