Sean Hannity’s Birch Society Connection
Glenn Beck and Ron Paul are pretty open about his affinity for the Birch Society. The were welcomed sponsors of CPAC. Pajamas Media and Drudge link to 911 Truther Alex Jones. Fox News is a frequent venue for paranoid conspiracies so it’s not terribly surprising that Sean Hannity is helping to mainstream the Birch Society as well……
Here’s the interview:
In the introduction Hannity proudly announces that he’s on the board of Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny
The last time I wrote about Jesse Lee Peterson of the Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny (BOND) I noted that he had managed to carve out a rather unique niche for himself among right-wing activists:
Peterson, who is black, has carved out a niche for himself as an outspoken foe of racism … or rather, an outspoken foe of black racism which, in his view, is the same thing as being a Democrat, like when he declares that Barack Obama was elected president thanks to the votes of “black racists and white guilty people” and proclaims that black ministers who supported Obama were leading their congregations straight to hell.
Conversely, when it comes to white racism, Peterson tends to serve primarily an apologist for the likes of Michael Richards or Duane “Dog” Chapman.
This niche must be quite lucrative for Peterson because he is still producing columns (for WorldNetDaily, naturally) spewing this sort of nonsense - like this one:
Barack Obama hates white people – especially white men.
Allow me to also point out that not only do right-wing rags like WND give Peterson a platform to spew this nonsense, he and his BOND organization were recently tapped to join the Religious Right umbrella coalition calling itself The Freedom Federation, along with groups like the American Family Association, Concerned Women for America, Eagle Forum, Family Research Council, and several others.
The above article was written last year before the Birch Society had been mainstreamed. Now it’s not just conspiracy sites like WND and Infowars giving a platform to the Birch Society but Fox News as well. Hannity’s service on the board of a group whose sole purpose seems to be stoking white people’s fear of our first black President may have something to do with him being dropped from one of his stations.
It’s not surprising that the Republican party is starting to adapt to its new Birch Society influenced base by changing some of its policies like the war in Afghanistan