Ed Schultz slammed Sean Hannity hard today. Schultz called Hannity the "king of cheap shots," called out the media in general for focusing on the problems of the Obamacare rollout rather than its promise and focused on Hannity, in particular, for defending "junk insurance policies" that don't "cover snot" in his zeal to malign the Affordable Care Act. Schultz also challenged Hannity to a debate and dared him to "prove me wrong."
Schultz was responding to attacks on him during his weekly "Media Mash" segment last night. So Schultz issued this challenge in response:
I'm about the truth and it would seem to me that if I'm wrong on these things, that Hannity would want to go face to face with me. ...So let's get it on Sean, come on. You pick the venue. You sell the tickets, you keep the profit. You're all about that. I just want to prove that you're wrong. ...Certainly, you'd have the character to go face to face with me, wouldn't you?
Look, I believe that Sean Hannity and Fox News has (sic) done a terrible disservice to this country by misleading people on a lifesaving policy such as Obamacare. ...Let's go face to face. Come on, Sean. Let's do it for the country! Come on, make a big fool out of Big Eddie.
...But you won't do it because you know I have the facts - and oh, by the way, I have the law on my side.
The entire segment is worth watching, especially if you've been fed a steady diet of "Obamacare is a disaster" all week in the rest of the media.
But, unfortunately, Hannity seems to be standing by his attack in just the same way he stood by his promise to undergo waterboarding for charity. By weaseling. In a statement to Mediaite, he first boasted about debating Rev. Al Sharpton, then said:
While I understand little Eddie desperately needs attention, he unfortunately does not have the intelligence, wit, humor or debating skills of Rev. Sharpton, or somebody like James Carville who I have also publicly debated numerous times.
Too (sic) be blunt I really have better things to do with my time than attempt to educate a total buffoon who calls Laura Ingraham horrible names, and publicly states ‘we ought to rip out Dick Cheney’s heart, stomp on it, and shove it back in him.’ Enough said.
Well, I'll agree "enough said." But not in the way Hannity meant it.
Their classmates probably laugh at his children because their father is a coward. The stares, gossip, the humiliation at this Long Island private Catholic school.
“Why is your father afraid to debate Ed Schultz?,” a classmate would probably ask. “Your father is a coward,” the classmates would say, laughing as they head to their next class.
Imagine being the child of this man. We would be highly embarrassed to say he’s our father. A coward who is afraid to man-up, for the sake of his two children.
Yeah, I know….Ed Schultz is sometimes the only person who says the things that need to be said. I just wish he didn’t keep reminding us of that.
This is just like last month when Robert Reich challenged Bill O’Reilly to a debate.
The Stop Hannity Express says Hannocchio is a coward. He talks big, but when he’s challenged he hides underneath his desk. Ed Schultz can easily sweep the floor with this aging, tired old media hack.
The Express encourages the masses to go on social media, radio and television 24/7, and tell the world that Hannocchio is too scared to debate Ed Schultz. Target his conservative audience and tell them their hero is a coward. Offended, they will demand Hannocchio debate Schultz. If he refuses to debate Schulz, then his conservative audience will write him off as a coward, and seek another conservative talker with guts.
Maybe Hannocchio fears that Schulz would expose his hidden secrets. Hannocchio would pass out cold on the floor if a few of them became public knowledge, which they will anyway in time-with the help of our media partners.
Coming down the pipe:
1. Hannocchio did what????!!!!
2. The Elite Washington GOP Power Machine cuts ties with Hannocchio
3. A private issue becomes public knowledge
4. Fox “News” in full damage control when this hits the fan.
NOTE TO HANNITY
You are an embarrassment to your children. We feel sorry that they have a cowardly father.
These days, Hannity’s show is the same people delivering the same right-wing rants on the same topics over and over and over and over again, night after night. And the more of them at one time, the better because then he only needs to stand back, interrupt occasionally to shout somebody down he doesn’t agree with, but otherwise just stand back and let his right-wing guests rant away and eat up air time for him.
IOW, Hannity is in no shape to hold his own one-on-one with anybody on any subject. He’s become lazy and repetitive and feeble. It’s really kind of shocking. He’s always been a gigantic jerk, but he used to have a fair amount of juice. It’s almost all gone now. He’ll be lucky if he gets another contract on Fox News, IMO.
Not only is Schultz much bigger than Hannity, but he can shout a lot louder (regularly pinning the ol’ VU meter). It would be comical to watch Slanthead squirm trying to get a word in, let alone try to put Schultz down with his bullyboy routine.
(The only way Hannity could possibly defeat Schultz would be to resort to physical violence by emptying the clips in both of the concealed Glocks he carries all the time.)
Others in the media, and not on the left, are turning on Slanthead as he spirals into the toilet (Did everyone see the latest ratings, showing Kelly drawing about a million more viewers at 9 p.m. than Hannity ever did?).
Just the other day, Don Imus — who’s anything but a paradigm of virtue (“nappy-headed hos”) — called Hannity a “loser.” Imus was warning some woman — didn’t catch her name or whether she is one of his regular crew of obnoxious sycophants (as anyone who’s listened to Imus surely knows, his four hours on the air on WABC each morning sounds like one long hangover; mumbling, slurred incomplete sentences). Anyway, Imus was warning her not to go on one of Slanthead’s panels because “he’s a loser!”
I’m proud to say I almost managed to go the whole week without listening to a minute of Slanthead on his radio hatecast. Except today, caught the last 30 minutes of so, as Hannity was doing his best to rehab his good buddy the Donald by giving time to a Trump mouthpiece to denounce the “university” fraud.