Sean Hannity opposed Duke U's plan to broadcast the Muslim call to prayer because of how Muslims treat gays and women. But at the same time he reveres Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson whose views on gays, women, and forced conversions are pretty close to those of radical Muslims. I'm confused.
After Duke cancelled its proposed Muslim call to prayer due to a "credible and serious security threat" (Christian jihadists?), Hannity discussed the issue with some young people. His first guest, last Thursday, was Ashley Pratte from the Koch funded right wing Young America Foundation. Pratte is no stranger to Fox. Back on July she appeared on a Fox & Friends segment during which she and Tucker Carlson whined about liberal bias at colleges and universities. In September she helped Neil Cavuto deny climate change. And she writes for Breitbart so you know she's fair & balanced!
While ignoring the threat to Duke, Hannity said that after Pratte published her Breitbart column on the Duke situation, she received death threats. In keeping with the patented Fox "persecuted Christian" meme she said that she opposed Duke's plan because it wasn't fair to Christians. Hannity, who was fired from a radio station as a result of an ugly homophobic comment, "raised some serious questions" about treatment of women and gays in Islamic countries."
He didn't understand why Duke students weren't angry about the treatment these groups and wanted to know if any women's groups spoke out "considering life for women in these countries." Pratte, predictably, whined about how Duke women weren't more concerned.
Pratte continued to whine about how Duke "caves to political correctness" and, as did Pastor Robert Jeffress on Fox & Friends, mentioned that Duke didn't allow anti-choice students to have a meeting. Like Jeffress, she didn't mention that Duke apologized for this. She predicted that "there will be a lot more of this on American campuses" because - wait for it - "political correctness."
Hannity then spoke with Duke student Rachel Clark who said that, as a Christian, she was "saddened" that the call to prayer was cancelled. Noted theologian Hannity asked her if the Jewish and Buddhist calls to prayer should be said when neither of these religions have a call to prayer except for the blowing of the Shofar during Jewish high holidays. He asked if the Lord's Prayer should be broadcast when, again, this is NOT a call to prayer. In his most truculent voice he asked if atheists "get the same amount of time." (Like he cares about atheists?) He wanted to know why Islam was being given preferential treatment.
After rudely over talking her, he asked if she was "concerned about the treatment of women under Sharia law." As examples of this, he cited practices in Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia and how, under Sharia, women are stoned for adultery. He brayed about how under Sharia, "gays and lesbians are killed." After asking her if she was bothered by this, he asked "do you even know this." When she tried to explain her position, he interrupted: "The reality of life for gays and lesbians under Sharia is brutal." She responded that her impression of Islam is framed by the Muslims she is in contact with at Duke.
So should we expect Sean Hannity to be joining GLAAD and other domestic LBGT groups in their efforts to get the Employment Non-Discrimination Act passed? Should we expect a hearty hurrah of SCOTUS rules in favor of legalizing same sex marriage for the entire country? Who knew that Hannity cares so much for the LGBT community? Oh, wait, he just pretending to care in order to score cheap, political points. Never mind....
And BTW, Duke did hold a call to prayer on Friday. It was held outside the chapel and attended by several hundred people.
Former staffers at KCSB radio remember this streetwise thug who bullied people. One person who remembers him is Jody. He rarely mentions her on his third-rate shows. She stood her ground and refused to let this young, angry thug viciously attack her verbally.
Hannocchio was a streetwise, ambitious competitive clown who didn’t take no for an answer. He also left a trail of enemies at each radio station.
He tries hard to cover up his not-so pleasant past. He has friends who protect him, from the Foxies to politicians, and former politicians. He is well-connected.
His elderly audience don’t see the real man behind the camera.
NOTE TO HANNITY
If it weren’t for Jody May you would be painting walls in homes.
But she was able to finish her sentence anyway. Beautifully.
Sean’s corollary goes something like this:
All Muslims are Black.
All Muslims are evil.
Therefore, anyone NOT white is evil.
or…All whites are good.
Whatever….I’m sick from trying to think like the demented, hate-filled asshole called ‘Hannity’.