Even if Hannity misspoke, as he claims, his ruthless defense of Moore throughout Thursday night’s show remains repulsive. Hannity repeatedly implied all four women who spoke to The Washington Post were liars — he even floated the possibility that they were paid to smear Moore.


I’ve listened to clip (and you can too). It’s pretty difficult to ascertain whether Hannity or McLauhglin were referring to the 14-year-old Leigh Corfman, now 53, when they said it was “consensual.” Corfman, however, is the only woman who said her sexual contact with Moore went beyond kissing.

But does it really matter whether Hannity “misspoke”? He still chose to stand on the side of someone who was accused of preying on four teenagers. Hannity challenged the veracity of their stories, instead of challenging Moore.