Hannity claims he's "never called the virus a hoax" 9 days after decrying Democrats' "new hoax" - 2020-03-20

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F0.png Hannity claims he's "never called the virus a hoax" 9 days after decrying Democrats' "new hoax" March 20, 2020, Aaron Rupar, Vox

Sean Hannity's coronavirus coverage underwent a remarkable transformation in just a week. And it's not just him — the shift is emblematic of a broader trend at Fox News.

At first, Hannity took an antagonistic approach to coronavirus coverage, even using the word "hoax" as recently as 10 days ago. "This scaring the living hell out of people — I see it, again, as like, let's bludgeon Trump with this new hoax," Hannity said during his March 9 broadcast, during a segment in which he downplayed the risk of coronavirus to everyone except for people with compromised immune systems and older individuals.

He even cited "coronavirus hysteria" just two days after alleging a "hoax."

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