By Shawn Rice
Fox News host Sean Hannity dead from a bicycling accident is fake news. There is no truth to the reports that Hannity succumbed to injuries as a result of a fatal bike accident. He is the host of The Sean Hannity Show, a nationally syndicated talk radio show that airs throughout the United States. Hannity also hosts a cable news show, Hannity, on Fox News Channel. Rather, it is just another celebrity death hoax.
Where did this fake news originate? America’s Last Line of Defense published an article on On 17 June 2017, reporting that Hannity had been injured in a bicycling accident and was not expected to survive. You can read the fake news article below.
Sean Hannity’s doctors have exhausted all resources and tried everything in their power, but it won’t be enough to save him, according to a nurse who is acting as a go-between for information. Hannity’s bump and bruise fender bender with a Ford Pickup truck did far more damage than originally thought. The nurse told Crossroads correspondent Louis LeWeigh:
“Mr. Hannity isn’t going to survive. At this time they’re calling in close friends and family so he can share goodbyes. It’s very sad. He’s awake and lucid and while he’s in a lot of pain, he’s in good spirits.
He cried for a solid ten minutes when we told him his injusries were fatal. He couldn’t believe God already wanted him home.”
Hannity has already been given the last rights by his priest and is now sitting with his mother and younger sister. Fox and the other networks have still made no announcements, possibly at the family’s request.
However, there is no truth to the above story, according to Snopes. The story originated solely with America’s Last Line of Defense, which is a fake news site whose disclaimer notes that it “is a satirical publication.” The site’s disclaimer also reads that it “presents fiction as fact” from “sources [that] don’t actually exist.”
Here are some examples of people sharing the death hoax on social media.
Sean Hannity’s ‘Minor’ Bike Accident Today Ends Up Being A Death Sentence https://t.co/isMKav7WRv
— Jean wisk (@jean_wisk) June 18, 2017
Sean Hannity’s ‘Minor’ Bike Accident Today Ends Up Being A Death Sentence https://t.co/admJWm8TI5
— Douglas Orben (@ringoinnh200420) June 18, 2017
Sean Hannity’s ‘Minor’ Bike Accident Today Ends Up Being A Death Sentence https://t.co/FfIHVVNEog
— THE REAL RAY ANTHONY (@RayAnthonyBand) June 18, 2017
If that were not enough, America’s Last Line of Defense doubled down the next day with an equally fake follow-up article holding that Hannity had faked his own death in order to catch an Internet terrorist.
An internet terrorist calling himself “The Engine” has been infiltrating political action groups for months, intent on causing the destruction of our fair election systems. The closest anyone ever came was the name of a nurse who supposedly had treated him and sworn herself to secrecy. That nurse, Nancy Higgins of New York Mercy, was the only Go to the full article.
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