Sean Hannity teamed up with Ann Coulter last night in order to blame liberals for the recent Centennial, Colorado school shooting and most other sensational murders in history. And then he pretended he didn’t. It was Fox News possibly at its most disgusting-est.
Hannity began the discussion in front of a huge graphic that blared: LEFT-WING LUNATICS. The same words remained as a backdrop and on the lower right of the screen throughout most of the segment.
The big news? Hannity announced:
Although the mainstream media was hesitant to admit it, 18 year-old Karl Pierson (the gunman) reportedly held strong left-wing political beliefs. According to classmates, he was a committed socialist.
After a clip of a classmate saying Pierson was a socialist and a quote from the Denver Post saying he had mocked Republicans on Facebook, Hannity continued:
Now, sadly, Pierson is just the latest in a long line of left-wing lunatics to commit these horrific acts. Even though the mainstream media has been all too eager to link them to the right without any evidence to back ‘em up. …The media needs to start telling the truth whether they like it or not.
And who better to turn to for unvarnished truth than voter fraudster and murder fantasist Ann Coulter? “This proves we should keep liberals out of schools,” she giggled. She said more seriously that it’s “crazy people” doing the shooting who “should have been forced to take medication or institutionalized.” She added:
The left has a 200-year history of engaging in political violence. Every single presidential assassination in the United States has – sometimes it’s just a run-of-the-mill nut but to the extent they have been political, they are always liberals. …There have been four members of Congress assassinated. Two were just crazy people. …The first and the last were committed by liberal nuts.
Hannity agreed. Citing some of the recent mass shootings he said, “What we find out often is the case, that the people responsible for the shooting are left-wing lunatics.”
Then, in all seriousness, he said, “Except we don’t blame them. We blame the mental health system, we blame the individual. …Just because this guy was a left-winger, …I’m not blaming every left winger.”
Even Coulter saw the ridiculousness in that statement. She said, “No, we’re just talking about it for 10 minutes.”
And not’s not forget little facts like that 94% of Domestic terrorists, and 99% of serial killers, what are they when their politics are disclosed?
If Hannity wants to paint which side of the political spectrum is more violent… Any time he’s ready.
Annie is an expert in pot. During her younger years, the spinster use to follow the Grateful Dead. She attended many of their concerts, and hung out with other fans. There was a lot of pot smoking at these outdoor concerts, a known fact which Annie fails to mention on Hannocchio’s show.
Annie and Hannocchio have done a lot of things that they don’t mention in public. If their followers knew of their true nature, their brand images would be tarnished.
These frauds are in no position to talk about others, given their own checkered pasts.
NOTE TO ANNIE
Single women won’t need government as husbands. All they need is a wealthy sugar daddy to feed them, right?
NOTE TO HANNITY
Your girlfriend is too thin. Feed her!
isn’t that, like, a standard operating procedure for fox news?
B-b-but Seannie Poo . . . I thought libruls were supposed to be the ones TAKING AWAY all the guns ’cause they were scared of them.
Which is it??
Strangest part was Coulter presenting herself as an expert on marijuana use, citing one study from yesterday as though this were a clinical fact accepted by everyone. Note to Coulter – regardless of what anyone thinks about people who smoke marijuana, it does not automatically link up with psychotic episodes. There’s a reason that there are medical marijuana dispensaries, and that multiple states have moved to legalize it. And it isn’t because those states are full of psychotic people, so far as anyone can tell.
Interesting that Coulter boldly asserted that every single shooter, particularly presidential assassins, have been left wing. As she put it “they are always, ALWAYS left wing”. Really? Let’s take a look at that. (Keeping in mind that in each of these cases, we’re dealing with a disturbed individual who should never have been able to get access to the weapons that they would then use for their murders.)
Jared Lee Loughner – Described by one fellow student as not political of either stripe and another fellow student as radically liberal, his actual statements and postings line up with multiple far right conspiracy theorists, particularly David Wynn Miller, who notes that Loughner appears to have adopted and quoted Miller’s right wing material.
James Holmes – Not indicated in either direction politically. Seems to have been a fairly smart person with extreme socialization issues. His snap seems to have been personal and not fueled by the Alex Joneses of the world.
Adam Lanza – Not indicated in either direction politically. Seems to have been a fairly smart person with a case of Aspergers. Was clearly obsessed with mass shootings, as he’d compiled a massive spreadsheet of previous incidents. Happened to live in a house with his mother, who had a large number of legally purchased guns, which he used to murder first her and then the people at the school.
