Sean Hannity Claims That He Is The Real Victim of Cliven Bundy’s Racist Comments


Sean Hannity is running away from his new BFF Cliven Bundy. Hannity took no responsibility for promoting Bundy, and called the racist obnoxious and ignorant.

Audio via Media Matters:

Hannity claimed that he and Glenn Beck wanted to see the situation defused and that it was getting too volatile. He called the situation a prescription for disaster like Waco and Ruby Ridge. Hannity then turned on Bundy, “His comments are beyond repugnant. They are beyond despicable to me. They’re beyond ignorant to me, and my level of anger is about go back and listen to Democrats. Every election year they want to say Republicans what? Conservatives what? That conservatives are racists. Conservatives hate women. Conservatives want old people to die. Granny over the cliff. They want young people to fend for themselves. They want to poison the air. Poison the water, so people that for right reasons saw this case as government overreach, now are like branded because of the ignorant, racist, repugnant, despicable comments of Cliven Bundy.”

The truth is that Hannity and every other conservative who supported Bundy deserves to be labeled a racist. These people championed and encouraged Bundy. Most importantly, they gave a racist a national platform from which to spout his hate.

Hannity and Beck aren’t victims. They are accomplices. Fox News, Hannity, and all of Bundy’s champions are shameless self promoters, who were encouraging an act of sedition against the United States government.

Hannity who all but suggested that Bundy and his supporters start an armed conflict with the United States government is singing a different tune today.

On April 9, Hannity interviewed Bundy:

HANNITY: By the way, when your cattle graze there, that keeps the price of meat down for every American consumer.

Let’s take a look, American land owned by our government, we’re talking about 28 percent of U.S. landmass, up to 640 million acres the government owns here — which, by the way, why do they own all that land?

Let me ask you one more question, Cliven. You talked about a range war with the federal government. There is a lot of people out there, now that they are taking your cattle, that are fearful this is another Waco situation. Ruby Ridge has come up in some articles. What do you mean by range war? How far are you willing to take this?

BUNDY: Well, you know, my cattle is only one issue — that the United States courts has ordered that the government can seize my cattle. But what they have done is seized Nevada statehood, Nevada law, Clark County public land, access to the land, and have seized access to all of the other rights of Clark County people that like to go hunting and fishing. They’ve closed all those things down, and we’re here to protest that action. And we are after freedom. We’re after liberty. That’s what we want.

HANNITY: How far are you willing to go? How far are you willing to take this?

BUNDY: My statement to the American people, I’ll do whatever it takes to gain our liberty and freedom back.

Three days ago, Hannity asked Bundy’s son what he would do if federal agents came to arrest him, “There’s so many other issues, then, surrounding your ranch, rounding up your cattle and sending in snipers and agents to the tune of 200. Arden, let me ask all of you this last — last question. I keep hearing, people keep writing me that there is a belief on the ground where you are that the federal government — that you all think that there’s a plan on their part to kind of surprise you and maybe arrest you. Do you believe that’s going to happen?”

Sean Hannity has been playing the race card and giving racists a sympathetic platform for years. Hannity got away with it when he championed George Zimmerman, but he finally got caught red handed in the Bundy case. People call Sean Hannity and other right-wing media outlets racist, because they use racism as a political tool, and promote racists.

It isn’t complicated. When a person promotes racist views, gives racists a platform, and uses race to divide the country, they are racist.

45 Replies to “Sean Hannity Claims That He Is The Real Victim of Cliven Bundy’s Racist Comments”

  1. So Hannity is trying hard to backpedal now that Craven Bundy has let fly his ignorant racist comments. It bit him on the ass, plain and simple. Which is what always happens when you parade a rabid dog on the stage.

  2. So Sean Hannity is claiming that people think that Conservatives are wrongly being seen as Racist Misogynistic Thugs. Hey if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck,quacks like a duck then claims ” I ain’t a duck” It more than likely has a Prime time show on Faux News.

  3. These are openly suggestive questions Hannity asked this man. Anyone (with a brain) can see his intent here. He is leading The Bundy guys right into a confrontation with the Federal Government. Damn you Hannity, – you and the Fox Noise Government haters.

  4. Of course Hannity wants to play the victim. A sheet right out of the GOP play book. Slowly but surely the thin veneer is being peeled back from all these undercover racists. They can run but they just can’t hide anymore. I can’t wait till Stewart gets ahold of him over this.

  5. Sooo… tell me Hannity, how do you like wading around in that western cow poo? Ah yes, it smells like patriotism – conservative style – right?

