Sean Hannity was in racist heaven tonight with all his excuses to use Ferguson to attack African Americans. But nothing spoke to his contempt for the black community like his panel of known bigots Bo Dietl and Mark Fuhrman. Apparently for Hannity, an all-white panel isn’t enough. Neither was one segment
Hannity, alone, ought to be enough white bigotry for any segment, given his past palsiness with a white supremacist, his predilection for race baiting, and his keen enthusiasm to rush to the defense of any white people in racial hot water. That’s not counting the hypocrisy of Hannity’s advocacy on behalf of law-breaking, law enforcer-threatening rancher Cliven Bundy who – oh, yeah – just happened to be quite the racist!
But for extra race-baiting cushioning, Hannity teamed up with Bo Dietl. Dietl's own bigotry was magnificently and hilariously exposed by Stephen Colbert not long ago. And known racist Mark Fuhrman. Fuhrman has become one of Fox’s go-to guys on Ferguson, just in case you think it’s only Hannity deliberately sticking his finger in the eyes of the black community while discussing this case.
If you’re not old enough to remember Fuhrman in the O.J. Simpson case, here’s a refresher:
During the 1995 murder trial of O.J. Simpson, the defense produced a tape of Fuhrman, who collected evidence in the case, using the word n*****more than 40 times over a 10 year period. The person who made the tape said Fuhrman used the slur “in a very casual ordinary pattern of speech. It was nothing extraordinary. It was just conversation.” During the O.J. Simpson trial, a number of other witnesses testified that Fuhrman was a racist. Fuhrman, who testified during the trial that he had not used a racial slur in the past 10 years, pled no contest to perjury charges and was sentenced to three years of probation.
And here are some excerpts from this “fair and balanced” analysis of the Ferguson protests:
DIETL: This is like Animal House over there.
I guess we should be glad he didn’t say, “savages.”
DIETL: Look at the message today, what our president does. He brings all these race baiters into the White House now. They’re just stirring this up.
As if these guys were not.
FUHRMAN: If it’s about race, it’s about a black man targeting a white man, not the reverse. Officer Wilson never even got an opportunity to utter a word or exit his vehicle before he was savagely attacked. So that’s the facts of the case.
…What is the line that law enforcement has to get to before they can protect another person’s life or their own. Where is that line? They won’t address it.
The grand jury’s wrong. The law’s wrong. The use of force policy’s wrong. Everything is wrong except for what they want. They sound like a bunch of spoiled children that don’t get their way.
Not surprisingly, the return engagement wasn’t any better:
FURHMAN: Michael Brown is not a role model. He was a violent thug that already committed a strong arm robbery that attacked an officer. …If that’s the poster child for a movement, then they don’t have any ammunition. They don’t have anything to really say that is worthwhile.
...DIETL: The president that’s doing this and dividing this country like that. He ought to look in the mirror. That’s a shame Mr. Obama (wagging his finger). That’s a shame you’re doing to this country.
...FUHRMAN: These people are nothing but criminals and they’re talking about spending $500 million to educate police officers? Let’s educate the community that can’t seem to keep themselves straight.
...HANNITY: There are lessons to learn here. The lesson is don’t rob a store don’t intimidate a clerk… don’t shut a door on a police officer, don’t try and fight for his gun and don’t charge at him when he has his gun drawn. There’s some lessons to learn here.
There’s another lesson here: black concerns don't matter to these people, healing racial tensions doesn't matter and black lives don’t seem to matter much, either.
Watch it below, from the December 1 Hannity.
You tell ’em, Marky Mark! Like Rudy G. said, the onus is on BLACK PEOPLE to stop white cops from shooting them . . .
@truman: Bo Peep only started shilling for Arby’s when he finally came to the realization that he couldn’t parlay his five minutes onscreen in “GoodFellas” into an acting career.
That is only 23% of the population of the country. They are so fixated on that particular demographic identity that almost no other issue is as central. For example, being pro-life is seen as a definitive issue for the GOP, but only 84% of Republicans in the House describe themselves as pro-life. So, being white, non-Hispanic, male, Christian and straight would appear to be a higher priority for Republican voters than being pro-life. In fact, there are almost no policy positions, other than meaningless vague slogans like “loving freedom” or what have you, that are held by 90% of Republicans.
Bigoted Hannocchio was raised in an all-white environment. His daddy chose to move the family to a predominantly white and Catholic neighborhood in Long Island. If anyone is to blame his sad upbringing it’s his parents. They brought this Omen into the world.
Fuhrball’s history speaks for itself. This disgraced ex-cop lost his credibility decades ago. The only job this clown is qualified for is garbage collector.