We can add Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson as another addition to Sean Hannity’s stable of bigoted BFFs. A few weeks ago, Hannity hosted a slobberfest with the Robertson family. It’s quite possible we can add Robertson’s nephew now, too. Tonight, Hannity will host Robertson’s nephew who just happens to be running for Congress and who is boasting of his like-mindedness with Robertson.
It’s not exactly news that Hannity hearts Robertson. Hannity and his GOP pals had a famous dinner with Phil’s son, Willie. It made news after Willie ostentatiously left a $5000 tip. But that was before Phil’s racist and homophobic views became public in a GQ interview.
However, Hannity’s recent fawning interviews with the Robertsons made it very clear those views were no barriers to his admiration. In fact, Hannity repeatedly emphasized that he sees Phil Robertson as an admirable Christian.
Robertson’s nephew, Zach Dasher, while not exactly endorsing Robertson’s controversial comments has not come close to rejecting them, either. In an interview with ABC News, Dasher said:
The family is 110 percent supportive of my decision to run. And it’s not because I’m family, rather it’s because they know I am who I say I am. They know my philosophy on freedom and they agree with it. Phil and Al both said, “we’ve vetted this one for 36 years.”
When asked about Phil Robertson’s comments about homosexuality, Dasher replied:
He created quite the controversy! You know, I believe in traditional marriage and that is going to be part of my platform and I’ll leave it at that.
I’ve been tracking Sean Hannity’s love and support for bigots or white guys caught making racial remarks for many years. Here’s the long and growing list:
- White supremacist Hal Turner
- George Zimmerman
- Mel Gibson
- Don Imus
- Duane "Dog" Chapman
- Bill Bennett
- Donald Trump
- Glenn Beck
- Jesse Lee Peterson
- Cliven Bundy (Hannity dropped Bundy the moment his racist remarks came to light)
- Phil Robertson
It's not fair to say that Dasher belongs on the list but he has not done anything to keep himself off it. One thing is all but certain, though. Dasher will get a warm welcome and few, if any, challenging questions on Fox tonight.
Okay, then, but how about he and those of his ilk allow gay people to pursue their “God given right to pursue happiness” which just might include them having a marriage to the person they love? Gay people’s “God given right to pursue happiness” and to pursue their civil rights is only legit when it agrees with someone else’s particular religious convictions?
Btw, F&F only reported on the part of his platform that was about getting rid of Obamacare, Common Core and EPA regulations. They purposely avoided anything about his stance on the gay marriage issue.
The Louisiana masses need to reject this Duck, and send it back to the swamp where it belongs. Once a Duck, always a Duck.
We are not surprised by Hannocchio embracing the Duckmen. His record of cuddling up to hatemongers is extensive, dating back to the late 80s with that Antonio character.
Hannocchio was at the Talkers New York gathering last week. It’s an annual event which talkers in radio hob-nob with one another. Ever year, Hannocchio hosts his ‘Breakfast with Hannity’, a continental breakfast. Afterwards, he gave his keynote address to a crowded room full of radio industry mouthpieces.
Like last year, he complains-as usual-about the ratings system for radio shows that stream online. His speeches are a bore. Reading your mobile device is more entertaining than his speeches.
The years have not been kind to Hannocchio. He looks 10 years older than his real age of 52. He really looks bad. The hate and lies are sucking the life out of this aging clown.