I was sitting in my car in a bay at a local Sonic Drive-in while listening to "The Sean Hannity Show" on AM radio. Yeah, I'm sure you're like, "AWG, what the *bleep* are you doing listening to that neo-con garbage?" Well friends, I think it's important to know what the other side is up to. In fact, I've never received as many nasty emails as I did a few years ago when I reviewed Hannity's "Deliver Us From Evil" book in a Louisiana newspaper. Why? Because I exposed Hannity for the neo-con shill he is.
Anyway, I'm sitting there sipping my Sprite when Hannity gets on and says evidence of weapons of mass destruction - 500 pounds of chemical weapons - have been miraculously found in Iraq.
Sprite nearly shot through my nose when I heard him announce this tired, discredited fairy tale. When you think Hannity has learned his lesson, he jumps back out there begging for an intellecutally honest beating. And in addition, Hannity drags that worthless nutjob, Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) into this neo-con fantasy.
And a few hours after his radio show, Hannity gets on Fox News Channel's "Hannity & Colmes" and has Santorum back on and they spewed more and more lies about the existence of WMD's.
Notes blogger "Ellen" at News Hounds about the "H&C" show last night: The entire show was filled with “FOX News Alerts” about the report. “This is exactly what we suspected he had,” Hannity crowed, before adding, falsely, “This is only a part of why we went into Iraq.” But he never asked either Santorum or Hoekstra, both of whom appeared on the show, about the administration’s response or the likely degraded condition of the chemical weapons.
Read the full News Hounds report here.
Oh, and Rush Limbaugh was spouting the same garbage this morning. No surprise there.