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Published On: Tue, Jun 18th, 2013

Hannity gets Sensenbrenner on his show to prove he’s not a hypocrite

Sean Hannity must be paying attention to the blogosphere, because in a most transparent act, he interviews Patriot Act author, Rep. James Sensenbrenner, to clear him of hypocrisy charges.

Ooops...they caught me being inconsistent  Image/Video Screen Shot

Ooops…they caught me being inconsistent
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Of course when Hannity refers to the “liberal” website, he is talking about Media Matters, who put together a wonderful video montage of Hannity–then and now– concerning NSA surveillance and the Patriot Act.

In the interview, Hannity tells the congressman, “Now I’ve supported the Patriot Act. I support data mining, I support surveillance and I support FISA courts. But I don’t support what the administration did. Am I consistent with what the law is?”

Sean, what specific violations of our civil liberties did Obama break that GWB didn’t break?

Surely, Hannity must of really felt “busted” on his inconsistencies and needed someone like Sensenbrenner to “clear his name”.

Why didn’t Sean object to much of the same activities going on under the Bush administration. The USA Today reported in 2006:

The NSA program reaches into homes and businesses across the nation by amassing information about the calls of ordinary Americans — most of whom aren’t suspected of any crime. This program does not involve the NSA listening to or recording conversations. But the spy agency is using the data to analyze calling patterns in an effort to detect terrorist activity, sources said in separate interviews.

“It’s the largest database ever assembled in the world,” said one person, who, like the others who agreed to talk about the NSA’s activities, declined to be identified by name or affiliation. The agency’s goal is “to create a database of every call ever made” within the nation’s borders, this person added.

For the customers of these companies (AT&T, Verizon and BellSouth), it means that the government has detailed records of calls they made — across town or across the country — to family members, co-workers, business contacts and others.

Sound familiar? The shenanigans were going on back then also…

Not once did I hear Sean Hannity come out against the Bush administration.

The NSA program is equally abhorrent regardless if the person in the White House is a Democrat or a Republican.

Sean, that’s what you don’t recognize. Therefore, you are totally lacking credibility.

Just an observation…

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  1. CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON says:

    Robert Herriman,

    I DO NOT WANT TO ARGUE WITH YOU, SIR; BUT, THIS CRUSADE YOU ARE ON IS POINTLESS. WHY ARE YOU TRYING TO “NAIL Sean Hannity TO THE WALL?”

    YOU TYPE, “Sean, what specific violations of our civil liberties did Obama break that GWB didn’t break?” Mr. Herriman, I ASSUME YOU ARE IMPLYING YOU ARE LIBERTARIAN SINCE YOU MENTIONED, “civil liberties.” BUT, WHAT DID SO-CALLED LIBERTARIANS DO LAST ELECTION-CYCLE? ….. THEY “JUMPED-SHIP” AND VOTED FOR Romney BECAUSE THEY WANTED TO BE ON THE SIDE OF A “winner!” [Y”all did not give Libertarianism a chance]! IT IS SILLY TO CRITICIZE GWB IF YOU ARE GOING TO VOTE REPUBLICAN NEXT TIME AROUND [religious-conservative Republicans are THROUGH! – you can forget about them]. Mr. Herriman, I HOPE YOU ARE NOT “CHANNELING,” Wayne Allyn Root.

    CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

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