Fox News’ resident moron Sean Hannity really wants to know why people want to ban the Confederate flag — a racist and horrific symbol of America’s shameful past — when rap music is still available for purchase.
Following right-wing white supremacist Dylann Roof’s bloody rampage in an historic African-American South Carolina church, in which the Confederacy fetishist intended to kill a bunch of black people and ignite a race war, numerous businesses — including Walmart, eBay, Amazon, Etsy, Sears, and others — have pledged to remove this symbol of hate from their shelves.
But Fox News’ Sean Hannity, who always asks the tough questions, wants to know: How can they do that if people can buy rap music?
“I have a question: can you still buy a Jay-Z CD at Walmart? Does the music department at Sears have any Ludacris albums? Can I download 50 Cent on Amazon? Can I do that?” Hannity asked on the June 24 edition of his radio show:
Can I get some Snoop Dogg albums on eBay? Why do I say that? Because a lot of the music by those artists is chock-full of the ‘N word,’ and the ‘B-word,’ and the ‘H-word,’ and racist, misogynist, sexist anti-woman slurs none of those retail executives would be caught dead using.
Hannity claimed President Obama is a hypocrite for inviting artists like Jay-Z and Beyoncé to the White house, and for hosting a private concert by the artist formerly known as “The Artist Formerly Known as Prince” — though he concedes that he does not know much about Prince’s work.
“I don’t know if he uses any of that language in his music, I have no idea. I’m not a Prince fan,” Hannity said. “I don’t get it, frankly.”
While Jay-Z has not officially commented on Hannity’s remarks, his response is probably something like this:[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RgRo9NYXjg?rel=0&showinfo=0&w=480&h=360]
“You want to ban the Confederate flag, ban it,” Hannity said. “But if you’re gonna ban that, they’re racking up billions of dollars — I’m sure a lot more money — in sales of music that gratuitously uses the ‘n-word.'”
“If it’s OK for Obama’s teenage daughters and people to go into these stores and buy music chock full of the ‘n-word’, the ‘b-word,’ maybe we ought to consider banning that too,” Hannity concluded. “Just a thought.”
Hear Hannity pretend that musicians using the “n-word” is anything like a symbol of hundreds of years of oppression, below: