Remember how Herman Cain proved himself even more embarrassingly clueless about Libya than Sarah Palin was about the Bush doctrine? Well, either Sean Hannity and Fox News forgot or else they didn't care. Because on Wednesday night (9/26/12), Hannity trotted out Cain as an authority to discuss the attacks on the American consulate in Libya.
It was bad enough that Hannity tried to pass off Cain as knowledgeable on Libya but the two of them began whining about "disgusting" bias in the "lamestream" media, as Cain said and how the media has "sold out the American people," as Hannity put it, before whining that there are no more Woodwards and Bernsteins. It takes a special brand of arrogance and hypocrisy to whine about such a thing in the middle of such a stunt.
Even worse, Cain is just the latest - and probably worst - example of phony experts to discuss the unrest in the Middle East on the Hannity show lately. Previously, the title was held by Sarah Palin and before her, Ann Coulter. Meanwhile, when Hannity has had real experts on, like John McCain or Senators Jim DeMint and Bob Corker, he has behaved dismissively.
So while Hannity gnashes his teeth over the failure of the rest of the media to do any real reporting, it's nothing more than a cover (flimsy as it may be) for him to abdicate his own journalistic responsibility and promote the only real "expertise" he seems to care about: attacking President Obama, Democrats and the left. On that score, Cain, Coulter and Palin do just fine.
Cain – We Want An Amerika That Works For US!!!! Jus’ like rMoney sez, 99% of Amerika is Toast! We want 1% on the 1%!!!
Sean – (pssst, it was 49%!)
Cain – I heard 99%!
Sean – (psst, well ….. maybe ….)