After Jon Stewart magnificently skewered Sean Hannity’s hypocrisy in supporting Donald Trump, Hannity attempted to hit back on his radio show. I don’t think it went well, do you?
While he was at it, Hannity also attacked The Washington Post’s Erik Wemple who, earlier in the week, had sharply criticized Hannity’s coverage of the RNC after he failed to even mention Melania Trump’s plagiarism which had been the big story of the night.
But it was clearly Stewart who got under the very thin skin of the bully.
When Hannocchio curses you know he is livid. The old hawk has a very thin skin which dates back to his early youth. On top of that he is aging very badly. Look at the numerous lines in his face. He looks 10 years older all due to stress.
The Stop Hannity Express says everything is going downhill for this old hawk at a fast pace, and he can’t handle it very well. His troubles have just begun.
Coming down the pipeline:
1. More Fox “News” exits.
2. More bad news for Fox “News.”
3. More women come forward.
4. Cutting ties with this network.
5. Distancing themselves from Fox “News.”
NOTE TO HANNITY
You are the one who is a fool. Your father raised a thin skin crybaby.
1. The GOP Convention was a bust by all accounts. There were no major celebrity faces or political stars to even provide good TV for independent voters.
2. The plagiarism debacle ruined any attempt that Trump made to generate good momentum early in the week.
3. The Ted Cruz misfire ruined the rest of the week and sent Trump into a tailspin. (I’m actually in agreement with some of the right wing when it comes to Cruz’s grandstanding – if he didn’t want to get on this train, he should have just stayed away, like the Bushes and Kasich did. Cruz’s appearance was clearly intended to set up his 2020 run. I think he should be more concerned about whether he gets primaried in 2018.)
4. Trump himself blew his big speech, winding up spending over an hour literally shouting at the audience. And then Trump added injury to insult by going totally off the rails yesterday in a press conference that will be known for Trump’s assertion that the National Enquirer is somehow to be considered a reliable source of news.
5. Trump picked Mike Pence rather than Newt Gingrich, someone that Hannity was openly campaigning for with all he had. Given that Kasich was offered essentially the presidency to be VP, Hannity has to know that this is what would happen with any VP Trump picks. (Trump evidently has no intention of doing the boring job of actually governing – he’d rather do all the public appearances and let the VP handle the policy back in the office.) Had Gingrich been the pick, this would essentially make Gingrich the President, with Hannity constantly in his ear. What’s not to like about that for Hannity? Except that now it won’t happen and Hannity has to get himself enthusiastic about a candidate he was hoping would go away, ie Pence.
6. Roger Ailes being thrown out of Fox News has to be a huge blow to Hannity. Ailes plucked Hannity from obscurity 20 years ago. Were it not for Ailes, Hannity would still be an unknown angry right wing radio shouter like so many others across the AM dial. Ailes made Hannity a celebrity on the right. (Hannity’s continuing desperation to maintain that status can be heard in his joint radio ads with Limbaugh…) Losing Ailes means that Hannity is losing his biggest supporter in that building – and his biggest protector.
Add all that up and you have a fairly unhappy guy trying to put on a happy face for the viewers. Add in one pointed Jon Stewart monologue and you have a full on meltdown.
More interesting to me is Hannity’s thin skin. Not as thin as O’Reilly’s or The Donald’s but his ridiculous emotional meltdown is a mountain of hypocrisy which is lost on no one but Fox News front man Sean. Even if his mockers are liberals kissing the rears of establishment Democrats how much of an ass-kisser is Sean who’s abandoning so many conservative principles to climb up Der Furor’s neo-fascist butt?
All in the name of Republican Party team sports over guiding moral principles and country. Wave that flag for me one more time Sean! 👍