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Guess who gave this harsh quote about the war:

"No goal, no objective, not until we have those things and a compelling case is made, then I say, back out of it, because innocent people are going to die for nothing. That's why I'm against it."

That's right ... the one and only SEAN HANNITY, back in 1999, concerning Clinton's war in Kosovo!  (April 5, 1999, FOX News)

Hannity likes to paint Democrats as lilly-livered, America-hating knee-jerk critics of the war.  Thanks to Lexis-Nexis, I've found quite a few gems of Hannity's that show he was just as "America-hating" (har har) back in 1999.  Here's some of my favorites below the fold...

During the lead-up to the War in Kosovo...

"Why should one U.S. airman give up his life when our national security is not in imminent danger?"
- Hannity, March 24, 1999

"Congressman Moran, a couple of things that are in my mind. Number one is the president has really failed to lay out before the American people the reasons why we need to be involved militarily. That's number one.

And then we go back to Henry Kissinger's test, which is number one, is there a vital U.S. national interest? And do we have a plan to disengage? What's the exit strategy? I don't see that we've met that test either. And why does it have to happen this second, this hour? Why don't we have a national debate first?"

- Hannity, March 24, 1999

"But you know what? There's a lot of massacres going on in the world. As you know, 37,000 Kurds in Turkey, over a million people in Sudan. We have hundreds of thousands in Rwanda and Burundi. I mean, where do we stop?"
- Hannity, March 24, 1999

On Hitler analogies...

"My question to you is from all reports that I have been able to dig up, 2,000 killed in Kosovo in the last year. We keep hearing the president refer genocide, ethnic cleansing, comparisons to Adolf Hitler. Is the president purposefully using propaganda and hyperbole to garner the American public for support?"
- Hannity, March 26, 1999
 
"And we are having a president compare this to Adolf Hitler. Granted, 2,000 in a year is disgusting, despicable, if we can stop it. But let's arm the Kosovo Liberation Army instead of putting U.S. troops in harm's way."
- Hannity, March 26, 1999
 
"HANNITY: All right, Lucian Truscott, aren't you being disingenuous? Every day now with the president and vice president this Hitler analogy. You know what? That's all propaganda. That's misinformation.

Now, I'm not minimizing the fact that 2,000 lives have been lost in the last year. But you can't make the comparison in terms of the raw numbers and the brutality of Hitler to Milosevic. Is that not correct, Lucian?"

- Hannity, April 5, 1999

An ill-conceived war...

"Colonel, I guess this is why it's so ill-conceived from the very beginning. You know, they didn't anticipate that his popularity would rise. They didn't anticipate that he would beef up his reign of terror, if you will, against the ethnic Albanians. They didn't anticipate the refugee problem, and they didn't anticipate that they would also run out of bombs.

So it seems that we're talking about a very ill-conceived military action here. And now the question is, do you go in further and deeper, or do you pull back and rethink what the strategy's going to be here, because there has really been no stated goal, mission or objective."

- Hannity, March 31, 1999

We could possibly be the enemy...
 

"HANNITY: So they are looking at America, the United States -- we've seen the instances of flags being burned and so on. We are their enemy, you're saying, in the people's minds, and they support him."
- Hannity, March 31, 1999

There's no exit strategy...
 

"But if you know - every mistake we've made up to this point, there's no stated goal. There's no definition of success. All these important things. There's no exit strategy. One mistake after another. Why would you go in deeper when we have not been successful up to this point? That seems to me to be folly."
- Hannity, April 1, 1999

We've hurt them...
 

"We've hurt the people we thought we were going to help."
- Hannity, April 1, 1999

Failed mission...
 

