Rep. Keith Ellison had an epic confrontation with Sean Hannity tonight over one of Hannity’s mashup videos that purported to smear President Obama over the sequester. Or, as Hannity called it, "a Hannity highlight reel of President Panic in action." Ellison didn’t mince his words, telling Hannity, “Quite frankly, you are the worst excuse for a journalist I’ve ever seen.” Things went downhill from there until Hannity finally ended the interview.
Quite frankly, you are the worst excuse for a journalist I’ve ever seen. …What you just displayed was not journalism. It was yellow journalism. It wasn’t anything close to try to tell the American people what’s really going on. I mean it’s just shocking.
…Every journalistic ethic I have ever heard of was just violated by you.
…You are a shill for the Republican party. …You alibi them 100% of the time.
Hannity was surprisingly restrained, probably because he had a Congressman on the show. But finally, he said, “Congressman, you are a total waste of time.” And he ended the interview.
Hannity’s screeching is just that. The man is a coward and a liar, and will never admit to any wrong on his part. It’s been 3+ years since his promise to be waterboarded for charity. What’s the matter Sean? Afraid of a little water up your nose? Sanctimonious shithead needs to be destroyed in a legal fashion, and put off the air for good. He and the rest of FOX are a cancer on America.
Gay or straight,
Love is great!
When he was a host at WVNN in Huntsville, he supported local candidates such as the lovely “Leah,” a second amendment broad who ran for some school district. She once invited Hannocchio to a fundraising campaign. Of course, he won’t tell you that one.
Let’s take a journey back, prior to Hannocchio’s appearance at Fox “News” Channel.
Hannocchio developed his…ahem…style of “journalism” when he had a stint at KCSB in Santa Barbara. He was a production director at that station. He hosted his own weekly show, The Pursuit of Happiness.
It was obvious, the man lacked people skills, given his frequent confrontation with station staffers. He was a difficult, bitter and hateful person. Professor Flacks remembers those moments very well.
Hannocchio has lied to the public regarding his removal from that station for homophobic rants in the spring of 1989.
The real reason Hannocchio was removed from the air was for making “multiple discriminatory statements based on sexual orientation,” a violation of the University of California, Santa Barbara nondiscriminatory policy. His homophobic rant was against a fellow host, Jody May during a show with guest author, Gene Antonio.
In 1989, all the on-air KCSB hosts met with station management to vote whether to keep Hannocchio and his show on the air. Not surprised, all the hosts voted to oust this crazy man and cancel his show. Of course, Hannocchio won’t tell you that story.
Hannocchio’s biggest fear is not President Obama, his biggest fear is his unsavory past becoming public knowledge, and he knows it too.
He’s done things in his past that would literally cost him his broadcasting career.
Wait, haven’t all of these people also been pushing for sequesters since at least the beginning of Bush’s second term? Why, yes- If you google and venture into the scary world outside of Fox News, Even the ones who weren’t congressmen yet were still pushing for it in their lesser offices. You may also see that they pushed for sequesters in the 2011 debt ceiling negotiations, furthering the fact that Obama didn’t so much propose anything, as he did simply giving them the rope they were demanding to hang themselves with.
And here’s a nice little summary of how he watched them tie the noose, before stepping in and asking if they wanted to save their careers yet:
Now, do have a very, very nice day…
swore there we’re Weapons Of Mass Destruction. Not!! And if anyone says Dems. supported that war(for fear being branded traitors), some had the sense to not support it. Hannity is co-leader wt. Limbaugh in heading the money racketeering in the Repub. Teabag Party! A Major Liar!!!
Again: Nabors even said "“We didn’t actually think it would be that hard to convince them” — Reid and the Republicans — to adopt the sequester. “It really was the only thing we had. There was not a lot of other options left on the table.”
Its there in black-and-white.
Gee, perhaps this may help.
Nabors even said "“We didn’t actually think it would be that hard to convince them” — Reid and the Republicans — to adopt the sequester. “It really was the only thing we had. There was not a lot of other options left on the table.” Its there in black-and-white.
And the Republican House has TWICE passed measures to address the sequester but the Democrats have apparently been too busy to take them up.
People like Scalia, Thomas, Gohmert, Cruz, Rand Paul, the former VP candidate, etc. are just shilling for their rich interests, and the ditto heads do not realize that only they will remain at the end, not the average person, which is designed. Multi millionaires like Hannity do not give a damn for the truth or honor or honesty.
Hannity’s so hard on the side of the GOP that it must hurt his backside. I have no problem with that, actually, but it really gets my goat when he has the brazen (lying-in-my-face) gall to claim otherwise.
Taking sides is the name of the game in politics. But Journalists are supposed to at least try to present the broad picture. As Ted Koppel said in the interview by Bill O’Reilly that I found on this site (and immediately lost): (paraphrasing): “I remember the day when even you thought that journalism was a calling.”
I doubt that anything of the sort could ever be said about Hannity and most of the other talking heads on Fox.
“We need to quite taking sides and get a clue.>”
May I suggest that you start? Seeing that this is your proposal.
Wasn’t this a major story for Fox, or was that only when it was being blocked?
The largest growing part of the budget – Social Security and Medicare will continue to grow, thanks to increasing numbers of retirees living longer and thanks to the out of control health insurance industry. That’s where a big part of the budget is expressed.
So if you include Social Security and Medicare and say, the payments due on the unfunded wars, the leftover costs of the recession and the various payments due on our debt, yes, the sequester only affects a small portion of the budget. Take out those areas and focus on the part of government we can see, and the numbers will be a lot more interesting.
AND, let’s not forget why this sequester is even around: The fucking GOP’s intransigence on raising the debt ceiling a couple of years ago.
Obama has cut MORE spending than any previous President, but it’s not enough for the teabagging government-hating GOPers. They remain fixed on Norquist’s fantasy of NO government. (You know. Sort of like what they’ve got in Somalia. Except with atomic bombs.)
Go peddle your bullshit somewhere else.
Oh, and your little “households” analogy? When YOU can print money to cover your debts, THEN your analogy can hold a bit of water. See, THAT is why households employ budgets. But, governments are NOT households. Governments are able to borrow at rates that are simply not available to private citizens (by the way, let me know when YOU can take out a loan at 0.75% interest or get a cash advance at 0.75% interest). AND, as noted, the Feds can always print “money” if absolutely necessary. I can’t do that. And I’m damn sure you can’t either. Also, you should remember that, according to the Constitution, it’s CONGRESS’S responsibility for developing and passing a budget—not the President’s; the President merely makes recommendations that he wants to see in the budget. (And some folks need to recall that even Mr “Balanced Budget Amendment” Reagan NEVER even proposed a balanced budget. All of his proposals were heavily laden in red ink. He challenged the Congress to send him a balanced budget but he never made a single proposal that would result in a balanced budget.) I’ll also remind you that many households find themselves in trouble when unexpected expenses come up (little Teddy’s appendix decided to burst or Grandma just had to die, leaving Mom and Dad to deal with paying funeral expenses because she’d cashed in all her life insurance plans after she lost almost all her savings during the 2008 recession), or unforeseen circumstances arise (like having their hours cut at work or they lose their jobs). Now, if a household gets hit with those, they have to figure some way of rescheduling payments, etc, but are YOU going to be the politician who says “Let New Jersey deal with all that hurricane crap” when, just a few months later, YOUR district or state gets hit by a string of tornadoes or massive flooding?
You are the one who is a total waste of airtime. You don’t have a B.A. in Journalism, B.A. in English, or B.A. in Communications like your other colleagues. All you earned throughout your miserable years in broadcasting is a Degree in BS.