The “Hannity” host, a staunch ally of President Donald Trump, said in a lengthy rant that he was thinking of suing “the media mob” and again accused journalists of “playing politics” and of using the public health crisis “to bludgeon” the president politically.
Hannity, who downplayed the threat of the virus for weeks, reserved particular scorn for New York Times opinion writer Kara Swisher, describing her as a “far-left media mob maniac” after she blamed the network’s reporting for her elderly mother’s apparent lack of concern about the outbreak.
“Well, it sometimes feels like Fox News is eating my mother’s brain,” Swisher wrote this week in a searing column she directed at Hannity.
Hannity continued his meltdown by attacking The Washington Post’s media critic Erik Wemple, calling him “Eric Pimple” over a column calling for Hannity to be fired.
Hannity claimed he’d “reported without fear from the very beginning,” even though he described the public health crisis as “this new hoax” and supported Trump’s attempts to downplay the seriousness of the pandemic. The TV personality added that he was “proud of the work we’ve done.”
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