On the June 04 edition of Hannity, the host attacked Al Sharpton for his criticism of president Trump.
Without naming the president, Sharpton said:
“For those who have agendas that are not about justice, this family will not let you use George as a prop. They talk about making America great. Great for who and when? We are going to make America great for everybody for the first time!”
It was clear that Sharpton was referencing Trump’s photo op in front of Ashburton House, St. John’s Episcopal church, in which National Guard and police used tear gas to disperse peaceful protesters from Lafayette Square.
Hannity was triggered by the criticism. In Trump Town where Donald Trump is considered a God among men – just ask Ben Harrison – no one is ever allowed to criticize him. He’s Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan, and George Washington all wrapped tightly in one neat package creating a type of hibrid superman. To criticize a man of his great stature is sacrilege.
Immediately he set Sharpton straight on the fact that it was Donald Abraham Washington that called for an immediate investigation into the death of George Floyd, reminding us all that the four officers involved were all fired without hesitation, and that justice would be served because the police are always held accountable by the justice system when they do wrong.
“With Sharpton you’ve got fear, division, hatred, blame Trump – everything is in Trump’s name,” Hannity said.
Previously, on The Five, Pavlich also attacked Sharpton with no sense of self awareness of her own long career of sowing racial division.
“If we’re going to talk about unity and trying to build bridges I’m not sure that Al Sharpton was the best choice considering his long career of sowing division in this country and burning bridges down rather than building them up. And so he’s the one who made it political, unfortunately, he attacked the president even though the president is the one who called for the FBI and the DOJ to look into this, he’s from the beginning said we don’t want these cities to be burned down by rioters, we want people to protest and we want the families to have justice. So it was great to listen to the family members to talk about who George Floyd was but if we’re going to talk about unity and moving forward and how to heal from this situation I’m not sure that Al Sharpton is the one to lead the way.”
Michael Brown was killed by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer who obviously lied about Brown attempting to punch him and take his gun. George Floyd was killed by a white police officer with a questionable record of misconduct. When Obama called for an investigation into Brown’s death, Pavlich and company attacked Obama, and Holder for allegedly “making things worse,” accusing them of stirring racial tension, never mind the fact that racial tension had already been stirred up with Brown’s death. They attacked Sharpton, for daring to “insert himself into the situation,” blaming him for the riots.
Conservatives have hated Sharpton since the Tawana Braceley case. It has stuck in their collective craw ever since. Therefore, because he was proven wrong for supporting a woman who lied about being raped, he has no credibility, because he’s proven himself to be the real racist, a despicable racial instigator whose only interest is fanning the flames of hatred for white people and police. He’s no longer entitled to his opinions – unless it confirms a racial view about black people, like how they’re inherently more prone to violence ( conservatives in general would be singing his praises if he said this ) – and has no right to involve himself in politics, especially if it has to do with racial justice – if he does, he’s just inserting his big nose where it doesn’t belong, because according to conservative wisdom, there is no more racism in America, and there hasn’t been since Barack Obama was elected president, and he and Sharpton just made everything worse by falsely claimng that there is racial bias in policing. According to conventional conservative wisdom Barack Obama set back race relations fifty or more years, just by being the first black president, thereby making conservatives be racist, and Sharpton no doubt had a hand in convincing Obama that conservatives hated him because he’s black. That Sharpton sure is a smooth operator, always managing to see race where it couldn’t possibly exist.
It sure as hell doesn’t exist in right wing media.
It sure as hell can’t be found at Blaze TV. Only hard hitting truth can be found there.
It sure as hell can’t be found at Right-wing News. Soy boy John Hawkins never once wrote an article entitled, Barack Obama Is An Anti-white Racist, or tweeted that a black person voting for Obama was like voting for the KKK.
It sure as hell can’t be found at World Net Daily. They never once questioned Barack Obama’s birth certificate, or compared him to Hitler over Obamacare, or anything else for that matter.
It sure as hell can’t be found at Rush Limbaugh’s radio show. He never once said anything racial about America’s first black president, like calling him Barack The Magic Negro.
