I've got to hand it to Rep. Anthony Weiner after watching this interview. It's not every day you get to see Sean Hannity get his hind side handed to him with a smile. Our friends over at Think Progress caught this segment and just showed the end portion of the interview. What they didn't show is that besides hitting Hannity for wanting to protect Uncle Rupert's tax cuts, he also hammered him time and time again for wanting to look out for the rich. If you're a Democrat and you're going to go on Fox with the likes of Hannity, this is the way to handle a class A bully like him.
From Think Progress -- Rep. Weiner To Hannity: ‘You Want To Borrow For Rupert Murdoch’s Tax Break’:
Last night on his Fox News show, Sean Hannity interviewed Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) and expressed his outrage that Weiner wants the rich to pay more in taxes. Noting that Weiner is from New York, Hannity said, “Let’s go through the New York numbers.” The Fox News host then said if Weiner had his way, New Yorkers would be paying “55, 60″ percent of “earned income,” a figure he calculated by including federal, state, and city taxes, sales tax, property tax, estate tax and “other hidden taxes.” “Why do you think you have a right to tax 60 percent of people’s money?” Hannity asked.
Weiner replied that it’s not about wanting to tax anyone, that “it is just about choices.” “I choose to stay on the side of the middle class. You want to defend the rich,” Weiner told Hannity, adding, “You want to borrow for Rupert Murdoch’s tax break,” referring to Hannity’s boss and billionaire News Corp. chairman. However, Hannity wouldn’t budge, and he didn’t dispute his love for Murdoch:
WEINER: If you give a tax cut to Rupert Murdoch. — We got to borrow the money to pay Rupert Murdoch’s tax break. You want to do that?
HANNITY: Listen, thank God, you know why for Rupert Murdoch? — Rupert Murdoch is a job creator. Rupert Murdoch is a taxpayer, Rupert Murdoch donates to charity and more than you do Congressman.
WEINER: He’s a very fine man. He’s a very fine man but that is not the question. The question is, you want to give him a tax cut and borrow it from my kids, no deal. No deal.
HANNITY: You know what, thank God Rupert Murdoch created a job for me so, I could tell you, you’re taking way too much in spending too much of the taxpayers dollars.
Go read the rest. The only thing I wish I'd seen Rep. Weiner hit Hannity for as well is just how much of his own tax break he's looking out for since he landed a $100 million contract back in '08 for his radio show. I don't have the numbers on what Rupert Murdoch is paying him at Fox, but I'm sure his propaganda isn't coming cheap there either.