March 11, 2007

hannity-hatespeech.jpg On Hannity's America last night, Sean Hannity presented a Top 10 list of what he called "liberal hate speech." Still assuming the role of Apologist-in-Chief for Ann Coulter and her CPAC slur, he cited such prominent and influential members of the mainstream left as Harry Bellafonte, Nina Totenberg and, of course, Alec Bladwin to make his case.

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Since Sean seemingly has a basic comprehension disorder, let me try and simplify it for him: Coulter made her remarks at one of the nation's largest conservative political gatherings -- where the Vice President and GOP frontrunners also attended -- and speaks for an entire "conservative" movement; Alec Baldwin made his on Late Night with Conan O'Brien. If you don't see the difference, you seriously need help.

So today I'm issuing a challenge to the C&L community: Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to dig through the internet archive and find what you feel is the most egregious thing to ever pass through the lips of a prominent conservative. Include the quote, who said it and a link to where you found it if possible. To get the ball rolling, here's my entry:

"I really believe that the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People For the American Way, all of them who have tried to secularize America. I point the finger in their face and say 'you helped [9/11] happen.'"

- Jerry Falwell, September 13, 2001, on The 700 Club

Once all the submissions are in, we'll compile a Top 20 and award prizes to who can dig up the best (or worst).

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