Here we go again. Not since Sestak-gate, no, Fast and Furious-gate, no campaign-ad-gate has Sean Hannity asked “What did the president know, when did he know it?” as if impeachment is imminent – this time over Benghazi-gate. Well, in his dreams, anyway.
Hannity claimed Americans “deserve the truth” about what happened in Benghazi, Libya on September 11th when several Americans were killed, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya. Yet, “truth-seeking” Hannity seems determined to avoid interviewing any reporters with actual knowledge about the situation in favor of hosting a stream of partisan pundits more skilled at attacking President Obama. Hannity’s previous phony experts included Sarah Palin, Ann Coulter and Herman Cain. Last night, we got Rudy Giuliani. Giuliani has experience dealing with the aftermath of terrorism but he’s hardly any kind of expert on the uprisings in the Middle East.
Giuliani repeatedly used the word “cover up:” He said the administration had engaged in “a cover up – a deliberate attempt to cover up the truth… and the worst kind of cover up.” Yet, Giuliani didn’t offer a single new fact or bit of information go beyond his flame-throwing speculation.
After he finished suggesting President Obama deserved to be impeached, “Great American” Hannity slobbered over Israel’s President Benjamin Netanyahu as an example of a superior leader. He called President Obama’s speech at the United Nations “embarrassing to this country.” But Netanyahu? “With moral clarity, certainty, understanding of what is at stake in the world,” Hannity said.
What the bullyboy hatriot really meant was that Netanyahu has the same war-with-Iran fervor that Hannity has. Not that chickenhawk Hannity will be putting his own fanny on the line any time soon. Heck, he won’t even make good on his promise to undergo waterboarding for charity, even though he insists it’s not torture.
By the way, Hannity is not alone in impeachment fever. Heather, at Crooks and Liars, noted Mike Huckabee on America’s Newsroom today hinting at impeachment also:
I think frankly, if this issue really gets traction that it deserves, and let it say it deserves, go back. Richard Nixon was forced out of office because he lied. And because he covered some stuff up. I will be blunt and tell you this. Nobody died in Watergate. We have people who are dead because of this.
"Fair and balanced" Fox Nation is also getting with the program with a post called Benghazi-Gate.
Media Matters has a report on myths and facts about the Benghazi attack and protests in the Middle East.
In other words, Hannity may well have to trump up some new excuse to ask, “What did the President know and when did he know it?” And I have no doubt that he will.