Fox News host Sean Hannity was attacked Sunday on Twitter by many who believe he is to blame for spreading misinformation about the coronavirus.
Hannity was named by Media Matters to be the chief source of coronavirus misinformation, prompting liberals to break out with the #BloodOnHisHandsHannity hashtag.
"Taken as a whole, his commentary falls into six discernible themes: peddling unproven treatments, comparing COVID-19 to other illnesses or focusing on other ways people can die, defending Trump's response to the pandemic, blaming the media and journalists, downplaying supply shortages, and attacking local and congressional responses," Media Matters said in a post.
They then used this collection of videos from Fox News hosts downplaying the seriousness of the disease.
Six different polls show how Fox’s coronavirus coverage endangered its viewers https://t.co/Dpj6GDXxuE https://t.co/sytvCQqpCO— Media Matters (@Media Matters) 1586454117.0
There is data about the race, age, and location of the people who have died from the virus, but it doesn't allow for political leanings, and it's unclear how many Fox News viewers are responsible for spreading the virus.
Fox has already gathered a group of attorneys because they're anticipating lawsuits for their spread of misinformation.
Writer and general funnyman Andy Lessner was the one begging for people not to tweet the hashtag.
You can see the tweets below:
Ted Koppel to Sean Hannity: "You have attracted people who are determined that ideology is more important than fact… https://t.co/HSZ3D1RHgQ— JRehling (@JRehling) 1586726819.0
Think about how pathetic Hannity is a journalist, as an America, and as a man. It was more important to him to say… https://t.co/tu3Oha44FG— Bryan Behar (@Bryan Behar) 1586726570.0
Everyone who lost a @foxnews watching parent or grandparent to #COVIDー19 should join a CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT against… https://t.co/Aifu3icphQ— Edan Clay 🇺🇸 (@Edan Clay 🇺🇸) 1586729159.0
@realDonaldTrump @FoxNews I can't wait to see the lawsuits against #BloodOnHisHandsHannity. https://t.co/iJvkZYUy41— D Villella ❄️ (@D Villella ❄️) 1586723790.0
#BloodOnHisHandsHannity misinformed his audience on #COVID__19 UNCONSCIONABLE! https://t.co/JgJb76w05V— Peter Morley (@Peter Morley) 1586728195.0
The second line of his obituary: “It was more important to this “journalist” to say he was friends with the Preside… https://t.co/1hC4C60oB7— Bryan Behar (@Bryan Behar) 1586725560.0
Failed TV producer @andylassner is being very unfair to Dr. Sean Hannity, without whose medical expertise I would n… https://t.co/iAKoJVQpj9— Donald J. Drumpf (@Donald J. Drumpf) 1586727133.0
How are people like this not in jail #BloodOnHisHandsHannity https://t.co/XVDel6sP36— SteeLo (@SteeLo) 1586727385.0
I don't normally do the trending hashtag stuff but this one I absolutely will. Hannity is a despicable piece of shi… https://t.co/COSJ3cFN22— KLynnB (@KLynnB) 1586728311.0
Your reminder: Sean Hannity said on the air only one month ago that the coronavirus is a “fraud” by the deep state… https://t.co/JRifCkV9xY— Dean Gloster (@Dean Gloster) 1586721269.0
#BloodOnHisHandsHannity Ima just leave these here https://t.co/GuxwcPIAFd— NoTouchy🦙 (@NoTouchy🦙) 1586726517.0