Sean Hannity and his guests blamed Jon Stewart’s mockery of their salacious spring break coverage last year for a gang rape this year that was recorded on video showing witnesses stand by and offer no assistance.
Guest Gavin McInness, the Vice co-founder, said he and Hannity tried to warn viewers that women were vulnerable while partying at spring break, but he said Stewart and his “Daily Show” writers were “cracking jokes like we’re at a rape roast,” reported Mediaite.
“You have that smug cretin, that despicable Jon Stewart, literally touching his eyebrows (and) going, ‘What’s the worst that could happen, hall monitor Sean Hannity? She’s going to blow out her left butt cheek twerking?” McInnes said.
Hannity interrupted his guest, saying that seven people were shot the day he finished his spring break coverage on Fox News — which frequently features lingering camera shots of young women in bikinis as panelists question their parents’ judgment.
“I’ll tell you the truth – the crimes do not get reported,” said guest Bo Dietl, a former New York City police officer and frequent talk show guest. “There’s dozens, if not hundreds, of crimes (and) violations. Without the video, yeah – she wouldn’t even remember who raped her. Three guys raped her.”
Hannity said spring break revelers are “wasted” after “pouring all this beer down into their gut,” along with drugs such as “Molly” and heroin.
Dietl compared the Panama City gang rape to the fatal 1964 stabbing of Kitty Genovese, which was overheard by neighbors outside her Queens apartment.
“Jon Stewart and all these smug liberals who were laughing the whole time are the same as the bystanders who walked by,” McInnes said. “They have the same blood on their hands. They made jokes about rape, and they’re not funny.”
Hannity agreed, saying Stewart and other media watchdogs attacked his program’s coverage despite being “too busy with his head up Obama’s butt.”
“It doesn’t feel good to be vindicated,” McInnes said. “This is not, ‘Ha-ha-ha, I told you so.’”
“As the father of two daughters, I’m disgusted with this, and I’m disgusted with Jon Stewart talking like that,” Dietl said. “What if it was his daughter? He wouldn’t be talking so smug — smugatacious punk.”
Watch the segment posted online by Mediaite:
‘The wheels are coming off’: MSNBC panel says Trump told his chief of staff to ‘walk the plank’
Two MSNBC anchors discussed Thursday's whirlwind day of breaking news in scandals involving President Donald Trump.
The host of "The Rachel Maddow Show" joined Brian Williams on "The 11th Hour" to discuss Trump holding the G7 Summit at his Trump National Doral Miami golf course and the White House acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, confessing that there was a quid pro quo with Ukraine -- before attempting to walk back his confession.
"Did things change today, do you think?" Williams asked.
"I do feel like the wheels are coming off," Maddow said.
"For the Energy Secretary [Rick Perry] to resign, you've had two cabinet secretaries resign during the impeachment proceedings already, one of whom, the current one resigning tonight, the Energy Secretary, does appear to be involved in the scheme, at least on a couple of different levels. We have got the White House Chief of Staff who was sent out today, not only to make the, 'Yes, it was quid pro quo. Yes, we did it. What are you going to make of it?' article -- which was bracing, but then to take it back, simultaneously announcing this self-dealing, which is something more blatant than we’ve ever seen from any president in U.S. history," she explained.
Rick Wilson rips Trump for holding G7 meeting at his ‘South Florida House of Bed Bugs Hotel’
Republican strategist Rick Willson blasted President Donald Trump after the administration announced that the G7 meeting of world leaders would be held at his Trump National Doral Miami golf course.
Chief of staff and Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney announced the severely under-performing resort would receive the lucrative contract during a contentious White House briefing.
Trump impersonated a CNN anchor — and a US president — during epic meltdown at Texas speech
President Donald Trump offered multiple impersonations during a campaign rally in Dallas, Texas on Thursday.
Trump showed the crowd his impersonation of a president of the United States -- and a CNN anchor.
"No guns. No religion. No oil. No natural gas," Trump said. "Abraham Lincoln could not win Texas under those circumstances. Couldn’t do it."
In fact, Abraham Lincoln could not win Texas when he ran for president as the state refused to print any ballots with his name.
He then showed the audience two impersonations as part of his 87-minute speech.
"I used it to say, I can be more presidential. Look," Trump said, as he shuffled awkwardly on stage.