Sean Hannity loses 7 advertisers after pushing Seth Rich murder conspiracy

Ruben Ruiz
May 28, 2017

To the extent of my ability, I am not going to stop trying to find the truth. "This is a kill shot", he said.

After Rich's family once again pled for Hannity to cease his investigation into their son's death, liberal organizations began leading a boycott of Hannity's show, calling on advertisers to remove their ads from his show similarly to how they did when O'Reilly's harassing ways came to light again earlier this year. "Nobody tells me what to say on my show". Who funds them? Who are political friends, ' Hannity wrote. "I am continuing the work that I promised to do every day for you and at the proper time, we shall continue and talk a lot more". But by the time Hannity appeared on his Fox News show later that evening, the host told viewers he will stop talking about the theory.

Progressive groups have been calling Hannity a conspiracy monger, and two days ago Media Matters for America published a list of about 125 companies that advertise on Hannity.

As of now, seven advertisers have fled Hannity's nightly Fox News show, and there's no reason to think it will end there. No real evidence has been provided to support such claims. Rich, 27, was killed in July 2016 in what police contend was a botched robbery.

Last week, Rich's family had called on Fox to retract the stories and threatened legal action. "It is disappointing because it drags the rest of us down", one senior Fox News employee said earlier this week.

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Now, Hannity has gone on an abrupt vacation, a short absence which Fox promises will not be permanent.

USAA, which provides insurance and financial services to military families, tweeted that "advertising on opinion shows is not in accordance with our policy and we've since corrected it". Fox News has already lost its two biggest prime time stars - Bill O'Reilly and Megyn Kelly - in the span of just five months. "That the entire Russia-collusion narrative is hanging by a thread, if in fact - take Seth out of it - there was a whistleblower within the DNC, a truth-teller, that actually was the source for WikiLeaks and not Russian Federation, working with the Trump campaign", Hannity said. "In this case, we've been watching closely and have recently made the decision to pull our advertising from Hannity", a representative said in a statement to BuzzFeed.

The network said that the cable news host would be returning to work next week. "Upon appropriate review, the article was found not to meet those standards". He lashed out today with another conspiracy theory.

Hannity has now said he will no longer discuss Seth Rich "out of respect for the family".

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