Here we go again. Not since Sestak-gate, no, Fast and Furious-gate, no campaign-ad-gate has Sean Hannity asked “What did the president know, when did he know it?” as if impeachment is imminent – this time over Benghazi-gate. Well, in his dreams, anyway.
Hannity claimed Americans “deserve the truth” about what happened in Benghazi, Libya on September 11th when several Americans were killed, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya. Yet, “truth-seeking” Hannity seems determined to avoid interviewing any reporters with actual knowledge about the situation in favor of hosting a stream of partisan pundits more skilled at attacking President Obama. Hannity’s previous phony experts included Sarah Palin, Ann Coulter and Herman Cain. Last night, we got Rudy Giuliani. Giuliani has experience dealing with the aftermath of terrorism but he’s hardly any kind of expert on the uprisings in the Middle East.
Giuliani repeatedly used the word “cover up:” He said the administration had engaged in “a cover up – a deliberate attempt to cover up the truth… and the worst kind of cover up.” Yet, Giuliani didn’t offer a single new fact or bit of information go beyond his flame-throwing speculation.
After he finished suggesting President Obama deserved to be impeached, “Great American” Hannity slobbered over Israel’s President Benjamin Netanyahu as an example of a superior leader. He called President Obama’s speech at the United Nations “embarrassing to this country.” But Netanyahu? “With moral clarity, certainty, understanding of what is at stake in the world,” Hannity said.
What the bullyboy hatriot really meant was that Netanyahu has the same war-with-Iran fervor that Hannity has. Not that chickenhawk Hannity will be putting his own fanny on the line any time soon. Heck, he won’t even make good on his promise to undergo waterboarding for charity, even though he insists it’s not torture.
By the way, Hannity is not alone in impeachment fever. Heather, at Crooks and Liars, noted Mike Huckabee on America’s Newsroom today hinting at impeachment also:
I think frankly, if this issue really gets traction that it deserves, and let it say it deserves, go back. Richard Nixon was forced out of office because he lied. And because he covered some stuff up. I will be blunt and tell you this. Nobody died in Watergate. We have people who are dead because of this.
"Fair and balanced" Fox Nation is also getting with the program with a post called Benghazi-Gate.
Media Matters has a report on myths and facts about the Benghazi attack and protests in the Middle East.
In other words, Hannity may well have to trump up some new excuse to ask, “What did the President know and when did he know it?” And I have no doubt that he will.
The Stop Hannity Express says America is being lied to by this arrogant, self-serving hypocrite with an ego as large as the Black Hole in space.
If Hannocchio wants to talk about widespread cover up, let’s talk about News Corporation’s widespread cover-up of the hacking and bribery scandal that resulted in 47 people arrested. More to come, by the way.
The Express encourages all the masses to inform the nation of News Corporation’s ongoing criminal investigation by authorities in the U.K.
These Fox “News” frauds have scandals hidden scandals in their closet.
Tutti Fruiti Rudy is in no position to talk about corruption and lies, given his extra-marital activities.
Companies that hack into people’s phones are the terrorists.
No one thinks Giuliani did a good job in retrospect- In fact, how many people seemed to just be counting down the days until they could say he was just using the Patriot train to shut up criticism of his performance?
But he does have experience with the aftermath- just not any worth bragging about.
This doesn’t mean that terrorists or others who wanted to hide among the demonstrators didn’t use the situation to their advantage. I wouldn’t be surprised if the idiot who made the video deliberately tried to provoke a reaction on September 11th, specifically to try to cause an uproar. And what do you know? A few terrorists or criminals (we don’t know all the facts even now) piggybacked on the events to do their own mayhem.
What happens now is the investigation of everything about the attack. And the last thing the authorities are going to do is announce either their strategy or their current conclusions until they have their suspects in hand. Otherwise, those people will disappear. (Even some Fox pundits had to acknowledge that one)
But none of this stuff has anything to do with the election or with Obama. The only person who’s had a political problem as a result of this situation was Romney, because he opened his mouth in public before he knew what was going on.
While Obama is shown as having acquired hands-on experience juggling a whole passel of issues [only one – jobs (only?) – being shown as a ball and chain], Romney smugly juggles three: “Bain Capital”, “The Olympics” and “Governor of Massachusetts”.
Anybody remember Hannity’s opinion with regard to “The Economist”?
What you’re missing is a grasp of reality. Bush LIED about WMD in Iraq and Saddam’s links to 9-11 attacks. THEN, he started a war which caused 100,000 deaths of innocent Iraqi civilians at the very least. He refused to listen to Hans Blix that Iraq was disarmed, a fact stated by many who opposed the war.
Here, let’s assume Obama lied. He “lied” after the fact someone was killed. The death didn’t happen as a “result” of Obama’s “lies.” See the difference?
Your article is a partisan hit piece backed by only your imagination. You find accusations Bush lied as offensive yet you make the same about Obama without realizing that Bush got warnings of Al Qaida’s plans months before they happened and did absolutely nothing. Will Obama lose elections because of this? Given that Bush didn’t lose elections in 04 over his far worse oversight, I have to give you a big fat NO.
Really Ellen? Are you sipping some of Slanthead’s coolaid? You wondered a few days back why Hannity puts on the same “phony experts” all the time.
Answer is simple: because they will reliably parrot the anti-Obama trash talk fed to them by, and egged on, by Hannity.
Giuliani is a fraud. “America’s Mayor”?… pure mythical bullshit. This stunted (he wears high risers in his shoes) would-be Mussolini was terrified out of his mind on 9/11. He walked north from Ground Zero in almost a daze (don’t forget, the city’s command center was located at the WTC, at Giuliani’s insistence).
The cameras and mics were following along, and he managed to utter a few reassuring words which the media blew way out of proportion. The ONLY reason Giuliani stood out that day was due to the fact that the wimp Governor (Pataki) was cowering somewhere, and Dubya was flying far west to get away from danger.
In the aftermath of this terrorist horror, Giuliani’s solution was to try to suspend NYC’s charter and keep himself on as Mayor. Thankfully the courts acted responsibly. Seven years later, GOP primary voters told this little turd what they thought of him by giving him almost no votes. Eight years as Mayor of this city was enough. And I have to admit my naivety by voting for him twice.
Complete with no evidence, and a pretty heavy load of lies that were debunked 20 minutes after their first telling.
They’re also the only news source that has yet to broadcast that terrorists who exploited the outrage didn’t actively participate in many of the major instances.
And apparently, it’s less likely for manipulated outrage to lead to the deaths of the manipulator’s target than it is for the president they claim to catch in a new scandal bi-daily to be leading a cover up that makes 9/11 look like a kid who snaked a cookie.
I know the answers we like to put down, but seriously- just how fucking stupid are these people?! And just how much stupider than that are the people who believe them?!
Hannity figures (hopes) if he throws enough impeachment charges at the wall, eventually one will stick.
And, while we’re on the subject of asking people, “what did they know and when did they know it,” somebody should ask Rudy 9/11 Giuliani how much HE knew about the recommendation not to place the NYC emergency command center at the WTC, and when did HE know it . . .
I know Hannity looooves the USA, the only problem is the USA he loves is in an alternate history universe and bears no relation to this USA. I wish we could send him there.