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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:11 PM
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Note to DU: Sean Hannity is a Racist. When you find yourself agreeing with him, stop and think.
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 10:21 PM by Emit
I think it is important to realize how racist Sean Hannity is. For anyone who has followed him for any length of time (The "You're a Great American" exchange between him and his callers alone gives me the creeps), I can assure you that when you find yourself agreeing with him on any matter, and particularly on the subject of racism, I would step back and take a reality check.

While the two apparently had a falling out, he had been closely associated with the white nationalist, white supremacist Hal Turner, who apparently had this recent photo and comments on his website according to this blogger:



See also:
Hannity's Soul-Mate of Hate

by MAX BLUMENTHAL

(posted online on June 3, 2005)

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~

... From there, Hannity was hired by the right-wing WVNN in Huntsville, Alabama, and then by WGST in Atlanta, where he filled in for his friend, the "libertarian" broadcaster Neil Boortz. ...

On WABC Hannity inherited 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," ... ...

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. ...

But Turner and Hannity's relationship collapsed in 2000 after the Hudson County Republican Party endorsed Turner's primary challenger, Theresa De Leon, an accomplished businesswoman and dark-skinned Latina. "I had never judged people on their race, not prior to that point," Turner recalled in a February 23, 2003, article in the Bergen County Record. "And there I was, on the receiving end--in America--of a decision that I wasn't good enough because I was a white male." ...

So Turner took matters into his own hands, purchasing a time slot on the eclectic shortwave radio station WBCQ. For more than four years, Turner unleashed a barrage of hate speech at his perceived enemies--"bull-dyke lesbians," "savage Negro beasts," "filthy mongrels," etc. ...

Today, as one of America's most recognizable broadcast personalities, Hannity vehemently denounces racism as he sees it. During the 2000 presidential campaign, Hannity demanded time and again that Al Gore fire his black campaign manager, Donna Brazile, for her comment that "we're not gonna let the white boys win." Two years later, during California's gubernatorial recall election, Hannity repeatedly attacked Democratic candidate and Lieutenant Governor Cruz Bustamante as a racist for refusing to renounce his association thirty years prior with the Chicano student group MECHA. Yet Hannity is silent about the racist affiliations of favored guests like Family Research Council president Tony Perkins, Mississippi Republican Governor Haley Barbour and former Republican Congressman Bob Barr, all of whom have spoken before gatherings of America's largest white supremacist group, the Council of Conservative Citizens....

http://www.thenation.com/doc/20050620/blumenthal

And other groups have taken note of his fixation on calling people racists (projection, anyone?), particularly people of color, whom he tries to play the 'reverse-racism' game with:


... For example, recently an African American woman "Monica from East Orange" called Hannity to oppose his obsessive hatred of Al Gore's Campaign Manager Donna Brazile. Hannity demanded that she denounce Brazile as a racist, but the caller stood her ground. Then Hannity hung up on her with these words: "She's a racist and you're a racist."

So is Hannity a racist? Well, at the very least he exhibits a raging double standard when it comes to the topic of race (a topic he fixates upon every day.) To that end, he dwells on every real or imagined slight, however slight, that blacks have supposedly done to whites. Never does he address the rampant racial bias that is being committed against blacks in America (for example, the recent bias crimes at the State University of New Jersey); in fact Hannity's racial agenda is akin to David Duke's and other various white power groups, but without the racial slurs and invective. Hannity's specific M.O. is to demand that blacks denounce the Rev. Jesse Jackson for the 1984 "hymie town" remark, denounce the Rev. Al Sharpton for the "white interloper" remark, and denounce Minister Louis Farrakhan. The Hannity mantra is "Denounce Jackson! Denounce Sharpton! Denounce Farrakhan!" Hannity has a long list of blacks he condemns as "racists" and then of course throws in the ever-predictable David Duke for good measure.
The Hannity standard is guilt by association. If you don't denounce them as racist, then you are a racist. Therefore, by his own standard, Sean Hannity would be a racist because he not only refuses to denounce several well-known white racists, he even praises them and/or associates with them. ...
http://www.onepeoplesproject.com/index.php?option=conte...


