What a distinction a 12 months makes.
On Saturday, “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah” hit Fox News character Sean Hannity with a musical reminder of what he stated whereas downplaying the specter of the coronavirus on the identical day ― Feb. 27 ― in 2020.
“Zero people in the United States of America have died from the coronavirus,” Hannity advised his tens of millions of viewers.
One 12 months on, the U.S. dying toll now stands upward of 500,000.
“The Daily Show” remixed Hannity’s assertion right into a membership anthem:
Hannity, in lockstep with then-President Donald Trump, for months dismissed COVID-19 and accused Democrats of politicizing the pandemic ― even because the lethal virus swept elsewhere the world over.
Last month, Hannity confronted accusations of “dabbling in anti-vaxx” territory after he stated he wasn’t certain if he’d take the coronavirus vaccine ― although Rupert Murdoch, whose firm owns Fox News, had obtained the shot and inspired others to take action too.
On Friday, Hannity on his radio present revealed he would get the COVID-19 jab ― for which he was criticized as “neurotic” by his producer Lynda McLaughlin.
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