  6. Looks like Sean has stepped into the Cliven Bundy turd that he helped stir up… There’s no spinning away from this one. Bundy’s racist remarks have all the conservative leaders running for cover today from their previous remarks and support of Bundy…
    Along with being a fraud, a phoney patriot and a liar, you can now add being a racist to Welfare Cowboy Cliven Bundy’s persona… Evidently Sean was too dumb to do the research necessary to know that Bundy is a law breaking deadbeat phoney before he jumped in to roll along with all of the flakes that support this Charlatan… Don’t expect any apologies from Sean about his participation in this matter during his clown show tonight on TV.
    All you will hear is some kind of diversion away from his culpability for his participation in this circus. Sean is no different that Bundy, only that he has no balls, no hat and no cattle.

  7. Can you imagine how Bundy has (probably) been responding to the BLM asking him to remove his cattle from their land? Or a federal judge?

    He probably wrote that he’d bring his army of militants if they tried to serve an arrest warrant or “steal” his cattle.

    We have farmer/ranchers in our family and they PAY to graze cattle on BLM land. Plus supply any transportation to & from the land, health certificates of the cattle, etc.

  8. Just wondering… How many millions of dollars will the Kochs have to spend defending all their conservative suck ups from “I’m not a racist”? I hope it’s in the tens of millions.

    It looks like the GOP tent is now about the size of a bivi-bag.

  9. He’s the victim? Look, you’re the one that basically cheered him on from the get go. If there was any blood spilled whatsoever if things went bad, it would fall into your hands because you and your ilk of like minded simpletons pushed the outrageous idea of Bundy and the armed Anti-Americans to fight back.

    The only ‘victim’ in this whole story is the BLM for having to deal with this crackpot.

  10. Republicans had been treating this guy like a rock star, building him up as a “Patriot for the Common Man”, somewhat akin to what was attempted with “Joe the Plumber” back in 2008.
    As I recall, this strategy didn’t work out too well for John McCain either.

    And now, most right wing pundits and politicians are attempting to distance themselves from the creep (“Clive who?”) — the only folks still defending him are like-minded, tea-chugging conservative bigots who still laud him as a hero.

  11. racist obnoxious and ignorant. those same adjectives can also can be used to describe Hannity himself

  12. Hannity say’s Dems say the following things, which happen to ALL BE CORRECT!

    Conservatives are racists…check
    Conservatives hate women…check
    Conservatives want old people to die…check
    Granny over the cliff…check
    They want young people to fend for themselves…check
    They want to poison the air…check
    Poison the water…check and double check

    I’d also add:
    Conservatives actively insight anger and violence toward our government…check!

    They flood the radio and tv airwaves with treasonous and seditious talking points and then try to hide their role in actions such as this Bundy situation that stem directly from their verbal diarrhea….check

    They are the true “terrorists” these days! Actively plotting the demise of the country as a whole and its citizens all to spite the one man in the white house! …check!

    They’ve truly become insurgents in our political process! Stopping any progress and desperately trying to undo any progress that had already b…

  13. When Hannity is finally exposed for what he is and he gets thrown under the bus he can crawl to a mirror and say he’s a victim and look at the S.O.B. that made him that.

  14. Lol. This is priceless, what everyone pretty much already knew is exposed as fact. I do like how Sean Hannity used a clever little trick to try to minimize being confirmed as a racist.

    ” Every election year they want to say Republicans what? Conservatives what? That conservatives are racists. Conservatives hate women. Conservatives want old people to die. Granny over the cliff. They want young people to fend for themselves. They want to poison the air. Poison the water… ”

    Because in his mind he believes that by grouping all of those things together people will think “Well surely conservatives can’t be women hating, granny murdering, youth neglecting, poisoners of water and air…no one is that bad! So they must not be racists either!”

    Innocence by association with ridiculous characteristics that have nothing to do with rather a person is racist or not.


  15. To say that Hannity is a stupid POS is to demean all other stupid POS’s. Somewhere a pitiful smelly rock is missing it’s slug.

  16. Poor Sean, In his rush to turn this silly issue into something larger, some way to criticize Obama, democrats and all non-conservatives, he forgot to check if maybe this guy is a loonie. And as usual, he is. Of course he is an ultra-conservative, which pretty much puts him in the same mindset on most issues. Deep down, I suspect Sean feels the same way, but has to put up “I’m appalled at his racist comments” arguement to keep himself in a job. Whats true is that Fox and conservatives normally use innuendo and ignorance to try and mask their true feeling. At least this guy says what he thinks and doesnt appologize for it. I guess now he’ll lose his cattle.

  17. Thank you for bringing a dose of reality. Sean Hannity and other “correspondents” have a serious problem, they fail to research their subjects. They get on the good ole “issue” campaign, and ride it until its dead, until another “horse” is brought in. Did Hannity look at who are Cliven Bundy’s supporters? Are they his neighbors other law abiding cattlemen? Nope.
    So Cliven Bundy, the lawless “patriot” is now found to be a repugnant racist. This fellow is not the hidden word racist, nope. He is the direct, ignorant, self-righteous racist whom the GOP wants to put way, way, way back in the bus.

