Sean Hannity has forgotten how much he hates politicizing a tragedy and seems to spend every waking moment trying to figure out how much political advantage he can squeeze out of the Paris terror attacks.
For master baiter of race Hannity, the Paris terror attacks have the added bonus of fear mongering about the Syrian refugees. “Why is your president willing to gamble with the lives of American citizens in light of the fact that they were able to infiltrate in France?” Hannity asked oh-so sanctimoniously of guest Juan Williams.
Of course, Hannity is happy to gamble with American lives if it would mean a new war. Or to support a racist rancher threatening law enforcers because he doesn’t want to pay his grazing fees like the rest of us.
Williams did not call out Hannity out on this blatant hypocrisy. But he did the next best thing.
WILLIAMS: First of all, what happened in France were people who were holding European passports. …The prime bad guy was a child of Moroccan refugees who was born in Belgium.
…Guess what. This is a country based on the idea that we are compassionate, that we will take in the immigrants from other countries.
Hannity started yelling, “Who has blood on their hands?” meaning, President Obama, of course, because of terror deaths that haven’t happened – as opposed to Hannity pal Dick Cheney during whose administration deaths by terrorism actually did happen.
Williams didn't call out that hypocrisy, either, but he had a great reply.
WILLIAMS: You are inspiring fear. Sean Hannity, you are inspiring fear and discrimination against people. This is like Jeb Bush saying, “Oh, yeah, take the Christians, not the Muslims.” That’s not America. That’s some other place. Remember back in the 30s when we said that about the Jews? “Oh, don’t bring the Jewish refugees in here.”
The other guest was Sheriff David Clarke. I’m so glad I don’t live in Milwaukee and have to depend on Clarke to protect me during the rare occasions he’s not on Fox News helping the network outsource its bigotry.
CLARKE: The system is blinking red, there’s no doubt about that. It’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when there’ll be another terror attack in the United States.
…,Now, what I’ve questioned, and I’ll continue to question is if we’re set up structurally for effective intelligence to stay what the MI5 in the UK calls “left of boom.” Left of boom is pre-attack, pre-event. Oftentimes, we find ourselves… too often to the right of boom.
Clarke went on to site Williams’ infamous comment about getting nervous when he sees Muslims on a plane. But Williams wasn’t having any of it.
WILLIAMS: Look at who’ve we let in. Over 50% of these people that come in, you know, they’re old people over 50 years old. …A quarter are children, Sheriff, and only 2% are men of what they call “combat age.” So when you look at the vetting process and it takes about two years, if not longer, for any of these refugees before they get to US soil, you have to understand how thorough it can be and how we are, in fact, resorting to xenophobic anxiety instead of being a warm, welcoming people.
Hannity stepped in to ask and answer his own bigoted question.
HANNITY: Sheriff, is there any way to ascertain – this is an important question – is there any way to ascertain if somebody has the intention of coming to America for a better life for themselves and their family or whether or not they have desire to commit a terror act on our soil? We can’t possibly ascertain that.
Yes, if only the refugees were racist ranchers pointing guns at federal lands officers, Hannity would welcome them with open arms.
Hannocchio won’t say anything negative about the IRA.