Sean Hannity and RNC chairman Reince Priebus were a vision of racial hypocrisy as they sanctimoniously condemned MSNBC over a tweet suggesting – not baselessly– that “maybe the rightwing will hate” a bi-racial Cheerios commercial that will make “everyone else” go “awww.” As if far worse rhetoric were not a regular staple of Fox News.
Believe it or not, Priebus called on all Republicans and Republican surrogates to boycott MSNBC until he got an apology and “some corrective action” over the tweet. Instead of laughing at Priebus’ threat, MSNBC caved. For background on the matter and excellent analysis, check out ex-MSNBC host Cenk Uygur’s video below. Among other things, he said about his former employer, “Don’t you understand what they’re doing to you? They’re trying to make you look like you’re weak and sad and pathetic. And you’re helping them do it! Over the most minor, irrelevant things in the world!”
Meanwhile, the phony-baloney sanctimony raged on last night on the Hannity show. Hannity called MSNBC “that propaganda firm.” Priebus complained about its “intolerance.”
And then Hannity, of all people. complained about MSNBC playing “the race card.” He said, “If anybody disagrees with President Obama – I mean, he pretty much will label them a racist. That’s standard operating procedure there.”
Besides the fact that depicting our black president as a race hustler is not exactly proof of racial sensitivity, Hannity’s house of race-baiting is pretty darned glassy. In fact, even the “little montage” of MSNBC race baiting Hannity put together was all what Hannity obviously thought of as too “pro black” or “anti white.” The “race cards” Hannity showed were, Chris Matthews complaining about a “return to Jim Crow days,” Melissa Harris-Perry comparing ObamaCare to the n-word, and Martin Bashir trashing Sarah Palin’s remarks on slavery.
That speaks volumes right there as to what Hannity thinks is a “race card.” But if you know anything about Hannity’s record, you know he’s perfectly comfortable with race baiting - when it’s African Americans being targeted. In fact, Hannity has fudged, rather than outright explained or apologized for, his past relationship with white supremacist Hal Turner. And Hannity still sits on the advisory board of an organization run by slavery apologist and race-baiter extraordinaire, Jesse Lee Peterson.
Priebus either ignored Hannity’s record or has somehow missed it. He said about the montage, “Yeah, that’s pretty disgusting stuff." Priebus praised MSNBC’s actions over the tweet but said the situation is now “sort of like being on probation.” He later said, “You know, when MSNBC and NBC have all this poison, we had to call them out on it and I’m happy they reacted but more to come.”
For one thing, I find it highly doubtful that even if Priebus started a boycott, it would keep Republicans from taking advantage of free face time on television. More importantly, it’s just as hypocritical of Priebus to be complaining about rhetorical poison. Maybe he thinks Fox News’ elderly viewers won’t remember his “un-American” dog whistles about the Obama administration on Fox but we do:
- Priebus suggested Attorney General Eric Holder was too partial to Muslims and accused him of “attacks on the American Constitution” – because he upheld its provisions.
- Priebus said about Obama, “I think that this president’s got a problem with the American dream in this country."
As for tweets, the Twitter feed of Fox News' Todd Starnes is far worse than MSNBC's Cheerios tweet. For example, when President Obama commented on the George Zimmerman verdict, Starnes went on a racial rant on Twitter that included the following: "Race-Baiter in Chief," referring to Obama, "I want to publicly apologize to President Obama for locking my doors and holding onto my wallet while riding the NYC subway," and "In fairness - after Obama got elected - I started clutching my wallet."
It’s really too bad that MSNBC doesn’t have the fortitude to stand up to and laugh off these bullies. I know for sure that Fox would have.
However, I do not think that an apology was necessary. After all, the tweet was based on the past history of what happened when Cheerios released their previous commercial with a bi-racial family. The last time Cheerios aired the bi-racial commercial, the haters on the right went nuts. The vile, racist comments were so off-the-chart that Cheerios had to shut down the comment section on the YouTube video of their commercial and they had to scrub racist comments from their Facebook page.
But did the show hosts at FOX “news” even bother to tell the folks about what happened last time, you know, to give some context to why someone might make that tweet? Daddy “full of outrage” Douchey didn’t have enough credibilty to tell the F&F viewers the whole story. It would have been the “fair & balanced” thing to do. BOR’s segment about it with Laura Ingraham didn’t mention what happened last time either. Instead they just blathered about how MSNBC hypes hate against conservatives and makes vile, vicious comments. Too funny considering the same sort of thing could be said about the way BOR, Ingraham and the other talking heads at FOX “news” attack/target liberals. And then there was this morning’s F&F segment with Anna Kooiman’s segment (about the MSNBC tweet) with Larry Elder. What a joke it was – the segment also made no mention of whatbhappened in the past and evolved into nothing more than attacks on MSNBC personnel.
Howard Kurtz, FOX’s supposed media watchdog, has a piece about this over at foxnews.com and even he can’t be bothered to tell the backstory/past history behind the tweet. Kurtz is seriously useless as a media watchdog.
The Stop Hannity Express presents:
Typical hateful voters who vote Republican. Roll video.
Spineless Priebus says nothing about this priceless gem:
Some Republicans See Racism As a Factor in Immigration Stalemate
“Part of it, I think — and I hate to say this, because these are my people — but I hate to say it, but it’s racial,” said the Southern Republican lawmaker, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. “If you go to town halls people say things like, ‘These people have different cultural customs than we do.’ And that’s code for race.”
Booomm! A Republican lawmaker calls out Steve King as a racist on national television!
More racial comments from Rep. Steve King
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Hannocchio is an unstable man with personal issues dating back to his youth. If his audience knew what he’s done he would lose a large portion of his audience. The hate is part of it. The rest is pretty vile and disturbing.
Since Hannocchio loves to appear in films, if there is a remake of the film, Carnal Knowledge, we will consider Hannocchio in the lead role.
Sure Seanny, not you or any of them, has a racist bone in your bodies.
Slanthead easily forgets his long history as a racist, as well as his record as a homophobe, xenophobe, misogynist, and anti-Semite (except for Israeli hawks).
As I commented the other day, if Hannity decides to run for Congress, he’ll do well emulating one of his (now faded) heroes, George “Macaca” Allen.
Here he was last night, on “Superbowl Boulevard” tossing a football. Look at this clown in the jersey:
In case you missed this, Slanthead announced today that he’ll repeat the stunt again on FNC tonight.
I’m so glad that Ellen has to watch, not me!
with the see thru desk (reminds me of stripper heels, just sayin’) he has really ratcheted up the hate factor.
His radio show is plummeting.
His message of fear & hate is old and stale.
Soon he will just be a very bad memory………