Of course, I don't know the man. He lives fairly close by, actually. I've even heard that he is a decent tipper. Usually a good barometer for the kind of person you are. I don't even hate his politics. Republican, Democrat, Independent, whatever you are. I really don't care. As long as you are informed and you have a reasonable understanding of the issues, I am willing to give you the benefit of the doubt.
No, what I despise Sean Hannity (and many others of his ilk) for is his onscreen persona. The intolerant, blowhard, superior smug sonuvabitch that he plays on his show. He might be that way in real life, but I get the feeling that he (and Limbaugh, Coulter, etc...) play it up for the camera. They are paid to be contrary and to support a narrow ideology, so that is what they do. Part of their job is to be hated by a segment of the audience watching them. And I fucking hate that.
It just helps the uber-impressionable citizens of our nation to grow further apart rather than closer together. It is despicable.
A couple of weeks ago, the news broke of John Edwards and his long-time affair. Politicians all have their heads up their penis, apparently. Hannity first talked about the infidelity as a betrayal of his wife and a core problem with the man himself. That's fine. But someone on the panel mentioned John McCain's affair during his first marriage and Hannity was willing to give McCain a pass because he is a war hero who just came back from 4+ years of torture in a POW camp when he cheated on his wife.
No one can argue that McCain has gone through a tremendous ordeal during his stint in the military. I have no problem with anyone putting him up on a pedestal and calling him a hero. But what the hell does one thing have to do with the other? Yes, McCain can be called a hero and Edwards is a hairdo, but the fact is both men are/were adulterers and if you have a problem with one of them for that reason then you should have a problem with both of them for that reason. No need to make up bullshit excuses for the man. He cheated on his wife. End of story.
Kudos to his partner in crime, the Crypt Keeper, for not letting him get away with it. And if you have seen him recently, that is a pretty flattering picture of Alan Colmes over there. The Keeper, as always, is looking like the Greek God that he is. Never seems to take a bad photo. Photo source: This dude's blog
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