Sean Hannity brought home the Fox News bacon of its barrage against Quentin Tarantino by showcasing Tarantino’s estranged father and using him to attack the son for his comments about police brutality at a #RiseUpOctober protest last month.
Let’s not forget that Hannity loved incendiary free speech just six months ago when he slobbered over extremist, Islamophobic Pamela Geller, even though her event actually spawned gun violence. The lives of the police officers who were there were actually endangered and a security guard was shot and injured. Tarantino merely used words that Hannity and his Fox News pals didn’t like – and figured they’d exploit for political gain.
In case you missed it, Tarantino said:
This is not being dealt with in any way at all. That’s why we are out here. If it was being dealt with, then these murdering cops would be in jail or at least be facing charges… I’m a human being with a conscience… When I see murders, I do not stand by… I have to call a murder a murder, and I have to call the murderers the murderers.
For the record, I’m not a Tarantino fan. I’ve never seen any of his films and probably never will as I abhor violence in films. But Tarantino was not calling all police murderers and he was making a point about the issue of police brutality that speaks to those who feel its brunt most acutely.
More significantly, Tarantino’s rhetoric pales in comparison to the rhetoric that Fox News condones or endorses from people such as Bill O’Reilly (“Dr. Tiller, the baby killer,” later assassinated); Andrea Tantaros (“Do me a favor” and punch an Obama supporter “in the face”) and Sheriff David Clarke, e.g. (“Before long, Black Lies Matter [sic] will join forces with ISIS to being down our legal constituted republic [sic]”)
“Even Tarantino’s own father is publicly slamming him, calling his son, quote dead wrong for those remarks,” Hannity said in his introduction.
“I’ve got to imagine this is hard for you, to criticize your son,” Hannity began, with feigned sensitivity. Then he prodded father Tony Tarantino to do more of it. “He made those remarks at that rally a weekend after a New York City cop was shot in cold blood and murdered. What do you say to that?” Hannity “asked.”
“It’s not him I’m criticizing,” Tony Tarantino argued. “It’s his actions and the things that he had to say on the spur of the moment without taking the time to really think about what he’s doing. He didn’t look at both sides of the story.”
Hannity replied by suggesting that the father was being too soft. “That didn’t sound spur of the moment. These seemed like planned remarks,” Hannity countered.
Later, Hannity asked if Tony Tarantino had spoken to his son about this.
“No, I haven’t. We do not have a good relationship,” Tony Tarantino answered.
In fact, Tarantino has no relationship with his son. Tony Tarantino left the family before Tarantino was born. In 2010, the younger Tarantino said about his father, “I didn’t know him. I’ve never met him.”
But Hannity, now playing the role of family man, said, “I hope you can repair it and I hope he listens to you. …It is extraordinarily reckless and dangerous what is being said out there.”
Quentin Tarantino will reportedly apologize for his comments in the near future.
Meanwhile, watch Hannity’s despicable hypocrisy below, from the November 2 Hannity.
Early Childhood Abuse and Neglect that often leads depressed, sometimes suicidal (NY Times May 18, 2015 – Rise in Suicide by Black Children Surprises Researchers) children to develop into depressed, angry, frustrated, unpredictable, sometimes suicidal teens and adults lacking empathy and compassion for others, though needing to vent their pent up negative emotions, often causing emotional and physical harm to peaceful people…instead of venting their anger, resentment and pain on the immature single moms and/or dads who introduced them to a life of pain and struggle by irresponsibly building a family before acquiring the practical skills, PATIENCE and means to successfully raise and nurture a developing young child who matures into a fairly happy responsible teen and adult.
Does Mr. Tarantino believe as larger numbers of depressed children mature into depressed, frustrated, angry, sometimes suicidal teens and adults, that police and peaceful community members legitimate concerns for their safety will elevate as they cope with the anti-social behaviors of potentially suicidal people lacking empathy and compassion for their peaceful neighbors?
Bring up Hannocchio’s little history and the man would hide under his desk permanently.
NOTE TO HANNITY
Talk about your run-ins with the law in your younger years.
I guess you could call Benghazi Whitewater 2.0.
America has seen this movie before.
I would not be surprised if Faux literally went into it’s enemies dirty laundry to get something. And I mean dirty socks and dirty drawers. These people are bankrupt of scruples.