Angelo Carusone is president of Media Matters, the non-profit research and information site dedicated to monitoring misinformation in the U.S. media.
It all started with Hannity's coverage of the Roy Moore scandal. Four women have come forward saying they were pursued by Moore in the 1980s while in their teens (the youngest 14, the oldest 18) and he was in his mid-30s. Hannity angered many of his listeners when he commented that the "relationships" were consensual. Hannity did clarify his statement, saying, “That one line was absolutely wrong. I misspoke.” He went on to explain he was speaking of the older girls, 17 and 18, but not the 14-year-old. The age of consent in Alabama is 16.
Things didn't stop there. As the show continued, Hannity questioned the authenticity of women coming forward with their stories by asking Mercedes Colwin, a Fox News legal analyst:
Now, I know, and this goes back to what you said, do people do it for money? Do people do it for political reasons? Is that more common than people would think?
Angelo, thank you for your concern and for bringing this to our attention. We worked with our media partner and FOX news to stop our ad from airing during the Sean Hannity Show.— Keurig (@Keurig) November 11, 2017
We can confirm that we do not have advertisements running on this program.— Nature's Bounty (@NaturesBounty) November 11, 2017
Deplorable friends, I am buying 500 coffee makers tomorrow to give away!! Details on radio and TV. Hint; best videos!!— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) November 13, 2017
I've been saying for a while now that @seanhannity's been fueling this incredibly dumb Keurig smashing protest. At least he's no longer keeping it a secret. Something tells me they'll also be pulling all their ads from Fox News soon over this... pic.twitter.com/81SdLHDz3i— Angelo Carusone (@GoAngelo) November 13, 2017
In the meantime, four women are standing by their allegations that Roy Moore pursued them when they were in their teens and he was in his 30s, but, you know, keep fighting amongst yourselves over coffee, guys.