Thursday, June 02, 2005
The problem I have with Sean Hannity
First of all, let me state that I like Sean Hannity and I like his radio program. I have a great deal of respect for him and I believe he is sincere in his beliefs, which is a breath of fresh air in today's media. I watched a video taken of him between on-air segments when he was in Florida covering the Terri Shaivo story. He proved to me then that he cares. But, having said that, I cannot let his comment concerning the impoverished in our country on yesterday's program go by without objection. What he said was this: "You don't want poverty? Get a job." I take exception to this comment. There are a great many people in this country, hard working people, that have jobs with incomes that are still below the national poverty level. Take anyone other than store management and higher that works at Walmart for example. There are many occupations around that don't pay enough money to live on. This is one of the problems that the liberal democrats say they want to solve, although they don't seem to have a workable solution in mind. All poor people in this country are not welfare whores and brats. When will conservatives address the problem of the WORKING POOR? Also, I noticed that occasionally, Mr. Hannity will cut off a caller when they start to complain about flaws in the conservative republican ideals. Recently, a caller started to complain that her family didn't get the compensation they were promised and/or entitled to when her son was killed in Iraq and he cut her short and then went on a diatribe about what his audience was doing to raise money for the children of sevicemen killed in the service of their country. I wanted to hear the rest of what she was saying but he didn't allow her to continue. One thing I did hear, that he didn't seem to, was that her son died without children, so her family would apparently not be eligible for help from his organization. While I wholeheartedly support his unselfish efforts to provide for the children of the servicemen, I think he should acknowledge the flaws in the system as well. Now, that would be fair and balanced to me. Don't get your hopes up, liberals, I am still 85% conservative.