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TUCKER CARLSON, FOX NEWS HOST: We could do another hour but we can’t. Tomorrow night, we will be back 8:00 p.m. The show that is the sworn enemy of lying pomposity, smugness and groupthink.

Good news, though. Sean Hannity awaits live from New York City --


CARLSON: -- to grab the baton. There he is.

Thanks, Sean.

HANNITY: Great to see you. Great show as always.

And welcome to HANNITY.

Busy news night tonight. So, three days ago, the hate Trump media that we told you about at the beginning of the year was in a state of total complete euphoria, running with wild speculation about a brand new bombshell report from “BuzzFeed” news, story alleging President Trump directed his former attorney, Michael Cohen, to commit a crime and lie to Congress. And from the very second it was published, many so-called journalists and not in the mainstream media immediately rushing breathlessly hysterically to judgment, predicting the president’s impeachment. In fact, on Friday alone, fake news CNN, conspiracy TV MSNBC literally mentioned the world impeachment over 200 times.

You think we are making it up? No. Take a look.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We are deep in the realm now of credibly impeachable offenses.















UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It seems like impeachable offense.


















UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This is the tip, tip, tip of the iceberg for a president that is going down.


HANNITY: Well, that didn’t exactly age well. As it turns out, the “BuzzFeed” story was yet another sad pathetic example of fake news in this country. On Friday night, a spokesperson for the office of special counsel, they literally released a statement totally refuting the article.

Now, in their rush to smear, slander, besmirch the president of the United States, members of the hate Trump media totally willfully, purposefully missed all the glaring warning signs that I had talked about earlier in the day on my radio show. This is who they are. They are pathological Trump haters. They are not news people anymore.

First, they had every obligation to show caution. Yet, not one of these establishment news outlets ever took the time to even try and verify the story. Not one. Now, the story was published by “BuzzFeed” news, a biased journalistic dumpster fire that first published Hillary Clinton’s dirty dossier in that case again without verifying any of its phony contents.

Next, one of the two reporters responsible for the latest piece of the fake news Jason Leopold, he has a long history of just making stuff up. And, by the way, issuing stories without any sources. This story was, of course, anonymous.

For example, he once falsely reported Karl Rove was going to be indicted and his own memoir was actually cancelled because of accuracy concerns. And third, Leopold and the co-author in this particular case, Anthony Cormier, well, they never actually saw any corroborating evidence for their reporting, although one said they did and the other said they didn’t. They couldn’t even keep their own story straight.

Take a look.


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: You have two law enforcement sources who tell you that they have seen evidence. Have you seen any of that other corroborating evidence?

ANTHONY CORMIER, BUZZFEED REPORTER: No. I have not seen it personally but the folks that we have talked to, the two officials that we’ve spoken to are fully, 100 percent read in.


HANNITY: And none of these red flags stopped the hate Trump media covering this story wall-to-wall for nearly 24 straight hours. But they hedge it with oh, if true. What they’re really saying when they say that, this is going to be awesome. This will be great, if it is true. But after they say we haven’t verified it, if true, it means this and this and then have you got endless hours of if true reporting.

They say if true reporting fake news, in their minds that kind of makes it OK. As Michael Goodwin said, that would be media malpractice. Watch this.


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: A story which has not been confirmed by NBC News.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: We should note CNN has not independently confirmed BuzzFeed’s reporting nor, for that matter has anyone else.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: An explosive new report, that if true.



UNIDENTIFIED MALE: If you believe the reporting.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: If this is confirmed.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: If all of this is true.



UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We don’t have sourcing that confirms this story but we are not getting steered off of it.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: We don’t know for sure. You should you couldn’t corroborate this.



UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This is potentially a very big development.



HANNITY: If it’s true and then they go on to spend the whole hour acting as though it’s true.

