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is next. we will see you monday. ♪ ♪ >> sean: welcome to this special edition of "hannity," the fake news epidemic and s tonight for the hour we're going to show you the worst of the worst examples in the mainstream media and their unprecedented assault against president trump. top fake news anchors, reporters, the biggest anti-trump print media outlets and the most inexcusable example of the media spreading fake news to you the american people. we'll show you president trump's most epic takedowns of the liberal mainstream media, he's faced an onslaught of historic negative media coverage. the president will continue to fight back against these attacks by unveiling what he's called these most dishonest corrupt
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media awards of the year. before i get to all of that, it's important to show you just how abusively biased to the anti-trump media it really is and it starts with the media saying that donald trump would never win, never become the president, take a look. >> donald trump has been saying he would run for president as ah republican which is surprising because i just assumed he wasou running as a joke. >> do it. do it. look at me. do it. i will personally write you a campaign check now on behalf of this country which does not want you to be president but whichh badly wants you to run. >> this man has its own momentum, we better be ready. you may be leading the republican ticket. [laughter] >> which republican candidate has the best chance of winning the general election? >> of the declared ones, right now, donald trump.
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[laughter] >> mr. trump, to answer your call for political honesty, i just want to say, you're not going to be president.ll it's been fun.n. >> president obama will go down as the worst president in the history of the united states, at real donald trump. at least i will go down as a president. >> sean: after his stunning victory it was like a funeral for the mainstream media, you may remember some of this. >> america is crying tonight, a very significant portion. i mean literally crying. this is a sadness, it is a morning moment for those people. it is a moment filled with fear. >> our country is about to face some serious crises.
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buckle up, your country needs you. >> pretty extraordinary thing to say. if you have a son in the marine corps and you don't trust the commander in chief. the people in the military defend the constitution. >> this was a white lash against a changing country against a black president. >> sean: the media has done everything possible to try to damage president trump by pushing a collusion narrativee despite no evidence. whatsoever at this point. look at this nonstop, shameful coverage. >> i think this is a potentially more dangerous situation then watergate and we are at a very dangerous moment. we are looking at theon possibility that the president of the united states and those around him during an election campaign colluded with a hostile foreign power to undermine the
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basis of our democracy. >> donald trump is afraid, a political hurricane is out there. we will call it hurricane vladimir. >> this is evidence of willingness to commit collusion. >> outright treason, there is no question that what he is doing is giving aid and comfort to the enemy. >> i think it means that a federal judge found that people in his organization were colluding with the russians. >> first we want to start with this week in russia-gate. >> it is that if there are no shoes centipede that are not about on the russia. >> the cloud will hang over him no where he stands. >> it feels like we are in the opening stages of a devastating political chapter in american history, evidence is mounting for the meddling of the russia probe. >> it's at the caliber of a
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pearl harbor or 9/11, do you agree with that? >> donald trump now sits at the threshold of impeachment. >> i think it's over, i don't think there's anything that can be done that can stop this at this point. this gushing of lies, problems, questions, chaos that will stop this president in his tracks. >> you told "the washington post" last week that there is a smell of treason in the air when it comes to thiu investigation. >> a lot of people are afraid to use the t-word, treason, that's what people are investigating. >> it does look like a collusion, it does look like he is listening to vladimir putin more than he is american intelligence and i've never seen that before. >> sean: pretty unbelievable joining us now with reaction, former deputy assistant to the president, fox news contributor sebastian gorka and herman cain. they never expected this.
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they were shocked by it all, it was a funeral on november 8th 2016. the worst part, ever since there has been an effort to undo or delegitimize this president and get him out of office by any means necessary it gets really serious. >> not only did they not expect it, on the night of the election, hillary clinton has a more than the 95% chance of winning. they still can't believe it. for all this talk in the new book about the mental competence in the white house? do you know who needs mental health? all the people you just showed in your montage. the mainstream media. they need mental help, professionals to help them. i just had a journalist asked me today based upon the michael wolff book, is it true that the president doesn't like anyone touching his toothbrush?
