Hannity Complains About Media Criticizing Trump Over Harvey Response, Forgets He Called Sandy ‘Obama’s Katrina’
At the start of Wednesday night’s broadcast of Fox News’ Hannity, host Sean Hannity went after the “Destroy Trump Media” for criticizing President Trump over his trip to Texas earlier this week in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
The Fox News host was particularly offended over numerous reporters and pundits stating that Trump appeared to lack empathy for the victims of the storm as they pointed to him bragging about his “turnout,”his self-congratulatory praise about the recovery efforts and his focus on businesses and money during briefings.
“As we’ve been showing you night in and night out, this is what the media does,” Hannity exclaimed. “They always find a way, even during a tragedy, to go after the president. Try and discredit the president, delegitimize him, the First Lady, his family, his advisors.”
Well, it didn’t take long for someone to notice that when Barack Obama was president and he dealt with a major storm in 2012, the Fox News host had no problem using a tragedy to take aim at the then-president. After Fox News tweeted out a short video from Hannity’s monologue, Media Matters for America tweeted out a clip showing Hannity calling Superstorm Sandy “Obama’s Katrina.” In that broadcast, the conservative commentator criticized Obama for campaigning while images of Sandy’s devastation played out across the nation.
Below is the 2012 clip:
And not surprisingly folks started tweeting about it:
It takes all of two seconds to find a clip of Sean Hannity attacking Barack Obama after Hurricane Sandy https://t.co/duub8q0Iv8
— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) August 31, 2017
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) August 31, 2017
— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) August 31, 2017
So, will we see Hannity address why it was OK in 2012 to go after the president over his response to a natural disaster but now it isn’t?
Watch the clip above, via Fox News.
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