Fox News personality Sean Hannity puzzled many on Twitter today when he attempted to criticize NBC News for their lack of coverage on the Hillary Clinton/Uranium One scandal.
It was revealed earlier on Thursday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions was interested in re-opening the case, which initially found no criminal wrong-doing on the part of Clinton by the FBI.
Hannity took to Twitter to blast CNN and NBC News for ignoring the story, saying: "Hey fake news @CNN and conspiracy tv @NBCNews read and learn."
But there was one glaring disconnect, as the article Hannity had linked to for the two news outlets to "read and learn" from was actually an NBC News article:
Needless to say, Twitter was completely floored by the absurdity of the tweet:
you are... literally... tweeting an @NBCNews story. https://t.co/ZjzWNqTkA9— Hallie Jackson (@Hallie Jackson)1513874292.0
Who’s gonna tell him? https://t.co/j8rVxZH4TQ— Benjamin Freed (@Benjamin Freed)1513880393.0
@HallieJackson @NBCNews Omg https://t.co/ytFNJI15p8— Beth Bryson (@Beth Bryson)1513874340.0
Sean Hannity is criticising NBC News for not covering an NBC News report https://t.co/4yShkhCmGs— Edward Hardy (@Edward Hardy)1513882510.0
@HallieJackson @NBCNews Is this... is this real life?— Charlotte Clymer🏳️🌈 (@Charlotte Clymer🏳️🌈)1513875027.0
In terms of someone setting themselves up for a self-own, Hannity's tweet has to be an almost flawless example.
And out came the memes:
@goldengateblond @cmclymer @HallieJackson @NBCNews Champagne Celebration (as defined in the Hannity Dictionary of S… https://t.co/VtStZVgHba— Paul Devine (@Paul Devine)1513881028.0
@cmclymer @HallieJackson @NBCNews One time I was really mad and slammed a door but it bounced back and hit me in th… https://t.co/vk020KRm6a— shauna (@shauna)1513880711.0
@FailShark @ManSpanx @goldengateblond @cmclymer @HallieJackson @NBCNews https://t.co/q1F4a6gGnN— ~LT~ (@~LT~)1513881500.0
@ManSpanx @goldengateblond @cmclymer @HallieJackson @NBCNews https://t.co/0o90nOFiYM— Sharky 🦈 (@Sharky 🦈)1513881349.0
According to the NBC News article, which Hannity clearly read, the Justice Department has started asking FBI agents about the evidence that was found in the investigation into the controversial uranium deal that has been linked by some critics to the Clintons.
Those critics have claimed that the Clintons benefited personally the from the deal, which took place in 2010 while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State, with millions being donated to the Clinton Foundation by key players in the deal. Clinton has denied that she had any part in the State Department's approval of the deal, however.
Fox News and President Trump have attempted to decry the Uranium One scandal as the "real Russia story," but several news organizations have debunked the theories that have been floated around.
So it would appear that NBC News is pretty up-to-date with the scandal.
But thanks anyway, Hannity:
@KevinMKruse @seanhannity @CNN @NBCNews i love hannity— Shoshana Weissmann, Sloth Committee Chair (@Shoshana Weissmann, Sloth Committee Chair)1513876452.0
Sean Hannity is a parody of himself https://t.co/K8JpGQNnxz— Jonathan Riley (@Jonathan Riley)1513891818.0
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