Now that they haven exposed yet again, the hate Trump media, they literally are whining and complaining that the president and his allies will use just this latest piece of fake news to call them out for who they are. They are afraid they are going to be smeared. The damage was done by themselves. Take a look.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The entire media world --


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: -- OK, and we can all say we did the if trues and if trues, and we said we could not confirm and that’s all true. But let’s -- you know, it was something that the entire media world was telling the public this is probably true by the way we covered this. Now look.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: My view this is -- the larger message that a lot of people are going to take from this story is that the news media are a bunch of leftist liars who are dying to get the president and they are willing to lie to do it. And I don’t think that’s true. But --


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I mean, I’m focused on the media side. Preet is talking about the law enforcement side. I mean, they’re not contradictory. But I just think this is a bad day for us.


HANNITY: Because it is true. That’s what you want. You cannot hide your giddiness whenever you think for the 400th time you got him. All right. We didn’t get him this time, we will get him next time.

Now, the media almost always gets it right, they claim, but don’t believe your lying eyes. Remember, we are to be trusted, they claim. No, I think forever, the term fake news has branded over their foreheads. Over the past three years, we have watched incident after incident, an extreme pathological hatred of this president has led the media to gleefully, hysterically report one fake news story after another predicting impeachment is coming along nicely. And you can tell they want that to happen.

NPR lying about Don Jr.’s Senate testimony or fake reporting about Michael Cohen’s fantasy trip to Prague which never happened or “The Guardian’s” bombshell featuring Paul Manafort and Trump and Julian Assange.

Or what about the three CNN staffers, fake news CNN fired over a false report about the Mooch, Anthony Scaramucci? And it gets worse.

Look at your screen. For three years, the fake reports have not stopped. We can go on all night doing this, one right after another after another after another. And we’ll keep going.

Now, the stories target everyone associated with Trump. The includes Ivanka, Jared Kushner, Nikki Haley, oh, yes, Brett Kavanaugh, remember that one recently? And even the first lady of the United States and 10 and 11- year-old kid at the time, the son of the president.

They are blinded by this hatred of Trump. It’s every second, minute, hour of every day. And they are held accountable by almost nobody. They just move onto the next line.

The mainstream media has never been worse than what you now see it as and yet these are people they want you to trust. You are supposed to trust. These are people with a monopoly on, quote, the facts when in reality, the hate Trump media is only an extension of the Democratic Party.

Quick example: manufactured crisis. Oh, they all use the same word. Coincidence? I don’t think so.

And even after this “BuzzFeed” bombshell was debunked. Well, Democratic Congressman Shifty Schiff, he is vowing to investigate what we now know is a false claim and we already know that it’s false. What’s to investigate? Take a look.


REP. ADAM SCHIFF (D), CALIFORNIA: So there is a lot more to learn and --

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Are you still going to investigate the claims?

SCHIFF: Absolutely. Absolutely. Congress has a fundamental interest in two things, first, in getting to the bottom of why when this came before this lied and who else was knowledgeable that this was a lie.


HANNITY: What a waste of your time and money, which brings us to our next HANNITY history lesson, the death of journalism. Right here on this network, I pronounce journalism dead and buried after the mainstream media, they just refuse to do their job and even vet in any small way then presidential candidate Barack Obama.

We were among the only people to show Obama’s ties, let’s see Frank Marshall Davis, ACORN, Alinsky, oh, 20 years in the pews of the G.D. preacher himself, the Reverend Wright. Obama starting his political career in the home of two domestic unrepentant terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn.

In fact, the only question he got asked one time about Ayers and Dohrn during the whole campaign, and it was me the day before on my radio show that fed the question to George Stephanopoulos, he had never even heard about Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, and that was the only time he was asking. Asked that question in the entire campaign. He didn’t know about the seedy connection.

And this turned out to be the only time Obama was ever asked about his -- well, domestic unrepentant terrorist friends who whom he began his political career. Now, imagine for a second, let’s say Donald Trump started his political career in the home of unrepentant terrorists? How many times do you think your friends in the media would have asked him?

Now, everyone else, they were worshiping the entire time Obama ran at the altar of Obama. Whereas the ever so eloquent Chris Matthews put it, getting thrills up his leg. And, of course, the media’s bias started long before Obama.

