Is there anything Sean Hannity likes better than to help out a white guy in trouble for race baiting?
Although Megyn Kelly didn’t mention it in her less-than-supportive interview with Giuliani Thursday night, part of the firestorm over Giuliani’s allegations that President Obama doesn’t love America and “wasn’t brought up the way you were brought up and I was brought up,” is that it was a racial dog whistle. Giuliani did not help his case when he insisted otherwise based on the fact that Obama is half-white.
But if Giuliani has lost Kelly (who almost certainly acted at the behest of Fox News higher ups), he can rest assured he’ll always have Hannity.
Hannity opened his show last night with a video montage designed to prove Giuliani got it right. Or, as Hannity put it, answer the question “Does the mayor really have a point?”
Anyone with the slightest familiarity with Hannity’s love for race baiting and race baiters, his love for Cliven Bundy right up until his explicit racism became public, Hannity’s racial animosity toward African Americans, Democrats and President Obama didn’t need to watch further to know how he'd answer.
Giuliani got a big kick out of the montage. “I’m only laughing because I’d forgotten about how far he went in criticizing America,” Giuliani sneered. This, by the way, from the guy who made a crook his protégé, partner and police commissioner. For more on just how draft-dodging Giuliani has displayed his love, do check out Wayne Barrett’s must-read column in the NY Daily News. You almost certainly will not hear its details explored on "fair and balanced" Fox.
Giuliani ridiculously claimed he’s not questioning Obama’s patriotism, as if saying someone who doesn’t love his country could be doing anything but. And even there Giuliani threw a jab; he finished his sentence about Obama's patriotism by saying, “as he did with President Bush.”
“I believe you can be a critic and a patriot at the same time,” Giuliani continued. But Giuliani did not label President Obama a “critic,” he said Obama doesn’t love his country the way the rest of us do.
Hannity, of course, didn’t challenge a word of Giuliani’s attacks. He let Giuliani go on about all the ways Obama has fallen short on the patriotism front.
During the discussion, “DOES OBAMA LOVE AMERICA?” blared on the lower right of the screen.
"I can’t look into his head, he may love America, I don’t know, in his own way,” Giuliani claimed. But, he added, “He’s not a cheerleader for America, he’s a critic,” Giuliani said. As if Giuliani’s own comments are so positive about this country.
Not surprisingly, Hannity brought up Rev. Wright to help bolster Giuliani’s case. “This was the Sunday after 9/11!” Hannity said. Giuliani said indignantly, “Do you think I could ever forget that?”
Both seemed to have forgotten the 121 firefighters who died on 9/11 – whose deaths families and colleagues pin directly on Giuliani’s negligence or worse. That’s another aspect of Giuliani’s “love” for his country you almost certainly won’t hear about on Fox.
Hannity continued, “Here is the question: Father Pfleger, Reverend Wright - I know I made a big deal of Bill Ayers and people criticized me for it, he’s an admitted domestic terrorist. Who hangs out with a guy like that? …I’m not gonna be friends with an unrepentant terrorist, are you?”
No, Hannity just promotes armed insurrection against the U.S. government by a racist rancher. He also started his career by palling around with a white supremacist, he promoted Donald Trump’s bogus birther accusations against our president. Hannity's kind of African American is a guy who says, “Thank God for slavery.”
Nobody but nobody should allow Hannity to paint himself as a patriot, especially not after his shameful endorsement of Bundy. But this 9:27 segment was just one of many Hannity segments using Giuliani to accuse President Obama of being an America hater.
The video is below, from last night’s Hannity.
Aging Hannocchio is a vindictive man on the inside. He uses his show to strike back at his enemies. This cafeteria Catholic has made many enemies on both the right and left.
He has no true friends. They all use him for free publicity. If Hannocchio lost both his radio and television shows these “friends” would dump him like garbage, and move on to the next fool. He knows it, and we know it.
NOTE TO HANNITY
You have a striking resemblance to the kid in The Omen.
NOTE TO MASSES
Remind the global community about Rudolf’s luminous past with another woman while he was still married.
TMZ or Entertainment Tonight, but as ‘news’?