Hannity Says He Didn’t Believe Election Lies Despite Pushing Them on His Show
The Fox News host regularly featured election deniers on his show in the weeks after Trump’s 2020 election defeat.
“I did not believe it for a second,” Fox News host Sean Hannity admitted under oath Wednesday during his deposition in a lawsuit brought by Dominion Voting System, The New York Times reports. And Hannity wasn’t alone: He, along with other Fox News executives, have come clean about the false claims the network made about a rigged election and Dominion being at the center of it all.
Dominion has sued the network for $1.6 billion, claiming defamation. Hannity testified in a court hearing to gather needed information before the case heads for a jury trial scheduled for April 2023.
NPR reports that Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott told colleagues, “We can’t give the crazies an inch.” Still, on Nov. 30, 2020, Hannity gave former President Donald Trump’s campaign attorney a “one-on-one” to air her grievances about Trump’s loss and the Big Lie surrounding it.
According to the Times, during the hearing in Delaware Superior Court, Dominion lawyer Stephen Shackelford said that “not a single Fox witness” has produced any evidence to substantiate the countess fake claims about the voting company that were repeated on the network day in and day out.