TBS's Samantha Bee went on a conspiratorial tirade against Fox News host Sean Hannity on Wednesday night, offering the conservative pundit a serving of comeuppance Bee feels is long overdue.
On Wednesday's episode of Full Frontal, Bee conjured up conspiracy theories about Hannity, who was revealed to be the mysterious "third client" of Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's attorney who is the subject of multiple criminal investigations. Bee referred to Cohen as a "future mysterious death."
Bee responded to Hannity's meltdown over the FBI raids of Cohen's homes and offices, which he calls "a witch hunt" and "runaway train." Bee also took a jab at Cohen's law degree from Thomas Cooley Western Michigan University, which Bee called "the actual worst law school in the country."
"Witch Hunt and Runaway Train is also my favorite straight-to-DVD Jeremy Renner movie. He hunts a witch and killed his father who's a train. But why the f*ck did Sean Hannity, the guy that made $36 million last year retain a graduate of the actual worst law school in the country?"
Bee's mockery of Cohen continued, this time over his business practices. Cohen is a "guy whose whole business model seems to be built around blackmailing mistresses." After Hannity described his relationship with Cohen as casual and mostly about "real estate," Bee called Hannity out on what we now know to be false statements. "Real estate is a weird name for a porn star," Bee joked. "Actually, no. No one would f*ck you. You must have done something so much worse."
@thedailybeast https://t.co/1QIVs5DWm5— Oops (@Oops) 1524146299.0
After showing a clip of Michael Avenatti saying Hannity "knows where the bodies are buried," Bee's conspiracy theory took off.
"Whoa. Is Sean Hannity a serial killer? Now I know what you're thinking. You can't just throw together scary buzzwords and out of context clips to support an outrageous conclusion, and normally, I would agree with you. But you know who does that all the time? Sean Hannity."
Bee then aired a minutes-long string of Hannity pushing easily debunked conspiracy theories, such as Uranium One, Benghazi, and others. Bee tore into Hannity, knocking his show's claim to be "news." That's merely because, according to Bee, Fox is "a channel that calls itself news."
"His whole show is just an hour-long list of lies and conspiracy theories, but people think it's news because he doesn't sweat as much as Alex Jones and because he's on a channel that calls itself news. So, yeah, the deceitful editing to reach an outrageous conclusion? We're gonna keep doing that."
As Samantha Bee put it: “You gave me all the clues, Mr. Hannity.” https://t.co/xBcnZCZ1Fw— VANITY FAIR (@VANITY FAIR) 1524166010.0
Bee then uses tangential comparisons to serial killers to describe Hannity's persona and reporting style, including a fake serial killer-esque special on Hannity the alleged serial killer.
@Slate Hmmm? https://t.co/nWnheMaaKa— mamaw91 (@mamaw91) 1524184798.0
Samantha Bee isn’t saying that Sean Hannity is actually a serial killer, but she’s not not saying that either https://t.co/FeORd3hkPE— New York Magazine (@New York Magazine) 1524151984.0