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Sean Hannity Changes His Tune on Covid

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Sean Hannity, a marquee host on Fox News, has changed his tune on the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Please take Covid seriously. I can’t say it enough. Enough people have died. We don’t need any more death,” he said. “Research like crazy. Talk to your doctor, your doctors, medical professionals you trust based on your unique medical history, your current medical condition, and you and your doctor make a very important decision for your own safety.”

NBC News writes that Hannity originally downplayed the effects of Covid, likening it to the average flu.

Now he has transited to believing in science.

“It absolutely makes sense for many Americans to get vaccinated. I believe in science, I believe in the science of vaccination.”

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  1. Dale Moog

    July 23, 2021 at 1:27 am

    FAKE NEWS I (UNLIKE YOU) regularly listen to Hannity. He has said the same thing for well over a year now. This is so dope at NBC who thinks they know what Hannity has said trying to slam Hannity listeners or turn people away from listening to Hannity.

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Harris Faulkner: I Went to Vietnam For FOX Nation Show At Urging Of My Dad’s Younger Brothers

“I thought it was going to hurt my heart.”

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Fox News host Harris Faulkner debuted a new mini-series on FOX Nation following her father’s footsteps through Vietnam during the war. In a recent interview, she shared her motivations for going.

Vietnam: Footsteps of My Father with Harris Faulkner debuted earlier this month as a three-part limited series. The program details the two tours of duty her father, Lt. Col. Bobby Harris, took through the Southeast Asian nation while fighting nearly 50 years ago.

Faulkner — who was recently voted as the most trustworthy anchor at Fox News in a Morning Consult/Hollywood Reporter poll — shared that she was apprehensive to take the trip until urging from her family members.

“I thought it was going to hurt my heart,” Faulkner told TVNewser. “But I asked my dad’s younger brothers about it and they said, ‘You do it—and you do it in the name of your father.’”

She shared that the conversation about visiting Vietnam was never broached with her father, who died on Christmas Day in 2020. Had it ever come up, she would have went in a heartbeat.

“My dad never went back, and I never talked with him about it,” Faulkner says. “Had he even given an inkling of wanting to go, we would have done it together.”

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Newsmax Denies Smartmatic Claim It Destroyed Evidence in 2020 Election Case

Newsmax, denied the claims, saying Smartmatic’s issues are with copies of emails already in its possession, adding that the filing was “an attempt to manufacture an issue where none exists.”

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Newsmax has denied that it intentionally destroyed internal emails related to its ongoing defamation case filed by election machine company Smartmatic over the network’s claims the company was involved in changing the results of the 2020 election.

Lawyers for the company claim the conservative cable news outlet “concealed over 200,000 documents” and “made multiple material misrepresentations to the court,” by claiming it had given the election machine company all potential evidence.

“Repeatedly, Newsmax has kept documents showing its actual malice and bad motive out of Smartmatic’s hands,” Smartmatic wrote in a court filing. “These were not isolated mistakes. This was by design. Newsmax has intentionally destroyed and concealed crucial evidence that is damaging to its case.”

Newsmax, however, denied the claims, saying Smartmatic’s issues are with copies of emails already in its possession, adding that the filing was “an attempt to manufacture an issue where none exists.”

“Many of the documents Smartmatic claims were ‘newly produced’ and bear on ‘key issues’ were already in Smartmatic’s possession in duplicate or near duplicate versions having been produced by Newsmax,” the network retorted.

Newsmax added that it moved to a different legal team in January and rectified any potential errors as soon as they were discovered.

Smartmatic is suing the cable news channel for false claims made by hosts and guests on its airwaves in the days following the 2020 presidential election, won by Joe Biden (D). After threats of a lawsuit, Newsmax publicly stated on the air that there was no evidence that neither Smartmatic nor Dominion Voting Systems — which famously settled a similar case against Fox News for $787.5 million — had “manipulated votes in the 2020 election.”

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NBC Nightly News Host Lester Holt the Most Trusted News Anchor, New Study Shows

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Many stories about the credibility of news media members in 2024 is about a decline. However, according to a new poll conducted by Morning Consult and The Hollywood Reporter, many news consumers still have faith in hosts like NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt.

In the study, Holt was listed as the most trusted man in television news, with 63% of respondents saying they had “a lot” or “some” trust in the NBC anchor. Lester Holt has served as the weekday anchor of NBC Nightly News since June 2015.

David Muir, who hosts ABC World News Tonight, wasn’t far behind Holt in the trust category. 63% of those surveyed said they had the trust in the anchor. Meanwhile, CBS Evening News host Norah O’Donnell lagged behind with 53% of those responding similarly.

In the cable news world, CNN saw the top two most trusted hosts and anchors. Both Anderson Cooper and Chris Wallace saw 60% of respondents say they had “a lot” or “some” trust in them.

At MSNBC, Ali Velshi earned 55% of those surveyed’s trust, while Rachel Maddox was at 51%.

Fox News host Harris Faulkner led the way for the conservative cable channel with 53% claiming to trust her. Sean Hannity, who is not a news anchor but an opinion host, only earned the trust of 38% participants.

NewsNation primetime anchor Dan Abrams, who, like Sean Hannity is an opinion host, saw a 48% rating on the trust scale.

Former Fox News hosts Megyn Kelly and Tucker Carlson, who are also commentators and not anchors, earned scores of 39% and 40%, respectively.

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