  18. Ah you surely see that those “proud patriots” use code words to hide their apparent racism and classist behavior. Those code words are know for the conservative right. But lo, here is the acclaimed “patriot” Cliven Bundy who is a raw uncultured racist. No code words for him. Now he is an embarrassment and those who wanted to be “there” with him are now more worried of their image and ratings. You can see how their yapping bravery, is easily trounced by glaringly bright ignorance.

  19. All the FOX guys know they are just being provocative and none believe the crap they say on a daily basis. It is an entertainment network, not a news channel. (Judges ruling when they were being sued anyways)

  20. Over a Fox Hates & Lies TV station, one of their star haters and liars Sean Hannity feels like a victim, If Bundy would have been a black rancher not paying his grazing fees for 20 years and owing the Government a million dollars would this turd have the same smell. Would the hating, liar Hannity still be banging the drums of big Government stepping on the regular man, or would he be banging the drum of another Negro not paying his fair share, being a taker, being on the Government dole. Fox Hates & Lies TV station personality Sean Hannity is a liar and a hater of everyone not white, and was a victim because he was found out by anyone that did not already know.

  21. I hate to defend him , but Beck came out against Bundy straight off. Even a blind squirrel will occasionally find a nut. A broken clock is on time twice a day, etc.

  22. So rather than trying to open a dialog on race. A dialog the left claims to want but never engages in. They do what? Petty insults and name calling.

  23. Yea Hannity think he was tricked. He didn’t know that Cliven Bundy didn’t have enough sense to hide his racism like the rest of the GOP. Or at least pretend you misunderstood when they said something racist.

  24. Well what do you folk think of the claim that the NY Times doctored the tape so Bundy came across as a
    racist? Oh do you even care about the truth?

  25. Susan, he not only said it once, he has said it three times now. Surely you watch other news besides Fox?

    Drop the conspiracy stuff please

  26. “Let’s take a look, American land owned by our government, we’re talking about 28 percent of U.S. landmass, up to 640 million acres the government owns here — which, by the way, why do they own all that land?”

    I gotta wonder how someone can be so smug and self-satisfied when they are clearly brain-dead.

  27. And this whole “Democrats say repubs want dirty air and dirty water blah blah waaaaahhhhh” He whines about it every day. Truth hurts I guess. How can you be against cap and trade, green energy research and investment; and yet laugh off global warming to the point where you are actively inciting your followers to do as much damage as they can to the environment SO THE PLANET WILL DIE FASTER cause BOY THAT’LL SHOW THOSE DEMOCRATS. So then why can’t you own up to your own positions when a liberal brings them up? Do you really think your side’s policies won’t hurt the planet? OWN IT you cowardly moron.

  28. I also hope Sean remembers, that he’s the one who set the rule that if you associate with someone who has ever done anything wrong, at any time in your life, for any period of time, you are therefore in complete agreement on everything they say and do and you are responsible for any bad things they may have done in the past even if you weren’t born yet. So Sean is wasting his breath because we’re gonna hold him to the same standard he holds President Obama to. He doesn’t seem to like it much when it happens to him though, does he?

  29. No, Sean’s hate for this President and the country are pretty sincere. You can’t fake that level of petty bitching, nitpicking, whining and obvious jealousy. He’s such a d-bag. Same thing for Limbaugh, Eric Bolling, and Michelle Malkin, and Keith Ablow to name a few. They practically spit when they say the President’s name. It’s sad to see but also kinda funny.

  30. We’re not asking your side to change, we know you’re not capable, so now we just want you all to go away.

  31. Seriously? Some of the comments are even on actual VIDEO. He’s standing directly in front of a camera saying that shit. And you have the audacity to quip at people for not caring about “the truth”? You are the unequivocal definition of a moron if you believe there’s a conspiracy.

  32. Anyone that does not think that racism does not exist among all races, and that there is not racism in both political parties , has to be a fool.

    Hannity took this ignorant farmer and used him for ratings, if none of us ever heard of Bundy, his beliefs would have effected no one, unless he has had racial confrontation’s before. There is people like him everywhere. My own father , a Democrat from Ohio hated Black people with a passion, just as much as some of the rednecks down south.

    I’m 58 , and I used to use the “N’ word all the time. I ran with people who were like that and I became them. Now i’m 58 and i’m the only white Dude in the apt complex. I listen to gangsta rap ( Got a photo with Gucci Mane..LOL!) and talk with the young teens a lot, things change and I love it here. Bundy’s ingnorance would have never been known, but The “Great American” saw a chance to get some ratings off this old man, and now the old Dude has even more trouble. That’s just my puny theory…

  33. Hannity was just as wrong on Bundy as he was on Zimmerman.
    Hannity should continue to be pressured on this, DAILY

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