CNN 'Reliable Sources' host Brian Stelter says Donald Trump's claims that the election might be 'rigged' are "preposterous" and "dangerous," and tears into Fox News host Sean Hannity for not challenging Trump's claims in a recent interview. Hannity asked Trump: "You said in a speech today, you're afraid this election is going to be rigged. Explain."
"Conservative media is helping Trump spread doubts without a shred of evidence," Stelter said.
"Interviewers, even the ones who support the person they are interviewing have an obligation to probe further and push back when a candidate says something dangerous. And this is dangerous!"
"The election is going to be stolen? Third world dictatorship stuff!"
"Journalists can not just play these soundbites, quote these claims, and move on to the next subject. We can't just let it seep into the discourase like it is normal!"
"Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity both failed their audiences this week," the CNN host said.
Hannity fired back on Twitter claiming that 59 Philadelphia districts who did not record a single vote for Mitt Romney in 2012 prove the election was 'rigged.'
Calling us unpatriotic? 59 districts not one Romney vote. So you are voting for the liar HRC. Did DNC hurt Bernie? https://t.co/Wuf5Sv9nCR— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) August 7, 2016
"Unreliable liberal sources." Brian, answer a simple question. Is HRC a liar? https://t.co/Wuf5Sv9nCR— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) August 7, 2016