by Scoobie Davis
Hannity's Dishonesty Not Ignored on the Internet
I found out last night based on my Sitemeter stats that this site comes up first for a Google search of "hannity sucks ass." This is because Tuesday I reported on the wiseass at Ned Lamont headquarters who held up a "HANNITY SUCKS ASS" sign behind Alan Colmes during a live broadcast of Hannity & Colmes.
Apparently a lot of people also saw this because I received a deluge of hits once the Google web crawlers caught the phrase on my site.
While I'm glad that a Fox News show was disrupted by this profane media hacker, the issues run deeper. I wish the sign-holder was less profane and more informative. As someone who has listened to Hannity's radio show, watched his TV show, and spoken with him personally (click here and here), I know about Hannity's character: he is a pathological liar and an unprincipled man.
My first conversation with Hannity in which I confronted him about Jerry Falwell's venality and mendacity and Pat Robertson's religious bigotry, Hannity's response was to accuse me of anti-Christian bigotry.
Thankfully, at least on the internet, Hannity's pattern of intellectual dishonesty is prominent. A lion's share of the credit goes to Media Matters for America which has diligently recorded Hannity's perfidy (a few of MM's more revealing posts on Hannity are here, here, here, here, here, and here. Also, the reason that fourteen of the top twenty sites for a Google search of Hannity's name give information about Hannity's dishonesty is because of the many bloggers who participated in the google bombing of "Sean Hannity."
Although Hannity, like his spiritual mentor Rush Limbaugh, enjoys credibility with the out-of-touch elite media, people who research him on the web are well-informed about the nature of the beast.