Topic category: Government/Politics
How Sean Hannity Has Been Unwittingly Helping Obama
On November 6, 2008, "Adan" of Hamilton, Canada argued in a thread titled "How Fox News and Sean Hannity Helped OBAMA Victory" that Hannity was an ineffectual advocate for the conservative cause and an unwitting help to then presidential candidate Obama.
"It is an easy bet to make that more than 40% of white Americans have sense of critical thinking, therefore the overly hypocritical ranting of characters like Hannity, O'Reilly & now Glen Beck is more likely to disgust than to persuade them.
"The democrats then just have to retain the non-white voter and just aim to gain the ~40% or so white voters, and this wouldn't be hard since large percent of whites are educated and would probably laugh at guys like Hannity and O'Reilly.
"And if you think about it...Fox is already helping the democrats keep the non-white voters loyal.
"Case and a point:
"If you are any non-white conservative who happen to catch Hannity show once, you will likely be disgusted by the overly obvious and excessive attacks on Obama, and might be motivated to vote for him.
"So, the great irony is that Fox TV helped Obama win the election, the more Hannity/O'Reilly/Glen Beck lied and exaggerated about Obama's relationship, the more they were driving away non-white voters who might have voted for McCain.
"Actually most blacks and Spanish are conservative, an ideology that is dying if not dead in the western developed world and common in malnourished poor 3rd world countries.
"Polls during the primary showed that Obama did not have the Spanish vote, I am wondering how much Fox TV helped to change this.
"Men like Hannity are so short-sighted they are incapable of comprehending plurality, he dresses neatly and pathetically imitates a professional intellectual, but anyone with an ounce of thought can see that he is a fraud, and racist one too. He has no honour, and I can bet he is a coward.
"These guys amazingly believe that it will take the might of the 'angry white racist' vote to put someone in office, so they are out there appealing to their fears and paying all their efforts to winning them over. Not realizing that they are losing the party more votes in the process.
"They are forgetting that the 'angry white racist' is a minority like everyone else."
The notions that Hannity panders to the "angry white racist" and "lied and exaggerated" about Obama's radical relationships are nonsensical.
But the seemingly absurd assertion that Hannity helped Obama win is NOT actually absurd.
Hannity could have stopped the Obama presidential campaign at the takeoff if he had obtained that video of Rev. Jeremiah A. "God damn America" Wright, Jr. when he interviewed Rev. Wright on "Hannity & Colmes" in 2007 and played it then. But he didn't get a copy until about a year later, when it turned out to be too late.
Likewise, Hannity hammered Obama on his connection to the wicked William "domestic terrorist" Ayers, but candidate Obama deftly denied that he had helped Ayers bomb the Pentagon (NOT a charge against him), since he was eight years old at the time, and successfully feigned ignorance of Ayers' terroist activities and lack of close connection.
The key to stopping Obama was exposing ACORN as an unofficial arm of the Democrat Party that was illegally coordinating with the Obama campaign and Hannity did not find, much less use it.
Like New York Times editors, astute posters at the Hannity Forum recognized last October that ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief could be an election "game changer," but the man for whom that forum is named did not seek her out.
NOW Hannity may be getting it.
He's been interviewing beauties like Miss California, Carrie Prejean, and Denise Richards, but on June 22 he spoke briefly about ACORN on his television show and even mentioned Ms. MonCrief.
"It turns out ACORN — the voter registration group that wants absolutely everybody to have the right to vote, including illegal immigrants and dead people — apparently does not extend the right to have one's voice heard to their own employees.
"The Washington Examiner reports that ACORN is threatening legal action against two former board members who called the organization out for their corruption. It has already filed a lawsuit against whistleblower Anita MonCrief who testified that the organization encouraged voter fraud.
"And if silencing its critics doesn't keep the bad news to a minimum, the organization is changing its name. Out with ACORN and in with Community Organizations International.
"So when Community Organizations International comes knocking on your door to register your dead relative to vote in the next election, you may want to beware."
Unfortunately, like Glenn Beck, Hannity got the name change thing wrong. ACORN International, an organization still controlled by ACORN founder and former Chief Organizer Wade Rathke, made a name change, not the organization from which he was removed last year.
You should have checked with Ms. MonCrief, Sean!
Hannity omitted to mention that ACORN was organized as a subversive organization back in 1970 and has served as an unofficial arm of the Democrat Party for many years.
The public really needs to know that.
But at least Hannity acknowledged that Ms. MonCrief is a "whistleblower" who had testified that ACORN had encouraged voter fraud and implied that ACORN was trying to silence her.
In those respects, Hannity got it right.
What America really needs is not a middle-aged hunk interviewing beauties, but that hunk interviewing a brave young black single mother with (1) "the goods" on both ACORN and Obama and (2) spunk.
Michael J. Gaynor
Biography - Michael J. Gaynor
Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member.
Gaynor graduated magna cum laude, with Honors in Social Science, from Hofstra University's New College, and received his J.D. degree from St. John's Law School, where he won the American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence and served as an editor of the Law Review and the St. Thomas More Institute for Legal Research. He wrote on the Pentagon Papers case for the Review and obscenity law for The Catholic Lawyer and edited the Law Review's commentary on significant developments in New York law.
The day after graduating, Gaynor joined the Fulton firm, where he focused on litigation and corporate law. In 1997 Gaynor and Emily Bass formed Gaynor & Bass and then conducted a general legal practice, emphasizing litigation, and represented corporations, individuals and a New York City labor union. Notably, Gaynor & Bass prevailed in the Second Circuit in a seminal copyright infringement case, Tasini v. New York Times, against newspaper and magazine publishers and Lexis-Nexis. The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed, 7 to 2, holding that the copyrights of freelance writers had been infringed when their work was put online without permission or compensation.
Gaynor currently contributes regularly to www.MichNews.com, www.RenewAmerica.com, www.WebCommentary.com, www.PostChronicle.com and www.therealitycheck.org and has contributed to many other websites. He has written extensively on political and religious issues, notably the Terry Schiavo case, the Duke "no rape" case, ACORN and canon law, and appeared as a guest on television and radio. He was acknowledged in Until Proven Innocent, by Stuart Taylor and KC Johnson, and Culture of Corruption, by Michelle Malkin. He appeared on "Your World With Cavuto" to promote an eBay boycott that he initiated and "The World Over With Raymond Arroyo" (EWTN) to discuss the legal implications of the Schiavo case. On October 22, 2008, Gaynor was the first to report that The New York Times had killed an Obama/ACORN expose on which a Times reporter had been working with ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief.
Gaynor's email address is email@example.com.