Another night, another several rounds of Hannity deliberately throwing gasoline on the tense conflict between Hannity’s latest BFF, law-breaking rancher Cliven Bundy, and the federal government he’s been mooching off of for decades. Tonight, Hannity suggested that the federal government might kill Bundy and not-so-subtly suggested that his son should be there to shoot any feds who might raid the ranch.
Yesterday, I posted about an Esquire article that begins, “Not to put too fine a point on it but, one day, Sean Hannity, or someone very much like him, is going to help get somebody killed.” After tonight's Hannity, that day seems closer than ever.
First, it’s worth pointing out that despite Hannity’s and other Fox Newsies’ best grandstanding, it doesn’t look like his cause celebre is gaining a lot of political traction, even among Hannity’s beloved Tea Party. Politico writes, in an article called, “Tea party to rancher Cliven Bundy: Happy trails”:
So far, all signs suggest that national Republicans and tea party officials aren’t about to jump on the Bundy bandwagon.
…“It’s like, really, Glenn Beck? This is the issue you want to get behind?” said one Nevada conservative activist who has followed the story for years. “People who aren’t in tune with the story just jumped all over it. And then you go back and read the facts of the story, and then you go, ‘Uh oh.’”
As Politico also explained, those facts are that Bundy “didn’t pay his grazing fees for more than 20 years, in a state where the federal government owns 86 percent of the land, and where other ranchers just go ahead and pay the fees.”
But “Great American Hannity” seemed more determined than ever to turn this law-breaking moocher into a major martyr. And you have to ask why. Ratings? Attention? Renewed political cred? Don't tell me that New Yorker Hannity - whose idea of rangewear is a Ralph Lauren Polo shirt - really cares about issues involving grazing rights and federal land in the west.
Whatever the reason, tonight Hannity all but poked Bundy’s son, Ammon, in the ribs to urge him to prepare for a shootout with the feds:
What are your plans? I would assume as Cliven’s son, you want to protect your Dad. What are your plans if in fact they come late in the night?
The younger Bundy suggested that he wasn’t going to do any shooting but an armed mob would. “They’re gonna do what they want to do… I mean, even if they killed him, the people will answer to that. …They will be the ones to make it right. …Millions of people know what’s going on.”
Hannity upped the ante and made the threat of violence more explicit. “Do you worry that in fact they may kill either your Dad or somebody in your family?” he asked.
This time, Bundy suggested he was ready to fight and die – and, of course, kill. He replied, “You know, this battle’s been going on my whole life, almost. And if death were our main fear, we wouldn’t be here today. Freedom is much greater than death. People have to understand that.”
Perhaps satisfied now, Hannity pivoted to smearing the federal government a bit more. “I can’t imagine that they would ratchet this up to that level over land that they – that you’re arguing they don’t even own, that they don’t even want to use. …It’s not like they want to build a school, a road, or a hospital. That lands going to stay vacant whether or not your cattle are on it or not, right?”
As far as I’m concerned, if somebody gets hurt trying to enforce the law Bundy refuses to follow, Hannity and Fox News will have blood on their hands just as much as anyone who pulls the trigger.
The case number of Bundy is #2:12-cv-00804-LDG-GWF. It is far more accurate than Hannocchio and this fraudulent “news” outlet.
Hannocchio claims he has friends in law enforcement, but based on his anti-law enforcement rhetoric, they need to distance themselves from him.
He’s making radio affiliates and advertisers nervous with his very dangerous anti-government, anti-law enforcement rhetoric. We don’t blame affiliates for dropping his show from their line up. Why jeopardize their licenses?
This fool does not realize that his treasonous comments will affect his children’s future and tennis tournaments.
Parents won’t allow their son or daughter to associate with his children, or compete against them in tennis tournaments, you hear this John McEnroe?
Long Island ministries could distance themselves from Merri Jill due to her husband’s anti-government and anti-law enforcement stance.
As Hannocchio’s broadcasting career declines, so will his mental state.
What Slanthead is too stupid to realize is that there already IS a beef shortage, and it is a direct result of climate change (which of course he and his pals deny and belittle every chance they get).
Ranchers can’t feed their herds. Prices are going up and up. Just the other day, I paid almost 50% more (than the price in early March) for some beef that I bought at Trader Joe’s.
And that was decent meat; not the adulterated crap that goes into Big Macs.
When cheapskate Hannocchio has to pay a few cents more for his daily lunch at McDonalds, then we’ll see some fireworks.
Slanthead only plays the role of big spender as when (so he claimed) he picked up the tab for the Duck Dynasty crowd he dined with in D.C (for the State of the Union).
If a Federal marshal is killed, the law should come down hard on KKKlannity and Fux Noise.
Just ask Bill O’Reilly.
The Stop Hannity Express did some research about that tax cheat clown, and came up with this 2008 gem.
Bundy’s Cows Put Nevada At Risk For Wildfires (2008)
The Tax Cheat Ranger’s Mental State (2013)
Bundy’s and The Sagebrush Rebellion
Hannocchio won’t tell you the whole story, but we will to all the masses.