There’s been a bit of protesting too much at Fox News over accusations that they and their right-wing pals have Swift boated Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Tonight, Sean Hannity did his part by trotting out the discredited John O’Neill, an actual Swift boater, to smear Bergdahl and, of course, the Obama administration. No mention of O’Neill’s ties to Karl Rove and Republicans.
Coincidentally, Joe Klein ripped Hannity earlier in the day for his despicable and deliberate smear of Bergdahl’s father to make him a pawn in Hannity’s political war game. Funny how in this smearfest, Hannity didn’t say a word about the father. Even though just last week Hannity wanted you to think Bergdahl’s father uttered a “Muslim victory call” in the Rose Garden.
Before he got to Bergdahl, Hannity worked in a little Kerry bashing. Unlike Kerry, Hannity never served. Heck, he can’t even muster up the courage to undergo what he calls “dunking” to prove that waterboarding isn’t torture.
“You guys told the truth about him. What happened to you guys for speaking the truth?” the self-styled “great American” Hannity asked. Apparently, Hannity was banking on his viewers not knowing and/or not caring how O’Neill has been discredited. Nor his ties to the Republican party, going back to Richard Nixon.
“My house was picketed, my daughter’s wedding was picketed until we picketed John Kerry’s house and everything mysteriously vanished,” O’Neill said. Later, he claimed “it was complete intimidation.”
Nothing was offered to suggest that O’Neill had any personal knowledge of Bergdahl’s platoon or Bergdahl or the circumstances of his captivity. But, apparently, “patriots” like O’Neill don’t need our American system of justice to determine guilt or innocence. Not when there are Republican points to score, at least.
O’Neill told the Hannity viewers:
I have a lot of feeling for these guys in Bergdahl’s platoon. They’ve come forward and told the truth. …It turns out the government’s abandoning all the things that they sacrificed a year for. They come back to the United States and it runs a phony VA program, they can’t even get health care and when they come forward and tell the truth, then they’re slandered by lightweights in the Department of State, by Kerry who was a hawk on Iraq and strongly advocated going in there.
…They (the Obama administration) can’t live with the truth, Sean. What they’ve done here, this Bergdahl deal? This is the kind of thing people will discuss for 50 years – military people will discuss. And that we’ll remember the betrayal of it. What the Bergdahl deal does, trading Bergdahl, a deserting private for five generals – it says to the Afghans, you mean nothing to us. We’re going to desert you. It says to the military guys in Afghanistan, we’re pulling out, we’re losing, we’re betraying you. This was a bait and switch. … It is a disaster, a disastrous breach of faith. …It is truly a day of infamy in the United States. And I can tell you that all people that I’ve met in the military feel exactly the same way. They cannot believe that Kerry has managed to push this through.
Klein summed it up nicely: “(W)e have leaped, with reflexive bloodlust, to crucify an American family that has already suffered too much–a scapegoat sacrifice to a decade of blood, during which we leaped into Iraq, which seems to be slipping back into civil war, and distended the war in Afghanistan, all based on things we surmised but didn’t really know.”
Watch Bergdahl get Swift boated on the June 12th Hannity show below.
“Execute the POW we just got freed- Just in case!”
Imagine if someone decided to do the same thing to Andrew Tahmooressi, starting a jihad to just shoot him in the head, right at the release site… In case he was in league with a cartel. My GOD, Fox News would be howling 24/7 about the blood lust and “disrespect to the troops.” They’d dedicate five minutes of each show to whoever did that. Watters would be ambushing them monthly. There’d be death threats by the truckload.
But, for some strange reason, it’s OK to scream about how we should just kill this guy the second he’s back on US soil, with no trial for any of the accusations that are being leveled against him.
This is why I want to talk about this as little as humanly possible, BTW.
The Foxies are in for a surprise if they can try to sink Hillary. No telling what secrets she was fed by Fox “News” moles.
If Hillary Clinton is the Democrat Presidential nominee, watch for KKKlannity and Fux Noise to sink to even greater depths in their private cesspool of hate.
On and on and on it went… “smear, slander and besmirch! Obama is attacking our vets!” The only time out from these rants was when Slanthead felt it necessary to devote an entire segment (on several days) to his intern who wants to castrate her dog — “you’re determined to cut off his testicles?” asked Hannity who salivates at the slightest hint of violence.
Yes Ellen, Hannity never served, but (as I’ve pointed out numerous times) he was the perfect age for the First Gulf War. His excuse, as he told a caller, “my father was in WWII — that was good enough.” What a load of horseshit, coming from someone who doesn’t hesitate when he has a chance to “smear, slander and besmirch” Joe Biden for his deferments (as he did a few days ago).
And if you listened to any hour this past week, you would have heard Slanthead morph that “war cry” uttered by Bergdahl’s father into “Salam Aleikum.” Isn’t amazing how facts, truth and accuracy never get in Hannocchio’s way!
Hey Seanny… maybe Bergdahl senior actually said “Shalom Aleichem”… maybe, Seanny, he’s not a Moose-lim terrorist, but a rabbi?
Bad Sean, bad Sean, whatcha gonna do?
Whatcha gonna do when they come for you?
The Stop Hannity Express says use the same tactics on these Fox “News” frauds. Create villains out of these mouthpieces.
Bundy fan Hannocchio is the perfect villain. He portrays himself as a Boy Scout in public, but his elderly audience is unaware of his dark side. If they knew this Omen’s dirty little secrets, they would drop him like a hot potato.
If anyone deserves to be Swift Boat, it’s Hannocchio, and his business “partners” in real estate. Yeah, we know all about it.
Aging Hannocchio is past his prime. He can’t attract the 25-54 demographics, which is preferred by advertisers. The Fox “News” suits need to oust him, and replace him with a younger person, or shove him to the weekends.
Coming down the pipeline:
1. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has the last laugh
2. Hannocchio finds himself in another scandal, worse than Cliven Bundy.
3. Major changes coming to Fox “News”
4. Hannocchio deals with personal issues at home.
5. Hannocchio’s elderly audience are in for a major shock. A real major shock.
NOTE TO HANNITY
Quit bugging Beck for a role in his films. You can’t act. Period. End of story. That recent little film you did is horrible, and your role is a major disaster. A dog can play himself.
It’s too discouraging to witness the depths to which certain people will sink in order to pursue the agenda of their master, namely the mighty dollar paid out by Rupert Murdoch on behalf of a party increasingly specialised in smear and hatred.