“Great American” Sean Hannity had no problem when his pal Bo Dietl announced that in the fight against terrorism, he thinks we should forget about the U.S. Constitution.
I’m sure that when Fox News contributor Dietl said we should “stop worrying about people’s rights,” he didn’t mean gun rights. Even though Hannity, in his eagerness to use the Paris terror attacks to smear President Obama, said, “Some good people have a hard time grasping that these people can go into a crowded theater and start shooting innocent men, women and children. That’s just evil in our time.” Never mind that such incidents have already happened in the U.S. - twice in recent memory. But hey, those shooters were white Americans so why should we do anything to address it?
But when it’s Muslims in Paris, that's a whole different story. Hannity seemed to relish the opportunity to use fear and bigotry against President Obama. “This president’s not recognizing, won’t recognize, it’s pathological that he won’t recognize radical Islam,” Hannity said. As if Obama didn’t just have “Jihadi John” killed in a drone strike.
A massacre in Paris by Muslims also means we should toss out the Bill of Rights!
DIETL: We broke so many plots by eavesdropping on these radical mosques. We’ve gotta do it again and let’s stop worrying about people’s rights.
This entire segment was very biased, very agenda-driven and very ugly. It was also very typical of Fox’s “coverage” of the Paris attacks all night.
Watch it below, from the November 16 Hannity.
I mean, why should these people be upset or fretting over some mean liberal teacher making fun of a conservative student or some evil school banning kids from saying “Merry Christmas” or prohibiting “Christmas” songs when we’ve got “terrorists” to fight?
Something tells me FoxNoise will be able to handle making sure the conservative/Christian “victim” is treated with all the sympathy they’re due WHILE “fighting terrorists.” (It wouldn’t surprise me if, at some point, the interview goes something like, “So, do you think Obama’s failure to stop the terrorists from sneaking into OUR country/blowing up Paris is responsible for your situation?”)
ZERO. ZIP. ZILCH. NADA.
What are the chances that Hannity, Fox News and their Wingnuts buddies would support that?
Yesterday, Monday, 17th November, Shepherd Smith was clearly worried about “extremists” whose actions may “leave America with nothing to protect”. The fact that other hosts/pundits on Fox are of another mind may finally be the last straw.
While I agree fully that the events in Paris were deeply wrong and misguided, I cannot but recall that the West has been bombing those parts of the Middle East for decades.