There are few things in life more satisfying than watching Fox News’ Sean Hannity begrudgingly forced to eat crow. Such a magical moment made itself manifest on Thursday night when the Fox News host at first criticized a New York Times report stating that Donald Trump tried to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller but changed his mind after White House Counsel Donald F. McGahn II threatened to quit if Trump went through with his plan.
Hannity claimed the report was a “distraction,” and that none of their sources could confirm this happened. He then asked how many times has the paper been wrong in the past? However minutes later Hannity returned only to concede that Fox News reporters did indeed independently verify the NYT report to be accurate.
Feeling a rash from being too close to truth began to set in because Hannity immediately dismissed the relevance of his admission and promptly directed his brainless zombie viewers’ attention to a real car wreck. How’s that for irony?
As for MSNBC’s Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough, he could barely contain himself nearly crying as he laughed and cried out:
“Look over there!” Scarborough said, laughing loudly. “Oh my god. ‘But didn’t Bill Clinton’ – look at the bird, look at the bird! Look at the car wreck! Oh my god.”
Hannity’s desperation is just the beginning of a very long year for Trump sycophants who will have to find new and inventive ways to contort their intellectual dishonesty if they want to continue protecting Trump’s failing administration as it continues to collapse like a burning house of cards.