Sean Hannity’s Relationship With Neo-Nazi Leader Confirmed
Sean Hannity, co-host of FOX News Channels popular nightly program Hannity and Colmes has for years come across as both a racist and blind ideologue. Viewers are often inundated with his incredibly extreme, and narrow minded view on situations ranging from race relations to the United States involvement in Iraq, and his take on things is often times nauseating. For a long time, legitimate media, and right minded individuals have viewed Hannity as nothing more then a blow hard neo-conservative, who championed the use of slanderous journalism. Well it seems as though recent events have provided us with further insight into what makes Sean Hannity tick, this information comes in the revelation of Hannity’s long time friendship with neo-Nazi mainstay Hal Turner. Hal Turner, Hannity’s close confidant, has acknowledged that indeed he has known Hannity quite well, and for many years. This comes on the heels of Hannity’s initial claims that he didn’t know Hal Turner, the Nazi/White Supremacist.
On Wednesday, March 19, Malik Zulu Shabazz (a racist in his own right) of the New Black Panther Party appeared as a guest on Hannity & Colmes to discuss the Obama / Reverend Wright controversy. During that appearance, Sean Hannity asked Shabazz if Barak Obama shouldn’t be judged by his past affiliations with Reverend Wright, to which Shabazz replied by asking Sean Hannity “Should you be judged by your past association with Hal Turner, a neo-Nazi?” First Hannity denied knowing Turner, then he said he had long ago banned Turner from his show. Then, in a tacit admission, Hannity said something along the lines of, “Well I’m not running for President.” Below you can view the Hannity and Colmes segment from March 19th which shows Hannity’s denial:
Hannity’s claim that he did not know Hal Turner came as news to a lot of people, including of course, Hal Turner. Who earlier today discussed their close friendship on his blog, Turner writes in great detail about his past with Hannity:
I was quite disappointed when Sean Hannity at first tried to say he didn’t know me and then went on to say that I ran some senate campaign in New Jersey. In fact, Sean Hannity does know me and we were quite friendly a number of years ago.
When Hannity took over Bob Grant’s spot on 77 WABC in New York City, I was a well-known, regular and welcome caller to his show. Through those calls, Sean and I got to know each other a bit and at some point, I can’t remember exactly when, Sean gave me the secret “Guest call-in number” at WABC so that my calls could always get on the air.
When I utlized that call-in number, Sean would very often come onto that line during commercial breaks so we could chat before I went on the air. Our off-the-air chats grew to an exchange of other phone numbers, me giving Sean my home and cellular number and Sean giving me his direct dial-in number at Fox News channel.
In 1993, My wife got pregnant and around a month later, Sean reported that he and his wife were expecting their first child. We got to talking about things expectant dads talk about and the relationship grew.
My wife gave birth to our son in June 1994, Seans wife gave birth to their child about a month later.