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totodeinhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 07:21 PM
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Hannity's real agenda
I'm sure it's no secret to DUers but I'll post this anyway. Obviously Hannity's ultimate goal is to see McCain win in November so we can have a third Bush term. Therefore, he is bashing Obama like crazy right now because he believes that Clinton would be a weaker opponent in November and more likely to lose to McCain.

Now if this pastorgate thing really blows up in Obama's face and makes him a much weaker candidate than Clinton, look for Hannity and his ilk to make an about face and start bashing Clinton again. (BTW, personally I believe that pastorgate will blow over and Obama will be fine.)

Remember back a few months ago when most people assumed that Clinton would be the nominee? Back then Hannity and crew constantly bashed Clinton and virtually gave Obama a free pass. But now that they perceive Obama to be stronger it's the other way around.

Of course Hannity is an asshole of the first order and we would probably be well served to just ignore his sorry ass anyway. So please excuse me for even bringing up his name.

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dancingme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 07:30 PM
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1. What's in Hannity's background before he was famous?
I don't think there is much info on what he was doing before he became a well known right wing radio host around his 40th birthday. We know he was the typical failure until he latched on to the Limbaugh style of hate mongering. I've always wondered what he did all those years. Not much info around.
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JimGinPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 07:34 PM
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2. He Was A Men's Room Attendant At The Minneapolis Airport
:rofl:
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TexasLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 07:53 PM
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6. OMG yer shittin me!!!??!!
:rofl:
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:52 PM
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8. No, but maybe HE would've liked to.
Then again, if you really are a "Lady"...perhaps not.
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TexasLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 09:24 PM
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9. LOL its JUST a username
but still...YUK!
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 07:38 PM
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3. Probably sampling urinal cookies in Port Authority restrooms.
No wait - that's his hobby.

I really don't know. Nor do I care.

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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 07:46 PM
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4. Here, try this
This year a man named Hal Turner sat before his computer at his suburban home in North Bergen, New Jersey, posting bomb-making tips on his website, hailing the firebombing of an apartment containing "Savage Negroes" and calling for the murder of immigrants. "When enough illegal aliens get killed they will stop coming to the country!" Turner wrote. ... Turner was once a prominent activist in New Jersey's Republican Party. To area conservatives, he was best known by his moniker for call-ins to the Sean Hannity Show, "Hal from North Bergen."

~snip~

On WABC Hannity inherited (Bob) Grant's fan base of angry white males, who listened to his show in the New York City area. Hannity recognized his audience's thirst for red meat, racist rhetoric. However, he knew that if he wanted to avoid Grant's fate, he needed an air of deniability. When "Hal from North Bergen" began calling his show, Hannity found he could avoid the dangers of direct race-baiting by simply outsourcing it to Turner.

During an August 1998 episode of the show, Turner reminded Hannity that were it not for the graciousness of the white man, "black people would still be swinging on trees in Africa," according to Daryle Jenkins, co-founder of the New Jersey-based antiracism group One People's Project. Instead of rebuking Turner or cutting him off, Hannity continued to welcome his calls. On December 10 of the following year, Turner called Hannity's show to announce his campaign to run for a seat in the US House of Representatives from New Jersey, and to attack his presumptive opponent, Democratic Representative Robert Menendez, as a "left-wing nut."

By this time, according to Jenkins, Turner and Hannity had bonded off-air. In 1998 Hannity received an anonymous e-mail linking to an AOL discussion board on which Turner had allegedly confessed to a cocaine problem and alluded to past homosexual trysts. Turner (or someone claiming to be Turner) wrote in an August 4, 1998, Google discussion forum that Hannity called him to clear the air: "Just last week, Sean phoned me at home from his job at FOX News to continue a conversation we'd begun earlier while he was at WABC," Turner wrote. "Sean advised that one of you sensitive souls sent him an e-mail about 'revelations I had made' here on the internet. He told me it was obviously and attempt to 'poison the water.' " Turner continued, "I told him that I've done things I'm not proud of, and had dark times in my life; and those experiences helped shape the way I live today...the right way. He laughed and commented that he knew the feeling." Turner added that such chats with Hannity were "not unusual," often occurring while Hannity held his calls during commercial breaks.

Jenkins told me that while he and a group of antiracism activists demonstrated against a July 17, 2003, National Alliance meeting in Elmwood Park, New Jersey, which Turner attended, he encountered Turner and asked him about his relationship with Hannity. Turner claimed that he and Hannity would talk by phone and even recounted that Hannity had once invited him and his son on to the set of Hannity and Colmes. "In my view," says Jenkins, "I think Hannity has helped Turner out quite a bit. I'm willing to bet most of the conversations they had consisted of them talking shop."

http://www.thenation.com/doc/20050620/blumenthal
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dancingme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 07:56 PM
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7. Hannity - Friend of the racists
it fits.
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BadgerKid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 07:51 PM
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5. Dropped out of uni; went into radio
During the late 1980s, Hannity worked in construction in Santa Barbara, California, and also as a bartender.

He has mentioned on the air of The Sean Hannity radio show that due to lack of personal funding he dropped out of New York University numerous times and later decided to pursue a radio career.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hannity


Hmmm...sounds a bit like another RW talk show host. Hmmm....
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