On Monday, Fox News’ Sean Hannity went after Rachel Maddow for her reporting on the Trump administration’s coronavirus policy, displaying her in a graphic that said “TIN FOIL HAT TV” and saying “How does anyone trust the outright conspiracy theorists, that whole network full of lies, conspiracy theories — how? I don’t know. I’ve never seen one person get this much role over the span of four years and never gets called out.”
This is an odd line of attack for Hannity, given that he only very recently accepted that the coronavirus pandemic is on the scale that medical experts have been warning.
In fact, just two weeks ago, Hannity suggested that it might “be true” that the anti-Trump “deep state” is using the threat of coronavirus to destroy the economy and push “mandated medicines” on the American people — rhetoric that reportedly got another Fox host kicked off the air at the end of last week.
Watch Hannity’s rant below:
Sean Hannity, who recently suggested the coronavirus pandemic was a “deep state” plot to hurt the economy, wonders how anyone can trust the “outright conspiracy theorists” in the media. pic.twitter.com/YGmDqwj3wh
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) March 31, 2020
Right-wing militia spokeswoman defends lynching of Kentucky governor in effigy: Protesting ‘is not the answer any longer’
A group of right-wing protesters held a demonstration in front of the house of Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear's mansion this Sunday, at one point hanging an effigy of the governor on a tree in what looked to be a mock lynching. According to CNN, the protest was advertised on Facebook as a Patriot Day Rally to exercise Second Amendment rights.
The backlash against the group's actions was swift, with even Mitch McConnell slamming the move as "unacceptable."
"There is no place for hate in Kentucky," he tweeted.
Soledad O’Brien scolds Tomi Lahren on Twitter after she calls people ‘sheep’ for Memorial Day
Journalist Soledad O'Brien fired back at Fox News personality Tomi Lahren after she called Americans "sheep" for following pandemic safety rules on Memorial Day.
"I gotta hand it to COVID-19, you sure did expose the sheep among us," Lahren wrote in a tweet over the Memorial Day weekend.
I gotta hand it to COVID-19, you sure did expose the sheep among us.
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) May 24, 2020
Trump supporters revolt against contact tracing — as scientists say its the best way to safely reopen the economy
Supporters of President Donald Trump want the economy to reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic that so far has killed nearly 100,000 Americans.
But as The Daily Beast's Will Sommer reports, many of these same Trump supporters are already revolting against contact tracing, which scientists say is the best way to safely reopen the economy.