Hannity Apologizes for False Smear of McCain

Fox News host Sean Hannity apologized on Thursday after amplifying a false story on Twitter which accused Sen. John McCain of asking for campaign donations from Russians and called him a “global war criminal.” The article was from The Gateway Pundit, a fringe website that often publishes unsubstantiated stories. On Wednesday night, Hannity amplified the message in a tweet, writing: “Wow if true.” The tweet was deleted the following morning, and Hannity apologized: “I retweeted an inaccurate article. Apologies to @SenJohnMcCain.” Earlier Thursday, McCain’s spokeswoman called on Hannity to “correct the record.”