It was Nazi Night on Hannity & Gimp. But then it’s always Nazi Night with Hannity…
Courtesy of Rich Lowery (the Greg Marmalarde of The Corner) we see that Sean Hannity lives up to his reputation (recently wrestled away from an aging Larry King) as the Most Obtuse Man on Television™. Here’s a bit of Sean not “getting it”:
HANNITY: All right. Let’s start with one. First of all, you start with, in your book, page 193, you talk about, “communism is the control of business by government, fascism is the control of government by business. My American Heritage dictionary defines fascism as a system of government that exercises dictatorship of the extreme right, typically through the merging of the state and business leadership together with belligerent nationalism. Sound familiar?” Are you accusing this president of being — and this administration of being fascist like, Nazi-like?
KENNEDY: No, what I — the point is that if you read that in context, is that Americans have to understand that there’s a huge difference between free market capitalism, which is great for a democracy, which democratizes our country, that brings efficiencies, and the corporate crony capitalism that has been embraced by this administration, which is as antithetical to democracy in America as it is in Nigeria. Today, you have polluters running the agencies that are supposed to protect Americans from pollution. The second in command at EPA is a Monsanto lobbyist. The head of the air division at the EPA is a — is a utility lobbyist.
KENNEDY: Let me finish.
HANNITY: Go ahead. Go ahead.
KENNEDY: Who for his lifetime has been defending the worst polluters in America. The head of the public lands now, Sean, is a mining industry lobbyist. The head of forest service a timber industry lobbyist, and on and on and on.
HANNITY: I understand your point.
KENNEDY: These people did not enter government for public service. They entered to undermine and subvert the very laws that they’re charged with enforcing.
HANNITY: This is fundamental. Because I say the left today, your leadership, including your uncle, uncle Ted, or Ted Kennedy, have said irresponsible things about our president and about our country. And I find it here.
Yes. That’s “fundamental” but let me get back to my irrelevancy.
RFK should have asked Hannity which words he didn’t understand. Then they could have run out the rest of the interview discussing ‘No’, ‘what’, ‘I’ and so on…