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Tyranny of Cliches

Harrison Schultz
Occupy Wall Street organizer, Harrison Schultz, joined Sean, to continue some of the barbs he threw at Sean on last night’s TV show. “It’s impossible to talk with you Sean,” offered Schultz, “It’s impossible to listen while you pretend to be important in a dying industry and in a media that doesn’t really matter.” Schultz pushed Hannity further saying, “That’s what this movement is all about, getting people to stop listening to you. We don’t need you, Hannity, your viewership is on the decline.” “Hate to tell you but this show has been number one in its slot for over a decade,” quickly countered Sean. While it’s clear from today’s interview that Schultz and indeed the entire Occupy Wall Street movement lacks a certain clarity of purpose, Sean proved once again that capitalism and conservative common sense can win any argument. For more on this debate, click here or you can watch last night’s debate here.

Future of Working America
Stuart Varney and Juan Williams debated the future of the American economy with Sean. “I read 115,000 new jobs in April and, that’s not stellar growth but then I see the job participation rate in the labor force went down to 64.3 percent,” began Sean, “So are they using fuzzy math as they often do in Washington to say our economy is getting better when it’s not?” “This is a sad story because America is not at work,” quickly began Varney, “There are a ton of people who are not in the labor force, so this is how President Obama is getting the unemployment rate down but pushing people outside of the workforce.” “The headlines are that the unemployment rates are going down,” continued Varney, “That’s what everyone is talking about but these numbers are deceptive.” “You’re trying to politicize good numbers,” countered Williams, “These are the same numbers we’ ve used to measure unemployment throughout the decades, there’s no change in the way we measure this.” Williams continued, “The economy has gone through a terrible time and this is the worst economy America has seen since the great depression.” “I’d argue the economy that Ronald Reagan inherited from Jimmy Carter was worse,” countered Hannity. The NY Times of all places had a great article that explains this debate well, though it’s clear that the liberal media is still hanging on the “successes” of April without really looking into all the truths behind them.

Tyranny of Cliches
Sean was joined by Jonah Goldberg, author of “Tyranny of Cliches,” to talk about his new book that highlights the ideology of liberals. “Liberals have an ideology, of course they do,” began Goldberg, “But they don’t think about it or understand it.” “What happened with you and CNN the other night,” started Hannity, “Have you seen their ratings in April?” “I went on the Piers Morgan show and explained that my book was about liberals pretending not to have an ideology when they do,” explained Goldberg,” And then Morgan quickly moved past the book and spent the rest of the interview proving my point by carrying President Obama’s water with bizarre sot of cross-examining things.” Goldberg continued explaining his book in a powerful way saying, “The day before President Obama’s inauguration he gave a speech in Baltimore where he said, ‘What America needs i s a new declaration of independence, a declaration from small mindedness, bigotry, prejudice and ideology.’ He lists ideology as if it’s something to be ashamed of.” In his great book, Goldberg unveils the curtain on liberal ideology and highlights the main differences between conservatives and liberals, namely conservatives think ideology should be something to be proud of. For more on this book, click here.

Show Guests

Stuart Varney

Stuart Varney is a conservative British-American economic journalist, currently working for the Fox News Channel and the Fox Business Network in the United States. Varney joined Fox News in January 2004 as a business contributor on many shows, such as Your World with Neil Cavuto. Varney will also occasionally serve as guest host for Your World and the shows on the Cost of Freedom business block.

Juan Williams

Williams regularly appears on major radio and television programs, notably National Public Radio and the Fox News Channel. He also writes for leading newspapers including The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal, and has been published in magazines including The Atlantic Monthly and Time.