It sure as hell can’t be found at Townhall. Katie Pavlich and other honest and serious journalists there never published dishonest and misinformative articles about Black Lives Matter or the former president.
And it sure as hell couldn’t possibly exist at Fox News. I never once heard any fear, division, hatred, or blame for Obama. And I certainly never heard anyone there refer to the former president as America’s Chief Racial Arsonist. It’s just a liberal left wing myth.
On the March 27 edition of his program, Sean Hannity had Lara Logan, and Melissa Francis on to complain about how unfair the mainstream media has been treating poor Donald Trump when he has actually shown nothing but great leadership during the pandemic.
Hannity: “Back in little ole 2007, no one would vet Barack Obama. I was one of the very few. And they didn’t like me for that. And I said journalism is dead. Dead, gone, buried, rest in peace.”
Actually, the media did vet Barack Obama’s background. They yammered nonstop on the birth certificate nonsense, as well as the Jeremiah Wright controversy. Fox News – including Hannity – and right-wing blogs like World Net Daily, and American Thinker, couldn’t shut the f**k up about either one during 2009. They fed the birther conspiracies for years while the so called liberal media basically ignored it for the non controversy that it was.
Francis: “I think you might be right about that, Sean. But I would say that lots of Americans aren’t listening to what the media is saying because they’re more concerned with what’s going on with the virus and how we’re going to get the economy going again and feed their families and provide a future for their children. And I think, in that respect, what you don’t want is the team that brought us out of the last recession. The types of incentives and stimulus and things, that Obama and Biden put out there, created the most enemic worst recovery on record, and that’s according to the Federal Reserve.
“So, probably, they’re thinking,’who is going to lead us out of this disaster and into a great economy again. You had Larry Ludlow on earlier. You know, I sat next to him during the last crises. He had the answers last time around. Now he’s in the right place to do something about it.
The worst recovery on record? Really? I don’t recall Melissa Francis, or any of the elites at Fox News, MSNBC, or CNN, experiencing financial hardship during the ‘worst recovery on record’ as she describes it. The Obama administration came in on the coat tails of a recession that was bleeding hundreds of thousands of jobs a month during the last six months of the Bush years, a total of about 3.5 million, according to Fact check.org, and over the next few years the economy very slowly recovered and continued to recover as Trump came in. However, wages remained stagnant, a majority of Americans continued to live paycheck to paycheck as they struggled to make ends meet in very low paying jobs.
Francis fails to acknowledge these facts. Like other conservatives in the media, she would rather pretend that during the Obama years, the economy was terrible solely because of Obama, that the recession was his fault, and when Trump came in, the economy was suddenly unicorns and roses. Did Francis lose her job during the recession? Did she and her family struggle to pay the bills? Of course not. She’s a millionaire who will never have to worry about any of that. And she – or anyone else at Fox News – will never be included among the estimated 3 million and counting who have already lost their jobs.
Yes, most Americans are concerned about what’s going on with the pandemic, and they are listening to the experts, doing social distancing just in case they may be carrying the virus, so as to limit the spread to those who are more vulnerable to it. But just recently, the Fox News commentariat were telling their viewers that the virus was a Democratic, liberal hoax to attack the president, as another way to impeach him because they hate him so much. And now millions of people are out of work, wondering how and if they’re going to pay the bills, stay in their homes and apartments, put food on the table.
If she – and any of the dunces in her audience – are indeed thinking ‘who is going to lead us out of this disaster and into a great economy again,’ and that Larry Kudlow is the most qualified person to do so, then they are more than dunces; they are total morons. Larry Kudlow is a former Wall Street junior economist who has proven himself to be consistently wrong. He is on record denying that there was a recession when the country was going through a recession! More recently, he claimed that the virus had been contained, and later when Martha Raddatz of ABC news questioned him, he said, “Look, I’m as good as the facts are. At the time I made this statement, the facts were…contained. A lot of people agreed with me.”
Not the experts. He’s a former commentator for CNBC who read from a teleprompter, and now he’s in the White House for God sake, like he’s some kind of f**king expert.
