Apparently, one noted bigot to analyze the George Zimmerman trial was not enough for Sean Hannity tonight. After one segment with Mark Fuhrman (who’s a regular analyst of the trial on Fox), Hannity added Pat Buchanan to the mix. I guess Paula Deen wasn’t available
In case you think that the choice was not a deliberate effort to race bait, Hannity began the segment by doing exactly that – and working into the discussion his favorite racial target: President Barack Obama. Hannity opened by dredging up a Hannity racial chestnut, Obama’s comments about the arrest of African American professor Henry Gates when he broke into his own Cambridge, Massachusetts house. Hannity addressed his first “question” to Buchanan in a deliberate effort to suggest President Obama is prejudiced on behalf of African Americans:
A president that said the Cambridge police acted stupidly, "my son would look like Trayvon" and now we see Eric Holder today that his Justice Department got involved in this case through their own community relations service. What does that say about the administration? Should they have been involved?
Buchanan, not surprisingly, thought not. Buchanan didn't quite pick up the racial ball that Hannity had tried to pass but he did follow the right-wing line and painted Zimmerman as a victim:
The outrage and injustice here is that they’re prosecuting this man for allegedly second-degree murder when no one has produced in weeks any evidence that he acted out of rage, anger, hatred, viciousness of any kind and the fact that somebody was yelling “help me, help me, help me” five times on the ground would tell you that he did fear something, maybe grave bodily harm. …I cannot believe he’s going to be convicted of second-degree murder. I believe the case should be thrown out. I believe it should not have been brought, and if it was brought, I think they should have come in with negligent homicide.
For “balance,” there was Fox News Democrat Leslie Marshall, who mostly agreed with Buchanan.
Tomorrow are the closing arguments and then, as Hannity put it, “we’re on verdict watch time.”
Maybe he can scrounge up his pal Mel Gibson to join the commentary club for that. Assuming Paula Deen will still be unavailable.
Of course, being solidly irrelevant on every network but Fox is really not living, is it?
The Stop Hannity Express says birds of a feather, flock together. These frauds should host a cross burning rally, and invite all their friends from the C.C.C.
Hannocchio was raised in an all-white environment, and a product of his environment. We blame his parents for his uncontrollable bizarre behavior.
These bogs are in no position to talk about racism, given the history of lawsuits filed against News Corporation for racism and sexism.