Some of you may remember my earlier piece about this bastion of unvarnished fuckwittage: Can Fox News really be considered a 'News' entity?
Well, in the form of Sean Hannity, it seems that they've now gone and added grist to the mill of those who frankly can't see them as anything other than the bigots' comedy-of-errors they are - as they've committed the cardinal sin for a 'news' channel, and become the news...
So what was Hannity's mistake? Well, in the interests of accuracy, it wasn't really a 'mistake', as that implies some element of the accidental, or something not done purposely - which would be the polar opposite of what Hannity pulled.
No, his actual mistake was in thinking that those damned pinko-liberal researchers on Jon Stewart's The Daily Show would miss a puff piece about Republican protesters "teabagging" (if only the Americans knew precisely what that means in UK slang!) in Washington DC; a piece which not only cobbled together footage of two different protests, whilst trying to pass it off as being one and the same event, but they even went to the lengths of trying to get viewers to believe that they were even in the same season. A leap, even for Fox - but one doing nothing to dispel the already solid reputation of its alter ego: Faux Noise.
So, with Edward R Murrow doing cartwheels in his grave, and without further ado, here's Jon Stewart calling out Hannity's deliberate and dissembling misdirection (what in plain English is called simply 'propaganda'):
And now, in a somewhat lame and palpably insincere attempt at a Rupert Murdoch-ordered rebuttal (to say nothing of epoch-redefining disingenuousness), here's Hannity back-pedalling like a JAMF!
Now, the observant amongst you will have spotted how Hannity actually brokers a new use and sense of the adjective, inadvertent here - you'll have picked-up that he uses 'indavertent' in the sense of "I'm a lying gobshite who's now been caught out and saying any old guff to try and cover both mine, and the network's worthless arses..."
All that from just one word - and let's be honest, you would have never had Hannity down as a closet philologist, would you? Mind you, if he can't even get his seasons right, what chance the language?
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