Fox News host Sean Hannity has made a living by spewing racial rhetoric. But the obnoxious host may have taken things a bit too far during a segment called “Race in America.” The segment featured Hannity’s Black conservative go-to buddies, Juan Williams and Larry Elder.
Hannity was apparently upset over the Democratic National Committee’s decision to allow Black Lives Matter host a town hall forum with candidates. In response to the decision, Hannity said, “Why don’t you let the Ku Klux Klan host the party?”
In the extensive history of inane comments made by Hannity, this last one may have topped them all. His comparison of Black Lives Matter to the KKK is unwarranted and reveals that he continues to have deep issues within himself when it comes to race. Beyond his personal views, the facts prove that Black Lives Matter is nothing like the KKK.
The KKK has operated as domestic terrorists for decades by lynching and provoking fear. From a historical standpoint, the KKK is no different from ISIL or the Taliban and it’s a shame that the group is allowed to exist and assemble in this country.
On the other hand, the Black Lives Matter movement is basically calling attention to the murders of unarmed Black men by the hands of police officers. But when Blacks decide to speak on issues that affect Black people, those with racist views are often offended. The majority of Hannity’s audience share his views.
But the worst part of his statement is that it allows him to cast the Black Lives Matter movement in a negative light without backing it up with one fact. Some racists have even blamed the Black Lives Matter movement on attacks that never occurred. However, it’s possible that Hannity couldn’t care less about the repercussions of his yellow journalism.