Hannity Points to Democrats In Annapolis Shooting – Then Denies It.
Text in “quotes” is Hannity’s own words; text in bold is my words.
This is what Sean Hannity had to say about the recent shooting in Annapolis, Md. – during which five people were killed – shortly after he learned about the shooting:
“It’s so sad that there are so many sick, demented and evil people in this world. It really is sad. You know imagine you go to work and this is what you’re dealing with today. Some crazy person comes in — and I’m not turning this into a gun debate, I know that’s where the media will be in 30 seconds from now. That’s not it,” Hannity said Thursday on his radio show.
The above comments are unusually honest for Hannity, but he goes on in typical Hannity fashion – to explain what he believes the shooting was really about:
“You know, as I’ve always said, I mean honestly—I’ve been saying now for days that something horrible was going to happen because of the rhetoric. Really, Maxine?” he asked, referring to Congresswoman Maxine Waters.
But Hannity doesn’t stop there; he adds further comments to make it even clearer that he blames the shooting on Congresswoman Waters’ words – and even mentions President Obama:
“You want people to create—‘call your friends, get in their faces,’ and Obama said that too. ‘Get in their faces, call them out, call your friends, get protesters, follow them into restaurants and shopping malls,’ and wherever else, she said.”
Hannity and his supporters have fought back hard against accusations that he was correlating the words of Maxine Walters with the shooting, but his own words make it hard to dispute those accusations. No further proof required. Lighten up Mr. Hannity.