Sean Hannity must be getting on someone’s nerves out in the population of people who want us all to believe that they rule the world. Stories are appearing about his involvement with a real estate broker who is in hot water. This particular passage is from UK’s The Guardian:
In 2012, a shell company linked to the Fox News host bought 11 homes in Georgia that had been purchased by the dealer, Jeff Brock, following foreclosures. Brock transferred the properties to corporate vehicles that sold them on to the Hannity-linked company at a profit.
Brock pleaded guilty in 2016 to federal charges of bank fraud and conspiracy for his role in an operation to rig foreclosure auctions between 2007 and 2012. He was sentenced to six months in prison and had to pay more than $166,000 in fines and restitution.
Some of the houses sold on to the Hannity-linked firm in 2012 had been acquired by Brock from banks later named by prosecutors among his victims. But the justice department declined to identify specific properties sold in the rigged auctions. Hannity has not been accused of any wrongdoing and there is no evidence he was aware that Brock was involved in fraud.
So, why the story? Hannity has done absolutely nothing wrong. It was the broker who acquired property illegally, not him. What exactly is the deal that media vehicles like The Guardian are looking for any sort of dirt on Sean Hannity that may put him in a bad light with audiences? Have the people who smear reporters and politicians run out of interns and porn stars willing to claim some famous man hit on them at a party thirty years ago?
Or is it because Hannity’s reporting is over the target of what the deep state sorts don’t want to be made public, and he’s too big a name and too popular to silence any other way? Yes, his interrupt-itis is painful to listen to, but of late he has been one of the few news entertainment people making sense and going off the reservation.
And now dirt is being sought on him to smear his reputation—even if it is someone else’s dirt. It looks like the powers that be are seeking something to stick him with before he’s halfway successful in helping to bring them down.