While Sean Hannity’s right-wing colleagues accuse the left of fomenting the kind of violent rhetoric that led to yesterday’s shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) and several others at a Republican baseball game practice, all will probably overlook Hannity’s inflammatory term for Hillary Clinton that suggests she’s at least somewhat guilty of the crime.
Hannity is very, very upset that his Glorious Donald Trump is reportedly being investigated for obstruction of justice. So, in typical Fox form, Hannity “defended” his beloved Trump by smearing those who aren't the slavish sycophant that he is.
Special counsel Robert Mueller who is looking into whether or not Trump obstructed the Russia probe? Smear Target Number One.
Hannity accused Mueller of having “more conflicts of interest than, by the way, we can count on this show.” Of course, that didn't stop Hannity from trying. You can watch the clip below to find out what Hannity thinks they are. “These are massive conflicts of interest that cannot be ignored!” Hannity exclaimed.
Not surprisingly, Hannity didn’t think the fact that Mueller’s last law firm represents Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, daughter Ivanka and son-in-law, Jared Kushner. Nor did Hannity care that DOJ ethics experts had cleared Mueller to lead the Russia probe nevertheless. In “Great American” Hannity’s mind, “conflict of interest” seems to mean not slavishly adoring Trump the way he does.
Hannity continued: “Mueller’s investigative team – let’s see: Three people donated to Democrats, including Killary and Obama.”
In right-wing world, Hillary Clinton is often called “Killary.” That was an underhanded way of suggesting she's somehow guilty of the Scalise shooting.
That was also the segue for Hannity’s Smear Target Number Two: Clinton. Hannity went off on a tangent suggesting that she is the real colluder with Putin and should be the one under investigation. Too bad Hannity can’t tell the truth at the same time that he’s attacking. Because his allegation that Hillary gave uranium to Russia in return for donations to the Clinton Foundation was false. Snopes has a detailed explanation.
But why should Hannity read the facts? They might only interfere with his attempts to deflect from Trump’s possible obstruction of justice and/or his associates’ collusion with a foreign country meddling with our election.
Hannity’s use of the term “Killary” is also a suggestion that he refuses to stop using the tragic death of a young DNC staffer for his own political ends, despite repeated pleas from the murder victim’s family.
But while ginning up hostility for those with differing political views, Hannity played the political victim. In a discussion with Geraldo Rivera, on the same show, Hannity called the shooting a “left-wing assassination attempt on Republican lawmakers.” During Hannity’s discussion with Republicans on the baseball team, Fox News conveniently ran that same phrase on the lower third:
Instead of calling out his colleague, Rivera agreed, “This was attempted partisan mass murder.” He said that liberals such as Kathy Griffin “didn’t cause this” shooting. But, he added, “They are the symptom of a division where this kind of festering hatred has been allowed to metastasize to a place now where anything is possible.”
Watch Hannity’s dishonest, inflammatory hate mongering below, from the June 14, 2017 Hannity show.
(H/T NewsHound Richard and Andrew Lawrence)
What I meant was that Hannity’s use of “Killary” was his way of suggesting she’s somehow guilty of the Scalise shooting. Maybe I could have been clearer in the post. But, yeah, I know it’s an old smear.
Umm… No… And you can prove that by simply searching Google for the term. It’s been in use by these right-wing half-wits since long before the Scalise shooting.
In Foxie land where dumb is king,
When Sean is on here’s what we sing:
When you spew right wing views
And your friends all hate Jews
That’s A Moron,
When you lie with such glee
With an I-Q of three
That’s A Moron,
Bells will ring ting-a-ling-a-ling, ting-a-ling-a-ling
And your friends will sal-i-vate,
Hearts will play tippy-tippy-tay, tippy-tippy-tay
Don’t peddling hate pay so great,
When the spin makes you croak
Like a nut-zoid on coke
That’s A Moron,
When you bitch and you moan like a paranoid clone
When you rally your troops
With your big piles of poop
‘Scuz-a-me, can’t you see, here in reality
That’s A Moron, That’s A Moron, That’s A Moron!
Given your own illustrious background and history, you have no business talking about other people’s conduct. Those nonprofit and faith-based organizations you give money to have no morals. They would accept money from satan himself, if it helps their programs and services.
Only an Omen like Pie would use a restaurant to spin his own political agenda. The general manager didn’t do anything to Pie to deserve that slander.
All the masses must write a column, and call every talk radio show and remind the nation of what he did to this restaurant, and others.
Use this script, or modify it.:
“I remember when Hannity did a spring break show in March from Padre Island in Texas. One of his colleagues said a shooting took place near the restaurant. That turned out to be false news, and he apologized three months later. This is a news organization. You would think they would clarify this story within a few days. Three months?! How many customers stayed away because of his reckless story? The restaurant’s dedicated employees work very hard to serve their customers. They get up in the morning, drive to work, and prepare the restaurant for the day’s opening. They could have lost their jobs because of him. Why on earth would he pick on this business? This is not the first time he’s done this. He’s done this in Panama City, Florida. Hannity spews his rhetoric about the behavior of college students during spring break, but he remains quiet as a mouse about the on-gong, multiple sexual harassment and racial discrimination claims against his own network. Hannity is a hypocrite. Before he cries about the behavior of other people, perhaps he should look in his own backyard.”
The tragedy here isn’t that Sean’s shameless spin has become absolutely unhinged in the age of Trump. It’s that his show, last time I checked, was at or near the top of the Fox trash heap in ratings now that America’s daddy is in forced retirement and Megyn shoved off to take selfies with Alex Jones at NBC.