Just a few minutes after Sean Hannity tried to erase Trump’s latest birther controversy from history, he helped helped rehab Trump’s attacks on Fiorina’s looks.
In my previous post I noted how Sean Hannity omitted Trump’s birther moments from a “highlights” video of his town hall. That was during the first part of Trump’s lengthy, softball interview on the Hannity show last night. In Part 2, Hannity actively worked to rehab the criticism over Trump’s attack on Fiorina’s looks.
HANNITY: Do you think there’s a bit of a double standard in terms of people make fun of you all the time, make fun of your hair all the time, they did it on Jimmy Fallon with Hillary Clinton last night. Is there a double standard? Do you think maybe we’re too sensitive about comments and is that changing in politics?
TRUMP: Well, it’s not only a double standard, it is being politically correct and if you say something nice about somebody – like last night [during the CNN debate], I was very nice to her and, you know, some people thought I was being sarcastic and you know, etc. etc. But actually, if you look back at the records on Carly, she was brutal on Barbara Boxer. She was very nasty. She was running against Barbara Boxer. She lost in a landslide but during the run, she was really horrible about Barbara Boxer’s looks. And she attacked her on her looks. And also, she attacked Meg Whitman on her look. …So Carly is playing the double standard.
It’s true that Fiorina once knocked Boxer’s looks. She said, “God what is that hair? So yesterday!” And while that’s not admirable, it’s a far cry from Trump saying that nobody would vote for Fiorina because of her looks. From Rolling Stone:
“Look at that face!” he cries. “Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?!” The laughter grows halting and faint behind him. “I mean, she’s a woman, and I’m not s’posedta say bad things, but really, folks, come on. Are we serious?”
Besides, two wrongs don’t make a right.
But instead of noting any of that, Hannity immediately moved on to highlight one of Trump’s debate lines “that resonated very well with voters,” which was about North Korea having nuclear weapons, and then asked Trump to discuss the Iranian nuclear deal.
By the way, Fiorina’s 2010 comments – which were captured when she thought she was off camera – knocked Hannity more than Boxwer. Watch them below, along with the other part of the Trump interview, from the September 17 Hannity show.
Fox News is like the guy with a broom and a bucket following a circus elephant. ;^)
Of course, according to fair and balanced Fox News, it’s Joe Biden who deserves getting pounded for gaffs. Don’t recall GOP TV ever using the term “gaff” in reference to The Donald. Which is what, I suppose, makes them fair and balanced in the first place. What was I thinking???
These GOP assholes have reduced a once honorable to the level of a elementary school election.