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Rappin' Hannity

Rappin’ Hannity
Every now and then Sean will surprise even the most loyal of listeners. This was certainly one of those days as Sean took to the air waves on Tuesday criticizing First Lady Michelle Obama’s invitation for the rapper Common to perform at the White House. “Of all the controversial people that this White House has been associated with and this so-called poet talks about how we ought to shoot some cops,” a confused Hannity shared, “When he says ‘You use your nine power but I’ve got the black strap to make the cops run’ he’s referring to a gun?” He was a bit over his head in translating all of the lyrics but Sean’s musical producer Lynda was able to lend a hand in clearing up some of the lyrics. If you want to take a crack at translating the lyrics, click here to listen to the full audio of Common’s Song “Letter to the Law.”

Attempted Hijacking? Andrew McCarthy and Michael Ghouse
Earlier this week there was a story kept largely out of the main stream media involving the attempted hijacking of an American Airlines flight headed to San Francisco. Rageh Almurisi was aboard flight 1561 when he approached the cockpit door and began banging on the door and screaming “God is great” in Arabic. Author Andrew McCarthy and Michael Ghouse joined Sean to debate this issue. “Why didn’t we hear reports of this from our own media,” asked Hannity. McCarthy offered his theory saying, “I think the media has been somewhat intimidated, most notably by the 2006 incident with the Flying imams.” McCarthy was referring to the case where six Muslim imams were removed from a US Airways flight for causing disturbances and were subsequently successful in filing a discrimination lawsuit. Ghouse added his thoughts saying, “There’s a bigger issue here and that is that ‘Allahu Akbar’ has come to be known with death and destruction but it’s really a beautiful phrase.” Certainly Mr. Ghouse’s point is well taken but in the age of terrorism, this incident reinforces the need to remain ever vigilant. To find more on this story, click here.

Stop Investigating the Enhanced Interrogation Program
Sean was joined yesterday by Liz Cheney to discuss her recent criticism of the Obama Administration’s push to prosecute CIA operatives. “The CIA interrogators that are under investigation after they had been cleared in the Bush years ought to be decorated and not face prosecution,” offered Hannity. Cheney agreed completely saying, “Absolutely. Don’t forget the President of the United States could stop these investigations himself.” Her point was a great one. The President is the chief law enforcement officer in the country and in that role could quickly put an end to these pointless prosecutions. For more on this and to see Sean’s interview click here or visit

Show Guests

Mike Ghouse

Speaker, thinker and a writer on pluralism, politics, foreign policy, islam, interfaith and cohesive societies. He offers pluralistic solutions on issues of the day at . Mike has a strong national and local presence in the tv, radio and print media, details at , a personal site.

Andrew McCarthy

Andrew C. McCarthy is a senior fellow at the National Review Institute and a contributing editor at National Review. For 18 years, Andy was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York. He held several executive staff positions and, in 1995, led the terrorism prosecution against Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman and eleven others in connection with the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and a plot to bomb New York City landmarks. Following the 9/11 attacks, he supervised the Justice Department’s Command Post near Ground Zero in New York City. In 2004, he worked at the Pentagon as a Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense.