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Sean Hannity Threatens to Sue CNN for 'Slander'

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By    |   Friday, 16 Sep 2016 02:04 PM

Fox News host Sean Hannity has threatened to sue media outlet CNN for negatively covering him, according to The Blaze.

"I would love to sue them for slander when they say, 'Oh, he wants Hillary [Clinton] on her deathbed and dead,' when I said just the opposite," Hannity said on his radio show Thursday. "I know it's hard to sue when you're a public figure, pretty much people can call you anything, and I've been called pretty much everything. But I'm thinking of suing them. Maybe I'll get David Boies, my buddy, to do it," he said.

Hannity's comments come in the wake of remarks made by CNN's Brian Stelter to PBS' "Charlie Rose," on Wednesday. Stelter called out the conservative media for "floating rumors" on Hillary Clinton's health.

"These are people who bring up rumors and innuendo about Clinton's health, and have been doing it for years," Stelter said, pointing to Hannity, Rush Limbaugh and Alex Jones.

"I'm not saying Hannity or Limbaugh fit into these necessarily, but some of these figures want her to be sick. They want her to be dying. They want her to be on her death bed."

This isn't the first time Stelter has gone after the Fox host. Earlier this summer, Stelter accused the staunch Donald Trump supporter of peddling conspiracy theories about the Democratic presidential nominee.

In another instance, Stelter went after Hannity, saying the conservative talker "is not a journalist."

"Last time I checked, Fox still has the word 'news' in its name," Stelter said. Hannity immediately responded by calling Stelter a "little pipsqueak" whose show, "Reliable Sources," is "sort of like the Media Matters show."

Hannity was also sharply critical of Stelter and CNN's Trump coverage on a summer appearance on "Fox & Friends."

"[Stelter] allowed this arrogant professor from the Kennedy School of Journalism to talk about Trump being a demagogue, and demagogues like Trump become dictators — that's the type of coverage that CNN offers in this presidential race," he said, adding, "as they literally kiss Hillary Clinton's a** and Obama's a** every day."

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