Francis wants him in charge? Good God. I would rather have the last administration. At least they knew what the f**k they were doing.
This current administration hasn’t got a f**king clue.
On a segment of last night’s Hannity, the Fox News host went off on CNN’s Don Lemon for comparing president Trump to Hitler.
As the host of a network that regularly compared the former black president to not only Hitler over everything from healthcare reform to executive actions on gun regulation, but a communist and a Marxist, Hannity got on his high horse to claim the moral high ground to attack a rival network that everyone knows is fake news, because the president says so.
“I was shocked when that hack Don Lemon compared our great president to Adolph Hitler,” the talk show host told The Journal. “Who does he think he is, a journalist?”
When reminded that Lemon is indeed a journalist, Hannity replied, “I know he’s a journalist, but does he have to be so hateful in his attacks on president Trump? Claiming that Trump is like Hitler is insane. We never did the same with Obama. That would have been irresponsible.”
When reminded that Fox News hosts regularly engaged in the same type of rhetoric against the former Democratic president, Hannity replied, “Well, you have to admit, he is black.”
Sean Hannity’s panel on racism , which aired on Fox News September 14th , was laughable , ridiculous , and embarrassing. But since it was broadcast on the Fox News channel , it’s not surprising that any of the so-called experts were not embarrassed by any of the ridiculous things they said , and that includes Sean Hannity.
The panel consisted of two women who have bigoted and racist views , so I have no problem with calling them racist. One is Tomi Lahren , and the other is Dr. Gina Loudon , who obviously received her degree form a box of Cracker Jacks. The third was Danielle McGlauglin , a so-called liberal.
Everyone is familiar with Tomi Lahren , the loud mouth conservative commentator who seethes with righteous indignation whenever minorities exercise their first amendment rights. She’s called Black Lives Matter the new KKK and a racist hate group for having the audacity to tell police to stop killing unarmed black people. Maybe not so familiar to some people is Gina Loudon , a quack psychologist , and a regular contributor to several of the worst conservative so-called news sites on the internet , including the worst of the worst , Joseph Farah’s racist , conspiracy filled website World Nut Daily , where many of her ridiculous articles can be found. She once diagnosed Obama as being a psychopath for having the audacity to play golf and take vacations , but has yet to make a similar observation for the current president. That she will never do , since Trump plays for team Republican , and in her eyes can do no wrong.
Hannity started the discussion by whining that Democrats and liberals were unfairly calling Trump and conservatives racists. “The most amazing thing , and I can’t take it anymore , Danielle. I don’t like it that conservatives , that the president – this is a lie , and this is a narrative that happens every two and every four years. Republicans and conservatives , the president are racist , sexist , misogynistic. You know what , stop lying about who we are!
“Tomi , Dr. , we are not racist , nor is the president , nor are the people around him. I’m not saying for the woman ( Jemelle Hill ) to be fired , I’m saying that the left does this every election cycle , and I’ve never heard you say to them , knock it off.”
McGlaughlin ( the supposed liberal ) : ““I’ll say it now. Knock it off. It’s not fair to characterize the president that way. He gave the folks a little bit of red meat with his both sides comment , which in all fairness he did walk back.”
He did finally condemn white supremacists , but the very next day , he once again blamed both sides for the violence in Charlottesville , so it really wasn’t much of a walk back. The right spent the entire eight years of Obama’s presidency obsessed with proving he was racist. Glenn Beck absurdly claimed that he hated white people after Obama’s statement that the Cambridge police officer that arrested Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates had “acted stupidly in arresting someone in their own home.” He was accused of being Americas first racist president , despite the fact that there were other presidents that actually were racist , and was accused of racial division worse than it had been in fifty years , as if the Jim Crow era when black people were second class citizens , was somehow not as divided. He was accused of racism for his comments on the death of Trayvon Martin , when he said that Martin could have been his own son , and that he could have been Martin some years before. The right racially attacked him for eight years on everything from the church he attended , healthcare reform , his connection to ACORN as a community organizer , his birth certificate , Black Lives Matter , to taking vacations and playing golf. But , hewas the real racist because he spoke about race , not those who frequently played the race card , conservatives like Loudon and Hannity.
