Chris Matthews In The News Again
Sean took the Hannity Show airwaves in a “happy Friday mood” and started off by poking a little fun at MSNBC host Chris Matthews. On his show yesterday, Matthews actually showed a graphic image of the U.S. Capital building with a red target on it and cross-hairs in the foreground. According to NewsBusters.org, this hypocritically occurred moments before a lengthy segment on "Hardball" about violent rhetoric wherein he complained about "over-the-top references to guns all the time by people like Sarah Palin." Sean and NewsBusters correctly pointed out the hypocrisy. The "Hardball" host has been busy pointing fingers at the Right claiming their use of violent rhetoric is hazardous to the health of members of the government and therefore should be immediately stopped. In reality the only thing that should really be stopped is Matthews’ show. Watch Matthews' Capital graphic faux pas here.
Has MTV “Skins” Gone Too Far?
One day after it was reported Viacom executives ordered producers to tone down its racy teen drama, the Parents Television Council has announced it's urging the Department of Justice and U.S. Senate and House Judiciary Committees to open an investigation. “This is totally despicable,” Sean said angrily. “The images from ‘Skins’ shows all these kids laying all over each other, a lot of them half naked, you know, hands everywhere, et cetera, et cetera. And it's beyond explicit content. Sean interviewed Brent Bozell from the Media Research Center about the controversy on last night’s “Hannity.” You can watch the interview by clicking here.
Efforts To Repeal ObamaCare
Jim DeMint, U.S. Senator from South Carolina, joined Sean on the NewsMaker Hotline to discuss the actions of the Republican Party to repeal Obama Care. DeMint explained to Sean that he and his fellow Republicans want to vote on this issue sooner rather than later. “I think America deserves a vote on this and I’m confident all Republicans feel the same way. If Harry Reid wants to block a vote then this could take several weeks,” DeMint told Sean. “But we need to do this as soon as we can. Republicans in the House and the Senate need to stick together and maintain their courage.”
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