Fox News host Sean Hannity said there’s some truth to former President Obama’s comments on David Letterman’s Netflix show that Fox News viewers are on a “different planet” than NPR listeners.
“There is some truth to what he’s saying in this regard,” Hannity told his guest, former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.). “He’s right: The mainstream media, they want to destroy Trump, and they loved him. It’s that simple.”
After Gingrich responded that Obama is “living in a fantasy life,” Hannity said: “There are two realities here.
“And the media has chosen a reality of partisanship and conspiracy theories. Either that, or I’m wrong. But they didn’t think Trump could win, and people like you and me, we were right.”
Hannity frequently attacks the mainstream news media for its obvious bias against President Trump, which he calls the “destroy-Trump media.”
On the first episode of Letterman’s “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction,” the former president made the remarks while discussing how Russian intelligence operatives exploited U.S. voters’ tribalism to meddle in the 2016 presidential election.
“What the Russians exploited — but it was already here — is we are operating in completely different universes. If you watch Fox News, you are living on a different planet than you are if you, you know, listen to NPR,” Obama said.
In November, the president retweeted the Fox News host after Hannity called the news media “despicable” in a tweet.