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COMEUPPANCE: Angry Mob Of Pitchfork-Wielding Villagers Chases Sean Hannity Out Of New Hampshire

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(Well, at least down the street and to his hotel.) Ron Paul supporters pissed that Fox News banned Dr. Paul from appearing at their debate converge on Sean Hannity. Not sure that this actually helps Ron Paul, but it definitely makes Hannity look like a hunted man. Live by the angry mob, die by the angry mob, we always say.

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Hannity is the far Right’s new attack dog, baring his pearly fangs for the camera, mauling liberal pansies for breakfast and barking out neo-con dogma with Goebbels-like aplomb. He has a certain McCarthy-esque gift for manipulating political reality through fear, accusation and thinly-veiled but never verified and always plausibly denied insinuation. And his hair is perfect. He is, like many of his ilk, a pathological Clinton hater with a bizarre fixation on homosexuals. (His best-selling book, Let Freedom Ring, even includes a graphichannity3.thumbnail.jpg description of fisting.) He’s a master of the I-know-you-are-but-what-am-I style of debate, doling out nuanced political insights, such as, “They tell us that fuel-burning SUVs are bad for America, but flag-burning SOBs aren’t.”

Hannity and Colmes was taped last Thursday before a live audience at the Forrest Theatre. For some reason, the Fox publicist thought I would get a kick out of the show and print nice things. She got that half right. I have seen puppet shows with more intellectual heft–a fair comparison because Hannity and Colmes is a puppet show. It’s Fox’s version of CNN’s Crossfire, except the deck is hopelessly stacked against Colmes, the resident liberal milquetoast.

Hannity is virile and ruggedly handsome in a football team captain sort of way. Colmes, meanwhile, exudes impotence. He looks like a weasel and acts like a scared rabbit. And from where I was sitting the second row, he looked like he was wearing, swear to God, lipstick.

hannity.thumbnail.jpg Colmes was the first to come out onstage. The announcer introduced him by asking the audience if they had an “Alan Colme-over.” The audience booed. Then came Hannity, whose entrance line was “Who’s been Hannitized?” Thunderous applause and cheers. The guests were Ed Rendell, who got booed and never got a word in edge-wise, and Bill Bennett, who has turned a failed tenure as drug czar under Bush the elder into a lucrative speaking-circuit career as moralistic scold.

However, Bennett was recently exposed as a big fat hypocrite when it was revealed that he has a major gambling addiction–by his own admission, six-figure losses in casinos from Atlantic City to Las Vegas. Bennett’s Bible is apparently missing the page where Jesus says, “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.”

At one point Hannity stood up for Limbaugh, saying, “We need more debate, not less.” But when an audience member seated onstage spoke out during a break, he was quietly escorted off the stage. (I caught up with him later. His name is Kenneth Montgomery Locke, a regular Hannity and Colmes watcher. He drove 800 miles from North Carolina after Colmes sent him tickets. He says he was told that “this is not the forum for you to speak your political ideas” before being shown the door.)

The show ended with a few softball questions from the audience, culminating with this exchange with a cute little boy who asked: “Do you think we’ll find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq?”hannitytool.thumbnail.jpg

Colmes: “I hope we do. I want to believe the reasons we were given for going to war.”

Hannity: “We know they’re there. We will find them. Let not your heart be troubled.”

Crowd went wild. Roll credits. The Fox publicist allowed me five minutes of carefully supervised questions with Hannity at the post-taping party at the Palm. It didn’t go well.

ME: [smiling]”I have to warn you. My paper is screamingly liberal … ”

HANNITY: [glaring] “That’s your problem!”

ME: “Good one, Sean. Care to comment on the Al Franken lawsuit?”


ME: “How about the Limbaugh controversy?”

HANNITY: “I’m not going to talk about that. Rush is my friend. There should be more debate, not less. He should be on that show next Sunday defending his position.”

hannity2.thumbnail.jpgME: “Why isn’t he? It seems like he’s running away.”

HANNITY: [If looks could kill … ]

ME: “Do you favor a special prosecutor to look into who leaked the identity of the CIA agent [Valerie Plame]?”


ME: “You mean that a special prosecutor was warranted to find out if the president got a blow job from an intern but one is not necessary to find out if somebody in the White House revealed the identity of a CIA agent during a time of war, which is tantamount to treason?”

Publicist: “Okay, that’s enough. Don’t you have any questions about Philadelphia?” MORE

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3 Responses to “COMEUPPANCE: Angry Mob Of Pitchfork-Wielding Villagers Chases Sean Hannity Out Of New Hampshire”

  1. shawn kilroy Says:

    good shit Jon!

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  3. kenneth m locke Says:

    My name is Kenneth Montgomery Locke, person mentioned in this story, i am the one that got to experience the Pitchfolks and angry FOXNEWS mob..

    I was sent 2 tickets as a invited onstage guest after Colmes and I had a run in with each other , about Our Constitution.
    Colmes said: that Our Constitution should be changed or done away with…

    It upset me enough I wrote him, offering to buy him aticket to France to live, if he had lost respect toward Our Constitution and country.

    He invited me to Philadelphia to their show. I went , prepared to defend the Constitution and put my bid in to run against Bush. in the election.

    While being on stage with Hannity and Colmes and getting tired of hearing Bullshit and wondering why the hell he invited me here, is he not going to discuss the telephone call he made to me or the email talk?

    It became clear they had me here just to fill a seat on stage, so enough is enough, Time tp speak up.

    In front of the audience and cameras I stood up and Told Hannity and Colmes, since they have this Great TV show, WHY??? Dont they call a truce with each other and the Democrate and Republican Party, so that we as Americans, unified can fix what is destroying our country?
    That their fighting between each other is like a marriage gone Bad and taking the whole house and family down with them..

    Hannity got very upset with me! and threw a few harsh words to me, as for Colmes, who invited me here, had nothing to say…..

    A man came to me from the side of the stage curtains and said that the producer of FoxNews would like to speak with me about my Presidential Platform and bid, Only to find out! That they had several men in Black waiting for me just behind the curtains.
    I was physically removed from the stage and pushed outside to the alley where I was questioned/Interagated for more than a hour in a half, all my personal belongings gone though and later thrown out in the alley where i was held for the hour and a half, included in my belonging was my art portfolio which was also thrown on the ground in the rain.

    I have pictures of the whole ordeal….. :)

    So before Foxnews or Hannity can CRY, mean people are after me……..

    Foxnews LOOK how you treat people and invited guest……………………

    LOOK HOW YOU TREAT PEOPLE F O X N E W S !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Shame Shame

    Hang in there Ron Paul!!!!!!!!!!

    Ron Paul for President 2008

    OH!!!! by the way!!!!!!

    YOUR FIRED Colmes …………..
    Your FIRED Hannity…………….

    Kenneth Montgomery Locke

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