The Seth Rich Story Has TERRIFIED Democrats and the Media
Has Fox News ever backed away from a story as quickly as they jumped back from the Seth Rich controversy? If you didn’t know better, you’d almost think there was a conspiracy afoot. But of course, we’re told that’s exactly the thing that there isn’t.
Rich, a former staffer at the Democratic National Committee, was killed in a robbery gone wrong, and that’s all there is to it.
Never mind that his murder remains unsolved.
Never mind that WikiLeaks has all but confirmed that Rich was the source of the DNC email leaks.
Never mind that Rich died only 12 days before the emails were published.
Never mind what a private investigator told reporters.
Never mind all of that. It was the Russians, dammit, and we won’t tolerate any more questions about it!
After an enormous amount of pressure from the rest of the media, Fox News – the only network courageous enough to tell the truth about this bizarre story – finally issued a retraction:
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.
Okay. That’s weird. We doubt quite seriously if Fox News just suddenly abdicated their editorial scrutiny on this story. Why would they? No, this sounds more like someone got to them. Someone – ahem, ahem – decided the press was getting a little too close.
Initially, Sean Hannity was defiant. “I am not Fox.com, or FoxNews.com, I retracted nothing!” he said on his radio show.
But ultimately, even Hannity succumbed to the pressure. On his TV show Tuesday night, he said that while he did not disavow the story, he would no longer pursue it on his show out of respect for Rich’s family.
The real meat of this story isn’t whether or not Rich was killed by covert DNC assassins; let’s face it, that’s a little “out there.” We wouldn’t put it past these creeps, but there is, as yet, no evidence to suggest that such a thing took place. The bigger story – the one the media is really, really desperate to hide – is that Rich was quite likely WikiLeaks’ source for the emails. And that means that RUSSIA WAS NOT. That means they’ve been LYING their butts off! THAT’S what the media wants us to ignore, even as the months wane on and no one can provide ONE SHRED of evidence to prove that Trump and Russia colluded to “hack our democracy.”