Rep. Keith Ellison had an epic confrontation with Sean Hannity tonight over one of Hannity’s mashup videos that purported to smear President Obama over the sequester. Or, as Hannity called it, "a Hannity highlight reel of President Panic in action." Ellison didn’t mince his words, telling Hannity, “Quite frankly, you are the worst excuse for a journalist I’ve ever seen.” Things went downhill from there until Hannity finally ended the interview.
Quite frankly, you are the worst excuse for a journalist I’ve ever seen. …What you just displayed was not journalism. It was yellow journalism. It wasn’t anything close to try to tell the American people what’s really going on. I mean it’s just shocking.
…Every journalistic ethic I have ever heard of was just violated by you.
…You are a shill for the Republican party. …You alibi them 100% of the time.
Hannity was surprisingly restrained, probably because he had a Congressman on the show. But finally, he said, “Congressman, you are a total waste of time.” And he ended the interview.
Matthews has called conservatives: racists, liars, douchebag convention, morons, idiots, nazis, dogs, pigs, nuts, compared the GOP to HAMAS, primitive, evil, compared conservatives to Hitler and Stalin, segregationists, bigots, ignorant.
This is just from ONE MSNBC host. So dont come with this “few times” lie.
In fact, none of you seem to want to tackle ANY of those quotes I posted from MSNBC hosts. Whats the problem?
Of course your response will be something NOT addressing any of that.
Come to think of it, I have yet to see him or any of his other names post on a thread where we gave Fox News credit. But to be fair… that kinda does undermine his lie that we won’t do that.
Nope: had you actually read the purpose of the site, you’d have realised we’re sharing our outrage at only one target, namely Fox News.
The fact that they’re a shill for the GOP is mere coincidence.
I’d say that was smack dab in the middle of the bullseye.
I think I did that when I said that the one I addressed was the closest you could come to factual, and they were clearly hoping you couldn’t read past the headline.
Thanks for proving you can’t read comments, either.
How many times do you have to be told?
As long as the Fox gNOpig Propaganda Network and AM hate radio continue spewing their filth and marginalizing themselves, they are easy pickings.
Occasionally Fox reports news but with a steady stable of gNOpigs delivering propaganda, they are not credible.
Sarah Palin and Dick Morris got tossed out. Billdo, Hannity, and Karl Rove got rewarded… and Gretchen Carlson is “the independent” that’s why she shts, er, sits in the middle.
But the question isn’t whether Hannity is over the top. It’s whether you can acknowledge that Hannity has said some reprehensible things about the President, and has done so repeatedly on his program, including during the introduction to this segment. Can you see that there’s a reason that people are less than pleased with his consistent behavior in this regard? Again, not to defend anyone else behaving badly. Just to note that Hannity’s conduct here hasn’t just been over the top but way out of line. You can get carried away or excited and not refer to the President as “President Crybaby” night after night. Hannity’s behavior has regularly been beyond the pale, as if he were in a competition with Rush Limbaugh in that regard.
Does that sound rational?
Have you ever heard of his “Great American” friends?
So you’re acknowledging that Sean Hannity’s conduct, including in his introduction to this interview when he repeatedly insulted the President (and thus provoked Ellison’s angry reaction, whatever opinions any of us may hold about that reaction), has been in fact reprehensible? Again, this is not a comparison with MSNBC – just a statement regarding Sean Hannity without trying to get into a comparative discussion of which network’s anchors insulted who when.
Let me repeat.
You wingnuts, including Sean Hannity who is not a wingnut but a Registered Political Pornographer, can piss, moan, and soil yourselves in panic and bathe in the resulting righteousness.
You teabagged clowns, excited by the Fox gNOpig propaganda network, were braying ANY gNOpig could be elected to the White House in 2012.
Hey! Keep listening to morons like Sean Hannity!
What could go wrong?
Do you acknowledge that the conduct of Sean Hannity in repeatedly insulting and personally attacking President Obama practically every night is just as reprehensible as what you are citing regarding MSNBC?
And documented proof that Democrats are racists.
It’s starting to sound like there may be one or two people posing under multiple identies to get people stirred up.
But I’ll be fair here. I would agree that there have been times that MSNBC hosts have gone over the line and have said things that were inappropriate. I myself heard Lawrence O’Donnell say a few things about Mitt Romney and Mormons that I thought were out of line. That’s not to endorse Romney or the Mormon belief system – just that it felt personally to me like O’Donnell was making a pretty nasty set of statements. I’ve also heard the oft-repeated quote of Ed Schultz attacking Laura Ingraham. I know that she was saying things equally nasty to get him that riled up, but what he did was inappropriate. And we should note that Schultz apologized both on the air and personally to Ingraham before voluntarily submitting to suspension.
I don’t recall seeing any such apology by Fox News hosts after any of the personal attacks they have levelled against President Obama or other Democrats. They have occasionally apologized for using the wrong video feed (Hannity) or for misstating the occasional statistic (O’Reilly, I believe). Shepard Smith apologized once on air for inadvertently airing the violent end of a police standoff, and I do believe he meant it. Dick Morris apologized for essentially lying to the Fox News viewers about the real state of the 2012 Election polling before he was dropped. But I’ve never seen Sean Hannity apologize for any of his insults. At least not in a genuine manner – I’ve certainly heard him make sarcastic comments that don’t qualify as apologies. He has repeatedly, repeatedly referred to this President in the most personally demeaning manner possible, and then he wonders aloud why he never gets invited to White House functions.
In any case, the discussion here is not a competition between Fox News and MSNBC. The point is that Keith Ellison was calling Hannity out on his bad behavior and Hannity had no place to go other than to try to shout over him. Just saying that “the guys on MSNBC are bad too!” does not address the question at hand for this website. Unless the attackers of MSNBC here on this thread are simply conceding that Fox News’ hosts behavior is reprehensible by the same measure.
“Despite what you may have heard about Wisconsin’s finances, Wisconsin is on track to have a budget surplus this year.”-LIE
Fox News “said the New Black Panther Party decided the election for Barack Obama”-LIE
“President Bush never did one interview with the New York Times during his entire presidency.”-LIE
Gov. Sarah Palin “got precisely zero support for her call for Alaska’s Democratic Senator Mark Begich to resign because Ted Stevens’ corruption conviction was overturned.”-LIE
How about some Ed Schultz lies?:
With his decision on whether to fire Gen. Stanley McChrystal, President Obama “has to fix yet another problem he inherited from the Bush administration.”
“Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu received almost $1.8 million from BP over the last decade.”
Under changes being debated, state employees in Wisconsin “who earn $30,000, $40,000, $50,000 a year might have 20 percent of their income just disappear overnight.”
“Subsidies for oil and gas companies make up 88 percent of all federal subsidies. Just cutting the oil and gas subsidies out would save the U.S. government $45 billion every year.”
“Yes, this would be the same congressman (Rep. Pete Hoekstra) who last year Tweeted the whereabouts of a top-secret mission to Iraq.”
Want more? There’s plenty to be had.
So why air the edited one that DOES make him look that way? Why not just air the unedited version? There is NO reason to air the edited version UNLESS she was going after the people who did the deceptive editing (which she wasn’t).
She even says “so, maybe that edit was cut in a way thats not fair to John McCain” and she aired it anyway. Why not air the original video? Why air the edited one that was edited to make him look bad? The only explanation is because she wanted him to look bad.
And I notice you didnt address the rest. Should I add some more? Because there’s plenty of them.