Sean Hannity took no personal responsibility tonight for his role in promoting lawbreaking Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy as some kind of modern day Zorro. Instead, Hannity focused on distancing himself from Bundy’s “repugnant” comments about African Americans, once again swept his own inflammatory rhetoric under the rug and – oh, yeah, made a big effort to convince people he’s not a racist. It wasn’t a bad effort. That is, if you don’t know a lot about Hannity’s past.
You can read Bundy’s full comments about “the Negro” in last night’s post. But to summarize, Bundy said he thought African Americans had more freedom as slaves because they knew how to pick cotton, stayed out of trouble and didn’t have so many abortions.
Hannity said tonight, “Allow me to make myself abundantly clear. I believe those comments are downright racist, they are repugnant, they are bigoted and it’s beyond disturbing. I find those comments to be deplorable and I think it’s extremely unfortunate that Cliven Bundy holds those views."
No word on how Hannity or any of the Fox reporters who have been hobnobbing with Bundy for a few weeks never got a clue. After all, Bundy seems to have been pretty forthcoming with his views. The New York Times, which broke the story of his race comments, reported:
(Bundy) said he would continue holding a daily news conference; on Saturday, it drew one reporter and one photographer, so Mr. Bundy used the time to officiate at what was in effect a town meeting with supporters, discussing, in a long, loping discourse, the prevalence of abortion, the abuses of welfare and his views on race.
But Hannity wants you to know that he’s all about a bigger issue than Cliven Bundy. That is, now that we probably won’t see Hannity or anyone else at Fox probing the family's thoughts on whether the feds might kill one of them or suggesting one of them should kill the feds or urge Bundy “to continue his fight no matter what.” No, Hannity's real focus was a lofty concern about government:
The ranch standoff that took place out in Nevada was not about a man named Cliven Bundy. At the heart of this issue was my belief that our government is simply out of control. To me, this was about a federal agency’s dangerous response to a situation that could have resulted in a catastrophe and that means people dying and people being shot. Kind of comparable to what we saw in Waco, Texas.
What Hannity forgot to mention is how he repeatedly and deliberately inflamed the tensions when he could have worked to calm them.
Perhaps just to prove how public spirited he is, Hannity played clips from some of his old segments, many of which just happened to show him helping black people. Hannity even included a post-Hurricane Katrina segment. Which is pretty ballsy considering Hannity’s Katrina coverage was notable for his lack of sensitivity to African Americans. But that was so 2005! Tonight, he even worked in Benghazi as proof of his ongoing hatred of the government selflessness on behalf of the little guy.
After another attack on Jon Stewart, Hannity spent the next segment with one of his favorite guests who happens to be black, David Webb. Now Hannity compared the guy he’s been slobbering over (Bundy) to Todd Akin.
These narratives that liberals want. It infuriates me – that “conservatives are racist.” Todd Akin makes a dumb comment. Everybody running in his party has to answer it. I tried to force him out.
But unlike Bundy, Hannity didn’t spend show after show after show buddying up to Akin.
I might feel a smidgen of sympathy for Hannity if he didn’t have such a record of race-baiting and bigotry of his own, tolerating it in others and championing white guys in racial hot water. As I posted earlier today, Bundy is at least the third slavery apologist Hannity has buddied up to. I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty sure I’ve never befriended even one.
To borrow a phrase from a black guy Hannity couldn’t smear enough for criticizing America (but, unlike Bundy, recognizes it as a legitimate country), I think Hannity’s chickens may have finally come home to roost.
Don’t switch that channel folks! We got lots more heroes with big ’uns, errrr, big guns lined up an ready to go!
His staff, and that idiot producer failed big time on Bundy. These cafeteria Catholics were too busy trying to stick it to President Obama to notice that Bundy was a neo-confederate. When word came down about Bundy’s racist remarks these frauds jumped into damage control.
Fox “News” and Hannocchio are losing viewers in droves. They are livid that Fox “News” for turning their backs on Bundy.
By banning Bundy, the suits and hosts are hoping this firestorm will cool off, and their viewers will forget about Bundy.
Don’t be surprised if the suits hype up the Russian/Ukraine crisis to make their viewers forget about Bundy.
Deneen Borelli has been called to save Hannocchio’s sinking ship. It’s too late. The damage has been done.
Fox “News” and conservative mouthpieces are being abandoned by the extremist right wing lunatics by the thousands. Rusty the Radio Clown, Actor Glenn Beck, and Hannocchio are the latest mouthpieces who are facing backlash. So sad, too bad.
Conservative media’s chickens have come home to roost.
“We can’t be racist because we herded all the n****rs to Dorchester and Roxbury.”
I told him he wasn’t allowed to talk to me again until he figured out all five things I immediately saw wrong with just the way he worded that sentence, and walked away. Didn’t hear a peep from him again.
“That’s true, and some of Bundy’s best cows are black.”
That’s probably a lot of “bull”!
When you spew right wing views
And your friends all hate Jews
That’s A Moron,
When you lie with such glee
With an IQ of three
That’s A Moron,
Bells will ring ting-a-ling-a-ling, ting-a-ling-a-ling
And your friends will salivate
Hearts will play tippy-tippy-tay, tippy-tippy-tay
Don’t peddling hate pay so great,
When the spin makes you croak
Like a nutzoid on coke
That’s A Moron,
When you bitch and you moan
Like a paranoid clone
When you rally your troops
With you big piles of poop
‘Scus-a-me, can’t you see, here in reality,
That’s A Moron, that’s a Moron, that’s a Moron.
We are fortunate this time that KKKlannity’s vile hatemongering did not result in the murder of a federal law officer by some militia wingnut. Next time, we may not be as lucky.
Hannocchio is not the only one feeling the backlash from extremist right wing conservatives. Fox “News”, Actor Glenn Beck, David Webb, and the rest of the conservatives mouthpieces are getting a tongue lashing from these unhinged people.
The Stop Hannity Express says the damage has been done. Let the fall out begin.
Coming down the pipeline:
1. Hannocchio in for a very rude awakening
2. Hannocchio to use friends for damage control
3. Fox “News” suits on damage control mode
4. The Pat Dollar Man targets the Foxies and Hannocchio
NOTE TO HANNITY
Blame yourself for creating this mess. This is all your fault. Your broadcasting career will suffer, thanks to Bundy.