Columbine – Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold – Not indicated in either direction politically. Shooters seem to have been motivated by delusion and fantasies of violent revenge on other students. Bullying has been discussed prominently on this one, particularly since these two guys were on a hunt for the jocks of the school and made comments indicating they were out for revenge against them.
2006 Amish School Shooting – Charles Roberts – Not indicated politically. Shooter seems to have been a child molester who was acting out in a different manner than he had previously done.
2008 Northern Illinois University Shooting – Steven Kazmierczak – Not indicated politically, although he expressed sympathy toward Hamas. Shooter seems to have been responding to bullying, and modeled his behavior off previous shootings like Columbine.
2007 Virginia Tech – Seung-Hui Cho – Not indicated politically. Shooter talks in his “manifesto” about revenge against the wealthy, but if you drill down past the surface, you find he was dealing with all kinds of mental health issues, aggravated by bullying. And the bullying was in part due to his manifestation of symptoms like mutism. His killing spree seems to have been, like Columbine, fueled by a fantasy of violent revenge against other students.
2011 Norway Attacks – Anders Breivik – Openly right wing. Breivik is clear about his philosophy and the reasons he planned his murders. Has expressed antipathy toward Islamic people, immigrants and those he considers “Cultural Marxists”.
2013 Arapahoe Shooting – Karl Pierson – Some indication of critical thinking about GOP on his postings. Closer look at his history shows him to be a contrarian who liked debating other students, but who got himself thrown off the debate team for taking things too far. Not sure if we know enough to give him any real political basis. His motive for shooting seems to have been revenge against the teacher who threw him off the debate team.
Andrew Jackson – first assaulted by Robert Randolph after Jackson had him removed from the Navy for embezzlement. Later attacked by Richard Lawrence, who misfired two pistols in his attempt. Lawrence was deemed insane – he said he was shooting Jackson for causing him to lose his job, and that killing Jackson would cause money to be “more plenty”. He also said he thought he was Richard III of English infamy, but one wonders how far gone he was by the time he said that…
Abraham Lincoln – Repeatedly threatened and attacked during the Civil War. Finally assassinated by John Wilkes Booth. Booth was a Confederate sympathizer and supporter of slavery. I believe that would not put him on the left in anyone’s book.
James Garfield – Killed by Charles Guiteau months after he took office. Guiteau was delusional, thinking himself instrumental to the 1880 GOP because he wrote a speech that he retailored to favor Garfield. He was frustrated that the Garfield people wouldn’t name him as an ambassador, and that they were apparently telling him to leave them alone. Upon shooting Garfield, Guiteau declared himself a Stalwart GOP member (referencing the debate going on in the GOP at the time about gold) and affirmed his support for Chester Arthur.
William McKinley – Killed by Leon Czolgosz, a declared anarchist. This one would fall under a more left-wing umbrella, to be fair.
We could go through the whole list of Presidential attackers of the 20th century, but there are a LOT of them and they do not conform to Coulter’s view that they are “always, ALWAYS left wing”. Just about all of them were, frankly, wingnuts; either out to glorify themselves or to satisfy some delusion.
We should also note that Coulter’s chilling dismissal of the death threats made against President Obama is not accurate. She’s conveniently forgetting the really scary material that Fox Nation has happily promulgated over the past 6 years, and which Ellen has helpfully archived for the record.
The point of all this is to note that Coulter and Hannity’s entire basis of their discussion was completely inaccurate, which blows apart her arguments. And to agree with Ellen – Hannity is simply using the latest gun tragedy in a school as an excuse to say nasty things about left wingers. One would think that Hannity would refrain from doing this, particularly while Claire Davis is fighting for her life. The sight of Hannity trying to score cheap political points at this time, particularly given that we’ve shown he has no idea what he’s talking about, is frankly disgusting.
In a better world, Hannity would take a few minutes this evening and humbly apologize – not just to his audience but to the family of Claire Davis.
The last I heard one girl was in critical condition from this latest shooting, and with the shooter already dead this story has already quickly faded from the public’s attention as it really seems that the death toll must be in double digits to generate the media’s attention for the ratings mentality they have and not with the grieving families.
I don’t know or care what voting record this guy had. It’s the need for background checks on someone’s mental stability that needs to be exam. He may have a clean record, I don’t know, and the background check would not have helped, but what harm is done to make every reasonable attempt to make it possible to avoid another massacre?