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On Hannity, It's “Disgraceful” To Call Whites Racist But A-OK When Done To Blacks

Reported by Ellen - April 29, 2009 -

Sean Hannity, the white supremacist sympathizer, stuck up for those poor persecuted white people again on last night's (4/28/09) Hannity. In the Hannity's America segment, Hannity gloated about the “sweet” revenge soon to be wreaked on Janeane Garofalo for her “racist” comments about teabaggers. With video.

Hannity gleefully stated that Garofalo would get a “heavy dose” of sweet revenge when she appears at a comedy festival next week. Hannity didn't bother to hide his delight as he announced that “supporters” of the Boston tea party protests are planning to attend one of her performances “and they plan to give her a piece of their mind as a result of these disgraceful comments.” For the zillionth time on Fox, I saw Garofalo say that the tea parties were “about hating a black man in the White House. This is racism straight up.”

I admit it's not a statement I'd make but it strikes me as a far sight less disgraceful than this statement by Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson on Hannity & Colmes last summer: “Most blacks, not all but most in Tennessee, especially in the Memphis, Tennessee area, are still living in the 50’s and 60’s. They are so racist that they don’t even realize that white Americans have moved on.” Hannity not only didn't challenge that statement, he cut off the other guest who tried to respond.

Peterson has made lots of similar comments on the air with Hannity, including these comments about a prominent black minister in NYC who said, "Go to hell, white man" to Rudy Giuliani (the two have long since reconciled). Peterson said, "Had a white Republican said that about a black man, then they would be burning down the country… White Republican conservatives are not allowed to speak out. But because these people are black, people are black Democrats, they are allowed to get away with it."

Peterson has returned many times to Hannity's television show, including a visit last February in which he said, “I think we all agree that Barack Obama was elected by, mostly by black racists and white guilty people.” That time, Hannity responded with a friendly, “You don't mean that,” while Peterson insisted that he had. Peterson has since been welcomed back on Hannity's show.

On last night's show, Hannity, who has admited to caring deeply about racial issues, went on to announce to his tea-party-supporting audience the date of Garofalo's appearance and a tip that tickets are selling fast. He closed by saying maliciously, “It looks like Janeane isn't going to get the last laugh this time around. By the way, good luck in Boston.”

The discussion about Garofalo starts at about the 1:06 mark in the video below (which counts down from the end).