As I wrote Tuesday night, Jon Stewart apparently struck a deep nerve when he lambasted Sean Hannity's hypocritical advocacy for lawbreaking Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy. The next night, Hannity hit back by whitewashing his record and then launching a bunch of irrelevant smears at Stewart. Last night, Stewart responded with an even more epic shredding. And I mean epic!
It's hard to summarize this glorious exposure of Hannity's hypocrisy but it starts by confronting his phony-baloney claim to focus on "proportionality" in the Bundy ranch incident, juxtaposing it with Hannity's support for pepper spraying Occupy protesters and Stop and Frisk policies and reaches a high point when addressing Hannity's attack on Stewart for hosting Yusuf Islam at the Rally for Sanity.
"Point taken on that one," Stewart acknowledged. But he added, "I'm just not sure you're the best guy to make the guilt-by-musician-association point." Then he played a clip of Hannity supporting Ted Nugent's rant that then-candidate Barack Obama was a piece of s*** who should "suck on my machine gun" and telling Hillary Clinton to ride one "into the sunset, you worthless b****."
It got even better after that, as Stewart went straight for the jugular of Hannity's dishonest punditry. "I just can't believe that in this day and age with all that we know, this s*** is out there," Stewart said. And more.
Presumably, this segment was recorded before Bundy's shockingly racist comments were revealed. Between the two, I think it's safe to say that Hannity is having a very bad day.
This nuclear fallout will have consequences for Hannocchio. Stick a fork in him. He’s done.
NOTE TO HANNITY
Take our advice and tell the suits to end your contract this summer. Otherwise, your ratings will further plummet.