"Senator, let me ask this, here, because by all objective analysis and accounts -- we're going to have Colonel Hackworth out here in mere moments, right after the interview that we have with you here tonight -- this mission is failing."
- Hannity, April 1, 1999

 

"Colonel Maginnis, I want to turn it over to you because we have to ask ourselves some question here. What is our stated goal, our mission, our objective? How do we get out of here? and I want to go back, and this is a point that I made -- you know, even in "The New York Times" just two days ago -- you know, what is phase 4, now that phase 1, 2 and 3 have failed? There isn't a phase 4. The president with the Italian prime minister, when asked "What's next?" if the bombing doesn't work -- he didn't have an answer for this!

So it's a matter of -- well, maybe we can debate being in there, or debate arming opposition, which hasn't been discussed. But what are we doing there? And if we don't know what's next, we have no business being there!"

- Hannity, April 2, 1999

Poor-planning...

"HANNITY: Colonel, let me bring you back in here -- 28,000 troops, 40,000 are already dug in. They do have the military equipment to blow these guys out of the sky. You want to make a prediction how many dead soldiers...

HACKWORTH: Well, it would be a disaster.

HANNITY: ... are going to come back?

HACKWORTH: And Frank hit it right on the head. There's a little thing in the military called "prior planning prevents poor performance."

HANNITY: Right."

- Hannity, April 1, 1999
"Joint chiefs doubted the strategy from the very beginning. And the outline, they didn't think the air campaign would work.

And they turned out to be right. They didn't prepare for the refugee problem. They didn't prepare that Milosevic would up the ante against the ethnic Albanians, none of this. There was no preparation at all here."

- Hannity, April 5, 1999

Sure, Milosevic's a bad guy...but that doesn't mean we should go to war...

"Slobodan Milosevic is a bad guy. He's an evil man. Horrible things are happening. I agree with that. Is Bill O'Reilly then saying we go to Rwanda, Burundi, Somalia, Sudan? Where does this stop? And when you look at sheer numbers, 2,000 -- and I'm not minimizing death. It's horrible. What this man is doing with ethnic cleansing is abhorrent, but sheer numbers -- 2,000 killed in the last year versus hundreds of thousands, millions in some cases in other parts of the world. Are you saying the United States should go to all those places?"
- Hannity, on "The O'Reilly Factor," April 5, 1999

My, what an America-hating extremist!  Saying our commander in chief is a poor planner, a propagandist, and asking for our immediate withdrawal of troops because there's no exit strategy!  

Is there any doubt Hannity version 2004 would hate Hannity version 1998?

Originally posted to wackyguy on Thu Feb 03, 2005 at 05:28 PM PST.

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Comment Preferences

  •  And there's so many more good quotes... (4.00)
    And this is only from two weeks' worth of Lexis-Nexis.  He's such a slimebag.
  •  Beautiful, just beautiful. (none)
    Recommended!

    If the people lead, the leaders will follow.

    by Georgia Logothetis on Thu Feb 03, 2005 at 05:33:57 PM PST

  •  AWESOME. (none)
    Recommended!  Hotlisted, even!

    This is great.

    Every revolution carries with it the seeds of its own destruction.

    by Page van der Linden on Thu Feb 03, 2005 at 05:34:05 PM PST

  •  Jeez (none)
    Professional partisan hack springs to mind .... like we didn't already know it!

    Avoiding Theocracy at Home and Neo Cons Abroad

    by UniC on Thu Feb 03, 2005 at 05:37:51 PM PST

  •  oh sean (none)
    you pathetic, twisted, vile, finger pointing partisan, you have no shame.

    Oppose Social Security *Piratization*

    by cato on Thu Feb 03, 2005 at 05:46:46 PM PST

  •  Well you must be aware (4.00)
    9/11 changed everything
    (The creepy thing is that would be his actual response)
  •  You're taking it ALL out of context! (4.00)
    Sean Hannity is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I've ever met in my life.

