In his opening monologue tonight, Sean Hannity took aim at the "corrupt cabal" that is the American mainstream media.

Hannity said that the press is currently in "meltdown mode" because President-elect Donald Trump actually stood up to them at his news conference on Wednesday.

"The media, they're pretending to be shocked that the president-elect slammed BuzzFeed and CNN over publishing an unconfirmed, completely unfounded political op research file," Hannity said.

He argued that BuzzFeed is a "political propaganda arm" of the Democratic Party, so it shouldn't be a surprise that they are standing by their decision to publish "fake news" in an attempt to smear Trump.

Hannity added that so many of the news organizations and advertisers are interconnected that it all amounts to a "corrupt swamp."

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