This will be remembered as the day Sean Hannity, Matt Drudge, Tucker Carlson, and much of the right wing prepared to board their white resentment mothership, only to have it crash and burn. On Tuesday night’s Hannity, host Hannity dropped the “bombshell” that Drudge had been teasing for hours, and that The Daily Caller published “exclusively”: a 2007 speech that was actually covered extensively at the time, now being hyped as “The Other Race Speech.”
The ultimate punchline in this long comedy bit of a story, though, is that the speech Hannity says “so-called unbiased journalists have been trying to hide for years” was actually aired by Fox News. In the ultimate act of newsturbation™, you had Sean Hannity exposing the coverup of a speech his own network aired, interviewing Tucker Carlson about a speech he had also covered in 2007.
There’s not enough space on the internet to cover the derision this story is receiving from those outside the White Resentment Bubble, where then-Sen. Obama’s completely empirically correct observation that the victims of Hurricane Katrina were treated differently than those of Hurricane Andrew or the attacks of 9/11 amounts to a declaration of race war, but the segment itself is a wealth of entertainment, up to and including Hannity and Carlson’s breathless, self-fanning critique of Barack Obama’s black-cent. As the rest of us already know, that’s called “being folksy” when white people do it, but to Hannity and Carlson, it’s eeeeevil.
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