Sean Hannity clearly could not wait for the latest law-enforcement press conference on the mass shooting in Las Vegas to be over so he could launch into his planned monologue about how he believes the left is “exploiting a tragedy.”
The Fox News host began by praising the country group Big and Rich, which had the entire crowd at the Route 91 Harvest festival holding their lit phones aloft and singing “God Bless America” together on Sunday evening, before the shooting took place.
Then Hannity took a hard political turn. “You saw within literally hours the left politicizing this event before any facts were known,” he said.
By Monday night, however, we knew a lot of facts about the shooting, most importantly that a lone gunman used dozens of rifles that were altered to mimic fully automatic weapons to kill 59 people and wound more than 500. Hence the calls for “common sense” gun-safety restrictions in the attack’s aftermath.