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Sean Hannity's battle of sourcing with New York Times

Sean Hannity's battle of sourcing with New York Times

NEW YORK (AP) — Sean Hannity wants his viewers to put a New York Times article on the special counsel investigation of President Donald Trump "in your fireplace and burn it." He's instead offering a tutorial on the importance of reading.

The Times' story on a list of questions that Special Counsel Robert Mueller wanted to put to Trump in a potential interview upended cable newscasts Monday night, including Hannity's Fox News Channel show. Hannity denigrated the Times' use of anonymous sources, as did Trump, who tweeted Tuesday that the leak was "disgraceful."

Hannity said the story was clearly a leak from Mueller's office.

Yet for a story reliant on anonymous sourcing, the Times was unusually forthcoming about where the information came from. It didn't point to Mueller.


Updated : 2021-05-06 12:00 GMT+08:00