    Them smokestacks reaching like the arms of god / Into a beautiful sky of soot and clay -- Springsteen

    by abw on Thu Feb 03, 2005 at 05:54:20 PM PST

  •  Hypocrisy (none)
    Great job finding these quotes.  I think one of our frames should be to find and publicize as many instances of repug hypocrisy as we can find.  The more truth we throw, the more may stick.
  •  Y'all are assuming (4.00)
    (a) Sean Hannity is capable of experiencing shame, and (b) anyone gives a shit whether he's a dirtbag, piece of crap, hypocritical, windbag liar.

    Good bit of digging, but honestly, does anyone think this is going to stop Hannity's bloviating for even a minute?

    God, I hate these fuckwads.

    "Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats." Mencken "This is one of those times." Me

    by jsmdlawyer on Thu Feb 03, 2005 at 06:06:30 PM PST

    •  It may not (none)

      stop him from spewing forth but I sure wouldn't mind hearing Janeane Garofalo repeating a few of these choice quotes the next time he's a guest on Air America.

      The trouble with blowhards like Hannity is that they
      start to believe their own crapola. Knocking him on the head with a reality check may not make any difference but I'll take my entertainment where I can get it these days.

    •  AAR's Majority report will love it (none)
      They like to take pot shot at hannity since they met  in Boston Kerry's nomination.
  •  Yeah (none)
    Reading the Republican senators in power now (Stevens, for example) crying Doomsday about "Clinton's War" is really, really revealing... flip-floppers?

    "For all his flaws...I have yet to see any Democrat that I trust more, or who has taken more shit without flinching." - Wintermule on John Kerry

    by OxyLiberal on Thu Feb 03, 2005 at 06:09:54 PM PST

  •  Great Stuff. (none)
    Hannity is a completely vapid shill, with zero crediability, and obviously not a legitimate journalist.

    My preference is to absolutely ignore him.

  •  Fuck Sean Hannity (4.00)
    and the lizard he crawled in on.

    I know, not very reasoned, objective, or even well-stated.

    But, really, fuck Sean Hannity.

    "...psychopaths have little difficulty infiltrating the domains of...politics, law enforcement, (and) government." Dr. Robert Hare

    by RubDMC on Thu Feb 03, 2005 at 06:22:03 PM PST

  •  PLEASE HELP ME STOP HANNITY'S LIES: (4.00)
    Great diary -- Please visit AD NAUSEA: http://www.adnausea.org

    I started this site to let Hannity's advertisers know that you will not support his lies, slurs, and distortions.   Naked Juice had advertised on KABC and his show -- but not longer.

    We need your support.  

    Thanks,

    BH

    •  I wrote letters to (none)
      The Sharper Image and the flower place.

      I didn't use your formula. As a marketing major, I wouldn't advocate sending a form letter. You'd be better off issuing guidelines about what tact a person could take.

      You have to target the E-mail to a firm's marketing department. If you want to get a point across quickly, mention that you've been a long-term customer. One personally written letter from an existing customer will equal 100 form letters in the minds of marketing professionals.

      The theory, if you don't already know, is that losing an existing customer sets you back between 12 to 100 new ones depending on your price point. For instance, I know Sharper Image does a lot of discount marketing to keep repeat customers. They will send you coupons to get you to order that increase and increase until you use one--even at the point of losing money on the sale. They want you to come back and they will pay dearly for the privilage.

      So I told them my mom was a huge customer (that way they can't database me). I bet they get back to me soon.

      I'll let you know what they say so you can see if the reply is different than what they ussually write.

  •  Credentials (4.00)
    One day when I was bored I started looking up the bios of wackos like Hannity, Limbaugh and O'Lielly.

    *-Suprisingly enough, O'Lielly has a Master's in Journalism, where he obviously minored in "shouting".

    *-Limbaugh dropped out of college after 3 semesters, avoided Vietnam because of a small ass cyst.

    *-Hannity has no journalism credentials whatsoever. Even in his fawning Fox News bio there is no mention of any college degree or anything that would remotely qualify him to have any of the influence he currently enjoys. He got his first break in radio by taking out a "Job Wanted" ad.