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that's journalism. north korea has nuclear missiles. the president defeated isis. china is on the march and they want to talk about the president's toothbrush. this is a bad skit, it's insanity. >> sean: it is a form of insanity, herman cain, you experienced this all firsthand. you can speak to how bad this is but it's still a lot worse for president trump. >> itit is. in that opening montage was fantastic. it shows that the jokes are in the jokesters and the lies of the liberals and it also indicates as he alluded to, trump derangement syndrome is an addiction because results don't matter. they don't care about the results of 2017, it's all aboutu trump derangement syndrome.
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if i can borrow a metaphor from mike huckabee, addicts that are drug addicts, some of them recovered. but the media tds addicts, they show no signs of recovering. they are in a hole and they keep digging and they can't get out. that's what this illustrates and it is sad for the country because we have depended so long on the media to give us the truth and now we know it they cannot, they are incapable of being able to do that. t >> sean: dr. gorka, it's been the year of trying to get him out of that is what their goal has bee been. at a lower level, it is to to delegitimize, the words, the adjectives that are used on an hourly basis on cable tv and supposedly hard news journalistic centers, abc, cbs, nbc is the worst -- "washington post," "new york times" that they used
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to describe the president, are they hurting the office? >> they are hurting the whole country, this is the duly elected president for the mostst powerful nation in the world ani they don't recognize that he is the president. they use the kind of language that we've never, ever seen before. not with reagan, not with nixon, they are doing something outrageous for a blogger to do on mainstream television. sean the good news is very simple. the good news is fox news is crushing it with three, 4 million viewers per night. anderson cooper cracks open a bottle of champagne of 600,000 people watching. they are becoming irrelevant. i am an american citizen now and i'm proud to be. you know what defines us? common sense. when you get out of the bubble, they couldn't care less about
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michael wolff or don lemon, they want to see their paycheck in february be bigger than it was in january, they want to see isis crushed. they want to see through the lies and they tune into the door show that's great news. >> sean: what do you make of it this is the year of the boomerang? now we know the clinton foundation is and has been four months investigated, which it should be. they have reopened an investigation into the email server scandal. server scandal. we know that comey rigged that investigation of months before writing before an exoneration letter -- all of these things now and trump-russia collusion dying out -- it seems like there's been a dramatic turn of events that the media never expected to. do they ever admit they were wrong about trump and russia? did they look at hillary clinton funding a dossier are full of
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lies, russian propaganda, and salacious material and say that could be collusion?, wasn't used for a fisa warrant? this is all flipped on them. >> they will never admit it. remember, the case on hillary clinton was closed during the obama administration. it has now been reopened under the trump administration and even though jeff sessions gets a lot of criticism, i happen to believe based upon all of the reports and information that we know and based upon the outrage of congress -- i happen to believe based upon that alone, hillary is going down. secondly, it is clear that the liberals and the democrats have only one strategy and it was used decades ago. if you keep telling a lie often liberals and the democrats have only one strategy and it was used decades ago. if you keep telling a lie often enough, over and over and over,e sooner or later some people are going to believe it.nd
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the thing is most of the people that are already believing the lie are already believing the lie. they aren't going to convert new people who are conservative voices out there, even though we are outnumbered, i truly believe we are saving some of the savable. >> sean: thank you both for being with us, we appreciate it. a lot more to get to on this we will give you opportunity to weigh in. what network is most guilty of providing fake news? we will pick the worst of the worst and fake news media, stayy with us.
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>> live from america's headquarters, at the fbi investigating the clinton foundation with pay to play deals while hillary clinton was secretary of state, agent in little rock are leading the investigation, because that's where the foundation started. this is the second investigation of the foundation involving allegations of corruption. the first reportedly stalled two years ago. a spokesman for the clinton foundation called the investigation as sham peer to republican senators want the justice department to investigate the trump dossier author, lindsey graham and grassley asking for a criminal
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probe of christopher steele that federal authorities, into russians election middling. i am marianne rafferty, back to "hannity" ." ♪ >> sean: welcome back to this special edition of "hannity," since president trump tookokto office last january there has been no shortage of bias fromce the mainstream media and the favorite anchors. we'll show you some of the worst offenders and will show you a jake tapper over at cnn. >> it may be difficult for some of you at home to wrap your minds around a u.s. president making statements like this about nuclear weapons among none of this normal, none of this acceptable, none of this stable behavior. >> your behavior is causing great concern among the majority of american people.
