Limbaugh Rips Media in Full-Throated Defense of Hannity: He’s ‘Three Times as Honest’ as Rest of Media
Lashing out against journalists following reports that Fox Host Sean Hannity is the secret client of President Donald Trump‘s attorney, Michael Cohen, right-wing radio host Rush Limbaugh called Hannity more honest than most of the media.
“Sean Hannity has not withheld anything from anybody about anything that he’s doing here,” he said. “Sean Hannity is more honest, three times as honest as anybody you can pluck from the Drive-By Media doing their jobs each and every day.”
The nearly eight-minute rant continued from there to berate what Limbaugh repeatedly calls the “Drive-By Media” — which he defines as those who are criticizing Fox’s conflict of interest by employing a host who also has a relationship with the president’s lawyer.
“Sean Hannity is an advocate for Donald Trump,” Limbaugh added. “And in this day and age, advocates for Donald Trump are no different than Trump in that they have to be destroyed, they have to be targeted, they have to be held up for ridicule because it’s all about getting Trump. Every bit of this is about getting Donald Trump. The Washington establishment cannot allow for Donald Trump to succeed. He’s an outsider.”
While Limbaugh’s speech lambasting the left-wing media isn’t at all out of character for the radio host, the Hannity-Cohen connection is particularly significant given that the attorney is said to have made a $130,000 payoff to porn actress Stormy Daniels for her silence on an alleged affair with the president, and was just raided by the FBI.
In a statement, Fox said, “While FOX News was unaware of Sean Hannity’s informal relationship with Michael Cohen and was surprised by the announcement in court yesterday, we have reviewed the matter and spoken to Sean and he continues to have our full support.”
Listen to the full clip above via The Rush Limbaugh Show.
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