Hannity lashes out at Keurig after boycott


Fox News host Sean Hannity encouraged Twitter users on Sunday to break Keurig machines in protest after the company said it would stop advertising during his television show.

“Deplorable friends, I am buying 500 coffee makers tomorrow to give away!! Details on radio and TV. Hint; best videos!!” Hannity wrote on Twitter Sunday night.

Hannity’s Twitter attack on Keurig comes after the company wrote in a tweet to the president of the liberal group, Media Matters for America, that it will pull all its advertisements during Hannity’s show on FOX.

“Angelo, thank you for your concern and for bringing this to our attention,” the Keurig account wrote to Media Matters president Angelo Carusone. “We worked with our media partner and Fox News to stop our ad from airing during the Sean Hannity Show.”

The Fox News host also wrote “love it” in response to a video showing a man smashing a Keurig machine with a gold club. The man’s tweet included the hashtag: “I stand with Hannity.”

In his efforts to further discredit the company, Hannity tweeted a 2015 article from The Huffington Post, titled “Your Keurig Machine May Be Covered in Bacteria and Mold,” which described tests performed on the coffee machines by several local CBS affiliates.

Keurig is one of two sponsors to pull their advertising during Hannity’s show after being questioned by Twitter users regarding Hannity’s coverage of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore (R), who was recently accused of engaging in sexual contact with a 14-year-old when he was 32. After Hannity’s coverage of Moore, Carusone embarked on an all-out effort to portray the political pundit as someone who condones “child molesting.”

Hannity urged viewers not to rush to judgment in the case of Moore, citing cases like the Duke lacrosse rape case, wherein individuals were found to be innocent. Hannity then interviewed the Alabama Republican on his radio show Friday (see interview below).

During that interview, Moore denied the allegations made in The Washington Post, which cited sources saying that in 1979, he had sexual contact with a 14-year-old. Moore admitted that he may have dated teen-aged women during that time in his life, but that he did not “remember anything like that.”

The Post’s story included accounts from three women who said Moore attempted to court them during the same time frame — when they were between 16 and 18 years old.

Hannity also went on Twitter to shine a light on the fact that Carusone had made racist and anti-Semitic comments and disparaged “trannies” on a dormant blog that he wrote several years prior to becoming a prominent liberal activist.

“Blog entries reviewed by The Daily Caller show that Angelo made derogatory remarks about ethnic groups and used language to insult ‘trannies’ and ugly ‘gays’ that would be considered hate speech by his own organization.”

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