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John Fugelsang: Sean Hannity is ‘an IV drip for denial for the get off my lawn demographic’

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Comedian John Fugelsang blasted Fox News host Sean Hannity on Wednesday, accusing him of kissing up to “lawless” guests like Cliven Bundy, Oliver North or George Zimmerman in an effort to stay in the good graces of his conservative viewers.

“Here’s the body count: Bill Ayers, zero deaths. George Zimmerman, one,” Fugelsang told Hardball guest host Steve Kornacki. “Oliver North sold weapons to the same Iranians who killed our Marines in Beirut. Sean Hannity loves lawlessness when it suits his id.”

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This week, Fugelsang said, has brought about a role reversal, with Hannity taking the side of Bundy — the Nevada rancher who refuses to recognize the federal government and pay grazing fees for his cattle — and Daily Show host Jon Stewart siding with government officials.

On Monday, Stewart skewered what he described as Hannity’s hypocritical support for “welfare rancher” Bundy, while Hannity responded the following night by saying Stewart was the real hypocrite for not questioning President Barack Obama regarding his relationship to former Weather Underground member Ayers.

“Sean Hannity’s standing up for a lawless, socialist welfare queen,” Fugelsang said. “Sean Hannity has one job: to keep people who were wrong about everything for the last 20 years thinking they’ve been right about everything. His show is like an IV drip for denial for the ‘get off my lawn’ demographic.”

After Kornacki said that “everybody who’s on cable news” lived in fear of being taken to task by Stewart and his writing team, his other guest, actress and commentator Nancy Giles said it didn’t take much of an effort for The Daily Show to do that to Hannity.

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“The comedy is built in every time Sean Hannity opens his mouth,” Giles said. “What I find interesting is, Jon Stewart’s a comedian. He doesn’t pose [as] a journalist. All he has to do to show Hannity’s ridiculousness is just get the clips where Sean Hannity will completely violate what he’s fighting for with the Bundys.”

Watch the discussion, as aired on MSNBC on Wednesday, below.

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‘He didn’t do nothing’: Black kids confront white Philly cops as they terrorize innocent student at bus stop

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A group of children called out Philadelphia police officers who said that they wanted the kids to be "shaking" from the confrontation.

Video posted on social media over the weekend shows a white officer telling a shirtless African-American boy to get in his police cruiser.

The video was posted by Twitter by a user named Asia who claimed to be a student waiting for her bus.

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Calling into MSNBC's "AM Joy" on Sunday morning, Democratic presidential contender Julian Castro ripped into Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh as a serial sexual predator and said that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the GOP are to blame for his being on the court.

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"Do you believe there was misconduct in this case by the FBI and the Department of Justice or even by the senators who seemed uninterested in finding out of what really happened with this very brief investigation of Mr. Kavanaugh?" Reid asked.

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Condi Rice deflects Trump’s racism by saying slavery was just ‘a number of people being treated badly’

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Former National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice on Sunday blamed Democrats for racism after she was asked about President Donald Trump's controversial bigoted statements.

During an interview on CNN, host Fareed Zakaria asked Rice about some of Trump's most racist statements, like telling Democratic congresswomen to "go back" where they came from. And when he said there were good people on "both sides" at a neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville.

"When you hear Trump, this is a repudiation of everything you were trying to do," Zakaria pointed out.

"The president needs to be a lot more careful," Rice agreed. "Race is a very delicate and raw nerve in America. We have the birth defect of slavery, we have the birth defect of a number of people being treated badly."

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