Hannity And Guests Check Into Jon Stewart’s GOP Special Victims Unit With Hypocritical Hanctimony Over Joe Biden’s Alleged “Tea Party Terrorist” Comment
Reported by Ellen - August 2, 2011 -
It was less than a week ago that Jon Stewart put together one of his most hilarious – and devastating – videos highlighting Fox News pundits’ hypocrisy in playing the victim card. Sean Hannity came off especially foolishly. Last night (8/1/11), Hannity checked back into what Stewart dubbed the “GOP Special Victims Unit” as Hannity and guests whined incessantly about Vice President Joe Biden calling the Tea Party "terrorists" – while ignoring Biden’s statement denying having said it and disregarding what Hannity called Biden’s apology. But in the same show, Republican guest Dee Dee Benkie called President Obama “so un-American” without the slightest bit of concern from any of the conservatives. Video of Hannity and Stewart's GOP: Special Victims Unit segments after the jump.
Hannity’s tender feewings began to smart early in his show last night. Starting in an interview with Dick Morris. Hannity cited Democratic Congressman Mike Doyle’s comments about the Tea Party: “We have negotiated with terrorists. This small group of terrorists have made it impossible to spend any money.” Next, Hannity cited Biden’s supposed comment, “They have acted like terrorists.” Hannity added, “and then later on, he apologized for it.”
Actually, Biden said he never said it. As Politico reported,
“I did not use the terrorism word,” Biden told CBS Evening News anchor and managing editor Scott Pelley.
But even if he had, it would have surely gone unnoticed had a conservative said such a thing about a liberal or even an African American from Tennessee. For example, Hannity didn’t bat an eyelash when when guest and Fox News contributor Newt Gingrich said, "It’s clear that the Howard Dean, Nancy Pelosi, John Kerry wing of the Democratic Party has a visceral loathing for the American military and for, frankly, America as a country in the world. Their whole approach is to blame us for what, in fact, our enemies do.” Nor did Hannity mind when his pal Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson announced on another show, “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. And so whenever there’s a campaign like this, such as this, they always use racism in order to intimidate white America.”
Later, guest Hugh Hewitt joined the GOP Special Victims Unit over Biden, too. “Can you imagine if Dick Cheney were to refer to Democrats as terrorists?” Hewitt asked.
In fact, during the first Great American Panel segment, Dee Dee Benkie (who seems to have a rather intriguing past) whined that it was “un-American” to call the Tea Party “terrorists” and then in the next one accused Obama of being “so un-American.”
Not a single conservative complained.