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Posted by on Apr 24, 2014 in Featured, Media, Politics, Race | 10 comments

Sean Hannity Slams Cliven Bundy’s Slavery Comment as “Beyond Despicable”

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Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy’s strongest advocate, Sean Hannity, vehemently expressed his disgust at his remarks about slavery. Hannity said Bundy’s comments “are beyond repugnant to me. They are beyond despicable to me. They are beyond ignorant to me.” This is coming from the same person who had no issues with Bundy’s pals pointing weapons at federal agents.

Of course, he also blamed Democrats who would use Cliven Bundy’s comments to attack Republicans. Um, gee, really? Not even 48 hours ago they were calling him a hero. That’s as if conservatives wouldn’t jump all over Democrats who support someone who made such a blunder. Remember when Ebony magazine editor, Jamilah Lemieux’s tweeted some ugly comments about RNC staffer Raffi Williams?

Hannity railed, “They want to say that conservatives are racist. Conservatives hate women. Conservatives want old people to die, granny over the cliff. They want the young people to fend for themselves. They want to poison the air and poison the water.” Um, yeah….there are some racist conservatives and some who hate women, etc.

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  • DR. CLARISSA PINKOLA ESTÉS, Managing Editor of TMV, and Columnist

    I think it’s good he publicly condemned such racist talk by the latest whomever to show their underbelly. And often, I think, having the bully pulpit, I wish more ‘talkers on tv’ would use it to bring together, rather than continue the nah nah.

  • cjjack

    While I agree that Hannity is doing the right thing by condemning the comments of Mr. Bundy, I cannot help but savor the delicious flavor of irony.

    Not too long ago the same host and a host of those like him who suddenly don’t want to be associated with such talk made it their mission in life to use guilt by association to attack this guy who was running for President.

    Remember Bill Ayers? How about that preacher…what was his name? A Google search found it for me in 0.66 seconds – Jeremiah Wright. And of course there’s Saul Alinsky. Who could forget him? More to the point, who knew him before his association with Obama?

    It was all summed up by the absolutely adorable Sarah Palin when she turned the phrase “palling around with terrorists” into a campaign slogan.

    Am I willing to give Hannity a pass on this one? You betcha. Right after he absolves himself for every single instance where he used guilt by association against Obama.

    I won’t hold my breath.

  • yoopermoose

    IMO, Hannity should lose his job. Hannity is the one who championed Bundy and egged him on. Here is a guy who doesn’t believe in the United States, and Hannity was calling him a “patriot.” What a kick in the crotch to every service member who took an oath to protect and defend this nation. And for what? Does Hannity feel so strongly that Clive Bundy should be able to feed his cows for free? Hannity didn’t give a rat’s a** about Clive Bundy. He saw this as an opportunity to try to make the Obama administration look bad. And if innocent people got hurt, or Federal employees were killed, so much the better for his ratings. This whole situation made me so disgusted that this lying, thieving, racist was being held up as a “patriot” and “hero.” If he is a patriot and hero, those words have lost all meaning.

  • sheknows

    Absolutely agree with yoopermoose!

    When people who foster extremism, like Hannity, Rush, Beck et al. are suddenly looking into the belly of the beast..they distance themselves by blaming others. Hannity had little to say about the Ducks. I don’t recall hearing his disgust.
    Here is what I think happened. The guy is obviously a nut job..anti government, etc. He is going down for his failure to pay over one million dollars, and rightfully so. The issue of land taxes and blah, blah government over reach the right was hoping to get started is a ship that was slowly sinking. He just found the opportune moment to abandon it.

  • slamfu

    I’m starting the countdown till Hannity and others on FOX do exactly the same thing with the next opportunity to slam the administration and score some ratings points while stirring up the base. He has learned nothing. And his job isn’t about reporting actual news, so its very unlikely he’s in any danger of losing it.

  • A layman’s suggestion to politicos on the right: take a moment, a deep breath and think. Just because a guy is on a horse, carrying a flag and in a battle with the federal government doesn’t mean you should rally around him. Maybe that is a clue to further vet him or her. I am happy to see Hannity shed him as a person.

  • SteveK

    Just because a guy is on a horse, carrying a flag and in a battle with the federal government doesn’t mean you should rally around him. Maybe that is a clue to further vet him or her.

    Agreed… They should probably do the same with some they’ve bought into lock-stock-and-barrel.

    Sarah Palin is the first to come to mind but if you look real hard maybe you find a couple more. 😐

  • dduck

    FYI, Bernie Goldberg on O’Reily’s show also blasted this guy.
    Better late than never, but KP is right, look before you leap is good advice for Reps and for Dems, and for TMVers for that matter.

  • Amen, Da Duck!

  • JSpencer

    Another agreement with yoopermoose. I seriously doubt Hannity or any of his pals have learned a thing from this.

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