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Sean Hannity Criticizes Ann Coulter’s Remarks, Sort of

Reported by Ellen - March 4, 2007 -

Looks like voter-fraud suspect and likely substance-abuser Ann “Boombox” Coulter is losing friends faster than you can say “crème brulee.” The aging vixen offended nearly everyone last week with her potty-mouthed “joke” calling Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards a faggot. All of the top three Republican candidates have denounced her, as has Michelle Malkin who seems to have made her own career by replicating Coulter’s viciousness. Even Sean Hannity acknowledged it’s not a term he uses. But in a video interview on the Hot Air blog (link after the jump), Hannity tap danced away from an outright rebuke. Listen up, Democrats, then write down his words and keep them on hand for the next time Hannity demands that you renounce anything another Democrat says.

In the Hot Air video, Malkin interviewed Hannity at last week’s CPAC conference, the same conference where "Boombox" Coulter cracked her “joke.”

Malkin asked Hannity, “(Coulter) gave a very – mostly funny speech and at the end of it, dropped a stinker where she used the term faggot... I have to honestly say that I’m glad I didn’t bring my children here because that’s not the kind of language that I would use. What was your reaction to that? …Do you think that was a really bad move on her part and should be condemned?”

Hannity insisted, “No other person’s responsible for what a person says except that person… So, you know what, if they have a problem with what Ann Coulter says, blame Ann Coulter. You can’t blame somebody else for what she said.”

Malkin pressed, “Except we’re all role models here.”

Hannity conceded, “I don’t use that term so that’s my answer to you.” Not exactly a condemnation but a rare step away from Coulter by the stalwart-for-conservatives Hannity.

The next time he tries to badger a Democratic guest into answering “yes or no” about approving or condemning the “shrill rhetoric” of Democrat (fill in the blank here), I suggest the guest repeat the above statement and ask, “Do you agree with that statement, yes or no?”

Thanks to reader John D for the tip.