Here is the video:
Hannity said, “Last week we watched President Obama deliver his second inaugural address, which will probably be remembered as the most liberal speech of of his entire left wing political career, and as you know it came at a time when his administration happens to be engaged in an all out assault on the Second Amendment, and the rights of law abiding Americans. However, it seems that trampling on your right to keep and bear arms is simply not enough for this president. No, now he is setting his sights even higher. So what’s his next target? The First Amendment, of course. According to the anointed one, the reason why he has failed on the economy, failed to create jobs, failed to rein in radical extremism abroad is because some of us have dared to speak out against his agenda.”
After quoting Obama’s New Republic interview, Hannity continued, “In other words, forget about that little thing called freedom of speech, differing views. Instead, he wants any, all voices to be silenced. That includes the opinions that you hear on this program and watch every single night. But what the president fails to understand is that he is the reason why in large part, Washington is divided. It’s his rhetoric that has been largely responsible for polarizing the country, and for the past four years, the Fox News Channel has frankly been the only media organization on this planet to deliver fair and balanced coverage of his administration. That’s why he doesn’t like it.”
While proclaiming that Fox News is the only network on the planet that delivers fair and balanced coverage of Obama, Sean Hannity managed to squeeze in at least 10 lies about the president.
We could spend all day debunking Sean Hannity’s gibberish, but here is a list of the lies:
1). Obama’s inaugural address was the most liberal speech of his left wing career.
2). Obama’s engaging in an all out assault on the Second Amendment.
3). Obama is targeting the First Amendment.
4). Barack Obama was anointed not elected.
5). Obama has failed on the economy.
6). Obama has failed to create jobs.
7). Obama has failed to rein in radical extremism.
8). Obama is the reason why Washington is divided.
9). Obama wants to silence all voices of opposition.
10). Obama’s rhetoric has polarized the country.
If by fair coverage, Hannity meant completely untrue propaganda then he was correct. Notice how Sean Hannity completely ignored the fact that Obama was talking about the influence that Fox News holds over the Republican Party. The president wasn’t talking about talking away any First Amendment rights. He was aiming at the type of toxic fantasy that Sean Hannity spews on a nightly basis.
Hannity’s bizarre Obama bashing is the reason why he is losing viewers to Rachel Maddow on a regular basis. Outside of the right wing fringe, this kind of programming appeals to no one, but Hannity’s job at Fox News is to keep the true believers believing. He has to keep them convinced that Fox News is the one source of truth on this planet, or else the cult might wise up and stop tuning in.
The fact that Sean Hannity claimed that Fox News is the only network that gives Obama fair coverage while completely lying about the president highlights the absurd rabbit hole that FNC has fallen into.
If you want to know why congressional Republicans sound like they are on another planet, all you need to know is that they get all of the information from watching Fox News.