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Hannity Cites Description Of Loughner As Pot Smoking Liberal - No Mention Of Anti-Abortion Comment

Reported by Priscilla - January 11, 2011 -

As far as we know, Jared Loughner does not appear to have any clear political orientation - despite attempts on both the left and the right (ignored by Fox "News" which whined about "political cheap shots" from the left) to ascribe one to him. He was registered to vote as an independent. Based on what little was known of him, the right ran with the description of him as a "pot smoking liberal" - a description found on Alex Jones' website as well as numerous others despite comments, from those who knew him, that he had "anarchist leanings." Mainstream media folks, as well as those being interviewed, refer to Loughner as "deranged." But not so for Sean Hannity who began his interview, with one of Loughner's teachers, with the comment that Jared Loughner was, according to his former acquaintances, "a pot smoking liberal." As we do know, Loughner's thought processes were incoherent and bizarre - yet Hannity chose the hated "L" word. But interestingly, Loughner might share some views with radical anti-choice extremists. One of his former classmates recounted how, after a female student read a personal poem about abortion, Loughner said "Wow, she’s just like a terrorist, she killed a baby." (Now who is the terrorist here?) As Sean Hannity didn't mention this, could we assume that he was politicizing this tragedy and lobbing cheapshots at liberals? (And BTW, the anti-choice website "LifeSite News" describes Congresswoman Giffords as a "pro-abort" and is using the tragedy to attack NARAL. They also describe Loughner as liberal.)