Hannity’s request was perceived by many on Twitter to be ironic, given the repeated pleas from Seth Rich’s parents that conservative outlets not spread conspiracy theories on their son’s death. Watch above, via Fox News. [featured image via screengrab] —— Follow Joe DePaolo (@joe_depaolo) on Twitter
It would be nice if the media would leave Roger and his family alone in their time of grief, but knowing people that hated him https://t.co/WQeJoD8pGi— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) May 18, 2017
Thursday night, Sean Hannity again reported on the debunked conspiracy theory that DNC staffer Seth Rich was murdered over suspected ties to Wikileaks. The new report comes just days after a Rich family spokesperson condemned those reporting on the killing for “manipulat[ing] the legacy of a murder victim in order to forward their own political agenda.” “There is a special place in hell for people” who report on the story in that manner, the spokesman said. In his segment Thursday, Hannity questioned the story of the Washington Metro Police Department, that Rich was the victim of a robbery attempt gone sideways. “Does it make sense you shoot somebody in the back and the whole narrative has been they’ve been investigating a robbery.” Hannity said. “But they didn’t take the wallet, they didn’t take the necklace, they didn’t take the phone, and they didn’t take the watch? Does that like a robbery to you? Because it doesn’t sound at all like a robbery to me.” The Thursday segment on Rich comes just hours after Hannity called on the media to leave the grieving family of former Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes alone on the day of his death.