Media Matters’ recent mashup video of Sean Hannity’s NSA hypocrisy must have struck a chord. Tonight, Hannity called on Rep. James Sensenbrenner, author of the PATRIOT Act, to thread the needle for him and argue that George W. Bush’s NSA data mining without a FISA court approval was legal whereas President Obama’s data mining with FISA court approval is not. Therefore, according to Hannity and his upside-down thinking, his belligerent attacks on those who did not support Bush's NSA data mining and his belligerent attacks on President Obama's data mining were both principled stances. Right.
In case you missed it, the mashup video (the first video below) is particularly damning. In fact, Hannity is seen specifically berating Democrats for being “against NSA data mining.” Then, he is seen saying that the Obama administration’s use of NSA data mining “are a clear, a very clear violation of the Fourth Amendment.” He did not distinguish why he supported data mining under Bush and not under Obama.
Tonight, Hannity began the Sensenbrenner segment with a lengthy clip of Dick Cheney on Fox News Sunday yesterday, defending the PATRIOT Act. Then Hannity brought on Sensenbrenner to argue that the Obama administration’s actions are “both un-American and unlawful.”
It’s not until about 3:40 in the video that Hannity revealed what was likely his real purpose in bringing on Sensenbrenner.
It’s very interesting. There’s a liberal website out there and they said that I’ve changed my opinion. Now, I supported the PATRIOT Act, I support data mining, I support surveillance and I support FISA courts. But I don’t support what the administration did. Am I consistent with what the law is?
So what part of what the Obama administration doesn’t Hannity support? Rather than ask, Sensenbrenner assured him, “You absolutely are consistent and I agree with every one of the points that you’ve made, Sean.”
I’m not a lawyer so I can’t argue against Sensenbrenner’s assessment. But I can clearly see that Hannity supported data mining unequivocally when Bush was president, he opposes it now and has not explained what he sees as the difference. Other than that one president had an “R” after his name and the other a “D.”
If Fox News had any intelligence (or respect for ours), the first two questions out of their mouth would be why he didn’t keep it around for Bush, and why Georgia’s so much poorer than Arkansas, if the surplus architect is there.
But no- Their mentality is that conservatives are all the good in the world, and everyone else is cancer.
He’s a general hypocrite. The NSA angle is just part of the total package.
The moron Sean Hannity doesn’t realize he just provided MORE footage to add to the original clip!
Well, there is one other difference . . .
The president with an “R” after his name was a good, white man with a ’merkan name.
The President with a “D” after his name is a Kenyan Muslim Socialist Communist usurper who’s got more brains in his arse than Hannity has in his entire body.
That’s what’s REALLY got the burr up Hannity’s ass . . .
The mashup video does not lie, only the RINO. He can spin it and twist it, the video shows him, in his own words, supporting NSA. Post the mashup video to every conservative website in the nation, and let them be the judge of Hannocchio the RINO.
More and more conservative masses are getting tired of this flip-flop RINO. A vast majority of them prefer Levin over the RINO.
Hannocchio is suffering from an extreme case of Obamaphobia. He is obsessed with President Obama. He talks about Obama daily. Hannocchio must have a secret man-crush on Obama. He acts like a jilted ex-lover out for revenge.
His audience is unaware of his dark and twisted side of him. This weak man would lose a large chunk of his audience if they discovered his true nature.
Coming down the pipe:
1. Hannocchio is the laughing stock of conservatives.
2. Hannocchio is exposed.
We supported every damned anti-constitutional thing Dumbya did! Everything!!! Every damn one!!! But not when a Black Guy gits ’em!!!
Yes you are.
But Seanneeee, Isn’t that what has your panties in a knot now? I don’t understand.
Newsflash: When you spend eight years telling people to support something or else, then turn around and condemn it because you don’t like the guy who inherits the policy? That’s hypocrisy, Hannity.