A disturbing new study suggests Sean Hannity helped spread the coronavirus - 2020-04-22
Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, media critics have warned that the decision from leading Fox News hosts to downplay the outbreak could cost lives. A new study provides statistical evidence that, in the case of Sean Hannity, that's exactly what happened.
The paper — from economists Leonardo Bursztyn, Aakaash Rao, Christopher Roth, and David Yanagizawa-Drott — focused on Fox news programming in February and early March.
At the time, Hannity's show was downplaying or ignoring the virus, while fellow Fox host Tucker Carlson was warning viewers about the disease's risks.