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>> every single one of the president's wounds is self-inflicted. >> i don't really understand the propensity for self-pity at a time like this. >> if you are a hungry child in appalachia or the inner city, if you are an unemployed worker and a hollow shell of a steel town, that's not a president who seems rather focused on yourur particular needs and wants. >> that people around president trump who are enabling this nonsense, the ones who know better. you have to ask yourself this question: are you serving the president? are you serving the people? >> sean: he prefers presidents like clinton and obama they try to bribe murdering dictators. jake tapper is one of the many trump haters over at fake news cnn, including their white house correspondent jim acosta. take a look at some of his worst moments.
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>> what we are witnessing right now is an erosion of our freedoms. in terms of covering the president ofof united states. there are moments where this president is sensitive to criticism and he lashes out in this fashion. >> that is a strange and unpresidential thing to do, throwing paper towels at people. >> all of the questions of the american news media have been handled by conservative press. i think there is no other way to describe it but the fix is in. >> do you believe -- >> and they're not always going to believe -- >> i appreciate your speech. >> i think we saw the president's true colors today and i don't think they are red, white, and blue. >> sean: not to be outdone by cnn, conspiracy tv msnbc, they have also been broadcasting a nonstop trump hate fest, it's especially
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true of a hosted joy reid who never masks her hostility towards the president, here are a few of her highlights. >> he has the tools of authoritarianism down. he's got to the dance down to a science. >> donald trump has been publicly vulgar and venal, this is an administration that at the same time they are jet-setting around the country on the luxury planes is also wanting to cut their own taxes by billions of dollars. w >> i don't think he understands the human scale of misery. i don't think he can connect with the compassion that you have. speak what you have a dot religious right that both himself on moral superiority. >> they are foursquare behind the guy who has had two wives with three baby mamas, what is this about? >> sean: he can't forget about
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cable news' most cringeworthy couple, there coverage is unmatched by anybody. take a look. >> did you have somebody inside the white house, the new york daily news who says he's mentally unfit, people close to him say he is mentally unfit, people close to him during the campaign told me at early stages of dementia? >> he said that's not okay to say. >> it is okay to say. when are we supposed to say this? after the first nuclear missile goes?y >> he looked like a thug, he looked like a goon. handshake. the look at this, what a thug. what an embarrassment.n he's mulling him like an idiot. what an embarrassment to the united states. >> optics matter. >> it is a terrible thing to question someone's patriotism but you wonder what he cares about. >> they see no talent. they see
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nothing behind the eyes that they work with. >> this presidency is rotten all the way to the core and right to the top. you've got to stop putting kelly and on the air, it's politics porn. >> sean: they see mentally unfit to host a tv show. here is fox news contributor david bossie, commentator monica crowley and the hills joe concha. you watch this daily.. it's now become every minute -- tell me where i'm wrong here -- basically every minute of every day, trump, trump, trump, they are all living in this bubble and trying to outdo each other. if one says he is deranged he's deranged, he's super, super , no, he is super, super deranged. >> the numbers support you, pew researchers just put out a study last month. they found that the -- i hope you're sitting down t home,
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president trump receives 5% positive coverage which is fascinating when you look at the five big indicators that he was voted in on. economy doing well. jobs doing well. caliphate, isis, nearlyis decimated. immigration has some work to do, health care didn't work out. can't possibly come to 5%. when you compare that to the previous president he only received 20% negative coverage.c trump 5% positive coverage, obama 20% negative. the economy -- the numbers are fine. the economy gets a little coverage. i do not want to hear about the numbers. that's great. i want to see reporters get out of new york and washington where they're doing all of this pontificating and talk to people in ohio, michigan, pennsylvania, wisconsin, and i want to see if the economic effects are real because that's where he got voted in and that is why, it's lazy and doesn't fit the narrative. >> sean: maybe i should be
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really happy because they all regurgitate each other. it leaves it wide open for me. now coming true. >> you are way ahead of your time because you are actually reporting facts and the the elite mainstream media has always had a left-wing bias, we know that.t. what's different is the level of intensity and activism we see on their part. that is driven by a profound hatred for this president. they hate his style, they hate the way he talks, the way he moves, they hit his wealth. they hate his politics and thehe most important thing theywa despise is that donald trump is not one of he represents an existential threat to them, to the ruling class and that's why they are pulling out all the stops in order to try to destroy him. if he is allowed to succeed, it's over for them.
