Sean Hannity proved last night that Republican talking points are more important to him than the news, even when it's reported by Fox. Because even as he was attacking President Obama for negotiating with Syria and Iran, but not Republicans, Fox News was reporting otherwise.
Hannity began an interview with Republican Senators John Barrasso and Lindsey Graham by saying, "Let me see if I understand this. The president will talk to Syria, Iran, Vladimir Putin but he won't talk to members of the House of Representatives or the U.S. Senate. Do I have that right?"
No, Hannity didn't have that right (even though Graham said otherwise). In fact, at about 1:20 in that very interview, a banner on the screen read: BREAKING NEWS: PRES OBAMA CALLED THE FOUR TOP CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS TONIGHT.
As Media Matters, which caught this Hannity falsehood, pointed out, despite the "breaking news" banner, the news had been reported by Reuters more than an hour before the show began. Media Matters also noted that President Obama has repeatedly shown a willingness to work with Republicans. In fact, that very day, he had said:
I'm always willing to work with anyone of either party to make sure the Affordable Care Act works better, to make sure our government works better. I'm always willing to work with anyone to grow our economy faster, or to create new jobs faster, to get our fiscal house in order for the long run. I've demonstrated this time and time again, oftentimes to the consternation of my own party.
The "Obama talks to Iran, Russia and/or Syria" meme is not just a Republican favorite but a Fox News meme, too. But the fact that the meme gets more attention than the actual truth, even when it's reported by Fox News, demonstrates (again) the real priorities of the Fox "News" Channel.
With the current batch of GOPers, an old adage comes to mind: “Children should be seen and not heard.”
The Stop Hannity Express says this old bog has lost his mojo-and his youth-years ago. He’s too old to draw younger audiences. He can pass for his two children’s grandpa. Smart executives would replace him with a younger host and boot him from the network.
A few of his colleagues can’t stand this tv diva. They know what he is like behind the scenes. His foolish audience buys into his Boy Scout image. Little do they know the true man when he’s not in the public eye.
Coming down the pipe:
1. Hannocchio begins to see the writing on the wall
By the way, the Fox “News” staffers read NewsHounds.
NOTE TO FOX “NEWS” EXECUTIVES
Smart tv executives can hire four young talents with the salaries they pay these aging hosts who bring in 65+ audience. Younger hosts can easily bring in the 25-54 demographics unlike certain current aging hosts at this network, and you know who they are. Ax them at the next contract renewal discussions. Your sales department will love you.