Sean Hannity must be mighty worried about his beloved Donald Trump’s chances in the elections, judging from his desperate attempts to keep painting Hillary Clinton as brain damaged.
You may recall that in August, Hannity “diagnosed” Clinton as brain damaged, based on a few video clips (and never mind that AP reporter Lisa Lerer, who was present at one of them, debunked the conspiracy theory). More recently, after Clinton collapsed and was revealed to have pneumonia, Hannity exclaimed gleefully during an interview with two discredited, Hillary-hating authors, neither of whom had any medical credentials, “You’re saying there’s something seriously wrong with her!”
Of course, nobody could say what might be wrong. But now that a video of an oddly emotive Clinton has turned up (watch it below), Hannity was ready to start rumor-mongering about Clinton's health again.
Clinton's video was an address to the Laborers’ International Union of North America, which was holding a gathering in Las Vegas. In the clip, Clinton talks about her pro-union positions, then asks excitedly, “Now, having said all this, ‘Why aren’t I 50 points ahead?’ you might ask.” It was part of an appeal for help to "get Donald Trump’s record out to everybody."
In a discussion with Newt Gingrich, Hannity asked “What this is telling you” as he played the Las Vegas clip spliced with a clip of Clinton laughing at a reporter saying that she could be at risk for dementia and maybe should take a neurocognitive test.
“She seems unhinged!” Hannity said with a smirk. “What is that?”
Gingrich laughed heartily but, to his credit, did not opine on her health. “One of the challenges for her, is that when she gets really intense, it’s a little scary,” he sneered.
So Hannity tried again later. This time, the Las Vegas clip included Clinton accusing Trump of having “built up his wealth by stiffing small businesses and contractors.”
“I think there’s something wrong here,” Hannity said. Then he replayed the Lerer-debunked video. “Watch all of a sudden her head twitching and twitching and twitching.”
What Hannity didn’t mention, but Lerer did, was that Clinton was deliberately exaggerating for comic effect. You can see reporters laughing along with her in the video.
“There’s something going on here. I’m not a doctor but that to me looks like what was going on in (the other) video,” Hannity said. There was absolutely no similarity between the two videos.
Ingraham called it “a very curious thing” and “diagnosed” Clinton's secrecy about her health as the reason she has sunk in the polls.
“I’m not a doctor,” Elder said, but he quickly did his own part to fuel the Swift Boating by adding that he had hosted a doctor on his radio show who speculated “that perhaps Hillary might be suffering from Parkinson’s.”
Hannity was right about one thing: There was something terribly wrong going on here. But the problem was not Clinton.
Watch Hannity’s sickness below, from the September 22, 2016 Hannity show.