OPINION

Sean Hannity: Trump, viewers hold CNN accountable for 'fake news'

Sean Hannity

CNN, better known as the "Clinton News Network," is under fire yet again for pushing fake news, and President Trump has every right to shout about it.

Three employees have supposedly resigned after the network had to retract a completely false story about Trump ally Anthony Scaramucci, claiming that he was being investigated for colluding with the Russians through dealings with a Russian investment fund.

President Trump rightly slammed CNN, and the rest of the destroy-Trump media on Twitter, writing, “Fake news CNN is looking at big management changes now that they got caught falsely pushing their phony Russia stories. Ratings are way down.

"So they caught fake news CNN cold, but what about NBC, CBS, ABC?” he continued. “What about the failing New York Times and Washington Post? They're all fake news."

CNN is claiming that the only reason the hit piece was published was because "standard editorial processes were not followed." But the network may want to review those so-called editorial processes because they've been forced to retract several other fake news in just the past month alone.

For example, on June 16, CNN had to delete a tweet and issue a correction for claiming that only Democrats were praying before the congressional baseball game. Not true. I was there.

And just one day before that, CNN senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta tweeted and then had to remove fake news about President Trump not visiting Rep. Steve Scalise in the hospital.

That's not all. Earlier this month, before former FBI Director James Comey's congressional testimony, CNN had to change a story that falsely stated that Comey would contradict President Trump's statements about not being under investigation by the FBI.

And finally, James O'Keefe, of Project Veritas, just came out with a new video that appears to show a CNN producer admitting the network has a massive, anti-Trump agenda. Fox News has not been able to independently verify the content of the video. But the purported words of the producer, John Bonifield, are damning.

“Why is CNN constantly, like, ‘Russia this, Russia that?’ says an undercover journalist.

“Because it's ratings,” replies the man identified as Bonifield. “Our ratings are incredible right now.”

He goes on to question the merits of the Russia collusion story.

“If it was something really good, it would leak. So I think the president is probably right to say, like, ‘Look, you are witch hunting. Like, you have no smoking gun. You have no real proof.’"

In response to this very damning video, CNN issued a short statement. It read, in part, "CNN stands by our medical producer. Diversity of personal opinion is what makes CNN strong. We welcome it. We embrace it."

I'm glad this producer will not be losing his job simply for being honest and truthful. But the blame on all of this should be lain at the feet of (CNN boss) Jeff Zucker. He is the person steering CNN on its mission to destroy Trump.

A recent Harvard study found that from Jan. 20 to the end of April, 93 percent of CNN's coverage of President Trump was negative. That could not happen by accident, and is proof of an aggressive, top-down bias at CNN.CNN has jumped the shark. They're completely biased and they have an agenda, to take down the president.

Jeff Zucker is a left-wing ideologue and a Trump-hating political operative who must be held accountable. If the company won’t do it, viewers will.

Adapted from Sean Hannity's monologue on "Hannity," June 27, 2017

Sean Hannity currently serves as host of FOX News Channel's (FNC) Hannity (weekdays 9-10PM/ET). He joined the network in 1996 and is based in New York. Click here for more information on Sean Hannity