The story had remained online for nearly a week after CNN pointed out basic problems with its assertions.
On Tuesday, Fox News retracted the story saying "the article was not initially subjected to the high degree of editorial scrutiny we require from all our reporting". "Upon appropriate review, the article was found not to meet those standards". "We need to go huge w Kim dot com statement".
Berman asked Farenthold if he was referring to the report on Rich that Fox News retracted, to which Farenhold replied: "There's stuff circulating on the internet".
A Rich family spokesperson told Heat Street that the entire situation-from Kim Dotcom's claims to the hacking attempts-is "bizarre".
Seth Rich was a major supporter of Bernie Sanders who worked as a data analyst for the Democratic National Committee (DNC) during the 2016 presidential primaries. His mere presence on the roster gives Fox News the same credibility as Infowars.
But so far, authorities have not found any evidence that Rich had contact with the organization.
Hannity claimed Rich's murder was ordered by the Clintons in retaliation for leaking DNC emails to WikiLeaks. But this is especially bad because of the pain it is causing Seth Rich's family, made even more terrible by the fact that they have literally BEGGED Hannity to stop using Rich's death to further a political agenda.
Long before the retraction, the Fox News story fell apart nearly the moment it was published. But a law enforcement official told CNN that the Federal Bureau of Investigation never had possession of Rich's laptop and did not conduct a forensic analysis of its contents.
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It was not clear whether Fox pulling the story from the website will stop some of its commentators from trying to advance the story.
The embrace of the conspiracy theory around Rich's death by Hannity and others caused similar tumult at Fox News this month, revealing and deepening rifts between its journalists and the opinion side that propels its economic success, according to several people at the network.
Soon after, Fox News pulled the story from its website. It is the Russian story that is the conspiracy theory.
On Tuesday night, he went on air and announced that "out of respect for the family's wishes, for now, I am not discussing this matter at this time.". But that doesn't mean I accept everything he does or says uncritically. If at least two of them do, Burkman says he'll throw in another $105,000. To the extent of my ability, I am not going to stop finding the truth.
Hannity and others have been able to latch on to Wheeler's account, and earlier conspiracies swirling around Rich's murder, because of the investigation's lack of progress-the case remains unsolved.
"I'm suggesting that our sources take risks and they become concerned to see things occurring like that", replied Assange.
Buzzfeed tracked down Ed Butowsky, the man who privately funded an investigation into Rich's case without the family's consent, and found Butowsky has connects to both Bannon, now the White House's chief strategist, and Robert and Rebekah Mercer, who have vague but important roles in the background of the Trump administration.