Sean Hannity is so disturbed that President Obama dared talk about the perversion of Christianity by violent extremists, that he brought on a guest to accuse Obama of “verbal rape.” Because that's exactly what Jesus would have wanted, I'm sure.
On Hannity last night, Star Parker – who has a long history of hate mongering in the name of morality – was part of a panel to attack, I mean discuss President Obama's remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast last week.
Panelist Geraldo Rivera cited the Bosnian war as a recent example of Christians killing Muslims. “I believe that too many people have been killed in the name of religion,” he said. However, Rivera also criticized Obama for the timing of his remarks, so soon after ISIS' horrific execution of a Jordanian pilot by burning him alive.
But Parker outdid even Hannity and Pastor Rober Jefress in her inflammatory rhetoric.
PARKER: Let me put it in context then. Because I was in that room and it was, frankly, verbal rape.
Geraldo exclaimed, “Wow! Really?” And later, “Yikes!”
Parker continued: Oh, yeah. We were not expecting it. Nobody wanted it. It was horrible to sit through and after it was over, we all felt like crap.”
“That's harsh,” Rivera said.
There was no complaint from either Hannity or Pastor Jeffress.
“Verbal rape is what it was,” Parker reiterated. “Because he pulled the air out of the room.”
But while Rivera seemed shocked by Parker's words, Hannity and/or his producers almost certainly were not. Parker said almost the exact same words on Breitbart News over the weekend. In all likelihood, Parker was invited on Hannity precisely because the show wanted her to say what she did. And, of course, not let on that she was repeating her act.
Jesus must be so proud.
Watch it below, from last night's Hannity, via Media Matters.
Star Parker only has a presence in right-wing media because Sean Hannity needed an Uncle Tom that was exclusive to his radio program, and she was the best he could do. Even other far-right radio hosts who are friends with him were snickering about her, and a couple made jokes about her being his black girl crush.
But now, she’s an Uncle Tom that takes it to Allen West levels, but is able to talk about something other than the race angles, and incorporates Ann Coulter’s knee-jerk hyperbole, meets Mia Love’s obsessive Teabaggery, with just a pinch of Ben Carson’s victim when convenient. So now the right’s all over her. Even hosts who were snickering about her before like Mark Levin and Tucker Carlson are using her semi-regularly now.
Don’t worry, Starshine — I’m pretty sure that, according to your fellow repub friends like Todd Akin, it’s considered “legitimate.”
@ Jones Bridget: “Well I think Hannity is just making his point clear. I dont see anything wrong with that.”
Of course you don’t, Bridg — it’s hard to see anything clearly from this angle:
Parker calls the President’s remarks “verbal rape” . . . Dr. Carson calls Obamacare “slavery” and refers to the government as “Nazi Germany” . . . what IS it with the right and extreme analogies?