Sly Like a Fox....News, that is
Last night I watched a portion of Hannity and Colmes, and today I listened to a few minutes of Sean Hannity on radio as I was driving. He is still playing the same clips of Wright, and laughingly took credit for breaking this "huge story". He said he has been trying to bring this to the attention of America for over a year. OK, so we all already know this.....but it gets worse.
In the time I was listening, I heard nothing but racial innuendo. He cited many of today's controversial black leaders, quoting the worst statements he could find. He pointed out that the New Black Panthers were listed on Obama's web site, and went a bit into what the history of the Black Panthers. He guaranteed that he would be investigating this further. (He said he will also continue to investigate the ties between Wright and Obama.) I wonder if he will confess the fact that that listing on the website was a hoax, or will he say Obama pulled it down only after Sean called attention to it? He went to great lengths to attempt to connect the dots, trying to associate Obama with each of them. Anything he couldn't "prove" he implied, even implying that he thought Obama had held meetings with Farakkan.
If a caller identified themselves as black, he was very patronizing, so as to show that he had no prejudice, and tried to back them into a corner, not allowing them to express themselves. On the other hand, he outright argued with anyone he perceived to be white that supported Obama. I have to give these people points for courage in calling in.
Of course, he did all of this in the name of being a patriotic American. He implied that anyone who disagreed with him, was not. Is patriotism now equated with trying to destroy another human being?
This whole scenario frightens me, and makes me feel that Sean Hannity has a hidden agenda. I would like to think that it is just to stop a strong Democratic candidate, but it's more than that. It is too racially targeted, with no focus on issues. Why does Sean fear Obama so much? OR, why does he hate Obama so much? Is this another case of ratings and money being the driving factor? As in the case of Rush encouraging the Clinton vote? Is it a conservative attack to stop the likely Dem candidate by any means necessary? (It doesn't seem that way to me, but of course, Hannity is attacking my candidate.)
I'm not doing a very good job of expressing how ugly and sinister this seems to me. Am I over reacting, or is something going on here that bears watching? IMO, Hannity is dleiberately driving a racial wedge deep into the minds of his listeners. And the Wright story shows how much damage can be done when someone is determined to bring another down! The question is....WHY???