Hannity has long supported the conspiracy theory that DNC staffer Seth Rich was murdered by Democrats for allegedly leaking emails to WikiLeaks.
And even when the theory was found to be baseless, and a subsequent article about the mysterious death was removed from FoxNews.com, Hannity continued to push the theory.
So when NPR broke the story on Tuesday alleging that there is proof that the theory was concocted by Fox News, the Trump administration, and various other political operatives, Media Matters President Angelo Carusone issued a statement calling for Hannity to be fired.
The statement read:
Sean Hannity vindicated Media Matters' warnings that he is a full-blown propagandist not to be trusted or associated with. Sean Hannity's malfeasance and machinations have now been fully exposed. We now know that back in May when Hannity was promoting the Seth Rich murder conspiracy theory, it wasn't just some random occurrence, but rather part of a broader collaboration between the White House, Fox News, and political operatives aimed at fueling a distraction from the Trump administration's problems.
The statement continued:
This is hardly the only instance of Sean Hannity functioning as a disinformation propagandist. It's basically his business model these days. It's time for Fox News to fire Sean Hannity. And if Fox doesn't fire him, advertisers should boycott Hannity's show so they are not complicit in Hannity's deceit and destruction.
Media Matters also mentioned several other theories pushed by Hannity, such as implying that Barack Obama is a terrorist sympathizer, or that the NFL's Colin Kaepernick was actually protesting the national anthem because he "may have converted to Islam."