Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Friday, August 01, 2014

Jack Mirkinson, Huffington Post: On Thursday, Sean Hannity invited Yousef Munayyer -- a Palestinian-American who is the executive director of the Jerusalem Fund and who is a frequent guest on cable news -- on his show, and the two had a reasoned discussion about Israel's current invasion of Gaza. Just kidding! Hannity went ballistic after Munayyer's first sentence and spent the entire segment screaming at him. Sample Hannity quote: "Is Hamas a terrorist organization? What part of this can't you get througn your thick head?" Sample Munayyer quote: "Do I get to say anything in this conversation?"

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..another one?

#1 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2014-08-01 11:53 AM | Reply | Flag:

I see nothing wrong with this? Hannity at least has someone on his show with a different opinion than him.

I was frustrated with Hannity because I wanted to hear what he had to say, but at the same time, the guy never answered a question, just kept talking about his points..... so Hannity gets a little uppity.... big deal.

Ever watch Rachel Maddow... its a -----------...... what is the point of watching something in which every guest is happy to confirm your bias.

#2 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2014-08-01 12:21 PM | Reply | Flag:

"I see nothing wrong with this? "

Of course you don't. Get an "alternative" voice on your show and spend the whole time shouting him down trying to prove your point. Now that's transparency!

#3 | Posted by Harry_Powell at 2014-08-01 12:32 PM | Reply | Flag:

"I see nothing wrong with this"

Of course not. As if this is how differences get debated and ultimately resolved.

I would like to see Hannity do this in a board meeting, or any other professional setting.

You people are like children.

#4 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2014-08-01 01:23 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

A human bobblehead like Sean Hannity has no business mocking someone for having a "thick head."

#5 | Posted by rcade at 2014-08-01 02:19 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

Hannity at least has someone on his show with a different opinion than him.

That he shouts down and doesn't let speak? Really enlightened. He could have held a picture of the guy and had as much of a debate.

Whenever a rightard invites someone who doesn't agree with them 95% of the time onto their show, the rightard begins shouting and talking over the guest. They do not have the mental capacity to defend their opinion in a calm and reasonable manner.

Slant head Hannity and Bill O'Lielly prove that over and over and over.

#6 | Posted by 726 at 2014-08-01 02:57 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

"You didn't say what I wanted you to say, so good-bye!" -- Sean Panties in a Twist Hannity

Crazy stuff. He must be channeling O'Reilly because he's no longer considered relevant. The guy could have said no to the question, but then Hannity would have cut off his mic. FOX News pundits truly are deplorable. Even The Five is getting pretty bad. Zero balance. Oh the irony.

#7 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2014-08-01 03:12 PM | Reply | Flag:

Ever watch Rachel Maddow... its a -----------...... what is the point of watching something in which every guest is happy to confirm your bias.
#2 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS

Not a good comparison if you're a supporter of Hannity, which you seem to be here. Maddow pontificates just as much as any talking head. But at least she doesn't have guests on with opposing views with the simple intention of embarrassing them. Look at any FOX News bobble head guest with an opposing view - they are all treated the same.

I'd rather watch someone offer some support for his/her in-depth news coverage than what O'Reilly, Hannity, or Greta do to their guests that present opposing views. Fortunately for FOX News, many of the guests that they bring on are capable of holding their own and actually able to make the hosts look foolish. Has happened to O'Reilly quite a few times. Happens to Hannity rarely, which begs the question why he resorts to such childish behavior - asking a question 15-20 times because he doesn't like the guest's response. "Don't agree with me? Good-bye." Great. And MACKRIS sees nothing wrong with it because of Maddow's choice in guests. Incredible reasoning there, MACKRIS, truly incredible.

#8 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2014-08-01 03:25 PM | Reply | Flag:

Maddow pontificates just as much as any talking head. But at least she doesn't have guests on with opposing views with the simple intention of embarrassing them.

Correct. If she has someone on with opposing views, she gives them plenty of time to speak and tries to engage in a constructive dialogue. Sean Hannity is too childish and reactionary to do that, and it's probably why his audience watches.

