A deep dive into the Hannity show’s content since Donald Trump left the White House reveals that Hannity can’t stop, won’t stop worshiping TFG and his lackeys.
The Washington Post’s Jeremy Barr writes:
Of the approximately 160 episodes of “Hannity” that have aired since Jan. 20, more than 60 percent have included at least one former Trump administration official, and often more, according to a Washington Post tally. Nearly 30 percent of those episodes featured a member of the Trump family. A Trump appears on “Hannity” every night for some consecutive stretches: Lara Trump was on the show Friday, Aug. 13, and returned the following Monday. Trump himself appeared the next night, and Donald Trump Jr. the night after that. And on two occasions since Biden’s inauguration, the “Hannity” set was packed with four former Trump aides on the same night.
Barr crunched more numbers: Fox News contributor Lara Trump, is the family's top regular, accounting for 25 of 47 appearances by Trump family members since President Joe Biden was inaugurated. Lara Trump’s fellow pathological liar, #LyingKayleighMcEnany, also a contributor, holds the top non-family rank with 26 appearaces; former Trump aide Stephen Miller and former acting Director of National Intellligence Richard Grenell, each made 21 appearances; former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows comes in at 17; former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (another contributor) has had 10; Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump have made 8 appearances. The World's Biggest Sore Loser has given Hannity 6 interviews since reluctantly leaving office.
Although Hannity never stops complaining about media bias elsewhere, he couldn’t present a bigger picture of projection. Barr cites his “question” to Pompeo about Afghanistan as an example:
“Mr. Secretary, you never would have allowed it to get to this point,” Hannity told Pompeo before asking him any questions. All his guest had to do was agree.
Barr’s article notes that in addition to grabbing and holding Trump-loving eyeballs, these shows can serve several political ends for Trump World. The appearances can function as practice runs for the guests’ future political campaigns and messaging, including Donald’s, and it helps to promote those candidacies at the same time.
But they also serve Hannity’s personal ambitions as well. In addition to their near nightly bedtime chats, Hannity was dubbed Trump’s “unofficial chief of staff” by his aides. It’s a safe bet Hannity will never have that kind of cachet with President Joe Biden or any other Democrat. Probably not even with a non-Trumper Republican. So by doing everything to maintain and boost Trumpers’ power, Hannity does the same for himself.
And I agree with Ellen: you can’t say it too much.
I realize I say this probably too much, but it is truth. The man is a menace and a threat to democracy. Never let our guard down where he is concerned. The universe will breathe a sigh of relief when Hannity, like Chump, departs this existence.
Hear, hear. The next two elections will determine the future of the country once and for all. Please don’t let the rest of the world down.
Frankly, I could not understand why any sane person would try to present the lunacy of the Pence White House as “American leadership”. It’s easy to see why angry Right Wing partisans like Hannity and Bill O’Reilly would do so.
But it is important that every sane American continue to show up to vote for every election. The second anyone takes an election for granted is the moment that another Donald Trump will squeak through, and also the moment that idealogues like Hannity and O’Reilly will succeed in bullying the country and the world.
Thanks for your help in grinding those accursed (and so stupid one can’t help assuming they’re Trumperists) spammers who flood the site with their pathetic drivel. Dear Ellen recently organised a small but perfectly formed squad of deputy dumpers strategically placed around the globe for a 24/7 (near enough) obliteration service.
These doughty yet ever modest keyboard warriors, all of whom are glued semi-permanently to their screens, are notified instantly of every post on every stream and through a cunning procedure, are equipped to grind miscreants into the dust in a matter of moments. And very satisfying it is too, as I’m sure you can imagine.
If you still feel that irrepressible urge to flag such illiterate drongos (as I did myself), continue to do so by all means, but note that the one-strike-and-you’re-history policy means you only need to draw attention to one (1) of these miscreants’ efforts to ensure their absolute absence from the site forever, or at least until Fox ‘News’ is shamed into irrelevance.
Please note that Ellen alone still has the judge-and-jury role over comments from regular humans that transgress the codes for obscenity, libel and sheer idiocy, though in our civilised little community, these have become vanishingly rare.
Ode to Sean Hannity
Oozing with vanity
Plump as a manatee
Fox Noise insanity
You’re a profanity
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