Hannity: Left-Wing Fascists Trying to Silence Conservatives
On his Fox News program Monday night, Sean Hannity said there was a “well-orchestrated effort by the intolerant left” to silence conservative voices in the media, including his own. In the wake of Bill O’Reilly’s surprise departure from the network and the outrageous (and quickly withdrawn) accusations of sexual harassment levied against Hannity himself, the popular host said he wasn’t going to let false allegations go unanswered.
“In this fiercely divided and vindictive political climate, I will no longer allow slander and lies about me to go unchallenged, as I see this now to be a coordinated effort afoot to silence those with conservative views,” he said. “I will fight every single lie about me by any and all legal means available to me as an American.”
Hannity said that this was about something much larger than his personal reputation or even the survival of Fox News.
“I’m speaking out tonight so that you, the audience, will understand what is really happening and what is really at stake when it comes to freedom of speech in this country,” he said.
Hannity noted that he’d dealt with smear attacks from the left throughout his entire broadcasting career, but that it had never been “as intense and completely insane” as it was in the current political climate.
“This is not about Sean Hannity, or one person,” he added. “There is now a coordinated attempt to silence the voice of every outspoken conservative in this country. If we don’t stop it right now, there won’t be any conservative voices on radio or television left.”
He said that the very fate of the republic was hanging in the balance.
“Liberal fascism is alive and well in America today,” he warned. “Their goal is simple: They want to shut up and shut down, completely silence all conservative voices by any means necessary.”
You don’t, of course, have to take Sean Hannity’s word for it. Just look around. Look how many conservatives are suddenly being accused of sexual crimes – out of the blue! Look at the many college campuses that suddenly believe that free speech should have limits – limits that only seem to apply to speakers on the conservative spectrum. Look at how eagerly the left is going after so-called “fake news,” all of which, again, seems to be geared towards a certain political ideology.
After their stunning loss in November, the left/Democrat/mainstream media alliance has decided that it can no longer win on an even playing field. They have to give themselves an even bigger handicap than they already have, and that means forcing conservative viewpoints out of the spotlight.
It’s so much easier, after all, to win an argument when no one is allowed to hold a different point of view.