Sean Hannity on Friday blasted the latest assault video clip on Trump that used Hannity’s own words to attack the president. Twitter called the political video “manipulated media” after protesting by the Fox News host.
The video by the MeidasTouch Super PAC contained parts of Hannity blasting Democratic false conspiracy theories, and attacking Joe Biden as a “frail guy” with questionable “cognitive fitness.” Those were flashbacks with scenes of President Donald Trump spinning his latest birther conspiracy theory, looking weak and not making sense.
The video “attempts to portray Sean Hannity discrediting President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, when in reality the footage shows the commentator highlighting the growing controversies surrounding Joe Biden and running mate Kamala Harris,” said the protest on Hannity’s web site. “Twitter has since corrected the discredited content.”
HANNITY SETS THE RECORD STRAIGHT: Another Deceptive, Discredited Video Circulates on Social Media https://t.co/fFXEk4CtbG
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) August 15, 2020
The MeidasTouch video, which won a total of more than 2.2 million views Friday after Hannity weighed in, was not “corrected.” The warning on the tweet connected to company policy explaining that Twitter “may label Tweets containing synthetic and manipulated media to help people understand their authenticity and to provide additional context.”
The response from MeidasTouch? “Keep retweeting.”
Twitter marked this video as ‘manipulated’ because @SeanHannity whined like a baby. There’s nothing ‘manipulated’ about contrasting his words with the reality of his daddy Trump’s actions. Keep retweeting! #ByeHannity
— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) August 15, 2020
Thanks Sean, I wouldn't have seen that video without your recommendation.
I sought it out, liked and retweeted it. @MeidasTouch is great aren't they?
There are 2.2 million views, and your whining about it will only increase the exposure.
— Anonymous Drew (@skrymir42) August 15, 2020