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Fox News Apologizes For Fake Reporting On Death Of DNC Staffer Seth Rich

Sean Hannity

Fox News has finally issued an apology for pushing a false story about the death of DNC staffer Seth Rich last summer.

On May 16, a story was posted on the Fox News website on the investigation into the 2016 murder of DNC Staffer Seth Rich. The article was not initially subjected to the high degree of editorial scrutiny we require for all our reporting. Upon appropriate review, the article was found not to meet those standards and has since been removed.

We will continue to investigate this story and will provide updates as warranted.

Sean Hannity has made the story his current obsession. In doing so, many feel he’s using his airtime with this story to deflect from President Trump’s ongoing FBI investigation.

But in perpetuating the story, he’s basically terrorizing the Rich family.

The Rich family wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post today about their loss and ongoing tragedy.

The op-ed read in part:

Still, conservative news outlets and commentators continue, day after painful day, to peddle discredited conspiracy theories that Seth was killed after having provided WikiLeaks with emails from the DNC. Those theories, which some reporters have since retracted, are baseless, and they are unspeakably cruel.

Seth’s death has been turned into a political football. Every day we wake up to new headlines, new lies, new factual errors, new people approaching us to take advantage of us and Seth’s legacy. It just won’t stop. The amount of pain and anguish this has caused us is unbearable. With every conspiratorial flare-up, we are forced to relive Seth’s murder and a small piece of us dies as more of Seth’s memory is torn away from us.

Earlier today, Media Matters issued a call to action asking folks to reach out to Hannity’s advertisers about his terrible behavior.

Hannity is now freaking out: