Ol’ Thumbhead wants us to know that when he urged his viewers to take the Trump-Virus seriously…
Amid a noticeable shift in much—but definitely not all—of Fox News’ coverage in recent days towards a more pro-vaccine stance, complete with a new PSA featuring anchors urging viewers to get their shots, Hannity delivered a message on Tuesday night imploring his audience to “please take COVID seriously.… And it absolutely makes sense for many Americans to get vaccinated,” the pro-Trump host added on Tuesday. “I believe in science, I believe in the science of vaccination.”
…he was not, you know, urging them to get the jab:
On Thursday night, Hannity wanted to set the record straight. Which, naturally, included him railing against the “media mob” for giving him credit for encouraging his millions of viewers to get a shot. “These reports are all false for multiple reasons,” he blared while reading off a list of headlines touting his supposed pro-vaccine stance.… “I never told anyone to get a vaccine,” the conservative host proclaimed. “I have been very clear. I am simply not qualified.”
And thus, probable deniability ensured for Rupert and Republican orthodoxy upheld, also for Rupert? Sure, why not.