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Hannity Suggests A 1984 Visit by Wright and Farrakhan With Qaddafi Is Shaping Obama's Libya Policy

Reported by Ellen - March 1, 2011 -

Sean Hannity purported to hold a discussion about the latest events in Libya but with Hannity, as elsewhere on Fox, rarely is a subject discussed without either demonizing Democrats or glorifying Republicans. This was a case of the former. But Sean Hannity took it a step further by “asking” whether a 1984 visit to Libya by Hannity’s uber black boogeymen, Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Louis Farrakhan, “impacted” Obama’s “thought process” toward Libya. Even worse, the Hannity show is not the only Fox News venue where this theory has been put forth. Fox Nation, that website devoted to “fair and balanced” coverage of the news and “open debate” has a post called, Obama's Mystery Links to Qaddafi Uncovered. We can guess why the comments section for that post was closed.

The Hannity segment began with the predictable complaints about President Obama’s handling of Libya. Apparently, if Obama doesn’t threaten to bomb the country to smithereens, he’s somehow wimpy and dumb. But then, at the 3:20 mark, Hannity “asked,”

Would it be unfair in my mind, remember that Louis Farrakhan, who says this is all coming to America, that he and Jeremiah Wright went to visit Qaddafi back in 1984. Now we know that this became President Obama’s pastor. Is it wrong for me to think – and he’s had wonderful things to say about him for years until it became convenient to throw him under the bus – is it wrong for me to think that this may be impacting the president’s thought process?

Even guest Zuhdi Jasser didn’t want to go there.

So since Hannity thinks that Wright’s visit to Qaddafi in 1984 somehow bears on Obama’s conduct toward Libya now, almost three years after Obama severed relations with Wright, would it be unfair of me to ask whether Hannity’s chumminess with a white supremacist in the late 1990’s or his more recent coziness with a black man, Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, who hates African Americans, may be impacting Hannity’s thought process toward the president now?

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