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Hannity's America on Sunday nights at 9:00pm. Check out the preview, located about half way down the page on the right hand side, which is a take off of Man on the Street Thursday from his radio show.


Comments (20)

He's interviewing Cindy She... (Below threshold)
Lee:

He's interviewing Cindy Sheehan? That'll give him a chance to distort her standing in the Democratic Party; claiming falsely that she is somehow iconic and important to Democrats, when in fact she's just a grieving Mom who kicked George Bush's ass a couple of years ago on a dusty Texas dirt road.

Why doesn't he interview this 13 year old girl instead?

(The Associated Press)

WASHINGTON - A Marine squad that had just endured casualties from a roadside bombing ordered five unarmed Iraqi civilians out of a taxi, and the squad leader shot them one by one, witnesses have told naval investigators.

Four Marines have been charged in the deaths of 24 civilians, including women and children, that occurred immediately after a bombing in Haditha on Nov. 19, 2005, killed one Marine and injured two others. In addition, four officers who were not there during the killings but were accused of failures in investigating and reporting the deaths have been charged.

The killings have led to the biggest U.S. criminal case involving civilian deaths to come out of the Iraq war.

According to one witness, quoted in the report by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service obtained by The Washington Post, a white taxi happened upon the scene shortly after the explosion. The Marines' squad leader, Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich, ordered the passengers, five unarmed Iraqis, out of the car, witnesses said.

The Post said naval investigators found that the five Iraqis were shot by Wuterich as they stood there.

"They didn't even try to run away," according to one witness, a young Iraqi soldier working with the Marine squad. "We were afraid from Marines and we saw them behaving like crazy. They were yelling and screaming."

After the taxi inhabitants were shot, the report found, the Marines raided nearby houses, firing indiscriminately, using both grenades and guns, in a bloody, door-to-door sweep, killing 14 unarmed inhabitants, in just 10 minutes.

One 13-year-old girl was the lone survivor in the second house, losing five family members, including her mother and 3-year-old sister and 5-year-old brother.

Hannity is just another conservative court jester, getting rich trying to take Republican's minds off of the horrible reality the rest of us know as the Republican failure in the Global War on Terror.

The United States is terrorizing the people of Iraq. We've allowed Osama bin Laden to reduce the United States of America to a terrorist nation. Don't believe that, Sean? Just ask the 13 year old girl.

We cannot allow this farce of a "War on Terror" to continue. The Republicans do not have a clue as to how to win this war.

"He fired and killed everybody. The American fired and killed everybody," Safah Yunis Salem told investigators.

We, the people, need to push back, and support the Democratic leadership as they press for an end to this insanity.

LEE you are a complete and ... (Below threshold)
U.P. Man:

LEE you are a complete and total idiot.

No one has defended those Marines and if you notice they are being charged for their terror.

If other countries would do the same, none of this would have happened would it?

Yes, as Commander in Chief President Bush is responsible and if these 8 are found guilty he is responsible to make sure they are punished.

Was President Clinton held personally responsible for the sub sinking the Japanese fishing boat? Was President Clinton personally held responsible for the improper security of the USS Cole?

No one has defended the ... (Below threshold)
Steve Crickmore:

No one has defended the marines..at least, at least not since Time magazine blew open the story At First, No Inquiry

"The military did not launch an inquiry of the Haditha deaths until a Time magazine reporter began to inquire about the incident two months later. Marine officers told investigators the reason was simple: Nothing in the reports they received from the field caused them to believe that a probe was warranted"
...don't ask. don't tell..

What is in the left's psych... (Below threshold)
nikkolai:

What is in the left's psyche to make them loathe the military so? They dwell on the tiny number of screwups in our magnificent armed forces. There must be a psychiatric case study there, somewhere.

Steve Crickmore,S... (Below threshold)
U.P. Man:

Steve Crickmore,

So, every normal day should be investigated to prove nothing happened?

Let see, You wnet to work, did your your job, went home.... we better invistigate you. We all know that you can't be trusted and must have done something wrong. Check Steve bank account make sure he isn't embezzling money. Wasn't there a robbery near where you work at least within 1000 miles, better make sure you didn't do it. Let's be on the safe side throw your but in jail.

Is this the type of system you are advocating that the military act under?

While bad thing do and will happen when discovered they are taken care of.

Sean's show sounds quite te... (Below threshold)
MikeSC:

Sean's show sounds quite terrible, but I don't like Hannity as is, so I'm hardly impartial.

And it was the Dems and liberal press who held Cindy up as a paragon of virtue while people like us were saying that she was a friggin' psychopath.
-=Mike
...you made your bed, Lee and Steve...

