Hannity Revives Suggestion Obama May Be Muslim
Reported by Ellen - January 29, 2009 -
Sean Hannity killed a few birds with a couple of bigoted stones during his “liberal translation” segment on Hannity last night (1/28/09). First, he demeaned Barack Obama by making fun of his interview on Al Arabiya television. Secondly, Hannity, the unrepentant chum of a white supremacist, once again smeared Obama over his associations. Third, Hannity smeared Muslims. And lastly, but definitely not least, Hannity slyly suggested that Obama is a Muslim, an old right-wing smear. With video.
In the first clip, Obama spoke about how he has Muslim relatives and has lived in a Muslim country (Indonesia). Hannity's “liberal translation:” “But I am not, repeat not a Muslim. Just ask Jeremiah Wright.”
In the next clip, Obama said that America is a country of all faiths. Hannity's “Lliberal translation:” “Where else could the president, Jeremiah Wright, Louis Farrakhan, and Bill Ayers all live in the same neighborhood?”
In the third and last clip, Obama said that all people have certain hopes and dreams and that the Muslim world is “filled with extraordinary people who simply want to live their lives and see their children live better lives.”
“Liberal translation:” “Some want their children to be doctors. Others want them to be martyrs. It's one common dream.”