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what they seem incapable of grasping or maybe they don't want to is that the constant pounding we get from them on donald trump, helps him. it helps him because he's getting it done on the economy, i just wrote a column for "the hill" about this and how he's getting the job done on the economy. all of this criticism, this constant barrage helps him. it creates a rallying effect around this president who is actually delivering greater prosperity for the american people. >> sean: you wrote a book, "let trump be trump." i never heard of a guy you would think he was the most prominent man on the campaign, i don't know if you knew him at all but i did not know him and i think you guys saw me an awful lot on the campaign, probably more than you wanted. michael wolff is writing a book, he's saying it may not be totally accurate, things he
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wrote in the book about me are not true. >> this is just outrageous, michael wolff, this purveyor off "national enquirer" on steroids sensationalist book, it's not even a book, it's just a tabloid. it is outrageous what he has gotten away with in putting this book together and put it out there for the american people. this mainstream media, the media gloaming on to the sensational side of this inaccurate we put our book up against it side-by-side and we see the inaccuracies. corey lewandowski and i wrote this book and it was an insider point of view. we were there. just in the exempts we just got the book today, we find false information, facts and lies throughout the book.
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people cannot take this book as the truth and is this so dishonest, it's a tragedy what this is doing to take us off ofs the agenda of what this president has done for the t american people over this lasto year. >> sean: what do we expect this year?e the media is never going to get better, they don't want to admis they're wrong. hell is going to freeze over first. i'll give you an example -- 60 hours ago they were all saying a nuclear war is coming. then as soon as stephen bannon is believed to attack the president, let's change on a dime, don't worry about nuclear warfare, let's go back to this. let's go back to palace intrigue. >> >> i'm not saying the entire book is gossip, but michael wolff to your point has admitted that he has taken parts out of 's it and drawn his own conclusions when he says the president never met john boehner and i do a search that he has tweeted about
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him 23 times -- when stories like that don't pan out then what are we supposed to believe within this particular book? it goes to a theme of 2017, basing stories on false and the american people are citing it. let me cite one more poll for you from politico. 46% of the american publicou believes that the media is fabricating stories about this administration and the president knows that and that's why he's holding this fake news awards so on monday, because he knows they will attack when they are unpopular. >> sean: that's why we put this together, monica, because it is so important, the so much material. i could probably just run the tape, and everyone would get the message. >> sean, they need to destroy this man, because if he succeeds, it is over for them.
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as i said, what they try to do is take any conservative or republican president and paintai them as crazy, evil, or stupid. in trump's case, they're trying to paint him as all three in order to try to make him worthy of this office and set the ground for his removal. the fact that this man is still standing given this constant barrage is a miracle in its of itself. spilling david bossi, we will give you the last word. does this continue on through his presidency?nc i would argue that if the economy keeps growing and he stayed strong against radical islam and protects the homeland, i don't think he'll have a hard time winning reelection. >> i think the left will work really hard against them. i think they're going to continue this false narrative thato he is all of these things. they did the same things to ronald reagan. when ronald reagan became president, t they said he takes naps, he doesn't know. --
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>> sean: that this bed. >> they called him a cowboy. the national news today is different. twitter and facebook and all of the social media just continues the narrative from the left and it is an unfair thing for this president. he is head down, doing the work that he got elected tohe do. that is the most important thing. if you look at the economy, look at the decimation of isis, our national security, the hope he has brought back to america, you see these companies giving these bonuses to their employees based on their tax bill. these are people who are going to p get to go tax cuts, not ony from the federal government, but they will get a second check. that is what the mainstream medium does not talk about. >> sean: it is so corrupt. there's so line going on to the american people. happy new year to you all, when we come back, the media has been caught red-handed spreading fake
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>> sean: welcome back to this special edition of "hannity," 2017 was a rough year for the mainstream media in their rushea to attack president trump, many fake news mistakes were made. perhaps the worst example is from "abc news." brian ross was suspended for abc for this false report claiming during the campaign, candidate trump told lieutenant general michael flynn to reach out to russia might take a look. >> he's prepared to testify against president trump and others in the white house. he's prepared to testify that president trump as a candidate directed him to make contact with the russians which contradicts all that he has said at this point.
