Sean Hannity found himself in a spot of bother, when his new best friend, turn out to be nothing more than an open bigot.
Rancher Cliven Bundy, who Hannity has devoted much of his recent shows to wondered during a public press conference if “Negro” people were “better off as slaves."
Fox News and especially Hannity had hooked their wagon to the Bundy land stand off like CNN had to the missing plane.
Now it turns out their story's star is just a plain old racist after all.
Fox News was noticeably silent on Thursday morning as others reacted to Bundy's controversial remarks on race, published Wednesday night by The New York Times.
Props to Greta Van Susteren who was the first Fox News staffer to quickly condemned Bundy’s remarks on her blog.
But still, many wondered how Hannity was going to handle his buddy Bundy.
Hannity acknowledged the media attention Thursday by welcoming the “liberal media," who were “waiting for my comments breathlessly."
“His comments are beyond repugnant to me,” Hannity said of Bundy's remarks. “They are beyond despicable to me. They are beyond ignorant to me."
While distancing himself from the racist remarks, Hannity still argued that the way federal agents had tried to seize Bundy’s cattle was wrong. The host stressed that he has been, and will continue to be, opposed to "government overreach.”
Hannity said he was angry Thursday because people who "for the right reasons saw this case as government overreach now are like branded because of the ignorant, racist, repugnant, despicable comments of Cliven Bundy."
Looks like Bundy won't be invited to Hannity's house warming party when he moves (if he moves) to Texas or Florida like he has said that he's going to do.