Sean Hannity completely ignored how a Department of Justice report validated the grievances of African Americans in Ferguson in order to focus on the few facts that gave him an excuse to racially grandstand and race bait President Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder and just about anyone else who felt concern and outrage over the shooting death of Michael Brown.
From The New York Times:
The Justice Department on Wednesday called on Ferguson, Mo., to overhaul its criminal justice system, declaring that the city had engaged in so many constitutional violations that they could be corrected only by abandoning its entire approach to policing, retraining its employees and establishing new oversight.
In one example after another, the report described a city that used its police and courts as moneymaking ventures, a place where officers stopped and handcuffed people without probable cause, hurled racial slurs, used stun guns without provocation, and treated anyone as suspicious merely for questioning police tactics.
The report gave credence to many of the grievances aired last year by African-Americans in angry, sometimes violent protests after the deadly police shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old. Though the Justice Department separately concluded that the officer, Darren Wilson, who is white, violated no federal laws in that shooting, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said investigations revealed the root of the rage that brought people into the streets.
Constitutional violations? Stopping and handcuffing people without probably cause? Hurling racial slurs? Hannity could not have cared less. He fastened his racial rage on the fact that the DOJ cleared Officer Darren Wilson of any criminal charges for having shot and killed the unarmed Brown.
Anyone not looking for excuses to race bait would probably have seized on the DOJ’s clearing of Wilson as proof of its fairness and impartiality. But not Hannity. For him, it was a pretext to smear Holder, President Obama and anyone else who sympathized with the Hands Up, Don’t Shoot protesters as racial evildoers.
HANNITY: Everybody that rushed to judgment in this case, I would say are guilty of creating an atmosphere in Ferguson that led to a disaster. And people’s businesses gone forever. When are they gonna be held accountable? The president, Eric Holder, Al Sharpton: When are they gonna be held accountable?
Hannity also used the opportunity to play lots of video of “angry black people” rioting, looting and, of course, Michael Brown’s stepfather melting down in the wake of the decision of a Ferguson grand jury not to indict Wilson (a Fox fave).
Hannity tried to prod his white guest, Wilson’s attorney, into joining the racial attacks: “Do you blame them (Obama, Sharpton, Holder) for the aftermath of this, their rhetoric?” Hannity “asked.”
Attorney Neil Bruntrager didn’t want to go there but he also seemed to want to keep himself on Hannity’s side. Instead of blasting him for deliberately rubbing salt in a city’s wounds, Bruntrager said, “I think there’s lots of blame that goes around. I think there are many people that we could point our fingers at. I think everything that happened contributed to what happened that night, as the city burned.”
So Hannity did the blaming for him. “In other words, the irresponsible rhetoric contributed to an atmosphere where people expected a particular conclusion that was never coming in this case,” he said.
Unfortunately, Brown family attorney Daryl Parks gave Hannity a pass on his despicable tactics as well. As Hannity suggested that Brown got what he had coming, Parks said mildly that Brown “didn’t deserve to die” for his transgressions and that his family is owed an apology. (Apparently, they’re suing as well)
Hannity said with hostile sarcasm: “Wow. You can fight a cop for his gun, and you don’t expect that there’s gonna be any consequences for that.”
Parks tried to explain, “This issue is way bigger than Michael Brown.”
But Hannity wasn’t interested. “Unbelievable,” he sneered. “Unreal,”
Hannity is in no position to be pointing fingers about a “rush to judgment” or irresponsible rhetoric. This is the guy who championed Cliven Bundy’s armed insurrection against the federal government. Two of Bundy’s supporters, who went to his ranch right around the time Hannity was promoting Bundy, executed two police officers in Las Vegas, Nevada, not long afterward. What a shocker that Bundy turned out to be a racist.
Rush to judgment? From FAIR:
Hannity really distinguished himself with his crusading efforts to defend the police against charges of brutality. When Haitian immigrant Abner Louima accused New York City police officers of sodomizing and badly injuring him with a wooden rod in 1997, Hannity used his WABC show for a vicious counter-offensive targeting the victim.
The father of chief defendant Justin Volpe, an NYPD police officer, regularly appeared on show during the 1999 trial. And Hannity and various guests repeated rumors that Louima’s injuries resulted from a “gay sex act” and not from police brutality. Playing on the homosexual rumor and inconsistencies in Louima’s story, Hannity and his producer sang a parody of Lionel Richie’s song “Three Times a Lady,” changing the words to “you’re once, twice, three times a liar.” Hannity stopped referring to the victim as “Lying Louima” only after Volpe confessed to sodomizing Louima with the help of another officer (onePeoplesProject.com).
Watch it below, from last night’s Hannity.
This Long Island Lolito continues the tradition by sending his spoiled children to an all-white private school, with all-white students, and all-white friends. He would never allow his children to attend public school. Don’t want scary minority kids beating up junior.
Parading black conservatives on his show is a smokescreen to fool the masses. This is the same man who befriended a neo-Nazi.
He is a closet racist inside that evil soul of his.
NOTE TO HANNITY
Since you call yourself a so-called Christian you will find these verses that best describes you.
Titus 1:16-They profess to know God, but they deny him by their works. They are detestable, disobedient, unfit for any good work.
2 Corinthians 11:13-15-For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds.