I do not get the chance to see Fox News all that often (as life is too short for that), so sometimes I miss gems like this.
Last night, Democratic Congressman Keith Ellison was a guest on The Sean Hannity Show, hosted (obviously) by Sean Hannity. To say the two men got off on the wrong foot is putting it mildly. Within 30 seconds, we had conflict, as Ellison (who was there to discuss the sequester) was off-put by Hannity's long introduction to the segment and his use of President Barack Obama's comments, out of context (in Ellison's opinion).
"Quite frankly, you are the worst excuse for a journalist I’ve ever seen. It’s absurd," Ellison said. "What you just displayed was not journalism, it was yellow journalism. It wasn't anything close to telling the American people what's really going on. I mean, it’s just shocking."
"To play Obama in his own words is yellow journalism?" Hannity pressed the congressman.
Back and forth it went from there, with Hannity eventually giving Ellison a lengthy amount of time to say whatever he wanted. Which did not ease tensions.
"I gave you three minutes to rant. Calm down," Hannity said. "Why are you so angry … I’m laughing at you because I think, actually, this is comical."
"I'm laughing at you – and it’s not the first time," Ellison responded, later adding that, "You are immoral."
With the threat safely over, Hannity said that, "Congressman, you are a total waste of time. I'm moving on, because our audience deserves better."
Did you see the segment? What did you think?