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>> sean: he was completely wrong and hours later he had to issue a correction, watch this. >> we reported earlier today, he said the president asked flynn and to contact russia, he's now clarifying that, according to t flynn, the campaign asked him to find ways to repair relations and then after the election the president-elect told him to contact russia on issues including working together to fight isis. >> sean: there's a huge difference between candidates trump and president-elect trump, "abc news" isn't the only outlet caught reporting false stories, fake news, several high-profile fake news stories like this report from early last month, take a look. >> exclusive new details aboutt the message sent in the final stretch of that campaign, offering access to hacked wikileaks documents. >> this email was sent to
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donald trump, donald trump jr. and others in the trump organization. >> the timeline is important, because on september 4th, that was a month after the dnc was hacked, and after their own o emails became leaked, and it was a month before clinton campaign chairman, jonathan podesta, his emails were leaked by wikileaks. >> sean: the story was completely false as well. and back in june, three cnn employees resigned over a story about a top trump ally and a russian investment bank, they had to be tracked that in december. one of the dishonest "washington post" reporters, david weigle, he posted a picture from the rally showing a small crowd. the sarcastic caption reads, packed to the rafters, however this picture was deceptive and taken before anyone has come in. he had to apologize and delete the tweet.
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spreading fake news was not the only major problem for the media and 2017, they also had some ridiculous examples of "so-called reporting." watch this. >> the president gets two scoops. everyone gets one. no word if there were sprinkles. >> at the dessert course he gets two scoops of vanilla ice cream with his chocolate cream pie, instead of the single scoop for everybody else. >> it would be like someone looking at it and that's modern art, don't you understand?>> i am making a statement against russian aggression. a >> where you put that? >> put it back in the bed. what does that have to do with anything? >> he's in the front window. >> it's better when you see it. >> if the president putting it in the wrong place. here is your of cement. >> if you think you had an ear full of donald trump, check out
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what's in the ear of a beagle in britain. brace yourself. >> sean: congressman jasonon chaffetz, tammy bruce, i look at all of this, it's beyond superfluous on some level but then it's outright evil on another level. when you start trying to delegitimize a duly elected president out of office. >> you know it's comically ironic about this? we're supposed to take the media, elite advice on economics, health care, you can't even get a journalism right. you had one job, get the facts right. the two stories tois show you really perverse incentive for the media to get trump out of just recently we saw a new expose, george papadopoulos started the whole investigation
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into the dossier in anything. the same outlets reported that carter page did it. did they not find it strange? the classic example was the print outlets reporting on trump being wiretapped and then he tweets he's wiretapped in the very same outlets write stories that he's crazy for saying he was wiretapped. good job, you guys are great. >> sean: congressman, there's another side of this we've now seen in the last 24 hours. the clinton foundation has been investigated, the investigation is ongoing. there's big stories out here that they are not reporting on that could have severeut consequences and i will argue this may be bigger than watergate by a long shot when it's all done, thoughts. >> it was june of 2015 when i sent the very first letter to the obama administration
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highlighted the problems with uranium one. a savage paid letter highlighting all the details i followed up in october. do you think there's one person in the mainstream media who cover that story? none. absolutely none. one of the things it would most outrageous to me was one "time" magazine put donald trump jr. on the cover saying caught red-handed. it was totally misleading.g.ld the same time this mainstream media tries to highlight the obama administration as being a scandal free. everything from fast and furious to the irs to the hillary clinton email scandal, do you think any of them put them on the cover of "time" magazine? no. these were real scandals, look at benghazi, people were killed and they didn't get on the cover of "time" magazine. they put donald trump jr. on there. >> sean: what's your take on this, where does this go? >> let's not forget about brian ross.
