Leave it to Sean Hannity to turn a debate about measles vaccinations into an attack on President Obama.
On last night’s Hannity show, host Sean Hannity hosted two doctors to discuss a recent outbreak of measles, a disease which had previously been declared "eliminated” in the U.S. It has touched off a major debate over vaccinations, especially among Republicans and the 2016 Republican candidates for president.
So, natch, right-wing foot soldier Hannity had to do his part for the cause.
First, Hannity made a show of support for Republican presidential candidate Governor Chris Christie who said parents should have a choice. “Now, I got my kids vaccinated,” Hannity said in response. “But I believe parents should have a choice.” Hannity didn't mention that Christie has since backtracked. Christie later said, “There is no question kids should be vaccinated.”
Later, Hannity responded to a clip of President Obama saying, “There is every reason to get vaccinated.” Smiling with malicious glee, Hannity said, “I’m not trusting President Obama to tell me whether to vaccinate my kids, by the way.” Neither of the guests had said anything political in the discussion.
Guest Dr. Marc Siegel – no Obama fan – responded by saying that the vaccine has decreased the rate of deaths from measles by 75% over the last 13 years in the world. “Big, big numbers,” Siegel said.
But Hannity seemed uninterested. “Alright, we gotta roll,” said Hannity. And he ended the discussion.
Watch it below, from last night’s Hannity show, via Media Matters.
Hugh’s bratty son is unhinged. He needs to lay on the psychiatrist’s couch, and tell the doctor all of his sins that continues to eat him alive, including that particular issue that he keeps hidden from his clueless audience.
Coming down the pipeline this year for Hannocchio: He gets busted.