Friday, July 21, 2017

Sean Hannity | Wiiliam F. Buckley | That's the Joke, See

There may be someone other than Sean Hannity who is less-deserving of being classed with William F. Buckley but it will take all day to find him plus access to the Colossus data brain with all the AI search warriors at your disposal.  (CNN:  Sean Hannity will no longer receive Buckley Award after controversy)

William F. Buckley was a conservative but he was also one of the brightest minds of the Twentieth century and Sean Hannity is, well, somewhere below that.

Ed:  how far below?

A country mile, mate.

Christopher Buckley heard about the nomination for Hannity in his father's name and he was horrified, so much so that he did whatever was necessary to make it stop.  Hannity apparently blew it off like it was nothing but, in fact, he almost made it to the big league and now it's clear the big league doesn't want him.

He brought it on himself.

"If we have reached the point where rank-and-file conservatives see nothing amiss with giving Hannity an award named for Buckley, then surely there's a Milton Friedman Prize awaiting Steve Bannon for his insights on free trade," Stephens wrote. "The floor's the limit. Or, in Hannity's case, the crawl space beneath it."

Hannity's response, in part, was to tweet to Stephens: "I'll say to you and the @nytimes (Fake News) I do not care what u think."


For that they pay him seven figures and dress him in a Brunello suit.

The girls go crazy for a sharp-dressed man ... and it's not apparently important if he thinks.  William F. Buckley would have been apoplectic at the idea of speaking in such a guttural manner.  Sean Hannity isn't on par with him, he's not even in the same Universe.

William F. Buckley was a riot since he took pleasure in slicing people into tiny little pieces but he did it with such deadpan style and it was so smooth the inevitable reaction was admiration.  Unlike Hannity, Buckley knew the material ... front to back, top to bottom, and all the twisty little snake pits containing people like Hannity.

I was the evil Socialist Left even back then but Buckley could be fascinating since he always brought information and not just rote speeches from his handlers.  The Rockhouse has maintained continuously if there's reasonable and dispassionate discourse between the Right and the Left then any problem can be solved so long as the people engaging in the discussion really want to solve the problem rather than simply prolonging it as happens now.

Note:  we don't need Centrists for, well, anything.  We need the best and brightest from the True Republicans and the Socialists.  That will make some sparks worth seeing and not just phosphor dots on a TV fashion parade with no more purpose than making the Big Bucks.

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