And, just for fun, here's an excerpt from his book, Let Freedom Ring: Winning the War of Liberty Against Liberalism, (His other book is Deliver Us from Evil: Defeating Terrorism, Despotism, and Liberalism)

"(Liberals) teach our children multiculturalism rather than American culture, revisionist history rather than American history, the thinly disguised religion of secular humanism and extreme environmentalism rather than capitalism. They train our young to criticize America, not celebrate it. They welcome condoms into the classroom but ban God and the Ten Commandments. They encourage tolerance for the teachings of the Koran but not for the teachings of Jesus Christ. They oppose the Pledge of Allegiance, tell us that God is dead, that Christianity is for losers, and that evangelical and Catholic conservatives are more dangerous than radical Islamic militants. They tell us that fuel-burning SUVs are bad for America, but flag-burning SOBs arent. But they are wrong. And it is time to ask: Why, particularly in time of war, should we entrust the education of our children to people who loathe and ravage so many of out core values and traditions?" (Let Freedom Ring, pp. 8-9)


edited to correct link and title
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anonymous171 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:13 PM
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1. Hal Turner and Hannity are connected?
Not surprising....
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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:46 PM
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6. Did you read the small print on that pic of Obama that Turner had on his website?
:mad:
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muntrv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:22 PM
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2. Hannity sucks ass, so why would I ever agree with him?
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 10:38 PM by muntrv
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AZBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:48 PM
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7. Maybe you don't, but many DU'ers are saying the exact same thing he is.
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:28 PM
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3. When I find myself agreeing with Sean Hannity? Like, when I grow hair on my palms
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 10:28 PM by hisownpetard
and start wearing pots and pans for shoes...?
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LordJFT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:04 PM
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4. did i miss something? are some duers agreeing with him?
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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 12:18 AM
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8. Yes, plenty.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 12:21 AM
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9. Sean is the new pin up boy......
and we are supposed to vote in the primaries to elect the person that they tell us....cause we are soooo worried about them instead of ourselves, it ain't even funny.
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ampad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:11 PM
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5. I couldn't even stomach turning
the channel to Faux News let alone listening or agreeing with Hannity. If Hannity were to ever say anything negative (which I know he has) about Hillary I wouldn't believe it for a second and I am a staunch Obama supporter. Anything coming out of that hacks mouth is either lies or hate.
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MethuenProgressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 12:24 AM
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10. I don't hate Hillary, so I don't agree with Hannity at all.
And, oh yeah and by the way.. your post is flame bait.
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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 12:37 AM
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13. Many DUers are saying basically the same thing Hannity is
and I drew attention to that. Why is that considered flamebait?
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Yes We Did Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 01:32 AM
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18. I'm really starting to wonder about you. I've seen you do this way too many times.
That isn't what the OP said at all. You keep doing that... why?
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 12:25 AM
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11. That scumbag Turner pretty much advocates someone assassinating Obama.
What a sick bastard.
Hannity is scum to have anything to do with him.
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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 12:36 AM
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12. Can you believe that?
According to the link, he removed it from the website and the FBI may have been involved.
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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 05:27 PM
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16. Apparently, he's got Neal Boortz these days with him attacking Obama
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 09:56 AM
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14. I think the only way you'd have to worry about me agreeing with Sean Hannity
is if I started pulling my own fingernails out one by one, without anesthesia.

Which is kind of what it felt like watching him on TV for the first time the other night to see what claptrap he was spewing about Obama.

He wanted Obama to withdraw from the presidential race AND step down from his Senate seat, "like Tom DeLay." WHAAAATTTTTT??????

That was it. I will never turn on Fox News again, lest my head spontaneously explode.
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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 12:30 PM
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15. I haven't seen that clip of Hannity calling for Obama to step down
from the Senate -- But I've seen and heard him do similarly outrageous things. The guy's an ass -- and I agree, he's enough to make anyone's (in their right mind) head spontaneously explode.
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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 01:28 AM
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17. Kick as another friendly reminder n/t
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sudopod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 01:53 AM
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19. Anonymous > Hal Turner
Edited on Mon Mar-17-08 01:54 AM by sudopod
http://encyclopediadramatica.com/Hal_turner

Read it for the lulz.

(Warning: very coarse/vulgar language. Definitely NSFW.)
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 01:54 AM
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20. That's one crazy RW MoFo!
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question everything Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 01:58 AM
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21. And Chris Matthews is misogynist
I don't watch either.
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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 09:41 PM
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22. Another kick n/t
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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-19-08 09:39 PM
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23. ...
again
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