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ej510 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 06:18 PM
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Hannity gets called out.
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ej510 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 06:26 PM
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1. The check this Article.
Edited on Sat Mar-22-08 06:27 PM by ej510
Hannity's Soul-Mate of Hate
Max Blumenthal

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." For years, Hannity offered his top-rated radio show as a regular forum for Turner's occasionally racist, always over-the-top rants. Hannity also chatted with him off-air, allegedly offering encouragement to Turner as he struggled to overcome a cocaine habit and homosexual leanings. Turner has boasted that Hannity once invited Turner and his son on to the set of Fox News's Hannity and Colmes. Today, Turner lurks on the fringes of the far right, spouting hate-laced tirades on his webcast radio show. Hannity, meanwhile, remains mum about his former alliance with the neo-Nazi, homing in instead on the supposed racism of black and Latino Democrats.

A former moving company manager and real estate agent, Turner cut his teeth as the Northern New Jersey coordinator for Pat Buchanan's quixotic 1992 presidential campaign. He was an aggressive self-promoter who found a platform for his views on the radio show of Bob Grant, which was broadcast by ABC's flagship station, New York City's WABC. Grant was a pioneer of right-wing radio and, incidentally, a hysterical racist. In March 1995, according to the media watchdog FAIR, Grant entertained the call of a promoter for the neo-Nazi group National Alliance who billed his mission as the "support of European males." "I don't have a problem with the National Alliance!" Grant twice declared. Less than one month later, the Oklahoma City Federal Building was blown up by a white supremacist who said he was influenced by the plot of National Alliance founder William Pierce's pulp novel, The Turner Diaries. Grant insisted on his show for days afterward that Arabs were responsible for the bombing.

WABC came under enormous pressure from the NAACP and other civil rights groups to dump Grant. He had called Haitian refugees "subhuman infiltrators"; remarked that the United States contained "millions of subhumanoids, savages who really would feel more at home careening along the sands of the Kalahari or the dry deserts of eastern Kenya"; and often promoted "The Bob Grant Mandatory Sterilization Program" for minorities. In 1994, after a group of African-American clergy members issued a plea for sponsors to boycott Grant's show, Turner, at the time a frequent voice as a caller on Grant's show, organized a pro-Grant rally in Trenton, which was attended by numerous members of the white supremacist Nationalist Movement. Two years later, WABC finally gave Grant the boot.

WABC tapped Sean Hannity to fill Grant's seat in the broadcast booth. For Hannity, who had spent his career in the wilderness of the right-wing radio circuit, the gig was like a dream. "I'd grown up listening to Bob of the most entertaining hosts I'd ever heard," Hannity wrote in his 2002 book, Let Freedom Ring: Winning the War of Liberty Over Liberalism. Hannity started out as a broadcaster at the liberal University of Santa Barbara. "But it didn't last long.... The left-wing management had a zero-tolerance policy for conservative points of view. And I was promptly fired," Hannity wrote. "They didn't like the comments one guest made on the show," he added, without specifying what those comments were. 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. By the time WABC brought him on board, he was already co-hosting Fox News's newly minted Hannity and Colmes, which, as of May, was America's second-rated cable news show, with 1.3 million households viewing each night.

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.
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 06:36 PM
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2. Hannity Has Some Serious Skeletons in His Closet
I love it!!!!!
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thereismore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 07:05 PM
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7. We need some audio of Hal and Hannity! nt
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kenoma Donating Member (11 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 11:38 PM
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14. Hal Turner works for US tax dollars
Interesting sidenote: Hal Turner was recently exposed as an FBI informant/agent provocateur:

Hal Turner is one serious extremist. He may also be on the FBI payroll.