    These Paper Tigers are the sources that form the monolithic right wing noise machine. Thanks to sites like dKos, we can now organize ourselves against these dilletantes...

  •  I say we all chip in and hire (none)
    a private investigator.  A low life like that is bound to have some dirt
    •  Let me know what you dig up! (none)
      He is the #1 point person for Bushco.  I wonder how much he gets from the administration -- like Armstrong Williams.  This would be good to find out.  

      Unfortuantely, Hannity thinks he's doing "God's work," and would spew this crap for free.   He is making millions a year and his listeners think he's "one of them."  He actually campaigned WITH Cheney during the last days of the 2004 campaign.... did something like 11 states in the final days.  

      •  I don't doubt that Hannity is getting some payola (none)
        With so many erectile dysfunction advertisers on right-wing talk radio and cable tv it would be easy to funnel payola to these creeps through a fake herbal based 'rent-a-boner' company.

        I've got writer's block

        by LionelEHutz on Thu Feb 03, 2005 at 07:32:22 PM PST

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  •  Favor to ask ya... (none)
    while you're doing your Hannity searches, could you help me with one?  I misplaced this quote a while back, but it has to do with liberals wanting to spend billions of dollars on a war on poverty while not wanting to fund the war on terror.

    Reason why I'm looking for this is he says some pretty reprehensible things about poor people - calls them lowlifes or something similar.

    Bummed that I lost it cuz I loved citing that one to show how "compassionately conservative" Hannity really is.

    "It is no longer a choice, my friends, between violence and nonviolence. It is either nonviolence or nonexistence." Martin Luther King, Jr.

    by grannyhelen on Thu Feb 03, 2005 at 07:19:41 PM PST

    •  hey sorry (none)
      I tried to look that one up but couldn't find it.  What date and year in particular could you estimate?
      •  I found it on Hannity.com (none)
        around summer of last year.  The reason why I know this is because this was before I got hooked on political blogging, and was writing fiction instead.

        Really appreciate you looking into this for me!

        "It is no longer a choice, my friends, between violence and nonviolence. It is either nonviolence or nonexistence." Martin Luther King, Jr.

        by grannyhelen on Thu Feb 03, 2005 at 08:42:28 PM PST

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  •  The real question is (none)
    how much is he being paid?  Directly or indirectly.  The Armstrong Williams scandal and the related pay-for-hack scandals that followed have earned GOP shills a presumption of bribery.  Was Mr. Hannity paid more or less than Armstrong Williams for his hackery?  His "opinions" don't matter in the least, because it is fair to presume (especially given the incongruity of his "opinions" as this diary brilliantly illustrates) that he is a paid whore who will parrot the talking points of his latest "trick."  Did he learn to whore at Gannon's 2-day, $50 journalistic institution, or did he keep it purer than that and learn his whoring skills from more honest prostitutes on the street?  These are the most salient questions that come to my mind.
  •  I don't know (none)
    One of the funny things about the Kosovo war was that Noam Chomsky actually seemed to be in agreement with Tom DeLay.

    I've brought up the Kosovo war as a role model for future Democratic use of war as a force for good, but most people on Kos seem to think of it as a war crime - by the Americans.

  •  Dude, (4.00)
    Have any of you ever seen "Out Foxed"?

    Fox "news" reporters are basically shock-jocks that get paid to say outrageous things about liberals and paint virtuous, holy images of republicans.

    People here have a problem with Jeff Gannon transcribing white house propaganda and presenting it as news on his website, well, where do you think Fox gets their newslines of the day?

    Rupert Murdoch gets paid bigtime when Bush pushes through his media-conglomeration legislation. That's not news on this website.  

    •  Oh, I forgot (none)
      The point is that these shock-jocks cannot be reasoned with, because they are selected for their partisan punditry. If Sean Holmes didn't outrage liberals, he'd be out of a job at Fox. These people aren't trying to be fair. That's not what they get paid for. So by bringing up these points that Sean Hannity is a partisan hack, well, you're probably just fattening his Christmas bonus.

