Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Friday, October 18, 2013 7:56 pm

Hey, Paul Cox of Leicester, NC — why did you go on Hannity’s show and lie about Obamacare?

Because you did, and you’ve been busted.

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Sunday, May 9, 2010 9:10 pm

In which I explain labor economics to Sean Hannity

Filed under: Aiee! Teh stoopid! It burns! — Lex @ 9:10 pm
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Normally I ignore Sean Hannity because I have no interest in teaching pigs to sing. But a society that lets comments as sociopathic as this go unremarked is not healthy:

I’ve actually had an idea — no one listens to little ol’ Sean Hannity. But I’m like — I think the Iraqis, with all their oil resources, need to pay us back for their liberation. Every single solitary penny.

Great idea Jesus wept, Sean. Iraq might not have enough people to produce and sell enough oil to pay us back the three-quarters of a trillion we spent to liberate them and then keep them liberated, on account of more than 100,000 of them are dead and all.

Sean, there’s a reason no one listens to little ol’ Sean Hannity, and the reason is that you are batsh*t insane and need to be heavily medicated and confined for your own safety and that of the public.

Saturday, March 20, 2010 7:21 pm

A good question

Filed under: Journalism — Lex @ 7:21 pm
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There’s some serious meltdown going on in Right Blogistan because some wingnuts are discovering that other wingnuts are, well, nuts.

Apropos of which, D. Aristophanes of Sadly, No!, who is not now and never has been a wingnut, asks:

When do we, the longstanding voices of sanity in these matters, get any friggin’ credit at all for having called these spades, spades for years and years and years? Too lazy to link, but we’ve seen a marked rise in rightbloggers actually linking here (and to other lefty blogs) for evidence/support for their various excommunications of former bedfellows … yet nary a word of acknowledgment for being … right all along, begrudging or not, comes our way. Not looking for new allies, just some common courtesy.

Seems like not too much to ask. I don’t expect it, but then the Debbie Schlussels of the world don’t link here and never have.

(Speaking of which, Debbie, if you call yourself a journalist, I wouldn’t be trying to draw so much attention to the fact that I’m only now discovering that Sean Hannity and Ollie North can’t be trusted. I mean, golly, who knew?)

And I realize that it is too much to ask, but I’m going to ask anyway: When do the people who were right and are not crazy get all the MSM jobs, instead of wingnuts like Erick Erickson?

Tuesday, November 24, 2009 6:02 am

Marvin Gaye fired as head of Fox News

New memo to Fox News employees: “It is more important to get it right, than it is to get it on.”

Yeah, I’m sure they’re gonna get right on that. I notice that Beck, O’Reilly and Hannity still have jobs, so apparently it’s only the unintentional errors that can land you in hot water. This is, after all, the network that basically claims it has a constitutional right to lie to its viewers.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 8:13 pm

His accuracy record is 100% … wrong.

That’d be Sean Hannity. And ThoughtCrimes offers a good reason why we should be concerned about this. Hint: got a life jacket? Second hint: and a BIG gun?

Saturday, September 12, 2009 11:04 pm

More proof, were more needed, that Glenn Beck has the brains of a laminate countertop

Fox News has this show host named Glenn Beck who is very popular right now. Glenn Beck hates so many things I can’t even keep track of them, and he hates them with such blazing passion that it’s kind of surprising a young intern or production assistant doesn’t have to walk on camera during his shows to wipe the spittle from his chin and the camera lens. His primary action in furtherance of these hatreds is uttering a fact-free kind of rhetoric that implies far, far more than the truth can actually support. (Not all the time. But, most of the time, yeah.)

So these guys decided to parody Beck’s approach by applying it to him. They created a Web site called, and I am not making this title up, “Glenn Beck Raped and Murdered a Young Girl in 1990.” In effect, the site’s creators say, “DID Glenn Beck rape and murder a young girl in 1990? We have no evidence that he did, but then why hasn’t he denied it?”

In other words, they’re not seriously claiming Beck is a rapist and murderer, they’re parodying his rhetorical style.

I am not a lawyer, but parody in this country has had a long history of being pretty much legally bulletproof. That fact, of course, has not stopped Beck from suing the site’s creators, thereby ensuring that many, many more people will see the site, thus making his PR problem far bigger than it already is. (And since you ask, why, yes, my blogging about this is my small contribution to that initiative.)

If we had the kind of sanctions on people who file frivolous lawsuits that a lot of legal reformers say we need, Glenn Beck would be writing a rather large check for some folks’ legal expenses right about now. Just sayin’.

I think “Element 61,” whoever he/she is, says it best: “Who could have predicted that his dangerous and extremist fear-mongering would lead to people returning the favor?”

Quasi-relatedly, fellow Fox liar Sean Hannity gets called an idiot on his own show for trying to perpetuate a variation on the “death panels” meme.

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