Loser of the Day Charlie Hurt Doubles Down On Kimmel for Using Sick Baby as Political ‘Prop’


After Charles Hurt earned Mediaite Loser of the Day honors Wednesday, the Washington Times columnist appears to be making a bid to retain his title belt.

In his column Tuesday, Hurt blasted Jimmy Kimmel as an “elitist creep” after the comedian’s stirring monologue in which he recounted his newborn son’s heart surgery, and then got political by advocating for pre-existing conditions to be covered in the new health care plan.

Wednesday on The Story with Martha McCallum, Hurt doubled down on his commentary when McCallum asked if Hurt’s criticism was harsh, given what Kimmel went through.

“Sure,” Hurt said. “But so is taking your ill child and inserting that child into the public arena and using them as a prop to push partisan political politics (sic). I find that to be disgusting, personally.”

He added: “For Jimmy Kimmel to use his position and to use the terrible situation that was heart-wrenching for anybody that listened to it, to take that and to jump the rails and to go into partisan politics with it, it’s kind of like a bully who wants to just shut down debate.”

McCallum closed out the segment by saying that Hurt was “normally a very nice person,” and also mentioning our designating him Loser of the Day. (Thanks for the shout out, Martha!)

After McCallum’s compliment, Hurt just laughed — his clicks having been obtained, his Fox News spot having concluded.

Watch above, via Fox News.

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