April 25, 2007, - 2:57 pm

Conceited Enabler & Big Phony: Sean Vannity Performs in Al Sharpton’s Minstrel Show

By Debbie Schlussel
It’s bad enough that Sean Vannity is a plagiarist. But, even worse, the blowhard host of the dumbed-down daily Rush Limbaugh 3-hour re-run (Rush’s version is great, it’s the poor imitation that is a waste of time) is a willing enabler of Weird Al Sharpton.
Yup, Sean Hannity–ever the victim of his own bloated conceit–decided to honor and enable Al Sharpton by appearing at Sharpton’s National Action Network confab, Friday. It is billed as a “debate.” But so what? A debate legitimizing a scumbag is a debate the scumbag has won even before the debate began.
Why did Hannity do it? Why couldn’t his own big fat ego resist the opportunity to further legitimize Al Sharpton? Because Sean Hannity’s ego is far bigger than his conscience (assuming he has one, and that’s quite an assumption).

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Al Sharpton: “Former” Coke Dealer & Current Sean Vannity Bud

If Hannity truly believed his own radio rants that rehashed Al Sharpton’s various transgressions (most of which he read word-for-word off of this site); if Hannity truly thinks it’s wrong that Al Sharpton is responsible for the arson deaths of at least 7 employees of Freddy’s Fashion Mart and the stabbing murder of Yankel Rosenbaum in Crown Heights; if Sean Hannity is truly disgusted by Al Sharpton’s two racist, anti-Semitic riots in Harlem and Crown Heights; if Sean Hannity is truly upset by the way Al Sharpton helped propagate the Tawana Brawley lies and ruined a prosecutor’s life and career, THEN WHY DID SEAN HANNITY JOIN AL SHARPTON ON THE DAIS AT AL SHARPTON’S CONVENTION?
Because Sean Hannity really isn’t upset by any of these things. He’s simply a phony. A phony who has no qualms about appearing side-by-side with Al Sharpton.
And Vannity is a hypocrite, too. During the whole Don Imus inferno, Hannity ripped those who regularly appeared on Imus’ show. But Don Imus said far less, never incited multiple murders, and apologized. Al Sharpton has never apologized. But Sean Hannity appeared at Sharpton’s event, anyway.
Next time you hear Sean Hannity rant against Al Sharpton, remember how he nauseatingly–and without hesitation–hangs with Sharpton whenever Sharpton asks. I wonder how it feels to be the star of Al Sharpton’s latest Minstrel Show. Just ask Vannity, the man who reads and regurgitates a lot of talking points, but quite apparently doesn’t have the principles that go with them.
So, when is Sean Hannity planning on attending David Duke’s convention? . . . (You know–”just to debate.”)

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17 Responses

Its amusing and disturbing how “conservative” newsbases like FOX will welcome with open arms to host left wing vociferating radicals like Sharton but we seldomly see liberal newsbases host right wing political figures. Its sort of befuddling to me in a way but thats how the cookie crumbles. FOX is no more than a chat room and thats why people are tuning it off.

Jew Chick on April 25, 2007 at 3:39 pm

Wow, I took on Hannity today on my blog! Great minds thing alike.
Hannity is a “time-slot hit” like Kenny Bania. He was fortunate to follow Rush on WABC. He’s an intellectual lightweight who has no concept of true conservatism (and he certain does not have the ability to advance or defend it).

bleechers on April 25, 2007 at 3:55 pm

We “think” alike as well. D’oh!

bleechers on April 25, 2007 at 3:57 pm

You are all mistaken. Hannity is not a Lightweight. He is a Flyweight.
As for FOX, I might well be a bit to the left of center, but I can appreciate sound conservative arguments. There is nothing conservative about FOX these days. It is merely a forum for the vacuous. Maybe, that’s the “fair and balanced” part. The vacuous and the substantial.

On The Mark on April 25, 2007 at 4:04 pm

OTM, I’ll give you this… most of the “conservatives” on FNC are an embarrassment. Politics, in general, is digressing into sound bites and FNC is leading the way.
As I’ve written, FNC is essentially Amateur Hour.

bleechers on April 25, 2007 at 4:10 pm

I too see and hear little of value in political discourse these days, left, center or right. The post-Attwater/Carville era is repetitive, mind-numbing sound bites. I take a great deal of interest in Fred Barnes. Depending on your point of view, he can be seen to be either a shill for Dubya or the last true believer. As eager as I am for Dubya to come back home and wallow in his well-deserved obscurity, I suspect Mr. Barnes is even more interested in and eager for this to happen. His discomfort these days is marked, and I am confident he finds parroting soundbites to be demeaning and pointless. I want to see his rebirth as a credible wonk when Dubya is sulking and sweltering in west Waco.

