Okay, so I don’t normally pay attention to Hannity because he’s not only way too easy to debunk, he’s also nothing more than a GOP memo parrot. Oh, and I’ve heard he’s faking it — that he’s just doing an act. But I couldn’t resist this clip, however, because it has to do with Voter ID laws. So I jumped in head first because it’s an issue I’ve been covering.
Here it is. Hannity and Don Imus’ sidekick shouting down a liberal guest about civility and Voter ID laws.
The first part is total Jon Stewart fodder: Hannity shouting down a liberal guest — repeatedly interrupting him — while demanding “civility” in politics. Yeah okay.
Regarding Voter ID, Hannity and the dude from Midnight Oil tried to make the case that people need an ID to rent a movie, so they should have an ID to vote. Is renting a movie a fundamental and universal right of citizenship and civic duty? Of course it’s not. Furthermore, the process of registering to vote involves identification anyway — plus there have been roughly 13 cases of voter fraud in the last ten years. 10. And also — oh whatever. Once again, I’m trying to rationalize facile, simplistic nonsense from a professional carnival barker.
Ultimately, it’s worth noting that Hannity is the second highest rated show on all of cable news. This is what cable news viewers are hearing every night. So if you think this election is over and the president will cruise to victory, you’re out of your mind.