Hannity Pretends He Doesn’t Know Obama Is Not A Fan Of Farrakhan
Reported by Ellen - September 17, 2011 -
Sean Hannity has been obsessing over Barack Obama’s “connection” to that black uber-boogeyman, Louis Farrakhan, since before Obama got elected to office. Unfortunately for Hannity, one of his own reports actually found that Obama is no fan of Farrakhan’s. So Hannity has been left to insinuate a relationship by harping on the fact that someone put Michelle Obama on the cover of a magazine with Mrs. Farrakhan. Thursday night (9/15/11), Hannity "forgot" his own reporting and “wondered” why the media has not asked Obama what he thinks of Farrakhan.
Hannity said, “I’ve always wanted to know – because (Obama) hung out with a pretty radical group in Chicago and Michelle Obama’s on the cover of a magazine with Mrs. Farrakhan – why doesn’t the media ask, ‘Did you ever meet Louis Farrakhan? What do you think of Louis Farrakhan?”
Well, ask and ye shall receive an answer, Seanie Pooh! On April 18, 2008, Hannity aired a special Hannity’s America which was part of a series called, “The Real Barack Obama.” In this one, Hannity reported on Obama’s connection to Farrakhan’s Million Man March:
“Obama's thoughts on the rally are revealed in the Chicago Reader article. Obama said quote, ‘what I saw was a powerful demonstration of an impulse and need for African-American men to come together to recognize each other and affirm our rightful place in the society. But what was lacking among march organizers was a positive agenda, a coherent agenda for change. Without this agenda a lot of this energy is going to dissipate. Exhortations are not enough, nor are the notions that we can create a black economy within America that is… sealed from the rest of the economy and seriously tackle the major issues confronting us.
… ‘Cursing out white folks is not going to get the job done. Anti-Semitic and anti-Asian statements are not going to lift us up. We've got some hard nuts-and-bolts organizing and planning to do. We've got communities to build.’”
In fact, later in the same show, conservative Armstrong Williams told Hannity:
"(Obama) walked away with an attitude of how we come together as a nation, as black and white and Jewish brethren. He talked about how you show up at these events and how a lot of these black leaders have to talk more than just about anti-Semitism and racism. What he was saying, 'We've got to stop this blame, of this racism, this anti-Semitism and we've got to look at our own communities and build – not as black people.’ He talked about bringing all coalitions together."
And, by the way, while he’s so concerned about Obama answering questions about Farrakhan, Hannity has plenty of ‘splaining to do about his former pal, the white supremacist Hal Turner. Turner was just acquitted of threatening three Connecticut state officials but he’s in jail for having threatened three federal judges.