Friday, March 09, 2012


As you may know, Sean Hannity has been eagerly pushing Team Breitbart's Derrick Bell "Hug-Gate" story. Last night Jon Stewart turned the tables, identifying unsavory characters Hannity has palled around with:

The segment wasn't bad -- but I was hoping Stewart would bring up Bob Grant.

Hannity replaced Grant on New York talk radio and later lobbied to get Grant back on the air, even though (or perhaps because) Grant used to say things like this:

Grant's favorite words for blacks include "savages" and "subhumanoids." When black college students gathered at a New Jersey beach, Grant talked of "the savage mind, the primitive, primordial mentality.... As far as that stretch of beach there at Belmar, it's being written off by, shall we say, civilized people."

Referring to thousands of blacks who attended a celebrity basketball game involving rap stars, he spoke of "subhumanoids, savages, who would feel more at home careening along the sands of the Kalahari...people who, for whatever reason, have not become civilized."

The few blacks who call the show can expect to be insulted -- and perhaps derided as "shoeshine boys." In hanging up on a black caller, Grant said: "Get off my phone, you creep, we don't need the toilets cleaned right now." When he hangs up on black women, he yells: "I don't need the windows washed today."

When an African-American caller pointed out that the KKK was more violent than the Nation of Islam, Grant hung up on the "swine": "On the evolutionary scale, you're about 25 generations behind me."

An unsavory charactor? A guy who wants to divide us by race? Well, here's video of Hannity delightedly introducing that guy at one of Hannity's "Freedom Concerts." Um, is that a manly kiss I see at 1:30?


And then there's Hal Turner:

... a man named Hal Turner sat before his computer at his suburban home in North Bergen, New Jersey, posting bomb-making tips on his website, hailing the firebombing of an apartment containing "Savage Negroes" and calling for the murder of immigrants. "When enough illegal aliens get killed they will stop coming to the country!" Turner wrote.

... To area conservatives, he was best known by his moniker for call-ins to the
Sean Hannity Show, "Hal from North Bergen." For years, Hannity offered his top-rated radio show as a regular forum for Turner's occasionally racist, always over-the-top rants. Hannity also chatted with him off-air, allegedly offering encouragement to Turner as he struggled to overcome a cocaine habit and homosexual leanings. Turner has boasted that Hannity once invited Turner and his son on to the set of Fox News's Hannity and Colmes...

A guest on Hannity's Fox show once confronted him about his relationship with Turner, and Hannity denied knowing him. Turner responded:

I was quite disappointed when Sean Hannity at first tried to say he didn't know me and then went on to say that I ran some senate campaign in New Jersey. In fact, Sean Hannity does know me and we were quite friendly a number of years ago.

...When Hannity took over Bob Grant's spot on 77 WABC in New York City, I was a well-known, regular and welcome caller to his show. Through those calls, Sean and I got to know each other a bit and at some point, I can't remember exactly when, Sean gave me the secret "Guest call-in number" at WABC so that my calls could always get on the air.

When I utlized that call-in number, Sean would very often come onto that line during commercial breaks so we could chat before I went on the air. Our off-the-air chats grew to an exchange of other phone numbers, me giving Sean my home and cellular number and Sean giving me his direct dial-in number at Fox News channel.

In 1993, My wife got pregnant and around a month later, Sean reported that he and his wife were expecting their first child. We got to talking about things expectant dads talk about and the relationship grew.

…Over the course of the next three or four years, Sean and I spoke regularly off the air about our kids, politics and news of the day. My on-air calls to his show remained regular and welcome....

It's not known whether they ever hugged. Or kissed.


Bluesborn said...

Hannity,apart from being an effortless and bald faced liar is generally a man of very little substance or character.I think this moral coward should be next in line for an advertising dollar exodus.

Ten Bears said...

Isn't Hannity the one who has yet to satisfactorily explain the death in his office of a young female intern?

Anonymous said...

No, that was Joe Scarborough ("Morning Joe"). There were some squirrelly circumstances, but it's doubtful he had anything to do with it. All things considered, to me it looks like it was a natural death.