by Dr. Boyce Watkins
One thing that Sean Hannity does well is whine, whine, whine. He has tried as hard as he can to stop the country from moving forward, putting rhetoric on national television that some think would be a better fit for a klan rally.
According to the Daily Currant, Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel appeared on Fox News to talk to Hannity about the election results, and the fact that President Obama is now set to be in the White House for another four years.
As expected, Hannity didn’t have anything good to say about President Obama, and spent his time engaged in nothing more than helpless moaning about the nation’s state of affairs.
“Is Barack Obama going to move to the center? Or is he going to continue his radical Socialist policies that are destroying America?” Hannity asked. “Is he going to start paying attention to ordinary Americans? Or his he going to continue his goverment of, by, and for the welfare queens? Is he going to ask the keep apologizing to our enemies? Or is he going to show some backbone and invade somebody? Is he ever going to release his real birth certificate? Or is he gonna contiuing lying to the American people about his Kenyan heritage?”
After being unable to take anymore of Hannity’s own welfare queen complaining, Emanuel fired back at the host in rare form:
“Sean…sean…,” Emanuel interrupted, “Sean…sean…sean…sean…sean… … shut the fuck up. You Lost. Get over it and move on. Barack Obama is president for the next four years,” he said. “No amount of childish whining will change that fact. Why don’t you start working on improving yourself as a person, rather than finding fault in others.”
Rahm wasn’t done. He continued into a monologue for the ages that defines Sean Hannity in such a way that he may not be able to sleep at night.
“At the moment you’re a terrible, cynical human being who gets rich off of other people’s ignorance. Your entire existence is defined by intellectual stupor and purposelessness. There’s not a single cell of your body that has any redeeming value whatsoever – not even the intestinal cells which host your parasites. I feel deeply sorry for your children and your children’s children, who will have to bear the stain of their relationship to you for their entire lives. I am a dumber, coarser, less centered individual for even haven spoken to you, and I promise I will never repeat that mistake again.”
Emanuel, after unleashing the kind of firestorm that might make him into a political legend, quietly put his mic on the table and walked off the set.
After being sent the link about Emanuel finally speaking the truth about Sean Hannity, I responded, “Good for Rahm.” Even after finding out that the article was purely satirical, and that the conversation never happened, I still said, “Good for the person pretending to be Rahm. I would only replace the words ‘shut the f-up’ with ‘f-you and the hooded white horse you rode in on.'”
The reality is that someone needs to start speaking the truth about Fox News, for we must grow out of the mindset which leads us to believe that any pack of bigots with access to a media megaphone has a right to have their opinions respected. In fact, part of me believes that Fox News should be considered treasonous for its efforts to rip the nation at the seams in order to make a profit.
There’s almost nothing productive about speaking to Fox News analysts or feeding into the mindset that has continued to poison America. They are like the WWE of journalism, believing that a few million dollars and a large audience can fool others into believing that you have real journalistic integrity. Nearly every branded clown on the network, from Geraldo “Trayvon died for wearing a hoodie” Rivera to Juan “The Happy Negro” Williams has built a career on a foundation of lies, manipulation and blatant bigotry.
The words from this fictional conversation remind me of why I went from appearing on Fox every other day back in 2007 (before I truly understood what they are trying to do), to turning down every appearance request they’ve made for the last five years. The network has served as a platform of ideological terrorists and those who are determined to destroy the country we love. Any individual interacting with Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly or others in the Fox News “Axis of Ignorance” walks away feeling as disgusted as a nun who slept with her neighbor for a pound of butter.
Fox News is probably the most unAmerican news network in the history of the United States. It is a reminder of just how much work we must do to make our nation into what we want and need it to be. Hannity’s prominence and high salary are visible manifestations of the racism and ignorance that lies in the hearts of millions of Americans. We can track our nation’s progress toward racial healing by the ratings of this horrible network. We will know that America is a better country when Fox News ceases to exist.
While I wish Rahm had really said the things mentioned in the Daily Currant, we know that mayors can’t say what’s on their minds. But I happen to be a free black man who says what he wants, so I’ll say these things for him. There is almost nothing productive or redeeming about the existence of Fox News, and anyone who disagrees with me is delusional.