Here's your classic Fox News paternalistic sexism on full display. Watch Sean Hannity mansplain justice to Committeewoman Patricia Hynes.
However, I suspect Hannity was looking for a (racial) fight. With a resentful edge in his voice, Hannity said to Bynes, “You don’t know if this case is about police brutality, do you?”
Bynes replied, “There is no way that a young man who is unarmed should have two shots in his head. That’s a little excessive. That’s what we mean when we say police brutality.”
Hannity – while trying to paint Bynes as unreasonable – obviously had no interest in hearing anything she had to say. His behavior was reminiscent of his shocking treatment of a Palestinian-American guest a few weeks ago.
Instead of responding to Bynes’ concerns, Hannity tried to demean her:
Let me educate you about the legal system in America. …In our system of justice, a person is innocent until proven guilty and there are eyewitness reports tonight that the officer suffered severe facial injuries, had an orbital eye socket fracture and was – that Michael Brown charged at him. What if that turns out to be true?
Bynes replied, “We have lots of eyewitnesses that are saying something different. That’s what the courts are for. …I didn’t say that he’s guilty. But we do have issues of police brutality in our community.”
Hannity kept up his unwarranted attacks: “You’re the judge, jury and executioner here? …How do you know in this case?”
Oh, it's Sean Hannity fighting for equal rights and justice, so he's going to hold Ms. Bynes' feet to the fire, just like he did Mark Fuhrman's the night before. Oh, wait.
Here's some free advice for Committeewoman Bynes: Don't ever go on Sean Hannity's show again. He set you up, he will not treat you with respect, and he will use your appearance as a weapon in real time and in the future. Do not do him the courtesy of appearing. He will mansplain and he is a racist.
Remember, this is the guy who stood tall for Cliven Bundy against federal law enforcement agents just a few months ago.
Like I said, it's free advice. Take it for what it's worth. As for Hannity, he behaved exactly as I would expect. Factless, clueless and without even the semblance of good manners.
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