Hannity mocks NBC for making Maddow a debate moderator

Fox News’s Sean HannitySean Patrick HannityImpeachment puts spotlight on Georgia Republican eyeing Senate Hannity urges listeners to call Georgia governor over Senate pick bucking Trump Buttigieg campaign adviser defends Biden amid outcry over viral photo of him biting wife's finger MORE mocked MSNBC on Tuesday for selecting Rachel MaddowRachel Anne MaddowSNL mocks Buttigieg campaign's viral dance video as part of strategy to get 'a negative percentage of the black vote' The Hill's Morning Report - Sondland stuns; Dems pull punches in fifth debate Five takeaways from the Democratic debate MORE as one of the moderators for the first Democratic presidential primary debates.

The conservative commentator questioned how the “real reporters feel, if there are any left, being passed over for the job” for Maddow.

He then proposed having right-wing and conservative commentators moderate the debate instead.


“Here’s what we’re going to do. We’ll have a debate moderated by me, the great one [Mark LevinMark Reed LevinLet's take on eating disorders, one state at a time Mark Levin: Schiff awakened 'sleeping giant' with impeachment Fox News to move Mark Levin's Sunday show to 8 pm MORE], Rush Limbaugh, Jesse [Watters] can join us, and Laura [Ingraham] and Tucker [Carlson]. How’s that?” Hannity said. 

Hannity accused Maddow of being the “chief conspiracy theorist" for MSNBC and dubbed her “Roswell Maddow.”

“Did we tell you this would happen? That the media would refuse to hold any of their fake news fanatics accountable?” Hannity said during his show. “Tin-foil hat Maddow, the single biggest liar, conspiracy theorist in the country. The one person that pushed the Russiagate lies night after night after night after night for over two years.”

The Hill has reached out to Maddow for comment on Hannity’s remarks.

“The Rachel Maddow Show” host was one of five moderators announced on Tuesday ahead of the first Democratic presidential primary debates on June 26 and 27 in Miami. 

Lestor Holt of “NBC Nightly News” will appear for both nights.

Savannah Guthrie of “Today” and José Diaz-Balart of "Noticias Telemundo" and “NBC Nightly News Saturday” will be alongside him for the first hour of each night. 

Maddow and Chuck ToddCharles (Chuck) David ToddHillary Clinton to Kennedy: 'Why are you parroting Russian propaganda?' Trump praises Kennedy after Chuck Todd links senator's Ukraine remarks to Putin Scarborough rips GOP over Ukraine conspiracy theories MORE of “Meet the Press” will join him in the second hour.