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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Hannity and Perry: Gun Boat Warriors!

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Sean Hannity during his interview with Rick Perry after their "gun boat" down a US border river way.


Note the following excerpt from the interview.  It seems Sean Hannity has a "FANBOY" affinity for militia that exceeds Rudy Giuliani.

PERRY: That's what leadership is. 
HANNITY: We got health issues. We've got gang members. We've got drugs crossing the border. Now we have talk of militia members maybe coming down to do the job that the federal government's not doing. I'm sure that's not something you want to have happen, is it?
The crotchety and  petulant Hannity rode the trial of Clive Bundy's tax evasion like a "Happy Trials" Roy Rogers, until Bundy revealed a racist inner core. Media Matters captured the rating seeking instigator at his most antagonistic: Hannity's Dangerous Game Touting A Rogue Rancher And His Violent Threats.

As the week passed and the internet flourished with tales of militia convoys moving towards the Texas border, we avoided publishing the stories. The stories simply did not seen to have enough visual or sighting basis to expend time nor web space. There is something about the Central American refugee crisis that simply does not appear as prime battle zone protocol for Right-wing anarcho zealots. 

It appears our instincts were "point-on." The Southern Poverty Law Center published a piece on Friday related to a total fizzle regarding Hannity's 'fear-mongering' rhetoric.

Militia Efforts to Converge at the Border Fizzle Out

By David Neiwert on July 10, 2014 - 3:32 pm, Posted in Anti-ImmigrantMilitia
What if militias announced a showdown with the feds and nobody came? 

That’s pretty much what happened in Texas this week, after a handful of militia activists called on their fellow militia members to intervene in the increasingly fraught humanitarian crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border, involving large numbers of children from Central America who are straining the government’s ability to process their complicated cases. 

For a Texas militiaman named Chris Davis, there was nothing complicated about it. In a video he posted at YouTube – which he has since been removed – he offered a simple solution for dealing with the young border crossers. 

“How?” Davis asked rhetorically. “You see an illegal, you point your gun right dead at them, right between the eyes, and say ‘Get back across the border, or you will be shot.’ Simple as that. If you get any flak from sheriffs, city, or feds, Border Patrol, tell them look — this is our birthright. We have a right to secure our own land. This is our land. This is our birthright.” 
A graphic from the Operation Secure Our Border Facebook page
A graphic from the Operation Secure Our Border Facebook page
 
Davis’s solution was part of his call to his fellow militia members to make their way to the Texas border near Laredo in order to prevent child refugees from crossing there. Late last week, he posted an “Action Alert” bulletin at various online forums, including his Operation Secure Our Border Facebook page. “All Texas & National Militia Available Please Converge Immediately,” it said. The alert said the “mission” was to “close down Laredo Crossing for starters,” and that the operation would be “complete when border fence is in place and secure.” 
It named a gathering point at a truck stop in Encinal, Texas, and concluded: “It’s time to bring down the thunder. Activating the Patriots willing to stand up for America GO GO GO. … Let’s share this like the brushfires of Liberty.” 
However, Davis’ militia muster call quickly vanished into virtual thin air. Shortly after he began receiving media attention – including accounts in the  McAllenville MonitorBrownsville HeraldSan Antonio Express-News and Los Angeles Times – he not only took down all his YouTube videos and deleted his channel there, he also deleted his Facebook page and all its incendiary antigovernment content.

Davis told the Express-News that he removed the video Monday because it was taken out of context “by a newspaper that supports amnesty.”
 
“We’re here to supplement and be where law enforcement is not and help them support the border,” Davis told Los Angeles Times. “There’s nothing malicious, there’s no malicious intent — every person is vetted. We’re just here to serve freedom, liberty and national sovereignty.”
Read More, here. 

As Fox News viewers tune-in for daily injections of anti-Obama derangement, Hannity's viewers are a special bunch. We believe Hannity appeals to the lowest denominator viewers who apparently find excitement in talk of revolution, militia and incessant anti-Obama rhetoric. Of course, Hannity would say he is actually not espousing armed revolution and he may even state he is not providing support for anti-government acts by roving militia. He would say such! Yet, it doesn't take and Intelligence Quotient (IQ) of plus 120 to deduce the intent of Hannity's insinuation and nuanced rhetoric.


Maybe, his off-the-cuff innuendo regarding militia deploying at the border was a Freudian fantasy that led to his appearance on the gun-boat with the Texas Governor. Lest, we forget, Hannity stated to Cliven Bundy that if troubles persisted at the tax evader ranch, he (Hannity) would join the fray.

As you leave this screed, consider scrolling back to the top and take another look at the lede images. Do you see an semblance of a credible journalist in the images?  

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