Libtalkers, Bloggers Launch Second Smear Attack On Sean Hannity
New Lefty Effort To Bring Down Hannity Twists Words
Apparently conceding defeat in their first effort to bring down Sean Hannity, libtalkers and Internet smear merchants have cooked up a new scheme, this time through the gross misrepresentation of a sarcastic remark.
Though Hannity was jokingly referring to recent criticism of conservatives, a point his audience at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley clearly understood, "progressives" twisted its meaning to suggest he was expressing sympathy for Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh.
The Fox News Channel host / syndicated talker was already under fire over a since-discredited claim of improprieties regarding charitable fundraising, allegations pushed heavily by far-left rival MSNBC.
In addition to leftist Internet smear sites, libtalkers almost immediately jumped on board the latest effort, with two (of many) examples captured here. Transcripts from yesterday's respective Mike Malloy and Ed Schultz radio shows are included below, in addition to a clip that combines both comments.
Note Malloy's reference to "violent thoughts" about Hannity- this has been a recurring theme and previous threatening language has been used against Dana Perino, Matt Drudge and others.
MIKE MALLOY (20:10): Hannity is a sick puppy, he really is, he - he's been drinking his own blood for probably 20 years. That's what these superstars in talk radio do, they drink their own blood.
This is what Beck is doing, Beck has done it for a while. Limbaugh - you can tell Limbaugh does it because, just look at him. But, uh - I don't know how to answer that. On the one hand, you have this domestic terrorist in - in Wichita who was sentenced to 50 years to life for murdering a physician; and the killer's [...] whole attitude was, I'm protecting unborn children.
And then you have a pig, a filthy, filthy pig like Hannity, saying something in praise of Timothy McVeigh - who murdered - how many kids were in the day care center, nineteen? Innocent little children, blown to pieces! I swear to god, being the father of a little child, um, when I heard that today, I just - I- I start thinking really truly violent thoughts about a piece of human waste like Sean Hannity, who is paid millions of dollars to say that kind of stuff, and in his spare time, rips off the families of dead soldiers and Marines; steals money from them! And if I say what I really think, see, you know, I could lose my right to broadcast, I really could!
ED SCHULTZ (45:19): This is Sean Hannity broadcasting remotely on his radio show the other day at the Reagan library. Here's what he said --
HANNITY: I think we won the debate.
UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: We did win the debate.
HANNITY: When you think of the vast majorities that they have in Congress, and they had to bribe, backroom deals, corruption. That's all because the tea party movement, the people, all these Tim McVeigh wannabes here, as they say. (applause)
SCHULTZ: All these Tim McVeigh wannabes here. And he gets a hand, a round of applause. Timothy McVeigh blew up the federal building in Oklahoma City, killed almost 200 people, and was put to death, executed. I mean, sometimes I think that broadcasters, we become so close to the story or so ideologically bent in one direction or another, we don't even realize what the heck we're saying.
Schultz is the MSNBC / syndicated radio host who's leading the effort to "socialize" talk radio. Cooking up examples of "extreme" rhetoric from the right helps build his "case" for a government takeover of the airwaves.
Another key objective: by booting Hannity and others from the stage, the left's longstanding desire to see Glenn Beck installed as "leader" of the conservative movement can finally be fulfilled.
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