Apparently, bullyboy Sean Hannity just couldn’t take a chance that his audience might not hate OWS protester Harrison Schultz. Because in the very next segment after what was billed as a “shoot out” between Hannity and Schultz, Hannity stacked his “Great American Panel” with three like-minded conservatives and all four of them spent the next five minutes trashing Schultz and the Occupy movement. UPDATED WITH VIDEO OF PANEL DISCUSSION.
The debate between Hannity and Schultz was enjoyable enough. Schultz was feisty and smart and was never intimidated despite Hannity’s repeated attempts to smear and demean him. Hannity also didn’t allow Schultz to finish answering one question before firing another one at him - without really listening to the response.
Hannity clearly viewed the entire thing as little more than an opportunity to showboat. Near the end of the “interview,” Hannity said, “I have a suggestion for you… You’re 29 years old… Stop wasting your time at Occupy Wall Street. And here’s a novel concept: Get up at 6 AM, shovel some coffee down your throat, hit the pavement, find a job, get to work, stop whining, stop complaining, stop blaming and get your (bleep) out of bed like everybody else in America and get to work.”
Hannity closed the segment with a classy, “I’m glad to say good-bye. See you later.”
Schultz definitely didn’t do himself any favors, though, in not having a better grasp of Hannity’s shtick in advance. If he had, he could have thrown Hannity’s hypocrisy right in his face about not whining, complaining and blaming. Is there a single episode of Hannity that he doesn’t spend the majority of the hour doing exactly that? Or Schultz could have pointed out how out of touch Hannity is with the problems of the working poor. There are plenty of people working full time who still struggle to make ends meet and live without health insurance, for example.
But rather than move on to another subject – like maybe accusing President Obama of being a racist or a radical or a socialist – Hannity spent the entire first part of the all-conservative Great American Panel piling on to Schultz. They even worked in a smear of Nancy Pelosi while they were at it.
Four against one – another example of what Fox News calls “fair and balanced.”
Update: I inadvertently left out the video of the panel discussion following Schultz' segment. Here it is now.
We ought to name this “Jackson’s Law” – after Stonewall. Only, in your case, it would probably be a different Stonewall. NYC. Mid-1960’s, wasn’t it?
The one that gets me is the Mission District violence here. Between 150-200 vandals do mass damage to 30 stores, and the police are more interested in a vehicle violation.
The vandals are believed to be agent provocateurs, though no one knows who they did it for. There’s a lot of possible leads that point to employees of Breitbart TV and the bay Area Tea Party, but the cops won’t even get up to see if those are real or just finger pointing.
Then again, they actually escorted some of the vandals, so I don’t think arresting them is a priority anyways.
Rupert Murdoch Employee of the Year High End Hannocchio is a spoiled brat, always wanting to get things his way. My way, or the highway.
Occupiers will have a field day this summer with these fraudulent conservatives. Wait and see.
kkklannity’s gotta keep his stupid sheep (see “Craig” comment below) believing that he’s more superior than his “e-vile librul” guests, ya know…make them think that the “e-vile librul” guests are “twits” and “losers”.
Sorry about that!