Donald Trump visited the Hannity show tonight. The two mostly discussed politics – with a good dose of “regular guy” Sean Hannity boasting about his palsiness with Trump. But after Hannity dropped a mention about being on The Apprentice, he got to the matter that has been so near and dear to his heart: the Nevada ranch conflict he and Fox have been inflaming at every turn.
Anyone who follows me knows how much I despise and disrespect Birther Boy Trump. But, as they say, even a stopped clock is right twice a day. This was quite possibly one time Trump was a voice of reason.
Trump said about rancher Cliven Bundy:
I like him but you also have to say… you do have a certain law. I mean, you have it all throughout the United States and they pay their fees and they pay all sorts of grazing fees. …You know, if I were Cliven – and I like his spirit, his spunk… he ought to go and cut a good deal right now. That’s the best thing that could happen for everybody. It’s really vicious.
…You do have laws in the country and, you know, if everybody was doing exactly as he’s doing, I don’t know – where does it all go? This is a great time for him to go in and make a deal.
Just yesterday, Hannity deliberately egged on the conflict by suggesting that federal agents would inflict violence on or even kill Bundy. Now, with Trump, Hannity was all about agreeing. He said, “Yeah, actually, I think that’s good advice.”
So do you think Hannity dropped his inflammatory language and urged the family to drop their hostility and come to a settlement? Stay tuned for my next post. But here’s a hint for the meanwhile: in this same segment, Hannity mentioned that his brother-in-law had been with the Bundys over the weekend.
PS Am I the only one who thinks that Hannity's "conservative solutions" (discussed later in this segment) is part of a preparation to run for public office, possibly as a U.S. Senator? It fits in with a possible move out of New York, where he'd never get elected. He also recently said on the air he is considering a run.
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He will fill his audience on this little trip on Monday.
Ah yes, Mark the Rug Man. We know this clown. He’s a bore. If you have trouble sleeping at night listen to this guy. He will put you to sleep.
Yes, it seems until Monday. I discovered this today when I tuned in — one of the rare days when Slanthead’s show wasn’t blacked out in NYC by a Mets game — and heard the voice his fill in, Mark Simone.
Simone, for those who don’t know this putzy jerk, is an overweight, aging, burnt-out disk jockey who wears ugly rugs on his head, and sports a major Simian smirk:
Simone tries so hard to be a mean-spirited conservative, but fails miserably at it. He once said he didn’t care if the astronauts get drunk since “there’s nothing to hit out there!”
It’s just another sign of Hannocchio’s fast-fading career that they can’t find legitimate right-wing scumbag pit bulls to substitute.
Anyway, others have commented recently on Newshounds that they’ve listened to his radio show. Good! Because I’m getting bored with it. On the few days per week that one can actually hear him over the air here in NYC (yes, I know I could probably stream it, but I’m too lazy), Hannity seems more and more irrelevant. He spends a good portion of his air time in trivial banter with his “producer” and other interns. We keep learning about his dietary habits (which we all know too well by now) and useless drek!
d d, you are spot on about Hannocchio using Trump to back out of the Bundy situation. Hannocchio could not do it alone without alienating his viewers. His viewers would have dropped him like a hot potato if he suggested Bundy cut a deal with the government.
Hannocchio said, “Let the government go to court, get a injunction, he can’t sell his property, there’s a lien on different things..” That comment alone won’t sit well with Bundy supporters, a.k.a. anti-government militia groups and Tea Party groups. We would not be surprised if he lost those viewers permanently.
As we said earlier, the Fox “News” clowns are backing down. The liability is too great, and they can’t risk answering to the federal government, who has the power to make things very difficult, a.k.a. licenses, permits, credentials, etc. for these frauds.
Hannocchio is on a mini Easter vacation. He hopes this controversy will die down, but it’s too late. Further damage has been done. His road to has-been land is approaching soon.
Well, it all depends on where he ends up in that “possible move out of New York.” A move to Texas would mean no run until 2018 at the earliest since the state’s already had its GOP Primary election (unless, of course, Hannutty wants to try his luck this year as an “independent”—an “independent” run against Cornyn would likely be the best way to swing the election to the Dems which would destroy Hannutty’s reputation with his “base”). A move to Florida would mean no run until 2016 at the earliest since Florida doesn’t have a Senate race until then, and THAT would mean a run against Marco Rubio. And pretty much any other state wouldn’t have the kind of “prestige” that would stoke Hannutty’s ego enough (even with the title of “Senator”). I mean, there’s no way he could get elected in California (especially if he doesn’t think he could get elected in New York). Pennsylvania and the Midwest don’t really have the type of cachet that would appeal to Hannutty (the people who would vote for him don’t live in the cities that Hannutty would want to have as a residence and the cities where he’d want to have as a residence don’t really have the “kind” of people who’d want him as their Senator). In the Deep South, his politics wouldn’t set him apart from any of the rest of the pack—so even his name wouldn’t really draw that much interest (he’d have to outcrazy Ted Cruz to get any political media attention); in the “not-so-Deep” South, he could likely alienate independent and moderate voters (the ones who routinely do vote for GOPers but could vote for an “acceptable” Democrat, especially if the GOPer was seen as unfairly attacking his/her opponent). The Rocky Mountain States would react to Hannutty the same way that Wyoming reacted to Mary Cheney.
They screwed up again and now they are trying to heal the injuries to their ego….
This is what happen to lamebrain mutant bigots maggots…Their dung most of the time end up backfiring in their warped face……Bigotry is a mental illness (insane)…..Just like someone trying to blow someone up and the bomb end up accidentally ignite on them……..
Don’t worry be happy……Because God will not tolerate some of these inane antics of theirs…
This is why every morning when I pray I ask God to wrap his loving arms around me and other people like Obama and shield us from all dangers, evil spirits and satin……..
Hmm, Hannity is agreeing that the Bundys should cut a deal? After the way he has been encouraging them to stick it to the Government? Interesting.
I wonder if Hannity is starting to feel some major pushback regarding his stance on this Bundy-BLM issue? And FOX “news”/Ailes too for letting Hannity and other talking heads inflame the matter as much as they have? Considering that Hannity and FOX “news” are basically encouraging insurrection/sedition against the Federal Government, even some on the right are starting to think that they have taken it too far.
So is Hannity simply using Trump (a favorite of the Hannity sheeple) and his suggestion as a convenient way out of the escalating and potentially deadly situation? It will be interesting to see if Hannity does indeed try to steer the Bundys towards cutting a deal or if he keeps encouraging their defiance.
Putin lover Hannocchio will be backing down from his dangerous anti-government, anti-law enforcement rhetoric. He’s not willing to risk losing his broadcasting career over a tax cheat ranger from Nevada.
Also, the suits don’t want the feds breathing down their necks.
I don’t know whether he wants to run for office or just be adored and respected for his awesome wonkiness by elected officials. My guess would be the latter. He’s way too lazy to actually try to run for office.