One of the sons of Rupert Murdoch, executive chair of Fox News, reportedly pressured Sean Hannity to drop coverage of the Seth Rich investigation.

Rich was a DNC staffer who was murdered during what police say was a botched robbery.

A lack of evidence pointing to a robbery gone bad and vague accusations by Wikileaks founder Julian Assange have caused people to ask questions.

One of the more prominent people to investigate the Rich story was Hannity, but with the victim’s family and scores of social media users imploring him to stop, the Fox host announced he would no longer cover the story “at this time.”

Now it appears, one of the Murdoch sons also played a role in silencing Hannity.

Via Big League Politics:

Following Sean Hannity’s embarrassing buckling on coverage of the Seth Rich case, sources at Fox News told Big League Politics that he was pressured to relent by one of the Murdochs.

“One of the Murdoch sons was all up his ass over this,” another insider told Big League Politics.

While his statements on the show indicated that he was cowering to Media Matters, who had called for a boycott of his advertisers — it seems that one of Murdoch’s sons was actually behind it.

During a broadcast of his show, Hannity said that he had spoken with the family of Seth Rich earlier in the day, and that “out of respect for the family’s wishes, for now, I am not discussing this matter at this time.”

After the show aired however, he claimed he was inching ever closer to “the truth” behind the DNC staffer’s murder, something he would not stop trying to attain.

 

“I am not going to stop trying to find the truth,” Hannity told his audience.

One of the Murdoch sons may have told him otherwise, however. Some have speculated that they were also behind the firing of another major Fox star, Bill O’Reilly.

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