Calvin Freiburger

NewsHounds’ Spitballs Couldn’t Hit the Broad Side of Sean Hannity’s Mansion

Posted on December 8 2010 7:00 pm
Hailing from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, Calvin Freiburger is a political science major at Hillsdale College. He also writes for the Hillsdale Forum and his personal website, Calvin Freiburger Online.

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Remember NewsHounds? These Fox-hating peddlers of arguments that are really, really lame even by lefty standards (the most spectacular of which was falsely accusing Johnny Dollar’s Place of supporting plagiarism using one of my own quotes) never seem to run out of spitballs to shoot at Sean Hannity. In the blog’s latest petty attack, Ellen pulls Hannity over for a TWR—Talking While Rich:

In his Great American Panel segment Friday night (12/3/10), one of many discussions in which Hannity whined about the unfair tax burden on the rich, Hannity asked, “So does the issue of class warfare… does this work, is this a winner for the Democrats?”

Frank Donatelli, GOPAC chairman, said no, but that it would “mobilize the liberal base… It just drives them crazy… They’re demanding tax increases on the most productive citizens.”

Of course, Hannity did not consider THAT class warfare.

Er, no. Talking about class warfare is not engaging in class warfare. Leftists are so pathetically desperate to paint conservatives as hypocrites that they’ll settle for anything, no matter how little sense it makes. Ellen might throw around “class warfare” to describe simply bringing up the subject of wealth in the context of one’s political opponents, but the term actually means something: pitting one economic class against another, urging one to hate and resent the other simply for having more. To demonstrate, I give you…Ellen’s own words.

Liberal panelist Caroline Heldman said, “The class warfare here is the largest shift of wealth from the middle class to the upper two percent that we’ve seen in the last three decades.”

“Wait a minute,” Hannity interrupted. “We’re talking about an opportunity society and a freedom society and the bottom 50%, I said this twice tonight – ”

Heldman interrupted to say that “The hardest working Americans are those who are scrubbing toilets and working two to three jobs.”

“Listen, that’s my background and my life,” Hannity said. Correction: That WAS your life. Many years ago. Long before you moved into a multimillion dollar Centre Island mansion with seven fireplaces, a pool, tennis court and water frontage.

It’s no secret that Hannity’s doing rather well for himself these days, but that in no way negates the fact that, as Hannity goes on to say, he “did all of those jobs – in construction and in restaurants” in his background. The point is that he started out modestly and worked his way to better things, which demonstrates that starting out in one place doesn’t set one’s destiny in stone.

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