And we see this one eye-sided reporting exemplified in the constant, consistent rush to judgment not only in the political world. Remember in the `90s, the media all but convicted in the press -- I was in Atlanta at the time -- a man by the named of Richard Jewel. He was responsible for the 1996 Summer Olympic bombing there.

And they said, well, he’s single and he’s a white man and he lived with his mother and his parents, so he fits the description of what a lone bomber would look like. And, of course, Jewel was later vindicated, totally innocent. It turns out he was a hero that day.

But it was too late. This man’s life was ruined by the media. Richard Jewel once told me was listening to me that day when the story broke that I was the only person in Atlanta that he knew that didn’t rush to judgment. That was a valuable lesson for me in my life.

And we saw something similar. Remember the Duke Lacrosse case. On this show, I went out and we withheld judgment. We don’t rush to judgment. Even -- I even went to and met with some of these kids and their parents in their home. That’s called being responsible, trying to get information before I come to a conclusion.

Don’t forget about Darren Wilson. His police career is over, Ferguson, Missouri, for no reason at all. Or the officers in Baltimore, remember the media? None of them were.

And when the media blindly touted Obama’s statement that the Cambridge police, they acted stupidly, we didn’t fall for that one either. Or the fake UVA rape claims published by “Rolling Stone” and picked up by every media outlet in the country. And don’t forget about, you know, some of the salacious gang rape claims made about U.S. Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh and that circus they put us through fairly recently?

Flash forward to this weekend and we have yet another example of the media again rushing to judgment. Remember, this whole thing with “BuzzFeed” happened on Friday night. For 24 hours, many in the media, then on Sunday, well, they were vilifying this teenaged high school student who was filmed looking at Native American man as he was turns out to be preying and drumming in front of him. The teen was wearing a make America great again hat. Uh-oh.

And then the media, they went with wild speculation. They went with one small clip and raced to a conclusion. They said he was taunting the Native American man when, in fact, the Native American man actually walked over because he saw a ruckus beginning, and trying to bring peace.

One reporter tweeted his smirk was weaponized and a weaponized facial gesture which is derived from his white privilege.

Then you had CNN -- well, they had a contributor calling the teen deplorable and imply that he should be punch you had in the face. And a “BuzzFeed” reporter said it’s the look of white patriarchy in the country.

Failed comedian Kathy Griffin, you know, the one with the decapitated head of the president, called for him to be doxed. In other words, give out his address, his contact. So that, what, that puts a threat on the kid’s life?

Alyssa Milano tweeting that the red MAGA hat is a new white hood.

And, of course, a Democratic congressman jumping into the prey, tweeting, quote, I’m calling for a total and complete shutdown of teenagers being able to wear “Make America Great Again” hats until we can figure out what is going on.


They seem to be poisoning young minds, he said.

And after receiving serious blowback for the attack on the First Amendment, the congressman said, oh, I was only joking. Never mind.

He wasn’t joking.

This is just the same thing they did just less than 48 hours prior with the “BuzzFeed” story two days earlier. And naturally, all those statements we just showed you were based on what was a short video clip with no context and without any kind of investigation, just an overwhelming rush-to- judgment hatred because probably the kid was wearing a MAGA hat.

However, additional video when it became public painted a much different picture. First, the group of teenage Catholic school students were being taunted and mocked by a radical group of activists. After some time, the Native American saw what was going on and to his credit, he walked over and what he said was a prayer. The boy said his story was I just wanted to smile and say, you know, show him that I meant no ill will towards anybody. It was the group of high school students.

Well, they were the ones that were being called all sorts of names and, by the way, they were trying to be helped out by the Native American who walked over. And said he was praying. Take a look for yourself.



UNIDENTIFIED MALE: -- make America great again, a bunch of child molesters (EXPLETIVE DELETED)


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Just like your damn Donald Trump.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Look at all these (INAUDIBLE) cracks, with that racist garbage on. Little cricket. That’s right.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Here they come again (ph). Look at that Make America Great Again hats. Look at the hats!


HANNITY: The Native American man his name is Nathan Phillips. He said he was trying to create calm between the two groups with his drumming and praying at the same time. I would be willing to bet his intentions were pure.

