Just last week, Fox News host and Donald Trump sycophant Sean Hannity was berating “the mainstream media’s shameless pandering to the Clinton campaign,” the broadcast news coverage devoted to the Muslim American Gold Star parents Khzir and Ghazala Khan after the were attacked by the Republican presidential nominee for daring to speak out against anti-Muslim rhetoric and policy proposals during last month’s Democratic National Convention.
“ABC, CBS and NBC should be ashamed of themselves,” Hannity wrote on his blog, noting that the mother of an American contractor who died in Benghazi in 2012 was not given equal airtime. Of course, Hannity made no mention that his network was the lone cable news outlet that failed to air Patricia Smith’s address to the Republican National Convention live — as Trump was stepping on her moment with his own call-in interview to Fox News.
But even more odd than the usual dose of Fox News hypocrisy, is Hannity’s own role in elevating the back-and-forth between a presidential candidate and the Gold Star parents.
While simultaneously complaining of the librul media’s focus on Trump’s unprecedented attacks on a military family (aside from his earlier swipe at Vietnam War POW John McCain), Hannity has also kept the focus on the Khans — even after Trump has intimated he is ready to move on.
“There’s a lot of controversial findings that I’ve dug up about Mr. Khan,” the Fox News host on August 3, while multiple suggested that even those closest to Trump were frustrated with his continued attacks on the couple. But perhaps buoyed by the candidate’s own instances that he did not nothing wrong and had no regrets about the entire Khan fiasco, Hannity soldiered on.
Copyright : salon
Link : http://www.salon.com/2016/08/09/sean-hannity-refuses-to-let-trump-move-on-launches-investigation-into-gold-star-parent-khizr-khan/