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great review of that earlier, sean. right after that report, the stock market went down 350 points. there are real-world repercussions when they lie or mislead, and let me just say, this is why i liked the michael wolf book, it's an example -- it is nothing new coming newspapers and jurors have been doing at "the washington post," "new york times," on page ten of the prologue in his book says, some of this is not really true, but i will let the reader decide and determine what it is that they like. >> sean: what a standard that is. >> that is exactly what the american media is doing. at least michael wolf is admitting it. this is what the president has been dealing, and it is -- we have to give him all the credits. finally, we are now seeing -- is not just about difference of opinion, which road leads to rome, it is about realng misleading of americans, we do
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not even trust who we should be able to trust, get information that we can believe in the cdc is having meetings, briefing and how americans can survive a nuclear war. i would like to see the media that.d at this point, the standard is, we are not going to know what the truth is, but if it confirms our bias, we are going to put it out there and let you decide if you like it or not. that is what it has devolved into. the president -- right now, the president is the one we can trust at this stage. >> sean: dan, last night and my show, i showed ronald reagan, evil empire. the media thought it was she was going to start a nuclear war. george w. bush, axis of evil. they thought he was going to start armageddon. if you don't try to bribe murdering dictators and appease them with billions of tax dollars like clinton and obama, anything you say that might sound ami little tough to a two bit bracket men dictator offends
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them. not the guy that's threatening to hitit the button that is on s desk. it is the president they are offended that you better not do it or we will hit you back much harder. >> who really gives a hoot what they think anymore, sean? the foreign policy intelligentsia on the north korean issue, palestinian issue, russian issue has been telling us foror years what to o with diplomacy, buy them off, and money, these very solutions they put out under 35 page white papers, and they were wrong on every piece of it. no one even saw the iranian protestt coming. i have zero problem whatsoever with trump using twitter to kick this guy in the teeth, the short fat guy in north korea. maybe finally he's waking up to the fact that our foreign policy is unpredictable. maybe it is the predict ability that has been hurting us for decades now. >> sean: congressman? >> absolutely. look at what is going on domestically. today in "the new york times,"
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one of the headlines 25,000 points in the stock market, but when is the party going to be over? they areo not giving credit was something good come of the economy, doing well. >> if i could just add, the president has inherited such a disaster, it is remarkable when he is been able to accomplish, despite the media trying to create this alternate reality, and establishment pushing it through, his wherewithal, the ability to see through that, and defend this nation in the process is remarkable, and for anyone who votednd for him, ands we move through this year, every single day, including this michael wolff book reminds us about why we voted for donald trump and why he is in the office right now. >> sean: good to see you all. happy new year. will we come back at a special edition of "hannity," some of thety president's most epic takedowns of the news media, and you get to weigh in on the fake news media. you how, straight
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>> sean: will come back to the special edition of "hannity." president trump has had some epic takedowns of the media this year, you may remember when he tweeted this mock video body slamming cnn, they had a fit, but it was funny. watch. [shouting]
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the president also had no problem putting cnn grand standard jim acosta in his place, this is pretty epic, watch. >> president trump: not you. >> you're attacking our news organization, can you give us a chance to ask a question? >> president trump: quiet. >> can you give us a question. >> president trump: don't be rude. i'm not going to give you a question, you are fake news. >> sean: the presidents never missed an opportunity to slam the fake news media. let's remind you at this. a >> president trump: when the media allies to people, i will never, ever let them get away with it.
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i will do whatever they can that they don't get away with it. media outlets like cnn and msnbc are fake news. fake news. i am here this evening to cut through the fake news filter and to speak straight to the american people. fake news. fake, fake, fake news. these are sick people. you know the thing i don't understand?k you would think they would want to make our country great again. i honestly believe they don't. if you want to discover the source of the division in our country, look no further than the fake news and the crooked media. >> sean: former arizona republican j.d. haworth, mattme schlapp, you've dealt with this in the course of your career.
