by Scoobie Davis
Hannity should put up or shut up regarding Wesley Clark
A couple minutes ago, a caller to Sean Hannity's radio show brought up the topic of the United Nations and Wesley Clark's candidacy. Hannity discussed in detail what he thought were the problems with the UN but he didn't even mention Clark.
In other Hannity news, Hannity's show no longer carries ads for the notoriously racist Redneck Shop. However, one of Hannity's new advertisers is Cortislim, a supposed weight-loss product that sells for fifty bucks a bottle.
UPDATE: Hannity mentioned a Clark candidacy during the second hour of his show: “Wesley Clark has been wrong on every aspect of the president’s war on terror. He’s been one of his top critics and he’s going to be held accountable for everything he’s predicted that’s gone wrong here when we start delving into his record.” Hannity didn't mention any specific instances of Clark being wrong.
SECOND UPDATE: Hannity on Clark in the third hour of his radio show:
[Clark’s] predictions have been wrong on just about every front [regarding the war on terror and the battle in Iraq] and he’s announced today his candidacy—or is expected to announce, I guess later. He’s assembled his team of campaign operatives that include veterans of the campaigns of Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore. He declared his party affiliation just two weeks ago, because he wouldn’t [unintelligible] He said that the Democratic Party stands for internationalism. It’s a party that stands for ordinary men and women. It’s a party that stands for fair play and equity and justice and common sense and reasonable dialogue. [laughs] Okay, I’m going to tell you right now very quickly he’s going to become one of the other nine--and—because he’s basically saying the same thing and—I’ll tell you when we start pulling out all the quotes and predictions that he’s made as it relates on the war on terror, I mean he’s been wrong on just about every front. I don’t think he’s going to go anywhere. That’s my prediction.
Is it too much to ask that Hannity give at least one example? It seems that the GOP talking points are that Clark made predictions and was “wrong on every front.” If and when Hannity gets around to analyzing what Clark has actually said, it’s my hope that he doesn’t engage in disinformation such as when Morton Kondracke who claimed that “Wesley Clark, who wants to be vice president of the United States—the Democratic Party should think very carefully about taking advice from Wesley Clark, who has been a doomsayer about [the Iraqi war] from the beginning,” In fact, Clark predicted a swift victory.
THIRD UPDATE: I tuned into Larry Elder's show and Elder claimed that Clark was wrong on just about every one of his predictions about Iraq but, like Hannity, Elder didn't give any examples. The Clark-was-wrong-on-every-prediction meme is spreading thoughout talk radio.
FOURTH UPDATE: It's come to my attention that on Rush Limbaugh's radio show, Limbaugh was spreading the lie about Clark's 9/11 phone call (also spread by George Will and the Weekly Standard.