Media Matters using Roy Moore allegations to smear Sean Hannity with false claims of defending child sex abuse

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Media Matters is now using the salacious allegations against Judge Roy Moore to smear Fox News host Sean Hannity to his advertisers with false claims that he defends child sex abuse, the Daily Caller reported Sunday.

According to Peter Hasson:

Moore is accused of making sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl while he was a 32-year-old attorney, in addition to pursuing romantic (although not sexual) relationships with other teenage girls around the same time.

Media Matters operatives are smearing Hannity to his sponsors, accusing him of defending child sex abuse. (Hannity has explicitly said that anyone guilty of what Moore is accused of doing has no place in politics.)

Media Matters helped pressure several advertisers into pulling their ads from “Hannity” over the weekend. In one instance, Angelo Carusone, Media Matters’ president, tagged a sponsor of Hannity’s show while claiming that Hannity defends “sexually preying on children.”

The coffee company Keurig announced that it would pull its ads from Hannity’s program:

As a result, many have decided to boycott Keurig and a number of people have actually destroyed their coffee makers.

A post at The Red Elephants noted:

The hashtag #BoycottKeurig was trending Sunday after outraged Sean Hannity fans learned that Keurig pulled ads from his Fox News show over his coverage of the sexual misconduct allegations levied at Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore.

Hannity had Moore as a guest on his radio show and urged his listeners not to rush to judgement on Moore, as his accuser curiously has connections to the Clinton campaign.  Following these remarks, Keurig ‘rushed to judgment’ and pulled their ads from the Hannity show.

Well, Hannity fans took to twitter to show their support for the Fox host by posting videos of them smashing their Keurig machines and vowing to boycott the company.  Many of them urging everyone else to follow-suit with coming holiday season.

Realtor.com also announced that it would not be running ads on Hannity in the future, Hasson said.

Hasson added:

Media Matters has been coming for Hannity’s advertisers for months. In August, the activist group launched a “Stop Sean Hannity” campaign. The group published a list of Hannity’s sponsors and urged left-wingers to let advertisers know that they “will get burned if they continue to associate with Hannity.”

Media Matters previously targeted Hannity’s advertisers in May after the Fox News host pushed a conspiracy theory surrounding murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich.

That campaign caused several advertisers — including military insurance group USAA — to pull their ads from Hannity’s show. Conservative activists responded by targeting the advertisers for MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and other liberal hosts. USAA caved and pulled its ads from Maddow’s show, before eventually reinstating its advertisements on both MSNBC and Fox News.

Hannity responded:

He also reached out to Keurig, the New York Times and the Washington Post to find out why they support the anti-free speech bigots at Media Matters.

As we reported earlier, Moore has said he intends to sue the Post for multiple smears against him, his wife and his campaign.

What do you think?  Should Hannity sue Media Matters?  Let us know what you think in the comment section below.

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