So , if Obama was guilty of radicalism , and racism for associating with reverend Wright and groups like ACORN , then it definitely is fair to characterize Trump as being sympathetic to white nationalist ideology , since he couldn’t even denounce David Duke during his 2016 presidential campaign , his ridiculous defense of civil war statues being removed , his defense of white nationalists in Charlottesville Virginia , the fact that he was sued by the federal government in the early seventies for housing discrimination , his calling for the death penalty for the Central Park Five even after they were vindicated , and not to mention , his blatant birtherism.
Hannity : “Tomi , Dr. it’s conservatives when they say anything that’s viewed over the line , oh , fire them , boycott them.”
Lahren : “Well , it’s happened before at ESPN with Curt Shilling , because of a post he made on Facebook ; it was not on the channel. But the repercussion was a little more strict than the talking to they gave to the other hosts. Now I can’t help there’s a double standard , maybe ESPN values diversity but not diversity of opinion. That sounds more correct to me.”
Conservatives have a blind spot when it comes to double standards. They are incapable of detecting their own hypocrisy. Tomi Lahren loves to call liberals sanctimonious hypocrites , but Lahren is without doubt the biggest hypocrite on the planet. She will always defend a Republican when they say something outrageous , but attack and endlessly condemn anyone on the left who says something she doesn’t agree with. Her attacks on Colin Kaepernick and other NFL players are perfect examples of her blatant hypocrisy. For someone who claims to be a champion of free speech , she screams a lot about liberal snowflakes wanting to shut down conservative voices , but when someone says something that triggers her , she will be the first to call for a boycott , or for that person to be fired. Her delicate feelings were recently triggered on twitter when actor Michael McKean tweeted that the people shot in a Texas church “had the prayers shot right out of them.” Ryan Savaadra , a conservative snowflake who writes for the reactionary right-wing website Daily Wire , attempted to get him fired by contacting AMC , and Tomi Lahren re tweeted his ( Savaadra’s ) tweet. So , if there is anyone who doesn’t value a difference of opinion , it’s Tomi Lahren. This is a person who wants anyone who doesn’t worship the flag , to leave America. That’s how much of a triggered snowflake she is. That sounds more correct to me.
Hannity continues : “Dr. Gina , isn’t there something wrong when you’re so willing to lie about other people?”
Loudon : “There’s definitely something wrong with someone going around name calling instead of acting professional.”
This response coming from a conservative like Loudon , almost breaks the projection meter. As a partisan hack , Loudon obviously doesn’t understand what hypocrisy is. She believes only liberals and Democrats are hypocrites. This response to Hannity’s question was not only predictable , but anyone who is familiar with her background would also find it laughable. Loudon has spent the last eight years acting very unprofessional , lying repeatedly and often resorting to name calling when it came to anything Obama or Democrats said and/or did. Like every Obama hater , she frequently attacked the ACA , claiming it to be socialized medicine , that it contained actual death panels , never once being honest enough to admit that the real death panels have always been the private health insurance companies. It was just another excuse to attack a Democratic president for political purposes. She believes every moderate Muslim is a secret terrorist waiting to get out. She literally called Obama a psychopath for having the audacity to vacation and play golf while president. But there is one thing that speaks volumes on Loudon’s state of mind : like her fellow cronies at World Nut Daily , she believes Obama deliberately allowed Ebola into America because he hates it and wants to pay back white America for slavery and racism.
Hannity: “Dr , Gina , I think we conservatives are far more tolerant of free speech and thought , and don’t do boycotts or call for firings. What if something similar had been said during the Obama administration? What would the reaction have been?”
Again , they are totally unaware of their own projection. Something similar had been said when Obama was president. Many, many , many times. They called him a racist who hated white people , who hated police officers because he wouldn’t denounce a legitimate black civil rights group , they called him a socialist , a communist , a Muslim who hated America , who wanted to make it a caliphate with his Muslim Brotherhood buddies , a Nazi over health care reform. None of these people were fired or boycotted.