Well, we have members of the extreme media that rush to judgment all the time and Democratic Party vilifying this teenager, rushing to judgment with very few facts, very little evidence. No context.

The group that was doing this are a bunch of radical racists. And they are well-known for their -- the horrific things they say and the things that they were saying to these young kids.

Now, they tried to literally, in a short period of time they were exposing this kid’s name, his address. They try to get him kicked out of school, even the school jumped on the bandwagon shortly thereafter, and they demanded the young man’s contact information be released. Why? So the public could harass him and his family and intimidate them without any facts?

And as we have learned time and time again, nobody should rush to judgment. No one.

And no one is safe from the radical left. They vilify. They smear, destroy, besmirch, bludgeon anyone who fits their idea of a conservative Trump supporter.

They pretend to be tolerant. They pretend to be kind. They pretend to care about all people that is a facade. That is not reality.

The truth is America’s left tolerates no diversity of thought. No diversity of opinion. Anyone who they disagree with is open to this type of treatment.

We’re going to have a lot more on this throughout the hour tonight. But, first, we also have, it is 31 -- day 31 of the partial government shutdown. The president is working on real solutions to secure our border. It’s not a manufactured crisis, 90 percent of our heroin crosses that southern border and then, of course, all the crimes that we have highlighted on this show that have taken place by illegal immigrants that commit crimes, the 2 percent. Not the 98 percent.

The president wants to reopen the government and with that, he offered to add DACA. I thought Democrats wanted DACA protection for Dreamers and a deal?

But, of course, before he even mentioned the deal, they already rejected it, as they rejected every single day an opportunity to sit, talk, discuss, debate and make a deal with the president. Take a look.


DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Our plan includes the following: $800 million in urgent humanitarian assistance, $805 million for drug technology to help secure our ports of entry, and an additional 2,750 border agents and law enforcement professionals. To physically secure our border, the plan includes $5.7 billion for a strategic deployment of physical barriers or a wall. Three years of legislative relief for 700,000 DACA recipients brought here unlawfully by their parents at a young age many years ago.


HANNITY: So the president is trying to do his job. Honest efforts reaching out to the Democratic Party every possible way. An invitation a day they won’t meet him. They are too busy traveling on paid junkets and using taxpayer money.

And once again, they want to score cheap political points. I thought they cared about the furloughed workers. Apparently not.

I guess they cared about the DACA kids, apparently not. And Dreamers, apparently not.

The president tweeted, quote Nancy Pelosi, some of the Democrats turned down my latest offer yesterday before I even got up to speak. They don’t see crime and drugs. They only see 2020, meaning an election year which they are not going to win. Best economy.

They should do the right thing for the country. Allow people to go back to work. And secure the borders.

And while Democrats dig in and obstruct, even some in the hate Trump media, they are beginning to admit that the president is making Speaker Pelosi and the Democrats look pretty stupid. Take a look.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: They were in the bus heading to Joint Base Andrews. He made them look like fools coming back sitting there at the capitol in the driveway there basically trying to figure out what’s coming next. He caught them in the act as if they were sneaking out of town and made them look stupid. I mean, clearly what it looked like a political dirty trick to me.


HANNITY: Now, maybe they should stay and take the president’s invitation and sit down at a table oh when they had a chance to sit with the vice president weeks ago on a weekend, they sent their aides. They were too busy.

Unfortunately, the cost of an unsecure border growing more deadly every day. As have you seen right here on this program, Nancy Pelosi wouldn’t meet with them last week. We have talked to Angel moms and dads who have lost loved ones to illegal immigrant crime.

And now, tonight, we are learning that a suspected illegal immigrant was arrested this weekend in connection with a string of brutal murders this time in Reno, Nevada. Now, authorities say they have evidence connecting 19-year-old Wilbur Ernesto Martinez Guzman (ph) to all four homicides and that, quote: he is likely in the United States and was detainable.

Border security is not a manufactured crisis. It is a reality. It’s time for Democrats to stop the Trump hate, do their jobs, stop the political ploys and the lies. Fund the border, which they supported four years ago, get the wall built that they supported four years ago.

