Latest fake news: Hannity 'pulled gun on Juan Williams'
Read the following sensational “mainstream media” headlines firing up the news world tonight:
New York Daily News: “Sean Hannity pointed gun at Fox News colleague Juan Williams on set”
Wow, let’s think about this: “Sean Hannity once pulled a gun on Juan Williams.” What does that headline imply? It implies that the top-rated conservative TV and radio host somehow became so unhinged and out-of-control that he literally threatened the life of liberal guest Juan Williams. Sounds like a criminal act committed by a total maniac.
Indeed, as CNN’s Dylan Byers writes in the article: “Last year, after ending one of his many spirited on-air arguments with liberal contributor Juan Williams, Hannity pulled out a gun and pointed it directly at Williams.”
Incredible. Except – it’s just more fake news.
You see, in reality, what happened was that after the “Hannity” show was over one evening last October, Hannity showed his longtime friend his unloaded gun on the set.
As Williams himself tweeted tonight, in response to all the hysterical “mainstream” news coverage: ”This incident is being sensationalized – everything was under total control throughout and I never felt like I was put in harm’s way.
“It was clear that Sean put my safety and security above all else and we continue to be great friends.”
Hannity explains it this way: “While discussing the issue of firearms, I showed my good friend Juan Williams my unloaded firearm in a professional and safe manner for educational purposes only. Every precautionary procedure that I have been trained in since the age of 11 was followed. I’ve had a conceal carry permit in five states for all of my adult life. Any other interpretation of this is outright false reporting.”