MSNBC fired back with a statement, “MSNBC would like to set the record straight following some misinformation presented by Fox News during the interview with George Zimmerman last night. Reverend Al Sharpton never “rushed to judgment,” as stated by Mr. Hannity. Reverend Sharpton repeatedly called for calm and for a more thorough investigation in the wake of the tragic events. Ultimately, the authorities agreed an arrest was warranted.”
What many people don’t realize is that many of the questions asked on Fox News are based on misinformation. In Hannity’s case, the questions themselves were misinformation. In the Zimmerman interview alone, Hannity brought up the Black Panthers, Spike Lee, Al Sharpton, and said that African-Americans in general had rushed to judgement.
Of course he didn’t have any actual facts, but that didn’t stop Hannity from claiming that NBC had an agenda, and so did other news outlets who brought up racial profiling. (Mind you, this Sean Hannity we are talking about. Every word that comes out of his mouth is spoken with the purpose of advancing an agenda.)
Equally as outrageous as George Zimmerman’s request that African-Americans apologize to him, was Sean Hannity’s misinformation and presumption that all African-Americans are out to get Zimmerman.
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