Appearing on Fox News Republican talk show “Hannity” Monday night, right-wing columnist Ann Coulter said she’s sad that not only does she think the Boston bombing should shut down the nation’s immigration reform debate, she would like to see the alleged bomber’s widow in jail too, not for committing a crime but for “wearing a hijab.”
“I don’t care if she knew about this,” Coulter said. “She ought to be in prison for wearing a hijab. This immigration policy of us, you know, assimilating immigrants into our culture isn’t really working. They’re assimilating us into their culture. Did she get a clitorectomy too?”
Hannity seemed momentarily puzzled at the sudden citation of female genital mutilation, stammering his reply. “I, uh, I don’t know the answer to that,” he said before confidently adding: “But your point is well taken.”
Keith Ellison (D-MN), the first Muslim ever elected to Congress, has been a virtual punching bag for Faux News dating back to 2006 when Glenn Beck asked the newly elected Ellison, “Sir, prove to me that you are not working with our enemies.”
Well after Ellison humiliated poor-little Hannity on Tuesday and called him a GOP-shill and “the worst excuse for a journalist I’ve ever seen”, Hannity went on a smear offensive against Ellison Thursday night by implying that the Muslim Congressman is a racist and an anti-Semite.
“This is really serious, in as much as Farrakhan, one of the most divisive figure in our culture, rabid anti-Semite racist,” the Fox News host asserted, adding that Ellison also had ties to black militant Khalid Muhammad.
Hannity said that Muhammad wanted to “kill the women, everything white that’s in sight — kill the women, kill the babies, kill the children, kill the old people.”
If linking Ellison to someone who he said wanted to kill “everything white” wasn’t enough, Hannity then suggested that Ellison was the “equivalent” of the Ku Klux Klan, a white supremacist group.
“Do we have somebody then in Congress that is the equivalent on one side what the Klan is?” Hannity asked. “Because I view the rabid rantings of Khalid Muhammad as frightening.”
Just more “fair and balanced” reporting. Right?
California’s teacher’s union made this video about the 1% and the 99% that has me scratching my head, and I generally support public schools.
There’s a lot of Conservative Outrage about this, Hannity, Limbaugh, etc.
I’m not sure who the audience for this is, kids or adults. It’s filled with outright lies. For example, there have been hundreds of billions of dollars handed to deliquent borrowers, the biggest of which is the elimination of income tax on forgiven mortgage debt.
Hal Turner’s big claim to fame is being a probable frequent caller to the Sean Hannity Radio show, and a news source for hate group leader, Pamela Geller.
Harold “Hal” Turner of North Bergen, N.J., filed the lawsuit in federal court in Newark, N.J., on Nov. 21 claiming he was falsely arrested, wrongfully imprisoned and maliciously prosecuted. A jury acquitted him last year.
Turner was arrested after a June 2009 blog posting suggesting Connecticut officials “obey the Constitution or die” and urging readers to “take up arms.”
Below is an email that is going around Right Wing Whacko circles. It is about a the linked YouTube video of edited clips of Obama seeming to aggrandize Islam. The intention is clear —to show that Obama is on his own personal Jihad to take over America and subjagate it to the Caliphate.
Subject: Fwd: FW: This was blocked from Fox News….
This lying fraud would climb a tree to tell a lie when the truth would
sound better, but on this occasion, I actually believe the Muslim bastard!
Suggest you watch this before BO has it pulled again!
EVALUATE AND DRAW YOUR OWN CONCLUSION!!!
This was blocked from Fox News….
This is what Obama blocked Fox News from showing …
Remember all the notices we kept getting to watch Fox News on Sunday at
9 PM several weeks ago? What Happened?
This is the clip that got pulled due to pressure from the
Obama Puts Heat on Fox News to Prevent Sean Hannity airing this piece.
This is a video that Sean Hannity of FOX News has been trying to show
that we are told has consistently been blocked by the Obama
Administration for several weeks.
Watch it now before it gets pulled from the internet!
It could be a version of the same outdated email shown here on Snopes.com. Recirculation of old propaganda is common.
According to Truth of Fiction.com it is indeed a recirculation and edited-for- nuance version of the 2008 story.
The purpose of the video/email campaign is clear —to stir up the Whacko Christian voter and reinforce fear of Islam and Obama.
But Rehashing old propaganda really isn’t news. The Whackos won’t care. That he did it at all is enough.
What I think is interesting if not down-right sad, is that to the sane the video (as highly edited as it is) really isn’t all the damaging. After all this country has been thru since 9/11, I think it is clear that we are not in danger of being absorbed into some fantasy version of the Caliphate. We are a multi-religious country. And the Whacko Christian Minority must face this.
UPDATE: I should add that in none of my research was there any proof that Obama tried to censor Fox News. The idea that he would limit 1st Amendment Rights of his biggest journalistic rival is a little strange to me. He is an attorney and a politician. He wants to be reelected. He knows full well that any attempt to censor Fox would backfire in a big way. He is not the the Kenyan, Muslim version of Stalin.
File under “Conning the cons” or alternately “Pay to play”
But if you’re a fan of Mark Levin’s radio show, you’d have just as much cause to believe that Americans for Prosperity, a FreedomWorks rival, was the most effective conservative advocacy group. And, if Rush Limbaugh or Sean Hannity are who you listen to, you’d be hearing a steady stream of entreaties to support the important work of the Heritage Foundation.
That’s not coincidence. In search of donations and influence, the three prominent conservative groups are paying hefty sponsorship fees to the popular talk show hosts. Those fees buy them a variety of promotional tie-ins, as well as regular on-air plugs – praising or sometimes defending the groups, while urging listeners to donate – often woven seamlessly into programming in ways that do not seem like paid advertising.
With a lull in ratings since November, Rush Limbaugh had a 3.0 share of listeners for his radio time slot, which is a 33% slide from October and from last April…Meanwhile, The Sean Hannity Show was reported to be down 28% from its peak numbers in the fall.
Can I just say:
Wingnut pundits being 100 percent wrong, on the wrong side of history, divisive and intellectually dishonest — just to fling a few Hannity memes back in his face…
According to the Washington Post, the “surgical” special forces operation that resulted in the terrorist leader’s death was authorized by President Obama last Friday after months of intelligence gathering, and was carried out early Monday morning (local time) as a small force of elite American troops descended on Bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. According to the Post, the U.S. “did not share any intelligence with foreign governments, including Pakistan’s.”
The operation was very similar to what then-candidate Obama said he would do in an August 1, 2007, speech: “If we have actionable intelligence about high-value terrorist targets [in Pakistan] and President [Pervez] Musharraf won’t act, we will.” At the time, however, Obama’s position on Pakistan was attacked and mocked by right-wing commentators who claimed Obama had threatened to invade the country.
Rush Limbaugh said in September 2007: “Well, we’ve got another tape from — I get these guys confused — Usama bin Laden. Another tape says he’s going to invade Pakistan and declare war on Pakistan and Musharraf, which, ladies and gentlemen, puts him on the same page with a Democrat presidential candidate — that would be Barack ‘Uss-Obama.’ ” Limbaugh added: “All right, so, we’re going to attack Pakistan. Poor Musharraf’s going to get it on both ends if Barack’s elected.”
Also remember that during the last presidential election McCain basically said ‘hell no we won’t go’ when asked about Pakistan, and he implied that Obama’s Pakistan policy and statements were crazy and dangerous. I am now well pleased that Obama won the election and sincerely regret my vote for McCain/Palin.