I Added the Green
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"I Added the Green" refers to a series of jokes and parodies made about a tweet by Fox News host Sean Hannity.
On January 25th, 2018, during Sean Hannity's show, the host continually updating a story on how United States President Donald Trump had reportedly wanted to fire special counsel Robert Mueller over the Russia investigation in June 2017.
That night, Twitter  user @MEPFuller uploaded an edited version of the broadcast, cutting the show down to the moments of contradiction and changes of subject. They added the caption "
Sean Hannity: The New York Times is trying to distract you. They say Trump tried to fire Mueller, but our sources aren’t confirming that! / Sean Hannity, minutes later: Alright, yeah, maybe our sources confirm Trump wanted to fire Mueller. But so what? That’s his right. Anywho…" The video (shown below) received more than 32,000 retweets and 69,000 likes in less than 24 hours.
Sean Hannity: The New York Times is trying to distract you. They say Trump tried to fire Mueller, but our sources aren’t confirming that!— Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) January 26, 2018
Sean Hannity, minutes later: Alright, yeah, maybe our sources confirm Trump wanted to fire Mueller. But so what? That’s his right. Anywho… pic.twitter.com/yUIt7Un56d
After the video went viral, Hannity responded to the reaction to the video by tweeting a photoshopped image of himself with a green tint on his body. Hannity captioned the picture "Also liberal sheep think I should run wild with @nytimes anonymous sources and not confirm myself. Sure, I trust @nytimes that put this picture on the cover of their magazine (I added the green)." The post (shown below) received more than 790 retweets, 3,400 likes and 2,600 comments.
Following Hannity's post featuring the "I added the green" line, users on Twitter began posting parodies of his rebuttal. Many of them featured pictures of themselves tinted green with the caption "(I added the green)." Others photoshopped the image of Hannity (examples below).
Several media outlets covered the popularity of and response to the tweet, including HuffPost, The Daily Dot, The Wrap, Mediaite and more.
 The New York Times – Trump Ordered Mueller Fired, but Backed Off When White House Counsel Threatened to Quit
 Twitter – @MEPFuller's Tweet
 Twitter – @seanhannity's Tweet
 HuffPost – Sean Hannity’s Attempt To Trash The New York Times Does Not Go Well
 The Daily Dot – Green Sean Hannity is the most watched, most trusted meme
 The Wrap – Sean Hannity Mocked For Dismissing Latest Trump-Mueller Story
 Mediaite – Hannity Defends Himself on Mueller Bombshell: I’ll ‘NEVER EVER’ Run With NYT Anonymous Sources
Jack the Dipper
Jan 26, 2018 at 06:15PM EST
Jan 26, 2018 at 09:37PM EST
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