Sean Hannity used the Ferguson grand jury decision as another opportunity to stick it to African Americans and, of course, blame the Obama administration for the unrest.
Hannity conducted a respectful interview with the attorney for Michael Brown’s family and, as it ended, told the attorney, “My thoughts and prayers do go out to the Brown family.”
But Hannity’s decision to host Rudy Giuliani right afterward sent quite a different message. This was one day after Giuliani had insulted African Americans across the country with his contemptuous remark to Michael Eric Dyson while discussing Ferguson: “White police officers wouldn’t be” in inner cities “if you weren’t killing each other.”
Giuliani made no apology for his insulting comments – which he had doubled down on earlier in the day on Fox & Friends. But he, too, disingenuously announced, “My thoughts and prayers also go out to the Brown family. There’s nothing like the loss of a child.”
I think it’s safe to say we’ve seen what kind of thoughts Giuliani and Hannity have for the Brown family.
Back in the studio, Giuliani reiterated his “thoughts and prayers” for the Brown family and this time he added thoughts and prayers for the family of Police Officer Darren Wilson who “thought he was going to be killed” and then thought he was going to jail “for the rest of his life.”
But Hannity was too interested in exploiting the politics to spend much time on the investigation into Wilson. After all, this was the moment Hannity had hoped for!
HANNITY: Let me ask about the rush to judgment that often happens in these cases (not counting Benghazi, of course). You know, you had the attorney general at one point saying, “I’m the attorney general of the United States but I am also a black man.” The president at the United Nations said that, well, now the United States, you’ve seen in Ferguson, that it has racial and ethnic tensions. Did those statements contribute to an atmosphere where people were kind of predicting that this would happen, they were pretty much told that this was what they should expect?
Giuliani didn’t quite get with the Obama-bashing program. He said, “Oh, sure, you had the governor announce a state of emergency.” But then he added, “You had these people sitting in a grand jury. Can you imagine the fear they must have had of the conclusion they had to reach? These people have to live there. …It took a tremendous amount of courage to come to the conclusion of no charges should be filed here.”
But I have no doubt that Hannity will find plenty of time to pin every bit of violence on President Obama in the future.
Watch it below.
His father should have committed him decades ago. He may have came out a different person.