      Who you going to complain to?

      Can you believe the same network that airs Bill O'Reilly and Hannity also airs the Simpsons?

      •  Look (none)
        I watch "Hannity & Colmes" regularly because I'm in a news environment.  People who go on his show NEVER challenge him on these things.  All I'm saying is, we need to give these quotes to those who go on his show to throw back his ridiculous propaganda.

        I agree wit you, these comments aren't surprising.  But ignoring propagandists like him doesn't make him go away.  It makes him have an unchallenged niche for his followers to blindly support him no matter what.

      •  Not the same network... (none)
        From what I understand, Fox News and the Fox broadcast network are distinctly separate companies -- wasn't it in the news recently that the news corp. was attempting to buy a majority share of the entertainment corp's stock? (Hard to imagine the Simpsons staying around if that went through, and probably some changes on the "reality" show front too)

        Can somebody clear up this distinction for us?

        Kossaks who enjoy contemporary art might want to look at Todd DeVriese.

        by cmlorenz on Fri Feb 04, 2005 at 05:44:22 AM PST

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  •  Who the fuck is Sean Hannity? (4.00)
    And why should we give a shit about what some blowhard on TV shits in the direction of his fawning frightened racist juvenile cheeto-fattened idiot sheep?

    Hannity probably didn't like Kosovo not because of Clinton but because we were going and bombing WHITE PEOPLE and you know, that just ain't right.

    Yesterday we stood at the abyss; today we are taking a step forward.

    by peeder on Thu Feb 03, 2005 at 09:04:56 PM PST

  •  excellent (none)
    Very good research. I'd like to see more of this - can we get one of these for O'Reilly and Limbaugh?
  •  Now, are there any mirror image quotes (4.00)
    from liberals in support of the Kosovo mission that could be used to discredit our opposition to invading Iraq?

    Probably not, since Clinton didn't wax hysterical about threats to America that didn't exist.

    Climb into the Way-back machine.

    American President.org William Jefferson Clinton

    Did anyone remember that it was the first President Bush who first sent troops into Somalia? And damn if someone wasn't held accountable for a failure. Of course Somalia was nothing like Afghanistan. The warlords are not in control of Afghanistan--the President of Kabul is in complete control of the country.

    "Missteps in Somalia, Rwanda, and Haiti
    Weeks before Clinton took office, outgoing-President George H. W. Bush had sent American troops into Somalia, a country located in eastern Africa. What started out as a humanitarian mission to combat famine grew into a bloody military struggle, with the bodies of dead American soldiers dragged through the streets of the Somalian capital of Mogadishu in October 1993. Public support for the American mission waned, and Clinton announced a full withdrawal of U.S. forces, which took place in March 1994; United Nations (UN) peacekeeping troops remained in the country until the spring of 1995. The intervention ultimately accomplished little in Somalia: warlords remained in control and no functioning government was restored in the country after the United States and the United Nations left. The failure of American troops to be properly equipped for the mission led ultimately to the resignation of Secretary of Defense Les Aspin, and created the impression of a President ill-prepared for foreign affairs."

    The "doctrine of enlargement" wasn't enough to prevent 9/11--at least after eight months of government by the well-vacationed Bush 43. But it still seems like a good approach to diplomacy in general.

    "Notwithstanding these early difficulties, Clinton knew that the success of his presidency required a cohesive foreign policy. Trained as a student at the Georgetown School of Foreign Service, Clinton eventually focused on the creation of a new approach to international affairs, a policy his advisers called the "doctrine of enlargement." This doctrine, based on the idea of expanding the community of market democracies around the world, embraced free trade, multilateral peacekeeping efforts and international alliances, and a commitment to intervene in world crisis situations when practical (i.e., with little risk and low cost in U.S. lives) and morally defensible. The policy promoted an activist role for America and was designed to extend and protect basic human and civil rights insofar as it was within the power of the United States to successfully achieve those goals without undermining national security or depleting national resources. In Clinton's mind, the United States must continue its role as the principal leader of the world in promoting human dignity and democracy, with the understanding that it must never act in isolation or overextend its reach."

