Fake news can get even the best of us, including a respected veteran news pundit like Sean Hannity. Before you fall for this fake news story sourced to WikiLeaks that’s going viral, we’ll show you the part of the story that is true and we’ll show you the big lies that got Sean Hannity to post it on social media. Don’t fall for this bogus story that had Sean Hannity apologizing to his fans, who shared the fake news too.
The fake news story comes from a credible article that WikiLeaks uncovered. The truthful part of this fake news comes from a 2008 article in The Washinton Post, when John McCain, running against Barack Obama for president, solicited Russia’s U.N. ambassador Vitaly I. Churkin, who ended up dead this past Monday, for campaign donations.
That part is true, but fake news sites are trying to twist it and make it appear that McCain has some nefarious ties to Russia and that he did something illegal. The fake news is also trying to tie the Russian Ambassador’s suspicious death to McCain.
This ire toward John McCain comes from McCain’s very anti-Trump, pro-Russian attitude. McCain stated he believed that Russia did hack our election, and he has even gone as far as to call that an act of war. President Donald Trump, on the other hand, rejects that Russia was behind Hillary Clinton losing the election, and he is correct.
Back in December 2016, Breitbart cited over 10 sources from the CIA to the FBI proving that the Russian hacking our election is fake news. However, McCain continues to harp on the Russians along with Lindsay Graham, almost like they really want to go to war with them.
Salacious headlines like “WikiLeaks Exposes John McCain’s Illegal Request for Campaign Cash From Russian Ambassador Who Suddenly Died Monday in NYC” are going viral. Sean Hannity re-tweeted one of those fake news stories, but he had to retract it, tweeting out to his fans, “I retweeted an inaccurate article. My apologies to @SenJohnMcCain.”
I retweeted an inaccurate article. My apologies to @SenJohnMcCain.
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) February 23, 2017
Fake news stories come from both liberal and conservative sources. Sometimes they are good at fooling us with several sources that seem legitimate. If the headline is so crazy or the article has zero sources, you can bet that it is fake news.
John McCain may be a globalist; he for sure is not a conservative, but he doesn’t deserve to be the topic of fake news. If you find it’s fake news and the author won’t retract it or correct it, then never go back to that news source again.
Our conservative cause is being harmed by these fake news sites that care nothing about the truth; all they want is for you to click on their article. Those that claim to be conservative Christian sites that publish fake news are neither conservative or Christian, and they are damaging the conservative brand and being offensive to God.