Thursday, June 4, 2009


Today, the President of the United States made what may turn out to be one of the most historical speeches in our lifetime.

Today, President Barack Hussein Obama stood before the people of Cairo and the world, and offered an open, extended hand in the cause of peace and understanding... seeking a new beginning. A beginning, as the President said, "based upon mutual interest and mutual respect."

Today, our President made it clear to the world that the arrogant, imperialistic attitude of the Bush administration is a thing of the past.

Today, our President spoke as a fellow citizen of the world - and spoke from the heart. He spoke to his audience as equals. Some people in the crowd were so moved by our President that they spontaneously shouted out "We love you!" to him. When he was done, there was a standing ovation that was much more than the obligatory polite applause. It was genuine.

Today, every American should be proud.

Yet -

Today, Fox News' Sean Hannity instead used this remarkable event to prove to America what a piece of pond scum Mr. Hannity really is.

You can see for yourself:

As Media Matters notes:

In fact, the context of Obama's words makes clear that Obama was condemning those who would "justify the events of 9-11."

Here's the President's statement in context:
"I am aware that there are still some that would question or even justify the events of 9-11. But let us be clear: Al Qaeda killed nearly 3,000 people on that day. The victims were innocent men, women and children from America and many other nations who had done nothing to harm anybody. And yet al Qaeda chose to ruthlessly murder these people, claimed credit for the attack, and even now states their determination to kill on a massive scale. They have affiliates in many countries and are trying to expand their reach. These are not opinions to be debated; these are facts to be dealt with."
It's pretty clear that Sean Hannity is a treacherous, irresponsible, lying douche, and is, without a doubt, deserving of the ASSHAT OF THE WEEK award.

h/t to Media Matters


Matt Osborne said...

It's time for an Orwellian journalism award. Hannity just earned the first nomination.

Wolfe Tone said...

Hannity has crossed the line from journalist (which, let's face it, he never really was) into Rush Limbaugh / Ann Coulter Teh Crazy™ territory.
Even Rupert Murdoch must realize that.

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