Sean Hannity has added Stephen Colbert, Lawrence O’Donnell, George Stephanopoulos, “Morning Joe” and more to the list of media figures he thinks deserve being targeted by his right-wing pals. Hannity also suggested his pals divulge some damaging information about Media Matters staff, too.
Hannity wants you to know that he’s still a champion of free speech. It’s the liberals who have made him advocate for silencing them!
You may recall that Hannity has embraced two right-wingers who have decided to strike back at Media Matters for going after him – by promoting a boycott against Rachel Maddow, for some reason. Last night, Hannity gleefully noted that his right-wing pals, Melanie Morgan and Brian Maloney, have added many more names to their list of intended prey.
In an online post, Maloney promised that his project is just “warming up,” Hannity happily announced. Then he read off the list of names in the right-wing crosshairs: “Morning Joe,” Brian Stelter, Stephen Colbert, Michael Smerconish, Don Lemon, Lawrence O’Donnell, Anderson Cooper, George Stephanopoulos, “and much more.”
“Look, I’ve always have been a believer in free speech,” Hannity reminded us. “I’ve always resisted boycotts. This isn’t a boycott.”
Well, actually it is, according to Hannity’s own standards. Because, as I noted yesterday, he is advocating using Media Matters’ tactics of going after advertisers (which Hannity said he considered a boycott) now against the left.
Hannity justified his hypocrisy by blaming the left: “And what you’re saying is 'OK, if you guys are going to use these tactics as a means of silencing conservative voices,' well, it’s going to be used against you,” he said. There was not a touch of regret in his voice.
Morgan promised, “We are going to give them a taste of their own medicine!”
Morgan didn’t label herself a free-speech lover. She seemed to think her crop of candidates deserve to be silenced because she doesn’t like what they say:
MORGAN: These are people who have said the most outrageous, stupid, conspiracy-oriented things and they have – they’ve blamed the right wing for everything from a Russian conspiracy to—I don’t know. I mean, it just keeps—the list keeps going on and on.
But some of these people are downright dangerous and weird with their comments. It’s got to stop, Sean. We are real people on the right with real feelings, real families, real careers. You’ve seen this boycott against you. I have seen this boycott against me. Now, you know, we have to fight back. That’s all there is to it. We’re going to do it.
Before wrapping up the segment, Hannity suggested personal attacks are in order, too:
HANNITY: Thank you. And I am appreciative and humbled. It’s funny because the people that run that site—I’ve now read so much—they have said the most outrageous things. There’s so much information about them, and I suspect maybe at some point, you’ll be reporting on it.
Presumably “that site” Hannity referred to was Media Matters.
Watch Hannity toss aside his supposed principles in favor of revenge below, from the May 31, 2017 Hannity.
The Hall of Shame Award goes to Frank and Lucy for allowing themselves to be star-struck by this old Long Island hawk. Pie donated dollars to a project of this couple. Frankly, PIe should not be near any youths.
It’s typical of these so-called, faith-based organizations to sniff the wallets of these Fox “News” mouthpieces, regardless of their behavior. Organizations like that should have all their funds dried up.
Another charity deals with sick kids. Sadly, the broads who run this organization associated themselves with the Hannie Pies. These broads have no decency at all. They would take money from satan if it benefited their organization.
This other faith-based organization works with youths on Long Island. The head of this organization looks the other way, and takes Pie’s money. That so-called Christian man has no morals, especially when he kisses up to Hannie Pie and his wallet.
Hannie Pie donated money to this Long Island hospital. If the executives had any morals they would have turned down his money. They accepted Pie’s donation. If patience new of this donation it would make them sick.
What’s strange here is Hannity is casting a wide and growing net. He might as well call for an entire boycott of the msm. The only problem is all of Fox’s self-serving post-election fake news msm hysteria already has been pretty much been doing that already.