Effects at Fox News may vary.

Just weeks ago, then-Fox News host Bill O’Reilly told viewers that he was taking a long-planned vacation, which coincided with an advertiser desertion pegged to a report in the New York Times about five settlements surrounding the famous personality’s treatment of women. “We all need R&R,” said O’Reilly.

He never returned from his break — fired by Fox News as bad publicity and the advertiser boycott continued mounting.

As part of the resulting shuffle of the Fox News lineup, O’Reilly protege Jesse Watters became part of a prime-time version of the program “The Five.” He said something dumb and misogynistic about Ivanka Trump, and then went on vacation. Never have a couple of days off by a C-list cable news personality received greater attention: “Jesse Watters of Fox Announces Vacation After Ivanka Trump Comment,” headlined the New York Times. The Hill: “Fox host Jesse Watters announces vacation following backlash over Ivanka Trump remark.” NBC News: “Fox News Host Jesse Watters Announces Vacation Amid Ivanka Trump Comments.”

There were many other pieces, too — a media-stress sandwich beefy enough to neutralize the salutary health and lifestyle impact of a vacation for Watters, who, unlike O’Reilly, came back to provide additional insipid commentary on current events.

And here we go again. Sean Hannity is under pressure from advertisers, media critics and the force of common sense after he promoted a conspiracy about the July 2016 killing of Seth Rich, a staffer at the Democratic National Committee. Just after bowing to demands that he drop the story, Hannity is now taking a short break from his show on Thursday and Friday. Speculation that this break will become an exile has apparently been sufficient to prompt a statement from Fox News: “Like the rest of the country, Sean Hannity is taking a vacation for Memorial Day weekend and will be back on Tuesday. Those who suggest otherwise are going to look foolish.”

No matter how these folks may look, what’s clear is that this vacation will not supply Hannity with the requisite rejuvenation to discern truth from fiction. Stress is already surfacing on his Twitter account:

Much has been made of Fox News’s installation of a new human-resources chief — Kevin Lord — following the network’s long-running problems with sexual harassment and alleged racial discrimination. He needs to get on this vacation problem.