May 21, 2009, - 6:53 pm

Your Day in Sean Vannity Ignorance & Cluelessness: Claims Waterboarding KSM By Bush Foiled Millenium Bomber in 1999

By Debbie Schlussel
As longtime readers know, I try not to listen to Sean the Plagiarist Hannity’s radio show (more on Vannity’s plagiarism here). I already know what I wrote, and it’s not fun hearing a proud high school grad read it aloud and pass it off as his own thoughts. And then there’s the fact that I already heard “The Rush Limbaugh Show” earlier in the day. Who needs to hear a substandard rip-off of it? And then, there’s the guy’s obsession with pandering to and promoting far-lefty Ted Koppel and the Goebbels of Our Time, Pat Buchanan.
But, today, as I was doing a chore, I turned on the radio at around 4:00 p.m. Eastern, and it was tuned to the inadequate, giant egomaniac’s show. A caller named Ruby called in to cheerlead and gush over her idol, Vannity. And she was useful, if only to show off her and Sean’s own special brand of ignorance and stupidity.

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Attn, Clueless One: Ahmed Ressam Not Discovered by Waterboarding KSM

Ruby was calling in to tell Sean how her eight-year-old daughter is in love with him (in ten years when she’s legal, I’m sure he’ll give her a shout and make her one of his female only “producers” or get a guy in Bakersfield fired from his radio show, so that this woman’s daughter can have the job–Vannity has done both). Ruby wanted Sean to make sure he knew that Dick Cheney and the waterboarding of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed during the Bush administration saved her life and made it possible for her to give birth to the eight-year-old with whom she was pregnant. Ruby said she was at the LAX airport on the Millenium and that waterboarding Mohammed saved her from dying at the hands of the Millenium bomber because KSM talked and the plot was uncovered.
And as she went on and on and on (not to mention, gushed on and on and on), fellow ignoramus Sean Vannity agreed with her on and on and on, never disagreeing even for a fleeting second.
Except there’s one problem. The Millenium was in 2000, and the President was Bill Clinton. And Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was not in our custody, nor did we waterboard him. That was many years later. In fact, Ahmed Ressam, the Millenium Bomber was caught in 1999 when he tried to cross the U.S. Border and smart U.S. Customs Service inspectors and agents stopped him and eventually looked in the trunk of his car, where a good deal of the explosives were contained. Waterboarding KSM had absolutely nothing to do with discovering and foiling the Millenium Bomber.
For the record, I’m all for waterboarding terrorists, and I agree with Dick Cheney on how to treat terrorists. But that doesn’t mean I’m going to make up a fake, alternative timeline of history to back it up. Sadly, for ignoramuses like proud high school grad Vannity and his fellow empty vessel, caller Ruby, they simply haven’t a clue.
And that’s your day in Sean Vannity disinformation.
As a good conservative friend notes, listening to that show is like meeting a time bandit. Hours of your life are stolen and eaten up by vapid nothing.
And you get fed disinformation like that repeated over and over in the Vannity-Ruby phone sex call.
Oh, and by the way, Vannity’s FOX News Channel show isn’t any less incorrect on the facts than his radio show. In fact, it’s probably more so. (He regularly has on fake “terrorism expert” Hanan Tudor, who goes by the stripper name, “Brigitte Gabriel,” and the woman regularly spreads clueless, false information like this.)
You’re a great ignorant American, Sean.

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14 Responses

I loathe Vannity too. He is super fake. Would rather listen to Combs even though I did not agree with him, at least he seemed an honest straight up guy. Vannity gives Conservatives a bad name. But in reading this I got a bit hurt…I am just a high school grad too. In my family gals did not go to college…if I went I was going to have to pay for it. I did not have the money. To this day, 25 years later I still regret it every day.
It is the reason I work my butt off to make sure I can pay for my daughter and sons to go.
[R: YOU ARE SMART AND EDUCATED. HE IS STUPID AND IGNORANT, AND A COLLEGE DEGREE ACTUALLY WOULD NOT CHANGE THAT FOR HIM. IT'S THAT SIMPLE. DS]

