I’ve made my feelings pretty clear that I think Fox News’ Sean Hannity is nothing but a con artist and a fraud. He’s someone who realized that there’s a lot of money to be made preying on ignorance, pushing fear, and trying to legitimize and spread outrageous conspiracy theories.
The truth is, if you really listen to Hannity’s rambling, he doesn’t stand for anything. A charlatan who’s proven he’s more than willing to completely contradict himself from one moment to the next as long as it benefits his agenda (just ask Julian Assange, a man the Fox News fraud once called an enemy to the United States who he now defends after Wikileaks went after Hillary Clinton), Hannity doesn’t really have any core set of values. If he did, there’s absolutely no way he’d have become one of Donald Trump’s biggest cheerleaders.
Like a true opportunist, Hannity saw Trump as his next meal ticket. So once he realized the writing was on the wall and Trump was going to win the GOP’s nomination, he latched on as quickly as he could and hasn’t removed his lips from the “president’s” backside since.
Though despite Hannity’s pro-Trump shtick, I think it seems fairly obvious that he desperately wishes Clinton had won.
He can’t let her go.
Here’s my theory: Most members of the conservative media didn’t expect Trump to win. People like Limbaugh, Hannity, and Alex Jones expected Clinton to stroll to an easy victory, so they planned accordingly. They had years and years worth of conspiracies, lies, propaganda, and slanderous attacks all lined up.
Then she lost — and they didn’t know what the hell to do.
It’s more profitable to be against something than for something. It’s more profitable to vilify an enemy than it is to defend someone you claim to support. Especially when what you’re forced to support is someone like Trump, a man whose behavior is often so inexcusable most of the conservative media doesn’t even try.
If you doubt me, spend some time watching Fox News or even just Sean Hannity’s show. Sure, they’ll try to prop Trump up some, but the vast majority of what you’ll witness is really just about trying to undermine the credibility of those exposing how terrible Trump is, defending him from attacks, creating distractions, and bringing up Clinton’s (and even Barack Obama’s) name as much as possible.
Most of his shows are centered around doing just about everything he can to bring up Clinton’s name as often as possible. I’m confident if I were to go through weeks of his Twitter feed, there probably hasn’t been a day where he hasn’t tweeted about Clinton.
Never in all my life have I seen a presidential candidate who lost — and is now a private citizen who’s announced they’re not going to run for office again — talked about this much a year after their failed campaign.
If you didn’t know any better, I’d excuse you for walking away from watching Hannity’s show thinking it was Clinton, not Trump, who is currently calling themselves the “president.”
My personal opinion is that these con artists in the conservative media have figured out that the best way to defend Trump is by acting as if Clinton is still actually relevant. They don’t really need to defend his failures or lies — plus there’s far less money in doing that — so all they really need to do is do what they had planned to do all along when they expected Clinton to win: push the same lies, propaganda, conspiracies, and slanderous attacks that they had spent years preparing to use against her.
People like Sean Hannity know that’ll be more than enough to manipulate and distract the mindless sheep who are naive enough to trust these bottom-feeding frauds.
Sure, someone like Hannity will bring her name up trying to divert attention from how awful, corrupt, and incompetent Trump is, but I think the root of this obsession lies in the fact that they know there was much more money to be made spending the next few years bashing “President Clinton” than trying to prop up and defend a fellow con artist like themselves.
And while they’ll never admit it, deep down, they probably wish she had won.