On The Mark on April 25, 2007 at 4:22 pm

Good points. I note Fred Barnes as one of the few insightful commentators at FNC. Many of us on the right are tired of the Bush family dynasty and have given up on W. The man couldn’t even comment on the VT situation without turning to his speechwriters for two lines of text.
Bush’s dismal performance rating is as much a reflection of the right’s frustrations as anything else. I was polled and I chose “dissatisfied”… and it is certainly not because I’m moving leftward (as the press would have us believe is the only reason for his ratings collapse).

bleechers on April 25, 2007 at 4:49 pm

I agree with the above comments about Hannity. However, on FNC itself, there are quite a few intelligent pro-convervative viewpoints, such as Brit Hume, Charles Krauthammer, and to a lesser extent, Fred Barnes. No, I don’t consider O’Reilly a Conservative.
As far as good arguments go, I don’t hear them on either side. Take the Iraq war, for instance. There are good reasons for getting out of Iraq – not the least of which is that our job is done – Saddam and Zarqawi dead, elections held, WMD presence/absence confirmed, et al. Given all that, one would think that people on the Left could at least raise a good question as to why should troops still stay there. But they don’t.
On the Right, there are too many who believe in the ‘Democracy is the solution to Islamic fanaticism’ argument, without examining whether there’s any historical or contemporary example of a pluralistic society within an Islamic country being tolerated (Example being Christians in Pakistan or Indonesia, Jews in Yemen, Hindus in Bangladesh, Animists in Sudan, et al.) Which is what turns me off from both Left wing and Right wing POV’s these days.

Infidel Pride on April 25, 2007 at 4:58 pm

I singled out Brit Hume’s show for praise on my blog.
Islam needs to be treated as a political enemy of our Constitution. No one gives a Nazi or a Klansman the benefit of the doubt. We’d never accept the idea of a “moderate Klansman.”
For the record, the Klan (well the largest of the many groups claiming the name) has a very friendly and ecumenical message these days… but they’re not fooling anyone. Islam should be treated with the same skepticism… there are about 25 Klan members left, yet there are ONE BILLION Muslims in the world.
It’s time to get serious.

bleechers on April 25, 2007 at 5:10 pm

Hannity is reaching the lowest common denominator of people calling themselves “Great Americans” as if this was all it takes to write a conservative philosophy that will appeal to a wide spectrum. I don’t doubt that he’s smart, but he absolutely is not capable of transmitting anything but rabble rousing sound bites. Rush is the only popular voice on the right with intellectual content and he is getting up there in age.

Duke on April 25, 2007 at 5:43 pm

Guys (and Debbie)
You are forgetting that Sean Hannity has his following because of his looks. Anybody who claims that they follow him because of his message is probably the same people who read Playboy for the articles, and go to Hooters for the chicken wings.

Infidel Pride on April 25, 2007 at 6:16 pm

Isn’t Sharpton’s show a podcast???
Although i’ve always found Hannity equally as moronic as the rest of the squawk-radio Goebbelsizers, i’ve always found him to be the MOST SINCERE of all the limbaughnistas…and this is dating back to the WABC daze before the Fox “news” hillbillies ever heard of him.
There’s a GOP congresswoman who “joke” about shooting Hillary Clinton and “getting over with it” [the speculation] made acouple years ago and now completely gone form the internet…KNEW i should have saved that article. IF Hillary is assassinated by a crazed Fox “news” fan, it’ll probably resurface.
THAT is inciting murder…what Sharpton did in Harlem and Crown Heights was just irresponsible, basically throwing fuel on an already lit fire. When WE were marching to Howard Beach from Rockaway and and had to deal with all the niggering from the bay rats when we went thru Broad Channel, some of the boys were ready to do some swinging but cooler heads prevailed. Sharpton showed up at the rally uninvited and HE almost got his ass kicked—WE marched thru Klan territry and HE limos in to photo-op…WTF???
Brother Malik Shabazz is the only one i know of who is even remotely close to being a Black leader…as Malcolm once said—when you’re a leader you have to chose your words VERY carefully. Sharpton is as much a media whore as Ann Coulter, and probably puts less thought into what he says than i do…but there’s a BIG DIFFERENCE—i ain’t trying to lead nobody nowhere…LOL

EminemsRevenge on April 25, 2007 at 7:38 pm

Conservatives, like the mythological figure Saturn – like to devour their own.

Ripper on April 26, 2007 at 8:05 am

Apparently Ripper hasn’t been watching the news lately… we’re upset with the likes of Hannity because he’s a dunce who doesn’t represent conservatism well as member of the media…
Meanwhile, Democratic House members and Senators are besieged at press conferences and in their offices by leftists who shout them down. We just demand quality, the left demands orthodoxy or else.

bleechers on April 26, 2007 at 9:47 am

Hannity is a disgrace.
The once popular Hannity and Colmes show has turned into the National Enquirer debate program. Anna Nicole, the Baldwin divorce and the former under wear model,Kimberly Guilfoyle, are now the cutting edge guests instead of people like Debbie Schlussel.
They used to debate illegal immigration until the higher ups at Fox put their foot down because management is all for Amnesty and the North American Union.
When was the last time you saw Tom Tancredo or Duncan Hunter on H&C.
IMHO-Hannity has become a laughing stock shill for the GOP

ScottyDog on April 27, 2007 at 4:58 pm

ScottyDog
You left out the half hour of Rosie coverage 2 nights ago.
He should start auditioning for Playgirl.

Infidel Pride on April 27, 2007 at 7:05 pm

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