by Scoobie Davis
Steve Young Knows the Score
You know Sean Hannity's usual suspects that purport to be Democrats. Read the whole article here
Bob Beckel, Susan Estrich, Lanny Davis...Joe Lieberman (the only elected Dem who regularly wades into the Hannity mire, which should tell you a lot).
They'll say they do shows like Hannity's to speak for their side; to have the opportunity to get their word to the Right. Sure. Like Hannity would book them if that would be the result.
You may think Hannity is an intellectual airhead. But he's not stupid.
They don't have you sign a $25 million contract because you are. He knows exactly what he's doing and there are plenty who say they're on the left who are helping him.
It's a pattern of party-defeat. Worse... It's party-deceit.
Beckel, Estrich and the lot show up on Hannity and start off by giving their Dem-side credentials, far more than mine, to prove who they are, when for the most part, it describes who they once were.
Then the issue they were brought on to discuss is introduced. It's usually a quote by someone like Cindy Sheehan, Jack Murtha, Howard Dean or such. You know, some individual who has the balls to actually say what we all want said. They may not have said what they said perfectly, but look for Sean to pull the part of the soundbite that pleases his agenda, even if that not be what the person meant. In some cases, such as Senator Dick Durbin's speech concerning the Gitmo conditions, Hannity will play an edited version of the speech to make it appear more "damaging to our soldiers" or some such other objective.
Next, the (in the case of Estrich and Beckel, Fox) "contributor" will condemn the quote and the person who said it. They may attempt to excuse it, but they still find it a problem. . .
. I had similar thoughts about Estrich here