It was quite the scene on Hannity as one guest suggested that Walter Scott was the guilty party in his own shooting death and the other guest, after announcing, “I am not going to sit here and listen to this, this, this hate,” walked out.
I’ve previously been very critical of Sean Hannity’s race-baiting but if anything, his declarations of white S.C. police officer Michael Slager’s guilt in the shooting death of African American Scott were a bit too absolute for my taste, before the man has been tried. “You do not shoot an innocent man in the back eight times, in cold blood like this!” Hannity announced.
However, the choice of guests (which may not have been Hannity’s doing) ensured that racial hate and heat would ensue. Light and learning would be optional.
On one side, was Hannity’s African American slavery-loving pal, Jesse Lee Peterson. “I’m not justifying at all the action of the police officer,” Peterson said, “but what I am saying is that we, as American citizens, owe it to the officer to give him the benefit of the doubt and to wait until we get all the information.”
Agreed. But what Peters really meant was that the officer deserved the benefit of the doubt because Blacks Behave So Badly.
PETERS: Right now, Sean, white officers are under attack by angry black folks in this country. And when they get stopped by police officers, they are not listening. They are not obeying… the police officer.
…All that I’m saying is that we should wait for due process because I don’t think Americans understand how angry and brainwashed these young black folks are. There’s been an element of black Americans who have been listening to people like these race hustlers…
The other guest was the volatile Leo Terrell. He interrupted Peters to make such comments as, “You’re an embarrassment to the world right now! The whole world is looking at how stupid you are!” and “I am not going to sit here and listen to this, this, this hate.”
Terrell stuck around a bit longer when Hannity said that Peterson’s comments were “a topic for another day.” Hannity futher announced, “In this case, the legal justifiable use of force is clear. He is not a threat to anybody! I think it’s irrelevant what happened leading up to this, based on the video.”
But when Peterson resumed talking, Terrell said, “I’m done, I’m done, I’m done!”
Peterson continued his attack on African Americans, talking about gang members in Los Angeles “openly robbing” homes and “the good folks" who are "afraid to call the police officers and they know who is doing it but they fear for their lives.”
While Peterson spoke, we saw Terrell on the split screen, removing his ear piece and walking off the set. Peterson called Terrell “a little coward” when he found out Terrell had gone.
That left Hannity to vehemently argue, “That tape is overwhelming, incontrovertible evidence that this man was shot innocently in the back. He’s not the judge, jury and executioner here. He doesn’t get to fire against a guy that’s not a threat to anybody. …You don’t shoot an innocent person that’s not a threat in the back! That’s murder!”
Peterson replied, “This guy wasn’t innocent. He had a warrant out on him… Had he not run away, he would be alive today.”
Yet not one of them seemed to see the larger, more important point: Had there been no video, Slager probably would have gotten away with murder. Hannity would almost certainly have been siding with Jesse Lee Peterson. Heck, he probably would have trotted out his old pal, Rudy Giuliani to lecture African Americans that their real problem is black on black crime.
Watch it below, from the April 9 Hannity.
The video came out and Hannity didn’t have time to smear the victim.
I’m still a little surprised that he didn’t take the cop’s side since he already proved that video doesn’t really matter(I can’t breathe).
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Self-hating Jesse’s little organization receives monetary donations from ultra conservatives, including Hannocchio. Ole Jesse does not bite the hand that feeds his organization. He has the nerve to call other people hustlers.
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We are taking the training methods of the Workplace Bullies and using it against them. The suits have classroom-like settings that teach production teams how to shoot stories. All of them are useless Ailes robots.
What really makes me shake my head is how OLD these Corporate Cats and Politicians are. Unless they’ve figured out a way to take it with them what is the freaking point?
He used to be a guest on shows fairly frequently years ago, but hosts and bookers must have gotten really tired of his act because he’s rarely on anymore. I understand he’s a really superb civil rights attorney, but you only invite him on television talk shows when what you explicitly want is a shouting match and a temper tantrum.
Once he left, poor old Hannity had to take on the :“angry man” role with Peterson himself. It’s all a big act either way.
Why, you’re right, Jesse Lee.
I mean, what with all the shootings of unarmed white officers by black folks, followed by the protest marches, looting, and vigils held by white people . . .
Fox News: in its own reality bubble since 1996.
On Fox Biz, Dobbs took a different tack, bringing on the incoherent but passionate Bo Dietl (also a Hannity guest tonight) and the grotesque Sheriff Clarke from Milwaukee to whine and rage and complain along with the host that the “liberal media” wasn’t giving credit to the city’s mayor and sheriff for doing the right thing and being altogether “exemplary.”
Get it? Black people behaving badly, but white officials being brilliantly stand-up guys. I honestly don’t know which segment was more loathesome.