Sean Hannity once again feigned innocence last night as he insisted that no Fox News hosts had ever said Barack Obama is Muslim. But, as I posted last week when Hannity made a similar claim, suggestions that Obama is Muslim have been made on Hannity's own show. Last night, Hannity made the same suggestion - right after he insisted no host ever said so. It was as if Hannity were saying, "We never called him a Muslim but you can't blame us if we did."
As Media Matters reported, Hannity said:
Listen, (Obama) went to the Trinity United Church of Christ with Jeremiah Wright for 20 years. I'm not doubting his faith. I -- look, he did write about his early years, that he did study the Quran, that one of the most beautiful moments in life was prayer at sunset. So, I mean he does have that background. But he was obviously part of the Christian church, the Trinity United Church of Christ.
Media Matters also noted several other instances of other Fox News shows promoting falsehoods about Obama's faith, including the now-infamous "he attended a madrassa" smear.
Video via Media Matters.
3/8/20 Update: Video no longer available.
NOTE TO HANNITY
Genius, what’s with the British accent “evah, evah”?