Sean Hannity doesnt like being called out even when he admits hes wrong.
Wow if true, Hannity wrote in a since-deleted tweet that has been preserved in a number of places online, including Mediaite:
Turns out the source of the story was Gateway Pundit, known for spreading falsehoods. In this case, the source of the story is a 2008 incident in which the Russian ambassador to the United Nations mistakenly received a standard fundraising mailer from McCains presidential campaign an incident chalked up to a computer error.
Hannityapologized to McCainafter deleting the tweet, but hundreds of Twitter users responded that he should have checked his facts first. He didnt seem to appreciate the suggestion, firing back:
Thats variation of an argument President Donald Trump has used when caught tweeting false info, implying that sharing something on Twitter shouldnt have to meet the same standard for truthfulness.
Am I gonna check every statistic?Trump said when called out by Bill OReilly for sharing false crime numbers that blamed African-Americans for most of the nations murders.
Hannity has fallen for Gateway Pundit stories before, last year apologizing for sharing a false story about Hillary Clinton.
(h/t Media Matters)