On Jan. 1, unidentified hackers electronically confronted Turner in the forum of his website for "The Hal Turner Show." After a heated exchange, they told Turner that they had successfully hacked into his server and found correspondence with an FBI agent who is apparently Turner's handler. Then they posted an alleged July 7 E-mail to the agent in which Turner hands over a message from someone who sent in a death threat against Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wisc.). "Once again," Turner writes to his handler, "my fierce rhetoric has served to flush out a possible crazy." In what is allegedly a portion of another E-mail, Turner discusses the money he is paid."
On Thursday, as the E-mail exchange was heatedly discussed on a major neo-Nazi website, Turner suddenly announced he was quitting political work. "I hereby separate from the 'pro-White' movement," he said, adding that he was ending his radio show immediately. "I will no longer involve myself in any aspect of it."

The FBI declined comment. "Longstanding FBI policy prohibits disclosing who may or may not provide information," Agent Richard Kolko of the agency's press unit said. Reached in New Jersey, Turner also declined all comment.

The apparent revelation set off a torrent of criticism from experts in criminology and the use of informants. "This is clearly over the line," said James Nolan, an associate sociology professor at West Virginia University who is an expert in police procedure and a former unit chief in the FBI's Crime Analysis, Research and Development Unit. "Informants may be involved in drugs, and you overlook that because of the greater good. However, these are viable threats -- they could be carried out -- that the FBI clearly knows about. I want to see the FBI stop it."

Informants, of course, are commonly used by law enforcement agencies that have no other way of proving suspected criminal activity. "These are frightening groups whose members deserve to be investigated and infiltrated," said Jack Levin, a criminology professor and expert on the radical right at Northeastern University. "My concern is that Turner's methods actually are more dangerous and destructive than the evil they are seeking to cure. His threatening messages may actually inspire neo-Nazis to up the ante, to engage in even more destructive behavior."
Turner, 45, has developed a reputation as one of the hardest-line racists on the radical right since starting up his radio show seven years ago. He has routinely ranted about such things as a "Portable Nigger Lyncher" machine and slimed those he hates as "savage Negro beasts," "bull-dyke lesbians," "faggots" and worse.

But it is his threats that are legendary.

In 2006, Turner told his audience to "clean your guns, have plenty of ammunition ... then do what has to be done" to undocumented workers. Around the same time, he suggested that half the U.S. Congress "may have to be assassinated." A year earlier, he suggested "drawing up lists of yeshivas," or Jewish religious schools. He once started a website called for the purpose of posting photos and names of those who marched in favor of immigrant rights. Hearing that anti-racist activist Floyd Cochran was visiting Newark, N.J., last June, Turner said he had "arranged for a group of guys to physically intercept" Cochran and added that Cochran would likely "get such a beating that his next stop is going to be University Hospital." In a July letter, Turner wrote to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which publishes the Intelligence Report: "If you do not change your stance soon, you will face a wrath of fury that you will never be able to defend yourself against. We have the ability to reach out and touch someone."

Last July, Turner posted photographs of a pro-immigrant activist being taken away by an ambulance outside Turner's North Bergen home. "Click the images below to see how I kicked the shit out of one such douchebag," he wrote.

Reaction on the radical right to the apparent revelation was mixed, as activists tried to figure out if Turner really was an informant. But to many, there was little question it was Turner, based on the style of writing in the E-mails. "It does sound like Hal," wrote "Varg" on the Vanguard News Network, a neo-Nazi website. "I agree," responded "Yankee Jim." "The Email definitely sounds like Hal."

Turner's alleged E-mail to his FBI handler is also addressed to a detective sergeant with the New Jersey State Police who trained with the FBI Police Executive Fellowship Program in 2004. Interestingly, as long ago as May 2006, Turner wrote of a visit paid to him by the two men, saying they had come to his house to warn him that "Washington has instructed us to close you down." In that same posting on his website, Turner described himself as the type to inspire "a whole slew of potential Timothy McVeighs. I don't make bombs," he added, "I make bombers."

