Sean Hannity’s bravado once again did more to reveal than conceal his concern about the damage the Stormy Daniels case could do to his beloved Donald Trump.
Daniels, as you probably know if you don’t rely on Fox for all your news, is the porn star who has received hush money and has alleged intimidation from Trump in the wake of their extramarital affair.
Hannity revisited his “coverage” of the story as an attack on the media again last night, this time with pal Mark Levin. But instead of making the story about Bill Clinton, as Hannity had the night before, Levin added former presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson to the mix.
LEVIN: But the truth is if Donald Trump’s last name was Kennedy we’d not be seeing a thing of this. They would be covering it up. And here’s the difference. Number one, why is it assumed thought porno actress and ex-playboy bunny are telling the truth and why are the media focused on this?
Let’s take a look at Bill Clinton. Bill Clinton was accused of sexual assault in the Oval Office. Bill Clinton was accused of having sex with an intern in the Oval Office. Bill Clinton was accused as attorney general in an official position of raping Juanita Broaddrick.
Bill Clinton was attorney—was governor of Arkansas, accused of using his position to try and get sex and exposing himself to an employee Paula Jones. Donald Trump isn’t even close. Even if you believe all of this, which I know he’s not even close to this stuff.
John Kennedy had an affair with a mob boss’ girlfriend. Job—John Kennedy had a relationship with an East German spy. John Kennedy had sex with an intern in the White House pool. John Kennedy, I mean, so many examples, LBJ was said to be worse than John Kennedy. I can go on and on and on.
LEVIN: Now the media will say well, that’s a diversion. Now I’ll tell you what’s a diversion. The media have ignored the rogue activity the highest levels of the FBI. The media have ignored Russia’s influence in the election. We now know that the Obama administration knew about it, that Susan Rice knew about it, told the people to stand down.
We got these lectures from Mark Warner and Adam Schiff, unbelievable they said the Russians would get involved in our election. They’re right. Now that we know that the Obama administration knew about it, vertically, horizontally, departments and agencies and did nothing about it.
Notice how Levin never mentioned that Trump has done nothing to stop future meddling by the Russians in the 14 months he’s been in office?
Hannity, of course, never said a word about that. I'll go out on a limb and guess that on Hannity, Russia will be Obama's fault all the way until the next Democrat takes the presidency.
Levin ranted on and on about the Trump-hating media (and never mind about how much Fox obviously still hates Obama).
LEVIN: It’s sick. And I’m starting to think some of these reporters are enjoying sitting at their computers doing research on Daniels, whatever her name is Smoky Daniels, whatever her name is.
HANNITY: Stormy. Stormy.
LEVIN: Stormy Daniels.
HANNITY: Smoky Stormy, you know, no difference.
LEVIN: I don’t know, they are starting to get a kick out of it anyway, it’s really pathetic.
What’s really pathetic is how easy it is to see underneath this masquerade. Near the end of the discussion, Hannity played a “side by side” video juxtaposing Anderson Cooper’s questions to Daniels with questions posed by Jerry Springer to his guests. Afterward, Hannity said the following:
HANNITY: I don’t—I don’t even know what to say. That wasn’t hard to do. And by the way, if they want to fight, I’m just starting. I think this will be more fun than I have ever had on TV or radio in 30 years.
If there’s nothing to the Stormy Daniels story, then why does he need to start fighting? And why is a cable news host vowing to fight on Trump’s behalf anyway?
Watch Hannity whistle past the graveyard below, from the March 27, 2018 Hannity.
(Transcript excerpts via FoxNews.com)
And today’s GOP are howling preventatively against any idea that Mueller might, just might decide to examine Trump’s financial records. As I keep on saying: it’s the hypocrisy that gets my goat.
Levin’s statements, as usual, are a string of blatant falsehoods. He tries to once again sling all the old accusations at Bill Clinton, as though they have anything to do with Trump’s shenanigans. He lies about everyone covering up for Clinton and Kennedy, when in fact those stories were covered. He leaves out the part where Clinton’s accusers were completely heard out and vetted – and then found to be inconsistent and unreliable. Juanita Broaddrick’s story changed multiple times – to the point that nobody will ever know what happened, apparently including her. But the notion that Bill Clinton raped her is one that only came up after she had gone through various iterations and was trying to keep her story relevant many years after the fact. Kathleen Willey’s accusations were similarly found to be spurious, after she’d been heard out. Donald Trump’s behavior, on the other hand, has openly been admitted by him at various times, even with pride from the man. So yes, Trump isn’t even close to Clinton’s affairs – Trump is far beyond anything Clinton did, in terms of sheer numbers and outrageous behavior.