Hannity is among the lowest... (Below threshold)
groucho:

Hannity is among the lowest of the bottom-dwelling right wing pundits/apologists inhabiting the airwaves today. He is an intellectually dishonest, divisive hack who cloaks his bile in the perverted "you're a great american" spiel, while squelching any attempt at honest dialogue. He is a cartoon, a shrill walking commercial for this sham of an administration. Without Fox, he'd be shrieking into an all-night microphone from a trailer somewhere in Mississippi.

So he's the Keith Olbermann... (Below threshold)
MikeSC:

So he's the Keith Olbermann of the right.

OK.
-=Mike
...well, except with much better ratings...

Wizbang Righwing Bloggers,<... (Below threshold)

Wizbang Righwing Bloggers,

I ask this question in all sincerity.

When was the last time Hannity had an original idea/thought on one of his shows? His shows topics seam to be nothing more than that days right wing talking points to prop up the current administration.

As far as I can tell his shows are very Producer driven and pre-produced right down to what callers and e-mailers get through the production filters. Nothing is left to chance and no real debate happens. Don't believe me? Just try to get though one of his studio screeners with an opposing view point or fact and see how far you get.

It ain't propaganda if it's what you want to hear.
So in my book a larger rating doesn't necessarily mean a better show if all you are doing is preaching to the choir. Not that there's anything wrong with that. He has a product to sell in the market place of ideas and there are plenty of buyers. Limiting, as opposed to expanding, civil debate does not however make him a "great American".

"When was the last time Han... (Below threshold)
MikeSC:

"When was the last time Hannity had an original idea/thought on one of his shows? His shows topics seam to be nothing more than that days right wing talking points to prop up the current administration."

Correct.

Which makes him the Olbermann of the right.

"As far as I can tell his shows are very Producer driven and pre-produced right down to what callers and e-mailers get through the production filters. Nothing is left to chance and no real debate happens. Don't believe me? Just try to get though one of his studio screeners with an opposing view point or fact and see how far you get."

Hmm, same as Olbermann.

Again, Olbermann of the right.

But with better ratings.

"So in my book a larger rating doesn't necessarily mean a better show if all you are doing is preaching to the choir. Not that there's anything wrong with that. He has a product to sell in the market place of ideas and there are plenty of buyers. Limiting, as opposed to expanding, civil debate does not however make him a "great American"."

Which, again, makes him the Olbermann of the right.
-=Mike

MikeSC,I have no a... (Below threshold)

MikeSC,

I have no argument with your point. Other than I see Olberman as the Hannity of the left. I know same difference, but Hannity was doing partisan political news first.

To praise Hannity and fault Olbermann or vis versa when essentially they are doing the same thing does seam hypocritical to me. Same goes for those who praise Fox News but fault the MSM for being to liberal. They are all competing in the market place of ideas.

PS
I must admit one of my favorite segments in all of cable news is the "worst person in the world" vignette.

"To praise Hannity and faul... (Below threshold)
MikeSC:

"To praise Hannity and fault Olbermann or vis versa when essentially they are doing the same thing does seam hypocritical to me."

From my first reply on this thread.

"Sean's show sounds quite terrible, but I don't like Hannity as is, so I'm hardly impartial."

Not seeing the "praise".

"Same goes for those who praise Fox News but fault the MSM for being to liberal. They are all competing in the market place of ideas."

Fox's NEWS is quite impartial.

NBC is reporting on "PR disasters" in STRAIGHT NEWS PIECES --- which is not remotely OK.
-=Mike

Hannity is not paid to be o... (Below threshold)
groucho:

Hannity is not paid to be original. He's paid to be a bullyboy for the neocon agenda. He's not concerned about fairness, accuracy or honesty. I hardly ever watch Olbermann but he certainly seems to be the leading progressive firebrand, on TV anyway. I agree with most, but not all of what he has to say. I agree whole-heartedly with his criticism of the administration, same as most Americans. For me, the chief difference between the two is honesty. KO rants quite passionately about what he thinks and observes, like it or not. Hannity's "observations" run more along the lines of:
"the truth about Barack Obama's backgroud"

"is Bill Clinton in therapy for sex addiction?"
(incidentally, the same question asked on the cover of the latest National Enquirer)

repeating a laundry list of discredited half truths, all of which recieve no critical examination, just his sanctimonious slant.

Real cutting edge, hard-nosed stuff.

Fair and balanced, my ass.
Actually he's a "Great un-American".

MikeSC"Fox's NEWS ... (Below threshold)

MikeSC

"Fox's NEWS is quite impartial."

You are joking, right? If you truly believe that statement is true I must ask the question, how much kool-aid did you drink?

Being on the inside, I know how the game is played.

Hannity is pretty hard to t... (Below threshold)

Hannity is pretty hard to take, in my opinion. Unless he's just talking about a non-political topic, which is rare.

Hanity is a Clown Bucket.</... (Below threshold)
Drill_Thrawl:

Hanity is a Clown Bucket.

