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In Discussion About Tiger Woods, Hannity Obsesses About Black Racism Against Whites

Reported by Ellen - December 15, 2009 -

Sean Hannity turned what was supposed to be a discussion about Tiger Woods losing sponsors into a debate about one of his favorite subjects, black racism against whites. With video.

After getting a quick answer about Woods’ sponsors from each of his two guests, Hannity brought up race. Noting that guest Stephen A. Smith had been on his radio show earlier, Hannity said, “You weighed in on this… and got a pretty strong reaction in the fact that Tiger Woods was dating white women. Why (do) people even notice this?”

Smith said that a lot of black women lament that so many successful black men marry white women. “It’s not that they have something against white women,” Smith expalined. “It’s that they’re looking at a black man and they’re saying, ‘Why are we not good enough for you?’ And all I’m saying is – I’m not a black woman, but I can understand where they’re coming from.”

That was enough for Hannity’s hypersensitive anti-white radar when it comes to black people. “If a white person said they only wanted to date white people, what would they be called in this society?” That was a completely false analogy. Smith was saying that black women feel rejected or, to put it more in Hannity’s terms, that black men were deciding that they were more interested in dating white women. But Hannity fixated on his hypothesis. “If the parents of a child didn’t want their child to date or marry an African American… what would that be called in society?”

Let’s cut to the chase here. What Hannity was really suggesting was that black women are prejudiced against white people and that they can get away with it while white people can’t. It’s a regular obsession of his. And yet, whenever a white person is accused of prejudice against blacks, Hannity can be counted on to jump to their assistance.

Soon the other guest, Rebecca Rose Woodland, an attorney, jumped into the fray. “I thought we were beyond this. I hope that we should be beyond it.”

Meaning, apparently, that black people should be “beyond this.” Because white racism against blacks, which is a frequent occurrence on Fox Nation if nowhere else, never seems to be a problem on the Fox News Channel (unless the African American is a conservative).

Smith did a decent job of arguing his position but he stayed on defense and did not challenge the questionable premise of the argument.