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.
Hannocchio never knew this was coming down the pipe. Ellison threw a wrench into Hannocchio’s talking points and quickly took over the conversation. That is the key to wiping the floor with aging media hack.
Other gems coming down the pipe in March, and it will be entertaining and comical.
NOTE TO ELLISON
He’s coming after you in future segments. Publicly bring up neo-Nazi Hal Turner, and his little business dealings with a group of Atlanta businessmen that went sour.