Last week, Sean Hannity went on his show on Fox News to discuss the meeting between New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and rapper/mogul/husband to Beyonce, Jay Z. Strangely enough, Hannity doesn’t introduce Jay Z how we would best know him, but as “A guy that admits that he sold crack and was a drug dealer and actually shot somebody."
Luckily, Jon Stewart and Jessica Williams exist to call out Hannity on his bullshit — and they did just that in last night's episode. While Jon floundered with how to unpack Hannity’s racist remark, Williams was there to point out exactly how stupid Hannity looked.
For a network that harps on black respectability politics a whole lot, telling black men to pull their pants up and clean up their communities if they want to be treated better, Hannity fails to see how his description of Jay Z could be spun on his own Fox idols. Not to mention, as Williams points out, Jay Z fits all the requirements: he’s married, employed, and he even sells belts! Not that any of that matters to Fox.
Williams takes the concept of describing someone by the worst thing they’ve done and runs with it, calling “conservative patron saint” Rush Limbaugh a “prescription drug addict” and Ted Nugent a “pants-shitting, draft dodgy, public official threatening, statutory rape advocate."
If Hannity learns a lesson from Williams’ schooling, it’s that he should be a bit more careful when writing their segment teasers. Watch the clip above and let us know if you can think of any more titles for Fox talking heads.
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