    No American casualties. That phrase is so pleasantly nostalgic.

    "Major international challenges also came from the numerous civil and ethnic conflicts in the Balkans. After two years of keeping U.S. involvement in the conflict to a minimum, Clinton was eventually moved by Serbian atrocities against Bosnian civilians. The administration pushed NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) to begin bombing Bosnian Serb positions. Eventually, that use of force, in tandem with diplomatic efforts led by Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs Richard Holbrooke, brought the three warring parties -- Croats, Serbs and Muslims -- to the bargaining table.  The resulting Dayton Accords ended the fighting. Clinton sent a peacekeeping force of 20,000 American troops (part of a  larger NATO deployment) into the region to enforce a cease-fire that was to be followed by free elections in September 1996. American and NATO troops enforced an uneasy settlement that stabilized war-torn Bosnia with no American casualties."

    No American battle casualties. I wonder if good planning and strong alliances had anything to do with that?

    In 1999, Clinton moved with NATO to begin a massive bombing campaign against the Serbian government to end its "ethnic cleansing" of Albanians in the Kosovo region. Specially trained forces from the Serb Interior Ministry, along with paramilitary forces that had been active in Bosnia years before, had created hundreds of thousands of refugees through the application of this policy; additional thousands of ethnic Albanians were murdered by Serb forces. But the bombing worked and, with the help of Russian diplomacy, forced the Serbian government to withdraw from the region. With no American battle casualties during the fighting, U.S. troops joined British, French, and other NATO forces to occupy Kosovo as peacekeepers under an agreement worked out with Yugoslavia. The province remained nominally part of Yugoslavia, but the Kosovars had gained autonomy, and the possibility of eventual independence. Clinton's forceful stand in Bosnia and Kosovo enhanced his foreign policy resume."

    •  Where are you getting those quotes from? (none)
      I mean, that source seems very partisan, don't you think?

      I would say it's a complete whitewash of Kosovo, and it's obvious it's a whitewash.

      "If cows and horses had hands, they would depict their gods as cows and horses." Xenophanes

      by upstate NY on Fri Feb 04, 2005 at 07:57:52 AM PST

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  •  Mentions of the poor Iraqi people before2001 (none)
    Stephanie Miller points out that Hannity can't go a few minutes these days without mentioning Saddam's torture chambers and rape rooms. I would curious to know how many times Hannity expressed concern about the Iraqi people in the entire decade of the 90s once Bush pere ended the Gulf war. I wouldn't be surprised if it turns out to be ZERO times, unless he started using it as a talking point after the famous PNAC letter to Clinton in 1998. (Hannity doesn't seem like someone who would travel in PNAC circles--he's too stupid, for one thing. It's hard to imagine he could keep up. The PNACs are smart but ideological, grandiose, and predatory. Hannity is just a whiny bully with one or two ideas.)
  •  Awesome diary. (4.00)
    Now, if you could paste the exact same comments side by side with his defenses of W's Iraq debacle (I'm sure you can find plenty) next to his gripes about Clinton's successful campaign, and also have a column next to the two comments about the actual outcome.  You know, a nice comparison of how to do something right, and how to do something so FUCKING wrong.

    KO

    •  yes (none)
      good idea. i'd like to see something like that. media matters should pump something out with quotes from the hannitys, the o'reillys, the limbaughs, etc. like what you've suggested

      The Kohlman Observer: If you don't know you better ask somebody...or go to The Kohlman Observer

      by kohlmanobserver on Thu Feb 03, 2005 at 10:52:08 PM PST

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      •  Thanks for the reply. (none)
        No shit, I love seeing the hypocrisy of the Wingnuts thrown back in their faces.

