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FOX News’ Jonathan Hoenig Not Just A Capitalist Pig But Clueless, Too

Reported by Ellen - July 20, 2006 -

Jonathan Hoenig, of Capitalistpig.com, proved himself another out of touch and clueless FOX News pundit on Tuesday night’s Hannity & Colmes (7/18/06). First, he declared, “In my opinion, Israel should level Hezbollah with no mercy… If that means we level 200 points off the Dow or we pay an extra $.50 at the pump, I’m fine with that... I don’t care how high gas prices go.” Then, when confronted by Alan Colmes about Republican energy policies that may have contributed to higher prices, Hoenig had no answers other than to sputter non-sequitor attacks against Democrats. On video.

Comment: The Chicago-based Hoenig is one of many “We like America” FOX news pundits without any idea what it’s like to live in heartland America without access to mass transportation. The same can be said for suburbanite milllionaire Sean Hannity who told Hoenig, “Good point.”

Furthermore, Hoenig's MIddle East strategy does not reflect the opinion of the majority of Americans. According to a CNN poll today, 39 percent think Israel should continue its military action "until Hezbollah can no longer launch attacks" (not exactly "levelling them with no mercy," as Hoenig wants) while 43 percent say Israel should agree to a cease-fire as soon as possible. But that viewpoint has yet to be expressed by a guest on Hannity & Colmes.