Go to the table, sit down. Accept the president’s invitation. Negotiate.

In other words, it’s time for them to roll up their sleeves and do their jobs. Maybe they don’t get another paid junket to a luxury resort in a chartered plane with a big carbon footprint.

Up next, we have a panel reacting to my opening monologue.

Also, Sara Carter was at the Women’s March in Washington, D/.C. this past weekend. Our cameras were there asking them about the anti-Semitic scandal surrounding two of the group’s leaders. Their answers will shock you.

Also later tonight, we tell you about a new segment you don’t want to miss. HANNITY watch, vetting the 2020 Democrats. Something you will get nowhere else on TV or in the media, straight ahead.


HANNITY: All right. So, the mainstream media took a major hit to their already dwindling credibility and when they refused to go wall-to-wall covering the now debunk “BuzzFeed” report, in case you missed it, here is some of the despicable coverage. Take a look.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Still no reaction from President Trump to report that ties him directly to the very same offense for which the House of Representatives moved to impeach Richard Nixon.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: That as appears -- if true, he would be guilty of suborning perjury, potentially obstruction of justice.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This report is a huge deal. And, you know, these are very credible reporters. We are deep in the realm now of credibly impeachable offenses.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: There are an awful lot of similarities between a couple of articles of impeachment against Nixon and the elements of this story.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I see him going to a corner. I see him scratching back like a cornered animal. I think he is afraid.


HANNITY: All right. Joining us, former Secret Service agent, host of “The Dan Bongino Show” and podcast, author of the latest bestselling book, “Relatable Podcast” host Allie Beth Stuckey is with us, and former Michigan U.S. Senate candidate John James.

Dan, I start with you. Look, if I can I will tell my friends in the control room -- start scrolling again the fake news. This has happened. Literally I printed out from 2017 alone the fake news stories about Donald Trump that they breathlessly report that that turn out to be false was 47 kind of small print, printed pages.


HANNITY: That is a track record of people that have an agenda to destroy not to the truth.

BONGINO: Yes. Sean, journalism is dead. It’s buried. It’s gone.

It gives me no pleasure in telling you that but I warn everybody out there in America right now in your search for truth, relying on journalists is a fool’s errand. They are leading you down the wrong path. It’s now clear as day.

Sean, what you said is accurate, too, but it’s not just that there are 40- plus stories. I can see them out of the corner of my eye scrolling on the screen now. It’s not just that, Sean, it’s that these were major stories they got wrong, Sean.

It wasn’t like Donald Trump ordered McDonald’s when it was really Burger King. The dossier story in and of itself was debunked. The Deutsch Bank story about Donald Trump’s bank record. The WikiLeaks story with Don Trump Jr., debunked.

The story last week, Manafort gave polling data to the Russians, I mean, I don’t want to take up those, I could go on all day you get the point. These were major stories they got wrong.

You are completely on your own, America, in your search for truth right now gives me no pleasure in saying that.

HANNITY: Allie, get your take on the whole issue. It’s what they want. It’s what they have been telling their audiences now for two straight years.

And it’s also what they don’t report about oh, how top officials exonerated Hillary when she should have been charged with a crime obstruction and the Espionage Act and all the FISA abuse and all the people that signed on after being warned by Bruce Ohr, that it’s phony. She paid for it not to be trusted it’s never been verified or corroborated, but became the basis of four FISA warrants. They don’t touch that story.

ALLIE BETH STUCKEY, “RELATABLE” PODCAST HOST: No. That’s because they don’t see themselves as truth tellers. They seem themselves as vigilantes. So, they are on a mission to accomplish something, and that is push a particular narrative.

The narrative right now happens to be that make sure Donald Trump gets impeached. So, anything that they hear that falls into that preconceived notion of how they think that the world should be, they report on, whether or not reality actually lines up with that. So, they start with a forgone conclusion and then they try to fit in the pieces that fit into that. They leave out the piece that don’t fit into that conclusion, rather than looking at the facts of the story and coming up with a conclusion or better yet letting the American people come up with their own conclusion.