        I just can't believe that over half of the voting public can be so fucking stupid.

        KO

        •  Oh, but they are. (none)
          Half of the voting public is that stupid, and that is what Karl Rove counts on. They don't read, they look at images, and think the images are the truth. Last night's State of the Union image of the pruple fingered Iraqi woman hugging the Mother of a military man, Bush sent to his death, was the latest image. It said, Bush was right, you can see it in the embrace of these two woman. What I want to know is why weren't the other 1400 plus parents of the fallen Americans invited to the State of the Union Address? Are their children's deaths any less important. An image like that might make the American people see just what kind of a price we are paying for Mr. Bush's lies. That is the image they don't want that stupid half to see.
      •  Media Matters does... (none)
        but they don't index it as "quotes."  They should though.  they only do things on people and subgects.

        Recently Hannity was defending Armstrong Williams... and then Hannity had to DISCLOSE that he sat on the board of William's group!

        Link for story:  http://mediamatters.org/items/200502020007

    •  Or alternatively...... (none)
      I think it would be fun to take live clips of these quotes and splice them together.  Delete references to dates, names and places so that it sounds like he is critizing the Iraq war.

      Can you imagine how quickly wing-nut's heads would explode?

  •  thanks (none)
    nice list. the only problem is that people like Hannity know they are two-faced liars, they just don't care. so calling them on it doesn't really matter that much. we have to throw this in the face of his listeners and viewers, not hannity himself. I mean does anyone really think Sean Hannity has any 'moral values' or really any sense of honesty? of course not. but thanks for the reminders of that.

    The Kohlman Observer: If you don't know you better ask somebody...or go to The Kohlman Observer

    by kohlmanobserver on Thu Feb 03, 2005 at 10:51:12 PM PST

  •  "America hating" not America hating (none)
    This is a rather small point, I guess, but when you write:

    I've found quite a few gems of Hannity's that show he was just as America-hating back in 1999.

    could I persuade you to edit it so that it would read:

    . . . show he was just as "America-hating" back in 1999.

    Of course I get your point, but for me the quotation marks would make a big difference.

    "Every man is guilty of all the good he didn't do." -Voltaire

    by Nate Roberts on Fri Feb 04, 2005 at 02:18:33 AM PST

  •  HannityWatch (4.00)
    OK, I've had enough of this guy once and for all.  I've created HannityWatch, which focuses entirely on Hannity's ridiculous misleading half-truths and non-truths.
  •   HANNITY A BULLY (none)
    all hannity does is bully people, if you try to show a viable argument he just starts spewing quotes by bill clinton or john kerry that backs up his point of view. o`reilly actually goes after bush once in a while and has shown his doubts on the war.his big problem is he wants a cultural war with the left.he actually claimed to be undecided in the election until kerry refused to go on his show.the guy actually believes kerry may have lost because he didn`t appear on his show.talk about a swelled head.
  •  Sad but true........ (none)
    One of the main reasons Fox News is popular is its use of graphics,tag line sound effects and good looking women reading teleprompters.Image is everything.Take the Presidents current sales trip to N Dakota.Karl Rove and company find a large hall and and fill it with hand picked people with ink still on their hands from signing the loyalty oath.The media,fresh off the press plane where dove bars and good food are the norm,record a large,mostly white crowd that is excited The President is in town.We dont see the lame question and answer period where the President fields tough questions about mountain bikes.We can write letters and e-mail our protestations all we want but they fall on deaf ears.Call me a cynic but I am afraid that the only hope we have is that this administration falls under its own weight of greed and corruption..................
    •  Thank you (none)
      That is exactly right. It is also brilliant and can only be combated by doing the same but better. However, Dems will always want real debate and moral highground and will begrudgingly accept annhialation after annhialation until one day the repubbs slip up and give the Dems a win. Sad but true. The Dem party is so out of touch with the modern world where reality is unimportant but perception is everything.
  •  Hannity (none)
    is not unlike the current administration,and in fact is a direct extension of it, drunk with power, and the ego so inflated with their propoganda success, that it is now, totally impossible for them to get their heads up their ass. (leaves it on top of their shoulders, much better target)  LMAO

    click those ruby slippers together 3 times, and you and that dog get your ass back to kansas.. ~@^@~ ?

