And the clown car that is Sean Hannity's show continues. This Wednesday, after giving former disgraced Speaker of the House and current direct mail scam artist, Newt Gingrich way more air time than anyone in the public should be exposed to, Hannity played a clip with one of their correspondents, Ainsley Earhardt, going out and asking the American public if they understood what the "fiscal cliff" debate was all about. As one would expect, most of the people they interviewed who don't follow politics, or maybe they watch Fox for their news, didn't have a clue as to what they were being asked about.
So naturally guest Newt Gingrich took that as an opportunity to both praise St. Ronnie, or at least the version of Ronald Reagan that exists in most of their minds, but who couldn't make it though a GOP primary right now if they did bring him back, and to trash President Obama as being an "entertainment president."
HANNITY: I don't know whether to laugh or... you're laughing, but I'm crying.
GINGRICH: Well, first of all, it's a reminder how extraordinary Ronald Reagan was, that when he took a topic, he explained it to the country in Oval Office addresses where half of the country would tune in, because they took the president seriously. We now have an entertainment president, who operates... and who won the election... operating at the level of entertainment, and he has dealt with this entire issue at the very shallow level, and so nobody knows what it's all about.
And I think this is part of why when I see polls, I don't pay any attention to them right now. I mean, it's kind of like you'd go out and say to people, well would you like to tax somebody else. Well that would be okay.
HANNITY: I'm polled out!
What Gingrich completely ignores is the fact that organizations like Fox, or politicians, or former politicians like himself, might just have some responsibility in doing their part to inform the public about what's going on, instead of lying to them day in and day out, which is how Gingrich makes his living.
If Gingrich and Hannity want to know who is responsible for the number of clueless people they just watched who didn't understand anything about this so-called "fiscal cliff" and what the debates are actually over, they need to just look themselves and their parent company in the mirror.