Loudon : “There’s always an hypocrisy , Sean. And we’re used to it. But here’s the good news. You’ve watched the decay of the leftist media over the last eight to ten years as they spout their bigotry and to be so intolerant , and it’s left a very good place conservative media to fill those voids. I like to say , every time the leftist media spouts their mantra , another conservative gets their wings. And I believe there’s no exception to that.”
This is a woman who writes for some of the worst news outlets on the internet , most of them the very definition of fake news , and conservative news pundits like Loudon , Hannity , and Lahren – who are not even journalists – often whine about mainstream media bias , don’t even realize they themselves are a part of the mainstream they so often complain about , and to suggest that they are more credible than their democratic counterparts , is absurdly laughable. What’s even more laughable is the claim that leftist media has been spouting bigotry and intolerance. The last eight years , it was right-wing media – Loudon , Hannity , and Lahren included – spouting their anti-Muslim , anti-gay , anti-immigrant , and anti-Black Lives Matter intolerance. I haven’t heard anyone on the so-called left spouting bigotry toward anyone. In the warped minds of people like Loudon , if you don’t allow them to be intolerant toward gays , Muslims , and immigrants , you are by definition oppressing them , being intolerant toward them. This is where the catch phrase “the intolerant left” originated from.
Hannity : “Tomi , the left isn’t really tolerant. I’ve seen horrible things about you , Dr. Loudon , myself on social media by these groups funded by Soros types of people.”
Just as Loudon , Lahren , and Hannity have written horrible things about people they don’t like , things they’ve written and said about Colin Kaepernick , Obama , and certain Democrats. But that’s OK. There is no accountability in right-wing media. They can say whatever they want about anyone. It’s only intolerance when so-called leftists criticize anyone on the right.
Lahren : “Of course , I’m someone who’s gone to bat for what I believe in , and I’ve felt the repercussions.”
And what she believes is Black Lives Matter , which is a civil rights group attempting to call attention to police abuse in the black community , is a terrorist , racist hate group like the KKK , even though they haven’t killed anyone , lynched any white people , or burned any crosses on their lawns. She would rather smear a legitimate civil rights organization , than spend a few minutes visiting their website to see what their platform policy is. She’s not only dishonest , she’s lazy. She believes moderate Muslims are all tomorrow’s terrorists , that Obama and Black Lives Matter were responsible for the five Dallas police officers that were shot and killed in 2016 during a BLM protest , and had accused Obama of having a friendly to jihadis mentality even as he was carrying out a war against ISIS.
McGlaughlin : “I’m a free speech absolutist , like many conservatives , even though I’m not a conservative.”
Hannity : “Many of your fellow liberals are not. Nobody defends me on the left.”
Many conservatives are not free speech absolutists. Hannity is not a free speech absolutist , nor is Tomi Lahren. They claim to be , but how many times have they demonstrated to be just the opposite? A principled free speech absolutist is someone who defends everyone’s right to speak , even if they don’t like or agree with what that person is saying. The ACLU are defenders of free speech. They defend the rights of all to speak freely. People like Sean Hannity and Tomi Lahren do not. All they have ever done is defend the right of their fellow conservatives , and attack liberals and Democrats. How many times has Lahren told Kaepernick and other NFL players to leave America because she doesn’t like what they are doing? The only thing she will defend is their right to shut up and not complain. And when has Hannity ever defended anyone on the left? Never. All he’s ever done is attack , lie , and smear progressives. He’s a partisan hack , a propagandist for the Republican party , and Tomi Lahren is his female counterpart.
Hannity : “Alright , it looks like conservatives are the ones that are open-minded , the ones that believe in freedom.”
If conservatives like Hannity and Lahren are so open-minded , and believe so much in freedom , why are they always the first to attack anyone who has a difference of opinion that contradicts their own talking points? For over a year they’ve attacked NFL athletes as un American , as enemies of freedom and liberty. Perhaps they are not so open minded , and do not believe in freedom so much unless it’s the freedom to dictate to others how they should behave and what they should believe.