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.”


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.

Watch it.

Source: Daily Kos


6 Responses to “Sean Hannity Owes Apology to Families-Victims of Oklahoma City Bombing”

  1. Soloman on April 2nd, 2010 12:34 am

    Hannity said that with sarcasm. He was mocking all the foolish leftists who seem to believe that Tea Party Patriots are violent racist homophobes.

    the very fact that this article was even written shows an amazing lack of critical thinking.

  2. Sue on April 2nd, 2010 7:55 am


    My “critical thinking” is firing on all cylinders, thank you. Let’s examine yours. Yes, I do realize Hannity’s vile comment was most likely intended to be “sarcastic.” But his attempt at sarcasm failed, as soon as he invoked the specter of one of the most single worst acts of domestic terrorism in our nation’s history, killing 168 people and injuring more than 680. What sort of man issues some sort of warped rallying cry behind that madness? And what kind of people clap and cheer at the idea of being compared to a notorious mass murderer?

    Oh, maybe “Tea Party Patriots,” viewed by many, as “violent racist homophobes.”

  3. The Doo-dah Man on April 2nd, 2010 9:50 am

    Hannity brings up Rev. Wright and Bill Ayers and the very loose association with Obama daily and has for years. Obama distanced himself from Wright and harshly condemned the prior acts of Ayers… did most people on the left.

    Hannity just riled up the crowd by associating them with Tim McVeigh……from this moment forward, I will always type hannity/McVeigh whenever I write about either of them.

    this is truly disgusting and the 2 CA congressmen who were present need to make public statements condemning hannity/McVeigh for being anti-American terrorists.

  4. olivia on April 2nd, 2010 12:58 pm

    Solomon – Spoken like a true FOX News drone and Hannity fan.

    Sue – I snorted coffee up my nose at the sheer number of links. ChattahBox has the info!

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  6. BUBBA on April 3rd, 2010 6:30 am

    It’s very likely that Hannity was using some sort of insider wing-nut sarcasm that only a true believer would understand, so liberals are of course missing his point. Now, whether that point is worth understanding is a separate matter.

    Instead, what truly offended me in this 8½ minute clip were the standard talking points, which are just as intentionally misleading as they always are.

    Hannity & the other two squeaky-cleans claim that the G’mint has “taken over” Wall street, health care, GM, when all they did was loan them money, and like all loans there are contractual terms. No ownership changed hands.

    The Congressional Budget Office rated the health care bill as a money saver, (deficit reducer), not a tax.

    The enormous deficit was inherited, not created. Yes Obama has added to it, but because he implemented Bush’s bail out when administration changed and the story was “act now or face the Great Depression, v 2.0”.

    JFK lowered the tax rates, but closed the loopholes. Reagan and Bush lowered taxes on the rich and created loopholes.

    The GOP the party of small government? Not according to to their actions.

    So on and on it goes, the GOP paints a Normal Rockwell image of some Golden Age, claim they are the sole way back (remember “Morning in America”?) and facts be damned. Meanwhile, back in Lobbyton DC, the GOP does whatever it can to give the country to the biggest of corporations all the while pretenting it’s all for the Mom & Pop store and the working man. The cynacism is breath-taking.

    And what is with the St. Reagan iconography? This is so Lenin & Mao cult-like.

    Finally, when is Sean going to come clean about ripping off the money he supposedly is raising for war widows and their kids?

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