Rivka on May 21, 2009 at 7:41 pm

Please, please do your column on Hanan. I know you are busy six ways from Sunday, but she really does seem legit. What are we missing here?
As for the caller Ruby…yikes! Some of my remaining brain cells just died.
[C: SHE IS NOT LEGIT. SHE IS AS EDUCATED ON ALL THIS AS SEAN'S CALLER RUBY. WAKE UP! A COMPLETE FAKE. AND SHE RAISED MONEY FOR AN ORGANIZATION THAT DEFENDED MUSLIM DEATH THREATS ON MY LIFE. DS]

cirrus1701 on May 21, 2009 at 7:44 pm

Why does he always have that pen in his hand? I saw where he shook Carrie Prejean’s hand and never even thought to remove it before taking the hand of a guest.
And about all this chatter about torture, since when is extracting information by expedicious means considered an infringement of the rules of engagement? Besides, the stuff that went on at Gitmo is considered fun and games compared to the rigors that every enlisted serviceman is required to undergo as part of their basic training. The left is just softening up the military just like everything else they touch…

Mewize on May 21, 2009 at 8:21 pm

Thanks Debbie, you are so kind…I really appreciate your kind words.

Rivka on May 21, 2009 at 10:10 pm

I heard the beginning of this call so I don’t know how long this went on. I thought the same thing you did. However, I was willing to give him the benefit of the doubt and I assumed that he just didn’t want to insult a caller who is on “his side” (I don’t listen to his radio program a lot so I don’t know how he normally deals with callers like this). I can’t believe Hannity didn’t know how what this call claimed was impossible.
In retrospect, even if this was the case Hannity owed it to his listeners to be credible. He should have at least explained the situation.
One of the reasons I like reading your site is you will point out falsehoods even by people “on your side” – you have definitely “smacked” me around when I have raised issues “on your side” you knew were baseless. That puts you head and shoulders above everyone else.
[IAM: HEARD THE CALL FROM BEGINNING TO END. HE WENT ALONG WITH IT. HE'S A COMPLETE IGNORAMUS, AND A DECEITFUL PIECE OF EXCREMENT WHO FEEDS HIS AUDIENCE FALSEHOODS LIKE THIS REPEATEDLY. DS]

i_am_me on May 21, 2009 at 10:13 pm

Rivka – College does NOT make one educated. Debbie is correct – you are educated.

i_am_me on May 21, 2009 at 10:15 pm

Hi Debbie, This column is solid 100% certified DS! Right on–and please put this one in the DS.com archives–Pure DS Classics.
Hannity is still very popular with lots of people. I admit I have a hard time taking him seriously for the reasons you have exposed on your web site–and since he has no defense for himself to excuse what he did–the silence from Hannity is DEAFENING. One has to believe that at some point the truth will break through on Mr Hannity! It did on O’Reilly.

BB on May 21, 2009 at 10:49 pm

Take no prisoners. This is a perfect example of why the POTUS is a far left loon.

Terry Gain on May 21, 2009 at 11:06 pm

[Debbie wrote - HE'S A COMPLETE IGNORAMUS, AND A DECEITFUL PIECE OF EXCREMENT WHO FEEDS HIS AUDIENCE FALSEHOODS LIKE THIS REPEATEDLY.]
From time to time I watch Olberman on MSNBC (or as Michael Savage calls it, MSLGBT). I do so only for the comedy value since anyone who takes him seriously ought not be allowed near sharp instruments for fear they may hurt themselves.
He likes trying to make fun of things known right wingers in the media say. He doesn’t seem to get that people are laughing at him, not with him. Unfortunately when Hannity does things like this he gives Olberman some real ammunition to use.

i_am_me on May 21, 2009 at 11:48 pm

Debbie, could you please either do a column about Hanan Tudor, or at least provide links to reliable information? Where can we learn more? Thanks.

direct-fired on May 22, 2009 at 1:37 pm

As usual your’e right on Deb. Hannity is reading a script written on the back of his check stub. If he dares to get off the message the stubs quit coming(checks included). Hannity and Limbaugh are as guilty as anyone for getting this commie-muslim elected. For the past year before the election all you heard from them was Obama,Obama,Obama,Obama…..My God how many times can you say a single word. But never a word about the conservative agenda.(Because they don’t have one.) These 2 blowhards will make millions off the ObamaNation.

Helldogger on May 22, 2009 at 4:31 pm

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The things you learn on this website.

Middleman on May 22, 2009 at 5:18 pm

See this for an insightful repudiation of torture based on the rule of law:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Skeom9K8fww

ramjordan on May 22, 2009 at 6:48 pm

Well, I disagree somewhat, in that Rush and yes even Sean do repeat some of the basic ideas of a conservative agenda often enough. But I was thinking the same thing, that they probably made Mr. Obama actually more popular during the election cycle.

rickster on May 23, 2009 at 12:48 pm

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