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.
They’re also the only news source that has yet to broadcast that terrorists who exploited the outrage didn’t actively participate in many of the major instances.
And apparently, it’s less likely for manipulated outrage to lead to the deaths of the manipulator’s target than it is for the president they claim to catch in a new scandal bi-daily to be leading a cover up that makes 9/11 look like a kid who snaked a cookie.
I know the answers we like to put down, but seriously- just how fucking stupid are these people?! And just how much stupider than that are the people who believe them?!
Hannity figures (hopes) if he throws enough impeachment charges at the wall, eventually one will stick.
And, while we’re on the subject of asking people, “what did they know and when did they know it,” somebody should ask Rudy 9/11 Giuliani how much HE knew about the recommendation not to place the NYC emergency command center at the WTC, and when did HE know it . . .
I know Hannity looooves the USA, the only problem is the USA he loves is in an alternate history universe and bears no relation to this USA. I wish we could send him there.