Levin goes on to repeat multiple lies about JFK – including the Ellen Rometsch story, which was never corroborated in terms of her being anything more than a woman with whom Kennedy had a fling. The Right Wing regularly tries to paint her as a “spy” but always leaves out the part where that was never actually established. In fact, the FBI stated at the time that she wasn’t one. Levin also goes into the mud about the Judith Exner story, which was challenged during even her first iteration of it in the 1970s and then demolished in the 1980s and 1990s, when she got more and more outrageous in her embellishments in a desperate attempt to continue getting media attention. And of course Levin throws a heap of mud at LBJ in the same breath. The one thing he says that we can agree about – he can definitely go on and on and on.
Next, Levin says a bunch of lies about President Obama and the FBI. There is no evidence of “rogue activity at the highest levels of the FBI” in the manner that Levin is hysterically opining. And the issue of “Russian influence” in the election is exactly what Robert Mueller is investigating – not in terms of physically rigging votes but in terms of trying to poison the dialogue, apparently with the eager assistance of Trump and his staff. What we know about President Obama’s handling of that situation is that he had the FBI looking into it, as is proper, but did not want to turn that into a major election issue. In other words, President Obama was trying to actually preserve the sanctity of the election. Levin’s nonsensical take is that he should have shouted fire in the middle of the final weeks of the campaign – something that the Right Wing would have screamed about had it happened. And no, nobody was told to “stand down” – either in this situation or in Benghazi.
Ellen is partly correct in her assessment that Hannity will constantly blame any downturns or setbacks on President Obama, while giving all the credit for any positive events to Trump. For example, President Obama took office in the midst of a dire recession that erupted during the terrible mismanagement of W and the GOP. Hannity spent 2008 denying that anything was wrong – until the second that President Obama was inaugurated. At which point, Hannity suddenly discovered that the economy had crashed and began blaming everything on the Democrats. President Obama worked to have the government help end the recession, with almost no help from the GOP, which was bent on obstructing everything he did – even while people were watching their unemployment benefits dry up and no new jobs were available – in the hope that continued economic troubles would help get them back into power. So in 2017, when Mike Pence assumes the role of acting President, the economy is actually better, thanks to the work of the Democrats in the face of the GOP, and just as suddenly, we’re supposed to celebrate what a great job the GOP has done to generate the better numbers.
It’s interesting to see the Right Wing constantly railing on the rest of the world for supposedly being Trump haters who don’t want the Tweeter to succeed. This is the same gang who spent 8 years throwing vicious hatred at President Obama and everyone in the Democratic Party. This is the same gang who spent 8 years obstructing and opposing every single thing that President Obama did, and who continue to show total hatred toward both the Obama and Clinton families. But they seem to be really sensitive about anyone showing the slightest skepticism about the proven venality and viciousness of the Pence White House. So if CNN reports on what’s actually happening when staffer after staffer is fired or forced out of the building, that’s somehow “Trump hating”. If the New York Times reports on actual indictments of people who are plea-bargaining with Robert Mueller to get lesser sentences, that’s somehow “Trump hating.” If anyone points out that Trump’s behavior has been spectacularly embarrassing for this country, that’s somehow “Trump hating.”
And it’s interesting to hear Hannity and Levin pretending they don’t know Daniels’ porn name, presumably out of their moral purity. Given how much they tend to tell falsehoods, it’s difficult to take that pose seriously.
For the first time in his miserable, checkered life, this overpaid media hack is frighted to lose his wealth, his reputation, his homes, his friends, and his family. Pie would melt like cheese.
The Stop Hannity Express says this Long Island snake is in serious trouble, and he knows it. His private conversations with others are no longer private. He has some serious, serious explaining to do.
This saga is coming near the end. The cast of characters in Trumper’s inner-world will go down in flames with a felony record.
Coming down the pipeline:
1. More scandals rock Fox “News” Channel
2. Fox “News” insiders spill more beans about certain people
3. A prime time slot soon to open
4. A Fox “News” host faces legal troubles
5. Another divorce hits the headlines
6. Terminations at the Foxies
NOTE TO HANNITY
Answer this question, yes or no. What’s more important? Throwing Trump under the bus to save your broadcasting career, family and wealth? Or protecting Trump and throw away your broadcasting career, family and wealth?
We doubt very much that Merri Jill would stick around if you land behind bars, or lose your money. If she was smart she would pack her bags now and leave rather than suffer humiliation and embarrassment in front of her friends and charitable organizations.
“You’re apparently much more willing to fight for Drumpf than you EVER were for your country in uniform”
AMEN! And let’s not forget about KKKlannity’s LACK OF WILLINGNESS to keep his promise to GET WATERBOARDED FOR CHARITY which he made in front of actor Charles Grodin on live TV on the night of April 22, 2009. It’s now coming up on NINE YEARS since he made that pledge!
Yeah, Sean — we can see that.
You’re apparently much more willing to fight for Drumpf than you EVER were for your country in uniform . . .