We at News Hounds have not forgotten how Sean Hannity has yet to fulfill his promise to be waterboarded for charity in order to prove it's not torture. Hannity made that promise on April 22, 2009, almost four years ago. But today, when a Think Progress staff member asked him about it on the radio, he was suddenly - well, not interested in discussing it.
After a discussion, or lack thereof, of the subject on the air, Think Progress posted the following:
Immediately following the show, Hannity was so incensed that he personally called ThinkProgress to complain. He accused ThinkProgress of being “fixated” on the matter, baffled that we brought up an issue that he said hasn’t been news for years. After we respectfully disagreed and explained that it was disingenuous for him to offer to be waterboarded in order to prove that it’s not torture, only not to follow through on the offer, Hannity sighed, “what you’re doing here is really stupid.” He insisted, though, that it wasn’t a sensitive subject.
Think Progress also has a nice explanation of why this matters:
Waterboarding is still an extremely important, and undercovered, story today. It still exists, it’s still torture, and the only American who’s been sentenced to prison over the matter is a former CIA agent and vocal torture opponent who spoke out about the practice. Waterboarding is now part of the mainstream with the help of defenders like Hannity who insist that it’s not actually torture.
The clip below is via ThinkProgress.
Hannocchio gets very defensive. He gets really upset very easily. That’s his nature. He was raised that way.
His a troubled man, with a troubled past.
I served in WW2! I wuz somewhere in my daddy’s scrotum!
I think this part is the most telling out of all of Hannity’s response. Hannity didn’t even try anything but to resort to the buzz words he wanted for Keyes, before going into his hissy fit.
This not only says a lot about his personality, but it also says a lot about how he runs his shows.
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Who’s “fixated” on the past again, Sean?
In his world, up is down, left is right, right is wrong!
He does & says whatever is necessary to keep his
multi-million dollar salary rolling in.
If that means lying and throwing America and Americans under the bus, well….so be it.
But folks, “let not your heart be troubled” (hehe).
His party is on the brink of extinction and no one is fighting to save it!
They will not be missed!!
kind of sums up sean’s career.
Just do it and get it over with. At least you’ll be raising money for our needed wounded veterans. There’s nothing wrong with admitting you’re wrong. It happens. Just ask Mancow about his experience when he was waterboarded.