Sean Hannity and his racist pal, Mark Fuhrman, were very disappointed that the FBI was careful and deliberate in naming Muslim Syed Farook as the suspect in the San Bernardino shooting.
Apparently, Hannity thinks the FBI should have immediately rushed to some kind of anti-Islamic judgment: “Are they too cautious?” Hannity “asked” his guest, former FBI agent Manny Gomez. “I heard this name hours ago tonight. Are they too cautious? …What’s the caution about? …PC?”
“So the FBI is PC,” Hannity said with dismay when Gomez told him that’s what the caution was about. However, Hannity did go on to “give credit to these guys” for having “a thousand probes” into Islamic terrorism. While the FBI may not hate Muslims as much as Hannity would like, they’re anti-Muslim enough to get a passing grade from Fox News’ Master Baiter of Race.
And why waste an opportunity to do a little more ethnic hate mongering, especially when it has the added benefit of opposing an Obama initiative?
HANNITY: That’s why I have been so outspoken and passionate if we know that a certain percentage of the Syrian refugees have ISIS sympathies and the national director of intelligence, James Clapper and James Comey, who everybody respects, the FBI director, and our assistant FBI director and the general in charge of the tactics to take out ISIS are all saying that ISIS will infiltrate the Syrian refugee community, why would we risk the lives of Americans?
In the first place, Hannity is lying about what Clapper and Comey said. As The Atlantic reported, it’s an extremely rigorous process and Comey expressed reservations about the ability to vet refugees from Syria - which is quite different from affirmatively declaring that ISIS will infiltrate. As for Clapper, even the conservative Washington Times noted that his worries were about the screening processes of some European countries.
Hannity’s touching consideration for risking the lives of Americans seems to depend on where the risk is coming from. Racist rancher threatening federal law enforcers? F***, yeah! Mass shootings by white guys? Let’s not politicize tragedy!
Then it was time for Fuhrman, of O.J. Simpson racist fame, to weigh in.
FUHRMAN: I’d like to try to understand why we have to be so sensitive with known suspects, known names, known shootouts, known murderers. This is the problem. When you make political correctness ahead of justice, you’re not gonna get justice. It’s just not gonna happen.
Hannity reiterated his “question,” “Why are they slow in giving the public the information?” Then he got down to exploiting the tragedy to attack Obama:
HANNITY: I don’t think people blame all Muslims. I think there are people that blame radical Islamists and this is the distinction and this president can’t even utter those words, Eric, not to get too political.
He was talking to attorney Eric Guster, a panelist with no apparent credentials in terrorism, policing, national security or anything else related to the shooting.
Guster did not call out the piles of BS going on here: not Hannity’s hypocrisy over politicizing tragedy (hilariously skewered by Jon Stewart), not Hannity’s lies about the refugees, not the bigotry of using tragedy to smear Syrian refugees, and not the bigotry of calling on a known racist like Mark Fuhrman to help validate the Islamophobia.
Instead, Guster argued caution is warranted because “Some people just assume all Muslims are bad.” Um, how about “There might be a backlash” or “Some people will try to politicize this to push their anti-Muslim agenda” – like what was going on under his nose?
But even Guster’s mild remark was too much “balance” for Hannity. Guster did not have a chance to finish his thought before Hannity interrupted and took a break.
There’s just never enough bigotry and fear for Fox News!
Watch it below, from the December 2 Hannity.
The victims of an attack cannot but be crazed by fear and the majority have had little or no training. It is, therefore, highly likely that they’d shoot at anything that moves: first responders, people in the hallway, a dog or cat.
The resulting crossfire has potential for multiplying by two, three, four or more times the number of people shot by the original perps of the attack.
One could conclude that the proponents of widespread gun ownership are potential accomplices of the perps of mass killings.
The gray hair old fox is nothing more than a teleprompter and note reader. The staffers-who are underpaid and Hannocchio who is overpaid-do most of the work and research. His job is to sit before the camera, look pretty and read the teleprompter.
Insiders know is not the sharpest tack on the board, and they talk about him like a dog.
He’s reached his peak with the network, and now it’s time to let him loose. A new hire-blond, of course-can triple Hannocchio’s ratings if she took over his time slot. Hannocchio is too old to bring in younger demographics. His audience is primarily 60 and older which does not meet advertisers’ 25 to 54 demographics.
NOTE TO FOX “NEWS” SUITS
Hannocchio wants to leave New York. Honor his wishes and don’t renew his contract.
Better luck next time!
Ben Shapiro is a pitiful excuse for a pundit and shame on CNN for hosting him.
Yet another mass killing and CNN has addressed it even WORSE than Fox (Shep Shepherd’s even-handed-ness seemed to keep the others from foaming at the mouth: I turned the TV off when O’Reilly came on, however). Right now (7:40 ET), there’s a guy called Ben Ferguson who’s blaming Obama for reacting too early to the news (huh? Nothing Obama said could be faulted on factual grounds and he’d been asked a direct question). Hard to imagine a greater fool than Ferguson, but he comes second to a brief segment by Wolf Blitzer last night where he indulged in a fit of anti-Islamic speculation. That was before anything was known about the perps.
What gets my goat no end is the fact that people like Ferguson and Blitzer, who claim to be so proud of American “exceptionalism”, simply refuse to listen to themselves: they don’t perceive any contradiction between that adjective and a reality where mass murder has become the new normal. As Shep kept on saying, IT’S TRUE THAT THIS SORT OF THING IS RARE in other countries where using a gun is perceived as being something that should remain exceptional, i.e. RARE, NOT THE NEW NORMAL (apologies for shouting).
A sleepless night watching the “coverage” by CNN and Fox has made me very afraid that the clearly Arabic names of the dead perps (why are American cops so prone to eliminate the only people with the answers if there are any?) will set off a spate of mass killings of innocent Muslims by our own brand of crazies who want only to have a valid (in their sick minds) excuse to use those deadly toys that are so easy to get in America.
Oh, Ellen, while Fox News hasn’t outright blamed Obama for the San Bernardino shooting, Carly Fiorina is getting softballed on “Fox & Friends” and, on cue, she’s throwing a fit Obama mentioned gun control without getting all the evidence. Yeh, like they were armed to the teeth including body armor.
Body armor. Think about that. Is that the next NRA ad? Not only do we need to be armed to the teeth and squirrel away guns in every room to keep ourselves safe from the ocean of guns America is awash in. We need to wear body armor at all times (even in our sleep) to protect us from all those guns the NRA (and Fox News) keep pimping. Nothing wrong with this picture. ;^)
But the real point is Fox News does endless fuming over Obama et al not using terms like “Islamic terrorism” pretending these magic words will win the day. Yet, being totally ‘fair and balanced’ and ‘no spin’ GOPTV™ never seems to really give much coverage to the real reason – and it isn’t political correctness – administrations don’t talk in those terms. It only serves to alienate our predominately Muslim allies we need to work with us to fight this terrorist threat.
The real reason Fox News constantly flaps their arms and screams “Islamic terrorism” isn’t because it’ll make a difference. They do it because they’re into Christian versus Muslim team sports just like they’re into Republican versus Democrat team sports.
Also, as an added bonus, Steve Doocy is tying the San Bernardino attack into the Fox News seasonal War on Christmas blarney. Cha-ching!