Hannity: Liberal 'fascism' trying to silence every conservative voice

Sean Hannity late Monday blasted "liberal fascists" attempting to "silence" conservative voices after a former guest accused the Fox News host of sexually propositioning her.

"I have to start by addressing a well-orchestrated effort by the intolerant left in this country that is designed to silence every conservative voice and by any means necessary," Hannity said during his monologue.
 
"Now, I’m speaking out tonight so that you, our audience, will understand what is really happening and what is at stake when it comes to freedom of speech in this country."
 
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Hannity said there have always been efforts during his time at Fox News to "smear and slander and besmirch" him. But those efforts have not been as "intense and completely insane" as they are now, he added.
 
"It has only gotten worse in the age of President Trump," Hannity said.
 
"Now, it’s no secret I have been a supporter of the president and of course his policies. And quite simply, these liberal fascists — they can’t stand conservative voices."
 
Hannity said he has thick skin and is used to being attacked but can no longer remain silent and "let the left slander against me slide."
 
"So, from now on, I want you to be informed of what I am doing and why I’m doing it," he said.
 
"If there’s any person or group or any organization, any media outlet that slanders, lies about me, besmirch as me and my character, I am going to be calling them out."
 
His comments come on day after conservative commentator Debbie Schlussel said the Fox News host once invited her back to his hotel room after an event at a Detroit bookstore. The accusation came as allegations of sexual harassment continue to roil the network. Hannity on Monday vowed to sue the former guest of his program with "some of the finest and toughest lawyers in the country."
 
Hannity mentioned the accusations during his monologue. He said his breaking point happened this past weekend, when Schlussel, whom Hannity claims has for more than a decade made "the most outrageous, unfair, untrue allegations against" him, made "ridiculous and completely untrue claims."
 
Hannity strongly denied the claims by Schlussel, calling them "100 percent false and a complete fabrication."
 
"Now, in this fiercely divided and vindictive climate, I will no longer allow slander to go unchallenged, as I see this to be a coordinated effort afoot to silence those with conservative views," he said.

"I will fight every single lie about me about any and all legal means available to me as an American."
 
He said there is coordinated attempt to "silence the voice of every outspoken conservative in this country." Everyone who publicly supported Trump is a target, he said, and he called for people to stop silencing opposition voices.
 
"Now, I’m not the only one that these liberal fascist routinely targeted. Like me, conservatives are monitored on radio and TV, every word they say — in contrary to the alt radical left stated position — they’re so open-minded, liberals," he said.

"Not true. Liberal fascism is alive and well in America today. Their goal is simple: They want to shut up and shut down and silence all conservative voices by any means necessary."