    by infidelpig on Fri Feb 04, 2005 at 04:47:14 AM PST

  •  My 2 bits... (none)
    Perhaps someone could write up an article entitled "Hannity questions War"

    Without saying he is talking about Bosnia, pull all these quotes and put them in a general article - it will be perfectly accurate and show his double standard. He won't even be able to argue that he was quoted out of context - it will reveal his hypocrasy...

  •  My pet peeve (none)
    people get all upset and Hannity, O'Reilly, Limbaugh, etc., but I think that the real focus of ire should be at those who give these vitriol-spewing windbags a medium for propogating their ignorant, ill-informed diatribes.  The focus should be on the stations and networks that air these people.  We all know that the world is filled with crank cases, and so be it, but why do they have to be given a forum?

    Justice DeLay-ed is Justice Denied

    by wry twinger on Fri Feb 04, 2005 at 06:13:59 AM PST

  •  Excellent list... saved to the comp (n/m) (none)

    Orwell is spinning in his grave

    by tlh lib on Fri Feb 04, 2005 at 06:14:48 AM PST

  •  Ignore him (none)
    Programs like his are no different than professional wrestling... they feed off the faux controversy...this doesn't discredit him...it makes him happy that you're spending time paying attention to him
  •  Thank you, thank you, thank you! (none)
    I KNEW Rush was saying this kind of stuff back in '98.  That was the party line at the time "No Exit Strategy." "How long are we going to be there!? Look at how long we've been in Germany and Japan!"  

    This was just one more thing that helped drive me off the reservation.  How come Clinton had to have an exit strategy but Bush didn't?

    It's made all the more remarkable by the fact that Rush actually used the exact same line as a DEFENSE of Bush's plan to invade Iraq.  People woudl ask "How long are we going to be there?" and Rush would respond "Well, how long have we been in Germany and Japan!?"

    Politics: It's all fun and games until somone dies.

    by advisorjim on Fri Feb 04, 2005 at 07:29:42 AM PST

  •  But can't this same logic (none)
    be turned against us as Democrats who oppose Iraq?

    I mean, explain why we're in favor of Clinton's kosovo but against Bush's Iraq?

    "If cows and horses had hands, they would depict their gods as cows and horses." Xenophanes

    by upstate NY on Fri Feb 04, 2005 at 07:52:44 AM PST

  •  Sean Hannity (none)
    doesn't support the troops.
  •  It's not a Hannity quote , but (none)
    you should all have this in your quote bag.
    "Victory means exit
    strategy, and it's
    important for the
    President to explain
    to us what the exit
    strategy is."
    -- George W. Bush on Kosovo
    (Houston Chronicle April 9, 1999)

    "It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government." --Thomas Paine "And the world from this President"--BOHICA

    by BOHICA on Fri Feb 04, 2005 at 10:29:00 AM PST

  •  Sean Hannity is an "againer" (none)
    Sean Hannity is an "Againer".  He is against all things progressive or Democratic.
    He wraps himself in the red, white, and blue and tells the biggest bunch of lies I have ever heard.
    I can't decide who is more vile, him or Bill O'Reilly.
  •  Hannity Is A Moron Website (none)
    http://www.hannityisamoron.com/
     You might then find this site interesting. Sorry if it has already been posted.

    You cannot see the truth through blind allegiance.

    by Patriot for Al Gore on Fri Feb 04, 2005 at 11:52:13 AM PST

  •  Franken does it best (none)
    You all should read Al Franken's "Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them:
    A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right"

    He rips Coulter in 2 chapters. AS well as Hannity, of course.

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