The Hannity show’s weekly Media Mash whinefest with the Media Research Center’s Brent Bozell took an especially nasty and hypocritical turn Thursday night (12/22/11), when Bozell complained that the “liberal media” would never let anyone on the Hannity show say President Obama looks like “a skinny, ghetto crackhead.” And then Bozell did exactly that by adding, “you might want to say that Barack Obama does.”
At about 3:20 in the video below, Bozell said to substitute host Mark Steyn,
How long do you think Sean Hannity’s show would last if four times in one sentence he made a comment about, say, the President of the United States and said that he looked like a skinny, ghetto crackhead which, by the way, you might want to say that Barack Obama does. Everybody on the left would come forward and demand he be fired within five minutes for being so insulting towards a leader of the United States.
Well, I’m going to wager that nobody is going to come forward and demand that anyone be fired for having said such a thing on the Hannity show, even though it wasn’t Hannity.
In fact, the Hannity show has a very long history of making racially-charged accusations against President Obama and other African Americans. Yet I’ve never heard a peep out of Bozell complaining about that.
I’m also willing to wager I never will.
Video via Media Matters.