Last week, Fox News host Sean Hannity got so bent out of shape by an article on The Onion that he took a break from propagating conspiracy theories to attack the website for being just another tool of “the left.”
Last month, The Onion published an article with the headline, “Hundreds Of Miniature Sean Hannitys Burst From Roger Ailes’ Corpse,” with a featured image graphically depicting a scene reminiscent of the movie Alien. On Thursday, Hannity tweeted a link to the article, wondering, “What is wrong with the left that they think these sorts of things are funny?”
What is wrong with the left that they think these sorts of things are funny? https://t.co/sAxON5xxmh
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) June 1, 2017
He followed up with a whole segment devoted to the article on his show, comparing the imagery to Kathy Griffin’s widely criticized photo shoot featuring a bloody decapitated head of Donald Trump.
— Brendan Karet (@bad_takes) June 2, 2017
Aside from the usual Fox News sycophants calling for the The Onion to face justice, the Twitterverse pointed out that Hannity is just another snowflake:
Aw, snowflake Sean has been triggered by a satirical publication.
— Drumpf Micropenis (@Dons_Angry_Inch) June 1, 2017
Political correctness is the scourge of this great country and we must be rid of it! Except for this, cause it hurts your feelings.
— Dave B. (@ketheriel) June 1, 2017
I bet this will keep the Onion from hosting New Years Eve this year.
— Truther Dare (@truther_dare) June 1, 2017
I just called the @Police to report the onion post, and they said they didn’t care and then hung up on me.
— Your Friend On Line (@serious_adult) June 1, 2017
apparently you deplorable trumptards forget the images of lynching Obama, or depicting him & his family as chimpanzees. These were OK then?
— Jimmy Cramer (@jimmycramer2017) June 1, 2017
Fucking hypocrite. Seth Rich’s family had to beg you to stop spreading fraudulent conspiracy theories about their dead son.
— Sky Palma (@DeadStateTweets) June 2, 2017
Ha. Way to take something that would be chuckled at & then universally ignored & turn it into a way to show how dense & out of touch you are
— Kimo C. (@KimoCharles) June 1, 2017
Dude it’s The Onion.
— Steve Schreiber (@sschreiber13) June 1, 2017
The Onion are usually very good for their accurate reporting. Their sources here do seem legit.
— Mike P Williams (@Mike_P_Williams) June 1, 2017
I heard they have the same sources as 45. At least that’s what my sources say.
— Lisa W (@lisamia596) June 1, 2017
You can view the entire Twitter thread here.
Featured image via Gage Skidmore