What do you get when you mix fake news with liberal anti-gun hysteria? This sounds like the set-up for a joke but unfortunately it’s some very serious media bias. The answer to that question, which is not a punchline is: CNN. The leading purveyors of bullshit and bias put out a false story today accusing conservative host Sean Hannity of pulling a gun on liberal commentator Juan Williams. It’s completely fake and the worst part about it is that CNN even proves they are lying in the body of the report.
Dylan Byers of CNN put out this headline on Thursday:
After reading that, you are probably thinking Sean Hannity is a crazy right-wing gun-nut and possibly a racist because he is white and Williams is black. The beginning of the article makes it seem worse:
Still, Hannity’s version of entertainment can go too far. Last year, after ending one of his many spirited on-air arguments with liberal contributor Juan Williams, Hannity pulled out a gun and pointed it directly at Williams, according to three sources with knowledge of the incident. He even turned on the laser sight, causing a red dot to bob around on Williams’ body. (Hannity was just showing off, the sources said, but the unforeseen off-camera antic clearly disturbed Williams and others on set.)
Now here’s where things get complicated, and what I mean is that this CNN goofball proves what a lying sack of crap he is. Hannity never pulled a gun on Williams or even pointed it at him in any manor.
First we have the Fox News take on this:
“Sean Hannity has been trained in firearm safety since he was 11 years old and has a license to carry a gun in five states, including New York. The situation was thoroughly investigated and it was found that no one was put in any danger,” said Fox News in a statement.
Then we have Sean Hannity’s version of events:
“While discussing the issue of firearms, I showed my good friend Juan Williams my unloaded firearm in a professional and safe manner for educational purposes only. Every precautionary procedure that I have been trained in since the age of 11 was followed. I’ve had a conceal carry permit in five states for all of my adult life. Any other interpretation of this is outright false reporting,” said Hannity.
And finally, lets hear from Juan Williams, the alleged victim:
“This incident is being sensationalized — everything was under total control throughout and I never felt like I was put in harm’s way. It was clear that Sean put my safety and security above all else and we continue to be great friends,” said Williams.
Okay, so basically Hannity showed his gun to Williams in a safe and innocent way. He didn’t pull a gun on Williams, he didn’t point a gun at Williams, and he didn’t threaten Williams in any way.
Going back to the CNN headline and first couple of paragraphs, they wanted you to believe that an out-of-control Hannity pulled out a gun, pointed it at Juan Williams, and made him fear for his life. It’s bad enough that is the false impression they tried to give, but even worse that they completely disproved it later in the article.
This is fake news 101. They put out a misleading headline, combined with biased bullshit writing. The only reason they eventually came around to the truth is because they don’t want to get sued for slander.
The thing about liars is, why should you ever believe anything they say? The answer to that one is: you shouldn’t. CNN are fake news and unapologetic bullshitters. Everything on their network is pure crap and they have zero journalistic integrity.