"It's become so routine," Turner said of FBI visits in a 2005 interview with The (Hackensack, N.J.) Record, "they are like my private FBI agents."
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 06:44 PM
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3. Sean Hannity & Hal Turner.
News to me but I'm not surprised.
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Postman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 07:06 PM
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8. Read this......."Hannity's Soul-Mate Of Hate" from The Nation Magazine.....
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Spiffarino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 10:23 PM
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13. Great article. So he was Hannity's racism surrogate.
And race-baiter Bob Grant was his big hero. Looks like there's plenty of ammo to lob at Slant Head Hannity for the next progressive that comes on his show.
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goletian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 06:46 PM
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"i dont know anybody named... this is nonsense... that was a man that was banned from my radio show..."

haha, chickens comin home to roost, mufuka!
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 06:55 PM
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5. Thank, for a minute there I forgot why I don't watch Fox "news" or the H&C's show... I remember.

One question though, who was the woman in white? Did they even put up a graphic saying who she was or do they just expect everyone to know who she is. Was she sitting in for A.C.?
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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 06:55 PM
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6. Hannity is a flagrant racist. I knew about his "associations" years ago.
He is leading the charge on the Wright matter, and enjoying the anti-black American aspect every step of the way.

Rush is also a flagrant racist, and this may actually bring him down. He again feels invulnerable, like before he got slapped about Oxycontin and the McNabb incident.

They are both simmering with hate and resentments, and like too many RW white males, look to take it out on black Americans. They are pompous as hell. That will be their downfall.
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scratchy Donating Member (35 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 07:20 PM
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9. About Sean Hannity and Me. . . . .
Edited on Sat Mar-22-08 07:22 PM by scratchy
from Hal Turner own site: /

About Sean Hannity and Me. . . . .
Yes, we were friends and yes, Sean agreed with some of my views
Recently, Barak Obama has come under serious scrutiny for attending a church whose Reverend Wright espouses anti-American and racist views. One media outlet that has been especially critical of Obama has been the show "Hannity & Colmes" on Fox News Channel.

On Wednesday, March 19, Malik Zulu Shabazz of the New Black Panther Party appeared as a guest on "Hannity & Colmes" to discuss the Obama / Reverend Wright controversy. During that appearance, Sean Hannity asked Shabazz if Barank Obama shouldn't be judged by his past affiliations with Reverend Wright, to which Shabazz replied by asking Sean Hannity "Should you be judged by your past association with Hal Turner, a neo-Nazi?"

I was quite disappointed when Sean Hannity at first tried to say he didn't know me and then went on to say that I ran some senate campaign in New Jersey. In fact, Sean Hannity does know me and we were quite friendly a number of years ago.

When Hannity took over Bob Grant's spot on 77 WABC in New York City, I was a well-known, regular and welcome caller to his show. Through those calls, Sean and I got to know each other a bit and at some point, I can't remember exactly when, Sean gave me the secret "Guest call-in number" at WABC so that my calls could always get on the air.

When I utlized that call-in number, Sean would very often come onto that line during commercial breaks so we could chat before I went on the air. Our off-the-air chats grew to an exchange of other phone numbers, me giving Sean my home and cellular number and Sean giving me his direct dial-in number at Fox News channel.

In 1993, My wife got pregnant and around a month later, Sean reported that he and his wife were expecting their first child. We got to talking about things expectant dads talk about and the relationship grew.

My wife gave birth to our son in June 1994, Seans wife gave birth to their child about a month later.

Over the course of the next three or four years, Sean and I spoke regularly off the air about our kids, politics and news of the day. My on-air calls to his show remained regular and welcome.

Around 1997, Sean invited me and my then-three-year-old-son, to come to Fox New Channel to be in the studio during a live broadcast of "Hannity & Colmes". I accepted the invitation and my son and I went. We were inside the studio standing between the camera men. We got to speak with both Sean Hannity and Allan Colmes before the show. Like most three year olds, my son's willingness to stay quiet didn't last, so I thought it best to take him home rather than have his noise air during their show.

