The Hannity show rounded up three white guests – each with a history of race baiting – to weigh in on Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban’s remarks about racial prejudice and crossing the street when he sees a black kid in a hoodie. Not surprisingly, all but one endorsed Cuban's views as “honest” and “based on statistics.”
To refresh your memory, Cuban said:
We’re all prejudiced in one way or the other. If I see a black kid in a hoodie, and it’s late at night, I’m walking to the other side of the street. And if on that side of the street there’s a guy that has tattoos all over his face - white guy, bald head, tattoos everywhere - I’m walking back to the other side of the street.
As I noted in my previous post on the subject, Fox has a tradition of whitewashing animosity toward minorities as “honesty” and “candor.” That’s exactly what happened on Hannity tonight. Only there was an extra helping of “scary white guy” to go along with it.
Nor was it much of a surprise that he chose three white people for his panel – each of whom has a history of making troubling comments on race. Apparently, reading a quote of Jesse Jackson saying something similar to Cuban's remarks - in 1993 - and playing a clip of African American Stephen Smith saying he has “absolutely, positively no problem” with Cuban was all the black perspective needed.
In the studio with Hannity was Bernard McGuirk – fired in 2007 (before getting hired by Fox) for making offensive comments about the “hardcore hos” on the Rutgers women’s basketball team. Also on the panel was Geraldo Rivera. He not only blamed Trayvon Martin’s hoodie for his death but later announced that if the women on George Zimmerman’s jury had seen the “6-foot-2-inch, hoodie-wearing” Martin, “they would have shot and killed Trayvon Martin a lot sooner than George Zimmerman did.” The third person was Sandra Smith, of "White Hizzy" fame.
Smith was the only person who didn’t praise Cuban’s remarks. A sampling of the other comments below:
RIVERA: If a young person wants to dress like the surveillance video of a 711 stick up, then by all means he’s free to do that but he has to then understand …people will react to you like a thug. I’ve been preaching that since Trayvon Martin… Cuban was right. He was honest. He was straightforward. You dress for success or you dress for regress.
HANNITY: Well said. I couldn’t agree more. …I’m afraid that political correctness is going to short circuit our own instinct to protect ourselves and get away from danger. Geraldo’s right. If you see somebody that wants to dress in a way that intimidates, go away.
MCGUIRK: One of the biggest fallacies that’s out there, perpetuated by many, including, I believe President Obama - a black man, they can’t catch a cab in New York City because of racism. As somebody who drove a cab at night for almost eight years, robbed multiple times and assaulted, I can tell you that it’s not racism, It’s fear and economics that drives that.
RIVERA: It’s statistics. Stereotypes are based on statistics.
HANNITY: I think we have an instinctive reaction to danger. If you see a group of Hells Angels or anybody that looks like they belong on the show, Lockup,… it’s smart to go in the other direction. I’m sorry, that’s basic, simple common sense. And stop doubting yourself if you think that way.
Just to show how racially tolerant he is, Hannity said he laughs at Irish jokes – and then told one. McGuirk followed with his own Irish joke. Everybody laughed uproariously. I wonder how funny they would have found it if a black person had started telling cracker jokes.
After the laughter subsided, McGuirk said:
About stop and frisk and misunderstanding and attributing stuff to racism. …If the people who were victimized by it, …you can understand why they’ll be upset if a cab passes ‘em by or a cop stops ‘em out of left field. But if they understand that it’s to protect old ladies from getting shot, kids from getting shot, If there’s understanding, As opposed to saying, “Oh no, It’s because of racism,” I think, You know, that furthers the conversation.
The problem is that it’s easy for McGuirk to say that when he has probably never been subjected to it.
Watch the "honest" discussion below.
But, I guess that hurts Hannity’s argument too much. Now, do we have any conservative trolls lurking? I’m waiting for them to start just linking every black offender they can find, like we couldn’t make the same case going vice versa.
The Stop Hannity Express urges the masses to continue reminding conservatives of the day Hannocchio blew off Bundy.
Bigmouth Bernie has room to talk. His looks are so frightening that New York City street rats would scatter away in horror.
If he wants to earn a fortune, Bernie can leave Imus, and sell Halloween masks of his face.
Hannocchio is at a crossroads in his broadcasting career. His numbers are declining in the lucrative 25-54 demographics. Advertising agencies prefer these demos to sell their client’s product and service.
At the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in Bismarck, North Dakota, where he gave a 50-minute promo speech for the oil guys, he spent time signing footballs for his fans.
A majority of his fans were over 55, not good numbers for advertisers. A few of those fans were elderly women who took pictures of this media hack. Most of these women say “he’s handsome” which is common throughout his travels. These senior groupies giggle like teens when they see him in person.
He is at the age where he can no longer pull in younger viewers. If the Fox “News” suits were smart, they would let his contract expire, and hire a younger host in his place.
NOTE TO HANNITY
You are an embarrassment to the Catholic faith, and to your children.