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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.”

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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Florida man’s own family blasts him after he was arrested for racist threats: ‘This isn’t how we were raised’

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After a Florida man was arrested for trying to start a race war, a member of his own family slammed his values.

"A Florida man’s social media posts that threatened violence against African-Americans, Jews and homosexuals and that urged his followers to start a race war netted him a $1 million bond," the Miami Herald reported Saturday. "And then there’s another $100,000 bond he would have to pay to get out of Lee County Jail because of a weapons charge."

Joshua Leff, 40, is being held in the Lee County Jail.

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‘Weakness doesn’t win elections’: Indivisible co-founder explains why members are holding #ImpeachTrump rallies

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The growing support to commence impeachment proceedings by House Democrats is driven by their need to fire up grassroots support to hold control of the chamber, an Indivisible co-founder explained on MSNBC.

"The call for impeachment continues. this as protesters are hitting the street in more than 140 rallies planned across the country. Organizers say the "Impeach Trump" event is a day of action urging House Democrats to start impeachment proceedings," MSNBC's Richard Lui reported Saturday.

"A new survey from the indivisible project finds 80 percent of their respondents say the House should start impeachment proceedings," he noted. "Right now in the House, 63 Democrats and one Republican support impeachment."

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Mississippi fast food cashier ‘terminated immediately’ for ugly racist slur on customer’s receipt

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The owner of a fast food restaurant in Mississippi "terminated immediately" an employee after a racist and misogynistic slur of patrons.

When Lex Washington visited Who Dat's Drive-Thru in Oxford with her roommate, the cashier listed them on the receipt as "black b*tches in a silver car."

A manager reportedly refused to apologize at the time, and instead "laughed in her face."

A photo of the receipt then spread on social media.

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