Last night, Hannity trotted out Tucker Carlson and Kirsten Powers for a bogus depiction of suspect Christopher Dorner as a Democrat followed by a kangaroo-court style verdict that adjudged the left as the guilty party.
You may recall that on Thursday night, Hannity teamed up with Brent Bozell to selectively highlight parts of Dorner’s online manifesto and made him out as a Democrat – all the while ignoring his support for Republicans. Then, as Hannity insisted he was not going to blame Democrats for Dorner’s actions, he instead used the story to blame Democrats for not doing so. Because in the past they had wrongly blamed conservatives for such crazed murders as the massacre in Aurora, Colorado and the shooting in Tucson that gravely wounded Democratic Congresswoman Gabby Giffords.
Got that? The way Hannity was putting it forth, liberals were wrong to blame conservatives in the first place but because they’re not doing it now when they could (but shouldn't) blame Democrats, they’re even worse – so let’s have two (and counting) whole “news” discussion about it. While patting ourselves on the back for not doing what they did as we cough up dishonest excuses for having good reasons to do so now anyway.
As Hannity sat in front of a blaring headline that read, “HISTORY OF HYPOCRISY,” our poor media victim rehashed the Brian Ross/Aurora incident from the night before. (He saved a Giffords rehash for later). Then, in what can only be seen as a Freudian slip, Hannity opened up the discussion by saying, “Just because this guy liked left wingers, I don’t blame him. I blame them.”
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