Sean Hannity Owes Apology to Families-Victims of Oklahoma City Bombing
April 1, 2010
(ChattahBox)—-Fox News blowhard Sean Hannity is apparently a fan of notorious mass murderer and domestic terrorist Timothy McVeigh. And his appreciative right-wing teabagger audience, when compared to the Oklahoma City bomber cheered and applauded his statement. No, this is not some sort of sick April Fool’s joke.
During a recent segment of his program held inside the Reagan Library, with guests California Republican Congressmen David Drier and Kevin McCarthy, Sean Hannity discussed ways for Republicans to take back power in the mid-term elections. The discussion was filled with such falsehoods, as McCarthy’s claim that President Obama personally, doubled the debt of all 43 prior presidents combined.
At one point during the program Hannity, asked “How many days until we kick Obama out?
But his most egregious statement cast Timothy McVeigh in a positive light and compared him to the raucous tea party movement:
HANNITY: “When you think about the vast majorities that they have in Congress and they had to bribe, backroom deals, corruption, that’s all because the tea party movement, the people — all these Tim McVeigh wannabes here.”
(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)
As a reminder of who Timothy McVeigh is: On April 19, 1995, with the help of Terry Nichols, McVeigh bombed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City, killing 168 innocent people, many of them children, and injuring more than 680.
McVeigh was linked to anti-government Michigan militia and he planned his deadly and cowardly act of terrorism on the second anniversary of the Waco Siege.
Since the election of our first black president and the rise of the angry, anti-government tea party movement, our country has seen an alarming growth in armed, Apocalyptic militia groups. Just recently a heavily armed Michigan-based Christian militia group, named the Hutaree was arrested for plotting to murder police officers and their families, with the aim of igniting an anti-government insurrection.
Hannity’s statement is despicable and the crowds’ cheering more so.
Sean Hannity owes an apology to the families of the 168 people McVeigh murdered in 1995, to the families of the 680 people McVeigh injured, to the people of Oklahoma City and to his country.
Hannity’s shout out to a mass murdering domestic terrorist occurs at the end of the video.
Source: Daily Kos