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 By Kody Fairfield

Following a story out of CNN which alleged Fox News personality Sean Hannity pointed a gun on Fox contributor Juan Williams following a heated argument on-air, both parties in the incident have condemned the report.

“Last year, after ending one of his many spirited on-air arguments with liberal contributor Juan Williams, Hannity pulled out a gun and pointed it directly at Williams,” Dylan Byer’s article read

“He even turned on the laser sight, causing a red dot to bob around on Williams’ body,” Byers wrote, adding in parentheses: “Hannity was just showing off, the sources said, but the unforeseen off-camera antic clearly disturbed Williams and others on set.”

And even though Byer’s admitted in a following paragraph that the alleged incident was investigated, and it was determined nothing bad happened, he left the headline to read, “Sources: Sean Hannity once pulled a gun on Juan Williams.” Just vague enough to create hysteria over an incident that was much to do about nothing.

Upon learning about the article, Williams took to Twitter to say, “This incident is being sensationalized — everything was under total control throughout and I never felt like I was put in harm’s way.” He added, “It was clear that Sean put my safety and security above all else and we continue to be great friends.”

Hannity, then responding to Williams’ comments, decided to take the criticism to the next level, calling CNN’s reporting “fake news,” akin to the President’s sentiments on the organization, and he called Williams, “one of my best friends.”

He followed up his comments by taking a shot at MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, and her lackluster review of President Trump’s tax returns saying, “@CNN is as hysterical and insane as Rachael Maddow.”

CNN’s Byers did return fire saying that he stands behind his article “110%,” promting Hannity to mock the reporter for defending a “fake” story.

Sorry CNN and Byers, when both sides of your “sensationalized” story are critical of your work, its probably okay to admit you’re wrong, or at least not double down. It’s incidences like this which will continue to mar the honest journalism still left in media.

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Kody Fairfield
Editor-in-Chief

Kody Fairfield, 26, hails from Orange County, California. He attended the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse pursuing his degree in Political Science and Public Administration. Kody found his passion in politics early, connecting first to our third President, Thomas Jefferson, but expanding into activism with his introduction to the Paul (Ron and Rand) family. In 2016, Kody was a delegate for the Libertarian National Convention, and helped to support Austin Petersen in his bid for the nomination. As a staunch believer in free markets, individual rights, and limited government, Kody began writing for Liberty Viral and The Libertarian Republic in 2016.In January of 2017, Kody was named the Editor-in-Chief of TLR and currently holds the Ambassador At-Large Chair for the Libertarian Party of Orange County, Ca. He believes that with the right messaging, the ideas of liberty will continue to grow.When Kody isn't politicking, he is busy managing a CrossFit gym, or spending time with family, friends and his dog.

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