Seth Rich is the DNC staffer who is alleged to have leaked the Hillary emails to Wikileaks.
It seems that Fox News and Sean Hannity in particular have dropped this as news:
Both Fox and Hannity invited a torrent of criticism for a report on 16 May that Rich, a 27-year-old staffer at the DNC, had been in contact with the website WikiLeaks prior to his fatal shooting in Washington in July of 2016. The unsubstantiated report was published and promoted on both Fox News, most heavily on Hannity’s primetime show, and the network’s local Washington affiliate, WTTG-TV.Sean Hannity wasn't totally giving up, but said this about his dropping the story:
In a statement issued on Tuesday, Fox News said the article in question “was not initially subjected to the high degree of editorial scrutiny we require for all our reporting”.
“Upon appropriate review, the article was found not to meet those standards and has since been removed,” the statement read. “We will continue to investigate this story and will provide updates as warranted.”
“Out of respect for the [Rich] family’s wishes, for now, I am not discussing this matter at this time,” Hannity said.I've got to admit this sounds a bit fishy to me, but maybe Fox is going to change with the passing of Roger Ailes.
Even so, the characteristically bombastic anchor blamed what he dubbed as “liberal fascism” amid a campaign targeting Hannity’s advertisers in the wake of his promotion of the false report.
“I promise you I am not going to stop doing my job,” Hannity said. “I am not going to stop trying to find the truth.”
Quotes here come from Fox drops Seth Rich murder story as Sean Hannity attacks 'liberal fascism'