#9 | Posted by rcade at 2014-08-01 03:41 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 4

One of these days someone is going to walk out on one of these shows and the ranting host isn't going to realize it.

#10 | Posted by Sully at 2014-08-01 03:49 PM | Reply | Flag:

Like all the idiots on FOX, he's a lying idiot dumbing down their audience with a bias, bogus agenda.

I don't know how they sleep at night, they can't be that stupid or that blind to believe their own lies.

Whores in suits and dresses, they will be mocked by history.

#11 | Posted by drewl at 2014-08-01 04:06 PM | Reply | Flag:

I don't know how they sleep at night, they can't be that stupid or that blind to believe their own lies.

Lot's and lot's of Xanax and booze.

It's either a Frontal Lobotomy or a bottle in front o them.

#12 | Posted by donnerboy at 2014-08-01 04:15 PM | Reply | Flag:

Ever watch Rachel Maddow... its a -----------...... what is the point of watching something in which every guest is happy to confirm your bias.

#2 | Posted by AndreaMackris

It's hard to get right wing guests to come on a show where they know they're going to be intellectually outgunned and likely humiliated.

#13 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2014-08-01 06:28 PM | Reply | Flag:

Every such political discussion show should have both sides clearly represented, and I also include what has become a media biased CSPAN Washington Journal. Of course CSPAN is biased as it is our media who own it. One only need to look at the media owners and look at their reporters to understand they want one (their) ethnic view perpetuated.

Opposite viewpoints keeps the information flow honest. A moderator with mic control and an agenda like Maddow or Hannity or Limbaugh is not what I had in mind. Giving both sides at the same time will keep the dialogue honest.

#14 | Posted by Robson at 2014-08-01 06:50 PM | Reply | Flag:

Of course CSPAN is biased as it is our media who own it.

CSPAN is not owned by the media. It is an independent non-profit funded by a six-cent per-subscriber fee paid by cable and satellite companies and neither those companies nor the federal government has any control over it.

#15 | Posted by rcade at 2014-08-01 07:18 PM | Reply | Flag:

Giving both sides at the same time will keep the dialogue honest.

#14 | Posted by Robson

Giving climate change deniers (who represent 1% of climate scientists) equal time with climate change activists (who represent 99% of climate scientists) is one of the reason america is filled with idiots who don't beleive in climate change.

Giving a tiny minority of morons equal speaking time with leaders and intellectuals is NOT the job of the media.

#16 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2014-08-01 08:06 PM | Reply | Flag:

Rcade, "CSPAN is not owned by the media."

OK you may be technically correct just as the BBC is technically funded by a similar arrangement, but the media is a club of somewhat similar beliefs.

C-span can now screen callers that are heard, because they now screen phone numbers, and they say they do not accept blocked anonymous calls. They can take calls only from those that are not black balled in a data base where only callers that they agree with get through. Media manipulation is used in Tele-Town Hall Meetings too. I have listened to the WJ show for decades and have never called in or been heard. I'm certain I'd be blackballed.

They also screen twitter comments and limit to a few of their chosen establishment users. Their public guests are without any doubt biased towards Israel and establishment politics. So what I'm saying is that even CSPAN is tainted by technology that allows them to easily screen and put each of us in a data base box along with a black ball so the only message dispersed is what they want.

#17 | Posted by Robson at 2014-08-01 08:11 PM | Reply | Flag:

Just got here, anyone blame President George W Bush and the NRA yet?

#18 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2014-08-02 03:51 PM | Reply | Flag:

#14 | Posted by Robson
"Giving both sides at the same time will keep the dialogue honest."

Just possibly, yes, but then honest dialogue is not even on the agenda.

#19 | Posted by TheTom at 2014-08-02 11:37 PM | Reply | Flag:

#16 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY

It is a free country, No?

#22 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2014-08-03 12:06 AM | Reply | Flag:

It is a free country, No?

#22 | Posted by AndreaMackris

Sure it is. And I'm not recomminding to silence anyone. But the media should stop treating know-nothing morons as if their viewpoints should be considered equally with educated experts.

#23 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2014-08-03 02:42 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

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