The Slatest

“Hey U Up”: Sean Hannity’s Desperate, Longing Texts to Paul Manafort

Fox News host Sean Hannity is seen in the White House briefing room in Washington, DC, on January 24, 2017. / AFP / NICHOLAS KAMM        (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
Fox News host Sean Hannity is seen in the White House briefing room on Jan. 24, 2017.
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Earlier today, a court unsealed more than 50 pages of text messages that were apparently exchanged between presidential lapdog Sean Hannity and noted crime enthusiast Paul Manafort over the course of a year. The texts, which span from July 2017 to June 2018, show Manafort desperate for an ally and a Hannity who’s just desperate, generally speaking.

You can read the release in full here. The Hannity portion, when read alone, is a grim, troubling text, but true art is supposed to challenge you. We urge you not to look away.

A text message from Sean Hannity
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A text message from Sean Hannity
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A text message from Sean Hannity
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A text message from Sean Hannity
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A text message from Sean Hannity
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A text message from Sean Hannity
DOJ
A text message from Sean Hannity
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A text message from Sean Hannity
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A text message from Sean Hannity
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A text message from Sean Hannity
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A text message from Sean Hannity
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A text message from Sean Hannity
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A text message from Sean Hannity
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A text message from Sean Hannity
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A text message from Sean Hannity
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A text message from Sean Hannity
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A text message from Sean Hannity
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Update, June 22, 2019, at 2:25 p.m.: A spokesperson for Fox News has asked us to include the following statement from Sean Hannity:

My view of the Special Counsel investigation and the treatment of Paul Manafort were made clear every day to anyone who listens to my radio show or watches my TV show.