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Don’t Remind Sean Hannity of His Broken Promises

Scott Keyes from ThinkProgress was a guest on Sean Hannity’s radio show the other day and he took the opportunity to ask Hannity about his four year old promise to be waterboarded to prove it wasn’t torture. Let’s just say he didn’t like that very much.

SCOTT KEYES: Before we get started I wanted to say one quick thing. Back in April 2009, you’d made a very generous offer. To prove that it’s not torture, you agreed on your television show to be waterboarded for charity and to donate the proceeds to the troops’ families.

HANNITY: I said Charles Grodin could do it.

KEYES: Now I know you’re an honorable guy Sean, when are you planning to hold the event?

HANNITY: You’re obviously taping this. I’m not getting into your five-year-old issue. Here I am bringing you on the program and give you an opportunity to give your pretty radical left-wing point of view, that’s kind of the way you treat me. But that’s all right.

KEYES: Sean, I’m just curious because you don’t think this is torture.

HANNITY: Excuse me, excuse me, excuse me, excuse me. I get to ask the questions on the program.

And he was still upset after the show:

Immediately following the show, Hannity was so incensed that he personally called ThinkProgress to complain. He accused ThinkProgress of being “fixated” on the matter, baffled that we brought up an issue that he said hasn’t been news for years. After we respectfully disagreed and explained that it was disingenuous for him to offer to be waterboarded in order to prove that it’s not torture, only not to follow through on the offer, Hannity sighed, “what you’re doing here is really stupid.” He insisted, though, that it wasn’t a sensitive subject.

No, clearly not sensitive at all. One could be forgiven for thinking Sean Hannity was a disingenuous, thin-skinned douche who doesn’t like to be reminded of his own broken promises.

Comments

  1. says

    He’s not doing it for the good of America. I thought you liberals would be for saving water. Do you have any idea how much water it would take to waterboard his giant mellon?

  2. Michael Heath says

    We should expect a similar response from Ted Nugent after the deadline expires regarding his promise he’d be either dead or in jail if President Obama was re-elected last Nov. That prediction is based on the presumption that Mr. Nugent is too: dishonest, cowardly, unprincipled and hypocritical to act in the way he threatened.

  3. says

    He accused ThinkProgress of being “fixated” on the matter, baffled that we brought up an issue that he said hasn’t been news for years.

    Let me guess: He immediately followed the segment with Keyes with one about President Obama’s college years and all the radical leftists he hung out with.

    Of course, Sean’s audience has the memory of a goldfish, so he can get away with being utterly shameless.

  4. John Hinkle says

    HANNITY: … I’m not getting into your five-year-old issue. Here I am bringing you on the program and give you an opportunity to give your pretty radical left-wing point of view, that’s kind of the way you treat me.

    Hmm, this is pretty good. Besides the point (5 year old issue), ad hominem (radical left-wing), and victimhood (the way you treat me), all in one sentence. A little defensive, Sean?

    Just another 2-bit, bombastic, self-aggrandizing Fox pundit.

    Wait, 2-bit is too generous. More like dime-a-gross.

  5. imthegenieicandoanything says

    He’s a greedy, authentic-looking and -smelling piece of plastic poop (“Fool your friends! If you had any!), so this is as amazing as finding out that water, after tests, is generally found, at room temperature, to possess the qualities defind as “wetness”.

    I’ll forgive SH and anyone else willing to work for Fox “news” only after they reform, apologize, donate their ill-got gains to non-religious charities, and begin living honest, hardworking lives. Or when they die. Either way, it’d be good if they’d get to it.

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