Bill O'Reilly to Hannity: Many coronavirus victims 'were on their last legs anyway'

So when four Americans died in Benghazi, Libya, following an attack on our embassy, Republicans spent the next four years acting as if the plague had come to America and the Obama administration had callously ignored it while brushing off the deaths as no big deal.

Now, after a plague actually has come to America, Republicans are acting like, well, it’s no big deal. Deaths? Pffft. People die by the dozens every day from the flu, and car accidents, and trying to swallow Hot Pockets whole right out of the microwave.

But even with the Whataboutism Olympics in full swing these days, I have to admit, this exchange between Sean Hannity and defenestrated whale sphincter former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly is pretty jarring.

Via Media Matters:

SEAN HANNITY (HOST): I want life back to normal, can you fix that in a simple way?

BILL O'REILLY: Oh man I wish I could, you know?

HANNITY: Oh, me too.

O'REILLY: But we're making little steps. Bernie Sanders, you know, he's — he's gone, that's really good for everybody. The projections that you just mentioned are down to 60,000, I don't think it will be that high. 13,000 dead now in the USA. Many people who are dying, both here and around the world, were on their last legs anyway, and I don't want to sound callous about that.

HANNITY: You're gonna get — hold on, you're going to get hammered for that.

O'REILLY: Well, I don't care. I mean, a simple man tells the truth.

Well, never mind then. Thanks for coming to Aunt Betty’s visitation, y’all. But as you know, all she did was watch Wheel of Fortune and fall asleep at the dinner table anyway, so does her death really matter? Bill O’Reilly says it doesn’t, and that’s good enough for me.

It’s hard to believe these are the same people who totally lost their shit over Terri Schiavo just a decade and a half ago.

Hope Bill is having a good time running his falafel and loofah stand in Times Square, or whatever the fuck he’s doing these days. I could look it up, but why bother?

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