Sean Hannity is vexed. He is vexed by CNN’s Brian Stelter because Brian Stelter had the temerity to point out that Hillary Clinton has a clean bill of health, and that therefore Hannity and others who question her health are conspiracy theorists.
People like Hannity and “Dr. Drew” – Drew Pinsky – who decided to offer an on-air diagnosis of Clinton based on what Pinsky admitted was “anonymously sourced…and unsubstantiated” report, and had his show canceled by CNN shortly after.
Take a listen courtesy of Media Matters for America:
SEAN HANNITY (HOST): It’s funny because a friend of mine just yesterday — and I’m not going to make any speculation about Hillary’s throat, or what’s really causing this, I don’t know. I just say that the American people have a right to know.
And now that she used the concussion as an excuse not to remember that she was even briefed on security issues, I think it’s important that we now understand her cognitive abilities. I think we need to know what this neurological event consisted of, and I think making public MRIs would be a helpful first step, so that doctors can examine this.
The second thing is CNN needs to hire back poor Dr. Drew, and they probably need to fire that idiot pipsqueak Brian Stelter, who said anybody that raised a question about Hillary’s health was a conspiratorial thinker — theorist.
Yes, by all means, rehire Dr. Drew so he can make some more diagnoses based on who knows what information. It would not be surprising to see Dr. Drew turn up on Fox next.
As for Stelter, there is a bit of a backstory: Stelter has refused to let conspiracy freaks run wild with outrageous claims Hillary Clinton’s health – because facts.
Back in August, for example, Stelter accused Hannity of “spreading conspiracy theories” and said, bluntly and factually:
“Let me be clear. That was reckless speculation by Sean Hannity. All of it… Her doctors say she is now physically fit to be president.
“Conspiracy theories are so much more interesting than the truth. But the last time I checked, Fox still has the word news in its name.”
At the time, Hannity responded that because he wouldn’t go along with Republican conspiracy thinking,Stelter was “in the tank” for Hillary Clinton (you know, “if you’re not with us, you’re against us”) and called the CNN correspondent a “little pipsqueak.” Obviously, Hannity is becoming increasingly vexed, because he has upgraded Stelter to an “idiot pipsqueak,” which sounds worse.
When the Drudge Report responded to Hillary Clinton’s recent and well-publicized coughing fit in Cleveland, Ohio, with the headline, “GETTING WORSE: CLINTON COUGH VIOLENTLY RETURNS // HEALTH STATUS UP IN THE AIR,” Stelter dryly remarked, “I would call this wishful thinking on Drudge’s part…”
He further mocked with a tweet:
As well as swatting down Clinton health conspiracy theorists, Stelter recently zinged Hannity with a tweet over the Fox News sex scandal (a real scandal as opposed to Hannity’s fake variety), something which no doubt didn’t help Hannity’s mood:
The problem here for Hannity is that Stelter is an actual journalist, and his pesky demand for facts is really harshing Hannity’s fake news buzz. Nothing in the world ruins a good fantasy more than the splash of cold water that is reality calling. And if there is anything Hannity hates, it is reality.
Hrafnkell Haraldsson, a social liberal with leanings toward centrist politics has degrees in history and philosophy. His interests include, besides history and philosophy, human rights issues, freedom of choice, religion, and the precarious dichotomy of freedom of speech and intolerance. He brings a slightly different perspective to his writing, being that he is neither a follower of an Abrahamic faith nor an atheist but a polytheist, a modern-day Heathen who follows the customs and traditions of his Norse ancestors. He maintains his own blog, A Heathen’s Day, which deals with Heathen and Pagan matters, and Mos Maiorum Foundation www.mosmaiorum.org, dedicated to ethnic religion. He has also contributed to NewsJunkiePost, GodsOwnParty and Pagan+Politics.
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