On Friday night (11/16/12), the Hannity show hosted Glenn Beck BFF Danny Danon, Deputy Knesset Speaker – not just to discuss the Israeli fighting in Gaza, but for explicit suggestions to President Obama about how to handle Egypt in the wake of that country’s support for Hamas. And Danon gave his opinion freely. Apparently, when it comes to American exceptionalism, Israel is equal to or better than.
Sean Hannity explicitly asked Danon what he wanted the U.S. to do – with the obvious implication that whatever Israel wanted us to do we should do.
Hannity: Now that Egypt has sided with Hamas in this, what should the United States - what would you like to see the United States do – because we give them billions and billions of dollars in U.S. aid? And I think the United States, this is one of those moments where they ought to take a stand… Should the President cut off aid to (Egypt)?
Danon: The U.S. wants to see stability in the region and the President and the Congress and the Senate endorsing Israel in the last few hours. But I think it is about time to tell the Egyptians: make a stand. You want to get money from the U.S.? You have to stop with the violence. You have to stop endorsing Hamas.
One would expect Hannity to host a conservative for the discussion. Almost all his guests are conservatives. But to ask Danon what President Obama should do? I can just imagine the non-stop Fox News hissy fit if Obama called up an African politician and asked him whether the U.S. should cut off aid to any other country!
It’s so confusing!!
Actually, just imagine the FoxNoise hissyfit if Obama actually took advice from a NON-American politician. The screeches of “turning over US foreign policy to foreigners” would be deafening.