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Fox News Retracts Seth Rich Story, but Mental Sean Hannity Continues to Peddle Conspiracy

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | May 23, 2017 |

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | May 23, 2017 |

An hour ago, Sean Hannity — the most popular personality on Fox News — tweeted this:

If you go to, you’ll see what appears to be a man trying to sell his EDM album and a book before a statement suggesting that the “proof” that he has that Seth Rich was involved with the DNC hack is that a man nicknamed Panda once reached out to him, and that Seth Rich’s nickname is Panda.

This seems to be the explosive evidence that Kim Dot Com has, proving the Seth Rich story to be true.

I think Sean Hannity may be losing it.

Anyway, about half an hour ago, Fox News released a statement retracting its Seth Rich story from last week.

On May 16, a story was posted on the Fox News website on the investigation into the 2016 murder of DNC Staffer Seth Rich. The article was not initially subjected to the high degree of editorial scrutiny we require for all our reporting. Upon appropriate review, the article was found not to meet those standards and has since been removed.

This retraction comes just a few hours after Seth Rich’s brother reached out to Sean Hannity’s producer and pleaded with Hannity not to drag Seth Rich’s name through the mud and urged the network not to do the interview with Kim Dot Com.

So, we’re done here, right? All set, Fox News? Seth Rich’s brother reached out, Fox News retracted its story, so this insane conspiracy theory can finally be put to bed?

Sean Hannity, ten minutes ago (after the retraction):

So, no, then? Hannity’s gone rogue.

The man is f**king mental.

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