by Scoobie Davis
More Hannity and Limbaugh Bullshit
In the second hour of his radio show, Hannity had a caller who sounded as if she got her talking points from the Free Republic web site:
CALLER: Probably what happened is that some liberal made this [the Plame scandal] up to slam the administration to make them look bad. It’s one more thing that they can do to try to make the White House look bad.
HANNITY: It’s obvious. Don’t you think, I mean—
CALLER: I do too. Yeah, absolutely. And I think that anyone who doesn’t see it has got their head in the sand and I don’t understand how they can’t see it.
HANNITY: I know this president isn’t perfect. I know that. I understand that. But I honestly believe, I have no doubt that his heart and his spirit and his soul is committed to making our lives safer and that at every step of the way these guys for political purposes just want to tear him down. It is sad to watch.
CALLER: It is and I agree with you about the leader of our nation and that anyone who doesn’t support him is probably just trying to undermine the United States and bring the United States down.
HANNITY: I appreciate the call...I will tell you this: I just think what they are doing is—and I don’t mind honest disagreement, but the level of antipathy and animosity is almost unprecedented...
REALITY: Hannity need to give it a rest. We only have to go back to the actions of Hannity’s boss Roger Ailes and his mentor Rush Limbaugh to see what a joke his comment about an almost unprecedented level of antipathy and animosity toward George W. Bush. By the way, on today's radio show, Limbaugh claimed that Democrats who wanted to investigate the Plame scandal were "obsessed by hate" and "blinded by rage." Note: Limbaugh, to date, has not made an apology to Vince Foster's family--or, for that matter, the Clinton family for suggesting that the Clintons were behind Foster's death. In fact, the other day, Limbaugh suggested that if Wesley Clark doesn't tow the Clinton line, he might end up in Fort Marcy Park(the location Foster's body was found; see addendum). Also, Limbaugh accused Democrats of "creating a dangerous atmosphere." Is he referring to the situation similar to the one faced by the guy who was almost killed when Limbaugh and other media whores made a false accusation against him?
Oops, I almost forgot: both Hannity and Limbaugh, in their attempts to portray this as a nonscandal, made the claim that Novak was denying that the White House was involved because Novak said, "Nobody in the Bush administration called me to leak this." Pontificator and others address this attempt by the right to use this Novak quote to skirt the issue. Also, the Howler catches Fred Barnes on this too. If the case is so clear-cut that this is a phony scandal, then why do Bush's toadies have to lie?
ADDENDUM: In response to some criticisms of Clinton foreign policy that Wesley Clark made in the past Limbaugh actually said:
Come on. Do you think this bunch [the supposed Clinton cabal] is actually getting behind him [Clark] to promote him for the sake of making him a winner? Hardly, my good--If Wesley Clark doesn't look out, I mean, his family is going to be looking for him in Fort Marcy Park before it's too long. You don't sit out there and paint the Cliinton adminstration as clueless on world affairs and have these people become your best friends.
Note: Limbaugh is adhering to his theory that the Clintons don't want any Democrat to win in 2004 (so that Hillary can run in 2008). Limbaugh wants his listeners to believe that the Clintons are supporting the Clark candidacy in the hopes that Clark (the Clinton's dupe) will cause a Democratic defeat in 2004. I realize none of what Limbaugh is saying here makes any sense to anyone in the real world. It just goes to show the mainstreaming of the paranoid style.