Sean and I spoke by phone the next day. I thanked him for the chance to be there and he said it was a real pleasure meeting me and my son.

In the year 2000, I sought the Republican nomination to the US House of Representatives from the 13th Congressional District of New Jersey. Since I was a candidate for federal office and since WABC served the area in which I was running for election, WABC was FORCED by federal law to accept my campaign radio ads, many of which were quite explicit. The station did not want to air the ads but the law left them no choice.

At about the same time, WABC changed program directors from John Mainelli to Phil Boyce. It seems to me that Mr. Boyce objected vehemently to my campaign commercials and political beliefs and I suspect he told Sean Hannity that I was not to be welcomed on WABC anymore. Since Boyce had the power to fire Hannity, it appears to me that Hannity did what he was told. From that point on, Sean Hannity never spoke to me again. Not on the air or off.

Here we are, more than eight years later, my friendship with Sean has become some sort of hot issue. Morons are trying to equate my relationship with another talk show host, with Reverend Wright's relationship with a man who may well become President of the United States. It is an intellectually dishonest - even meaningless - comparison but someone thinks they should make this fuss. Fine. So be it.

I can tell you from my firsthand, personal experience that Sean Hannity does, in fact, agree with many of my political and social views. I can also tell you that Sean Hannity disagrees with some of my political and social views. I won't go subject-by-subject to say which he agrees with and which he disagrees with. You can figure that out easy enough on your own! Suffice it to say that my recollection is that when Sean and I spoke by phone, while no one else was listening, he and I exchanged the kinds of views that most White, Irish-Catholic guys hold, but won't speak in public.

In my opinion, based on my first hand experience, I believe Sean Hannity is, in fact, a Hal Turner sort of guy. It seems to me that the only difference between Sean and me is that I am willing to say publicly what I think about savage Black criminals, diseased, uneducated illegal aliens and the grotesque cultural destruction wrought by satanic jews while Sean and many others keep quiet to protect their paychecks.

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PerpetuallyDazed Donating Member (806 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-23-08 10:57 AM
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17. Too funny!
Both these dudes are freakin' NUTS.

"It seems to me that the only difference between Sean and me is that I am willing to say publicly what I think about savage Black criminals, diseased, uneducated illegal aliens and the grotesque cultural destruction wrought by satanic jews while Sean and many others keep quiet to protect their paychecks."... That's a lotta hate right there. What kind've life is that?? I feel sorry for his children. :(
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curiousdemo Donating Member (558 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 07:29 PM
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10. The Nation published a full scale...

detail of Sean "The Neo-Nazi" Hannity association with Hal "The Racist" Hunter. Here is the website....Let's expose this lying hypocrite!
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navarth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 07:31 PM
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11. wow. nice smackdown
It's nice to see Hannity get owned. Malik Shabazz, nice job bro
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nonoxy9 Donating Member (154 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 09:37 PM
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12. Since Hannity claims HE started this whole attack, what if..
..all this crap came out on Hannity and HIS racist ties!?!?
I want to know more! Why haven't we seen more about this???
God, please let this be the fall of FAUX news!!!!
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ClayZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-23-08 01:39 AM
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15. Sean Hannity is DEPLORABLE!
K and R

I hope millions come to know what is in this thread!

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NM Independent Donating Member (794 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-23-08 07:14 AM
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16. I hate hating
But, good ol Sean Hannifuckingitty really brings it out in me.

Are there any people out there worth hating more? Except Limpballs and Savage I guess.
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PerpetuallyDazed Donating Member (806 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-23-08 11:04 AM
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18. I know what you mean...
My dear hubby occasionally listens to his radio program for laughs, but recently its been really hard to take. Interestingly, he's noticed that most of his callers seem to be middle-aged women. My analysis is that they totally adore Hannity like some authoritarian Daddy figure. What the crap is wrong with people? To be honest, it's the listeners who annoy me the most because they continue to swallow his b.s.
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