Another day, another racial whine from Fox’s master baiter of race, Sean Hannity. Tonight’s excuse, Touré’s comments about Dr. Benjamin Carson being conservatives’ guilt-assuaging “black friend.” Rather than address the substance of Toure’s remarks – that GOP policies matter more to African Americans than the color of their pals – Hannity trotted out two of his favorite African-American black attackers to throw racial flames at Touré, MSNBC and the left.
Apparently, Hannity thinks that attacking African Americans as racist will somehow excuse or camouflage his own very dubious racial history. Last I checked, Hannity is still palling around with Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson who thanks God for slavery and thinks slave ships were like flying in a crowded coach section (“It’s a tough ride. But you’re happy when you get to your destination”). Peterson is just one of Hannity's many bigoted buddies. And isn’t it funny how Hannity “defended” Carson by making racial attacks on other African Americans?
Carson will be on Hannity tomorrow night to “respond” to Touré’s remarks but in the meanwhile, there was Deneen Borelli, the conservative designated black attacker and Michael Meyers, the phony-liberal designated black attacker. It was a familiar role for each.
Anyone who has seen Borelli and Meyers do their Hannity routine surely knew exactly what they would say: The left can’t tolerate black conservatives and they’re the real racists (with no discussion as to why African Americans overwhelmingly vote Democratic and the Republican Party keeps talking about needing to do a better job reaching out to them). And Hannity invariably works in the "double standard" of how white people can’t make the same criticisms of African Americans as black people can.
Sure enough, Borelli said, “The left does not want black conservatives to be vocal. …I wrote (she named her book) to expose the failures of the progressives and also to push back on the black liberal establishment whose message is about wealth redistribution and race baiting.”
Meyers took it a step further. “That network, they have a race problem. They’ve turned the airwaves over to white and black lunatics, racial fanatics.” Yet, as everyone on set almost surely knew, it's Fox that has a minuscule black audience - and it's shrinking. MSNBC, on the other hand, has had a 60% gain.
Hannity was right there with his “it’s so unfair!” whine: “If anybody made a comment against an African American that’s not a conservative, like the comments that are being made here, we know what would happen.”
You mean like when your pal Jesse Lee accused “most blacks” in Memphis of being “so racist?” Or when you cozied up to a white supremacist who said that if it weren’t for whites, “black people would still be swinging on trees in Africa?” You ought to be grateful as to how you've skated away from your dismal racial record, rather than resentful about what you couldn't do.
“It’s a double standard,” Borelli reassured Hannity. “They build their life around playing the race card, race baiting.”
Last week, Michael Reagan complained that Fox News had become “stale and predictable.” This segment is Exhibit A.
Update: I'm including Brave New Films' 2007 "Fox Attacks Black America" video below for some insight into how Hannity (and Fox) have been a Johnny One Note on race for years. You can also see more of Hannity's pal, Jesse Lee Peterson. Disclaimer: I assisted with the video's preparation.
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“Another day, another racial whine from Fox’s master baiter of race, Sean Hannity.”
Pardon me, Ellen — correct me if I’m wrong on this, but isn’t Bill O’Reilly Fox’s REAL “master – baiter”? Remember his episode with Andrea Mackris?
We encourage the masses to ask these clowns if they heard of a man named Hal Turner. A man who made racists remarks about African Americans on Hannocchio’s radio show. Turner was close friends with Hannocchio. Apparently, Hannocchio had no problem befriending a neo-Nazi. Would Borelli and Meyers befriend a neo-Nazi? Ask them on Twitter and Facebook.
The Stop Hannity Express says there’s more to Hannocchio than he lets on. He has a dark side that he keeps hidden from his loyal audience. He’s done things that would scare off his audience.
Coming down the pipe: Hannocchio’s worse nightmare comes true.
And there’s the whole matter of that Carlton also hung out with people who clearly have no use for him outside of being a token, as well.