Radio host Jay Thomas visited the Hannity show’s Great American Panel Thursday night (3/15/12) where the topic was – what else? President Obama’s “radical associates.” But Thomas did the best job of dismantling the meme than anyone I’ve yet seen on Hannity. “Do you think that Barack Obama is trying to overthrow… white America?” Thomas asked. Not a single one of them wanted to say, “yes” but they wouldn’t say “no,” either. It's too bad more liberal guests can't be as direct and challenging. It's needed.
Thomas later asked, “What do you think (Obama's) motivation is by being friends or knowing these people? Because you never say what the horror (is).”
Fox News contributor “Angela McGlowan said, “You are who you associate with, Jay,” more than once.
“Oh, baloney,” Thomas later said. “I can’t be friends with someone who lives a lifestyle that you (and Fox News contributor Peter Johnson) don’t agree with. You are horrible elitists.”
Thomas later asked if Obama had said he agreed with Bill Ayers’ supposedly radical statements. Once again, nobody would answer. So Johnson began attacking Thomas as trying to be funny but failing.
If McGlowan feels so strongly that “you are who you associate with,” I’d love to know how she feels about Sean Hannity sitting on the advisory board of a charity run by a guy who thanks God for slavery, compares slave ships to flying coach and thinks most women are “little whores.” Feel free to ask her by tweeting her at @AngelaMcGlowan. You can also tweet Hannity at @SeanHannity.
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Johnson, on the other hand, tried to come across as the “calm mediator” but if you actually listened to the “points” he was making, they were pretty sinister. Johnson also decided to parse the “horrible elitists” statement Thomas made to say that Thomas was being “offensive” and calling them “horrible” – which simply wasn’t true.
The whole thing disintegrated into name calling at that point. Which, when you think about it, was where this whole “issue” started in the first place.
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