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the reality is there's a lot oft fake news. there is no discerning objective news media like they claim they are. this is an opinion program, i'm an advocacy journalist, we make no pretense on this program, i have an opinion. >> we're commentators and that's fine, the problem is in the earlier segment you have a real of jake tapper. you know his first job in politics? it was pressed secretary for democratic congresswoman -- here's what it is today. everyone should have a resume, what jobs have they had, what have they done you're right, it's been around for years. the largest in-kind donation to the democratic party comes annually for the washington press corps.
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they are inherently leftist and you just have to deal with it. here's the big difference. donald trump doesn't take it as a victim, he fights back. we would have folks and for the nrcc, so many people would say to us when are you going to take on the press? we would say we've got to get our work done, we can't get bogged down fighting them every day, the genius of this president is it would become so polarized, he is not afraid to call them out. >> sean: i think the media expects or even the anti-trump crowd, they think they can somehow pressure donald trump into changing and becoming the president and acting the way the president should act. the one thing i think that makes them so successful, bypassing
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the media, tweeting out his opinions, tweaking people, and fighting back. i think the people that support him find it extraordinarily refreshing. >> i have been debating several prominent never-trumpers all week in response to this book, is conservative, promises, but it's also stylistic change. j.d. is right, you're right, sean. what republicans tend to do is cower. they say, we cannot really go for everything that we keep promise during the campaign. it is unpopular or it's radioactive. we will only go for 40 or 50% and they get the negotiation and 20 or 25%. they come back to all of us and stayed with got 25% of what we want, we say it's no good, we are losing our country to socialism. the media is relentlessly attacking these conservative values. the president has shown
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everybody that the right way to handle this is not to cower and only as for 25%, the right way to do this is to push for all of your objectives, all of them, all the time, all day long, get everything youou can, and don't take the lies and distortions could go right back at them. i find it myself, and i am sure you all find it, it is refreshing and it makes everybody else i be stronger interest in the ground. >> sean:n: it's great, because it is like alka-seltzer and water. you put a little water, pop pop, fizz fizz, they bubble and they fizz, and then they go on tv they find the worst adjective they can to describe anybody and they just expose themselves to a point they cannot recover. >> at the problem has been there for years. i can remember, gosh, 1980, fred barnes of all people wrote it article in "reader's digest," at the press has it wrong.
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they're not supposed to take on the role of the loyal opposition. they are journalist. they're there to chronicle what is happening. what we have seen is complete change with these people are advocates and they are partisan advocates and their thin-skinned at that. the old rules, they can beat the heck out of you, and allow the guys would cower. some of us would stand up and get even more invective, but down trump is a man of the times. times. his genius is bringing together social media and television, going greatly to the american people. at seven and up for speech in des moines and now playing the victim by saying, take your shot, i will hold up a mirror to you and we will see was really distorting what's going on. >> sean: really well said, last word, met. >> the thing -- with donald trump understanding, after eight years of obama, the country was on its knees. our economy was weak. we k were not respected oversea.
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this type of tone, this type of approach to being president, it is exactly what the country needs, and i think it is hard for those people that are wedded to the old ways to give up the old ways. the fact is, the country needed this. >> sean: agreed, thank you both. when we come back, we're going to give you an opportunity to weigh in on who's the worst of the worst in fake news, as this special edition of "hannity" continues. .
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>> sean: welcome back to "hannity," this special edition that's all the time we have left this evening. make sure you go to and vote for who you think is the worst fake news offender. don't forget, if you have something coming you can get sunday off your chest to my
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hotline. let me have it. we will never be destroyed from media, we are fair, where balanced, a great weekend. laura ingraham takes over right now. >> laura: good evening from washington, this is the ingram angle, that's the focus of tonight's angle. if any democratic president had presided over the rolling stock market, 2 million new jobs created in 2017 and robust gdp growth that president trump has presided over, the media would be churning out phoning coverage of him and his entire economic team. interviewing everyday americans on the street who would talk about how his policies were making their lives so much better. on foreign policy, w