"Hannity is not paid to be ... (Below threshold)
MikeSC:

"Hannity is not paid to be original. He's paid to be a bullyboy for the neocon agenda. He's not concerned about fairness, accuracy or honesty."

The Olbermann of the left. Yeah, already covered that.

"I hardly ever watch Olbermann but he certainly seems to be the leading progressive firebrand, on TV anyway. I agree with most, but not all of what he has to say. I agree whole-heartedly with his criticism of the administration, same as most Americans."

So you're like a leftie Hannity fan. Got it. You are what your ilk mocks.

"For me, the chief difference between the two is honesty. KO rants quite passionately about what he thinks and observes, like it or not."

Again, you're a blind Hannity fan. Just for a leftie. Embrace your flaws.

"Fair and balanced, my ass.
Actually he's a "Great un-American"."

Which makes him like Olbermann.

Who you DO like.

So you don't really mind the lies and insepid innuendos.

You just don't like your sacred cows being gored.

Understandable --- but hardly consistent. I find Hannity and O'Reilly to be obnoxious blowhards.

You don't find the same of Olbermann who is every inch as bad because, darn it, you like his politics and the way he won't present an opposing viewpoint...ever.

Just don't sit there and condemn Hannity when you're pimping Olbermann.

I condemn ALL of them because I find all of them obnoxious.

You? Nah, you don't do that.

"You are joking, right? If you truly believe that statement is true I must ask the question, how much kool-aid did you drink?

Being on the inside, I know how the game is played."

Compared to NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, CNBC, and MSNBC --- it's not even close. FNC is significantly more fair.

Now, feel free to cite the opinion shows --- as your ilk does regularly --- but continue ignoring the NEWS.
-=Mike

MikeSC,"Compared t... (Below threshold)

MikeSC,

"Compared to NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, CNBC, and MSNBC --- it's not even close. FNC is significantly more fair.

By the last two paragraphs of your post you just negated your whole argument.

It looks like you're stuck to the ideology that if a news outfit is telling you what you want to hear it must be "fair and balanced". Even when their methodology has been laid bare for all to see, only those with blinders fail to recognize a right wing bias to the news when it's in their faces.

I can understand how hard it must be for the hard right zelots like yourself to open a newspaper or turn on a TV newscast.

There is your leadership being exposed on a daily basis for their failings and the hypocrisy of their actions. Only those willing to engage in the most severe form of pretzel logic are accepting and approving of the actions and methods of this administration. Check out the poll numbers, the number of people willing to take a drink of that Kool-aid are dwindling every day.

Sometimes it just easier for the right wing to dismiss the whole MSM as liars and and exult FNC as a beacon of integrity. But those of us in the reality based world don't have the luxury of denial to fall back on. We see the world as it is, not how your right wing media darlings tell us it should be.

U.P. Man, on the earlier su... (Below threshold)
Steve Crickmore:

U.P. Man, on the earlier subject of the Haditha massacre. The colonel in charge of the unit, Stephen W. Davis '"There was nothing out of the ordinary about any of this, including the number of civilian dead, that would have triggered anything in my mind that was out of the norm."

That pretty well say's it all.


It looks like you're stu... (Below threshold)
MikeSC:

It looks like you're stuck to the ideology that if a news outfit is telling you what you want to hear it must be "fair and balanced".

Pot, meet kettle.

Even when their methodology has been laid bare for all to see, only those with blinders fail to recognize a right wing bias to the news when it's in their faces.

Feel free to demonstrate.

Note I can pull off FAR more examples in the "impartial" press.

I can understand how hard it must be for the hard right zelots like yourself to open a newspaper or turn on a TV newscast.

Going by ratings, polls on trust, and newspaper subscriptions, the majority of Americans disapprove of the media.

There is your leadership being exposed on a daily basis for their failings and the hypocrisy of their actions.

Yes. Those TANG memos WERE legit, huh?

We did lose all of those munitions in Iraq, huh?

Rove did leak Plame's name, huh?

We did flush Korans down the toilet, huh?

You know, I can do this all night.

Only those willing to engage in the most severe form of pretzel logic are accepting and approving of the actions and methods of this administration. Check out the poll numbers, the number of people willing to take a drink of that Kool-aid are dwindling every day.

Bush has been the victim of the single most absurdly vicious press crucifiction in history.

Sometimes it just easier for the right wing to dismiss the whole MSM as liars and and exult FNC as a beacon of integrity. But those of us in the reality based world don't have the luxury of denial to fall back on. We see the world as it is, not how your right wing media darlings tell us it should be.

So, please, tell me about how Bush was told of the levees being breached. Cite the video the AP did that did not, in fact, actually show that.
-=Mike
...Calling yourself "reality-based" over and over hardly makes it so...




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