Skip to comments.Hannity asks Freepers for help...
Posted on 02/17/2005 1:16:39 PM PST by Alex MarkoEdited on 02/17/2005 1:56:18 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
www.Studentsforacademicfreedom.org is a website for a student ridiculed by liberal professor... Lets help Hannity out
Bottom line, Sean Hannity and FreeRepublic still want the same thing. And this is not a case of the enemy of my enemy is my friend. All things aside, it's not. Some, and I hope most, FReepers will understand that.
People can think what they want to, obviously, about Sean Hannity, but I'll be an individual and voice my opinion too. I also think that is one of the things that makes FreeRepublic the best conservative blog there is.
I know I would not be the only FReeper to say that we do have our fringe element. I argue like cats and dogs with one FReeper in particular. But deep down I know he still values most of the things I value, even though his life experiences are alot different than mine.
And if push came to shove, and he was being attacked by a liberal demwit, I would have his back in a heartbeat. He'll rename nameless, but if he reads this he will without a doubt recognize himself.
Just my two cents, for what it's worth.
I listen to Sean a couple of times a week, I did today, and I think well of him. He may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I don't see much reason for some people to attack him. He is consistently in support of our military and our president, and he does get some good points across to callers.
I don't know that he's repetitious, or that it's a 17 yo level as some have said--and I have never heard him mention his book. Maybe he does all that stuff on days I don't listen. But I doubt it.
So far, I like Sean Hannity a lot more than I like H&C, and more than O'Reilly.
If you had asked the question yesterday, before his show I would have been happy.
Now I will not use my FReeeper abilities to feather his cap.
That's about it.
he is on his own in whatever endeavor he pursues. I will not help him, but I will help the cause.
Just not one he is associated directly with.
Thanks for the link, brohamie.
We are a discussion board and activism hub. Not a darn blog. Or weblog.
Ok, ColdHeat..how about a "great meeting place and advocacy forum."?
Yes I'll admit I've had the foot in the mouth disease a number of times myself. I was a little peeved with him yesterday, because I thought he was having ego problems, but he does do alot of good things for others. (Just like FR)
It's dot ORG
Bloggers are being denigrated as fools in many circles. There is some truth to that, as truth on a blog is a rare thing on the other side.
We ferret the truth out of MSM news and opinion.
A huge difference between what we do and a essay blogger or even a link site like Drudge.
We do have a blogger section, however it does not reflect what we do here. It is just a blog section of a much larger enterprise.
We are fortunate to have such a thing. I get kinda bowed up, when it is attacked.:-)
Me thinks far too many here; protest way too much about a Conservative who has a national radio/tv audience. Has Hannity criicized some here at FR? Yes. . .(Actually his criticism began as a response. . .) Has he been criticized here at FR. . .sure . .and plenty.
No one has to like the guy. . .but why are some here so thin-skinned?
Hannity has been under attack mode here for over a year - actually longer - substantiative observations by many; stupid carping by many others.
Why cannot more here. . .just move along; and focus on getting the truth out about the Libs; and the truth out re the Repub message. . .
The more 'bahwahhing' here re Hannity; the more his point about some 'fringe' seems valid - worse, his description of some here as 'fringe'; at the least, is beginning to look like a compliment. . .and at the most, a self-fulfilling prophecy. . .why make his point for him?
And every time he mentions FR; no doubt more come to see what FR is about; it is still a win. . .
Worse than that, launch attacks at the forum from a nationally syndicated show as payback and to advertise his own forum.
Trixie did not even do that.
He did not apologize, he dug deeper. justified his actions.
Can't do that.
I guess I am done with this. Nothing left to say.
Since I wasn't a Freeper during that time and didn't even know about this site, I don't know what all went on or who was here so please forgive my question when I sincerely ask......how do you know you were one of the "fringe kooks" he referred to?
I ask this because most of the people I have exchanged with, read or so-called met in here strike me as well grounded, very interesting, very knowledgable and people I learn a lot from....but there have been one at times that kinda scare me or have been rather rude. These later are what I think of as "fringe kooks".
It was very veiled. He 'clarified'
-good times, G.J.P.(Jr.)
He mentioned freerepublic on getting the word out on liberal professors and contacting the school when he was talking to that muslim student that wrote a pro-american essay and was ridiculed by a liberal professor.
Fact is, any mention of Freerepublic.com(especially on tv) would benefit our forum greatly.
Unbelievable story! Such a shame that this young man was persecuted for his views.
Ahh. In other words, he pulled a Clinton.
You know, I would have forgotten the insult already had he simply been man enough to admit he was wrong and said "sorry".
I hold no animus toward Hannity. Hell, I watch him almost every night H&C but he and all other conservatives in the media need to be careful about attacking each other. Free Republic is an immensely valuable asset, and because of this is on every left wing hitlist.
He gets: 1 (ONE)- GET OUT OF JAIL FREE Card to use this time. I'm a HUGE believer in the "it's better to debate over, than to divide over" theory, but his next Freeper train wreck, he may not survive!
"I think well of him. He may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I don't see much reason for some people to attack him."
Exactly. There some things he goes on and on about that loses me but rather than get ticked I switch channels/stations. Some seem unable to do that. LOL
"Keep up the good work Sean! (Hannity)
Posted on 02/17/2005 3:15:24 PM CST by Jim Robinson
Keep up the good work Sean!"
Yep, not much else you can say I imagine.
"Ok, ColdHeat..how about a "great meeting place and advocacy forum."?"
I guess for some it matters bunches. Get insulted even! LOL
Very very well said but having been here so long you would know that. LOL
It's unfortunate that there are a few that behave in a way that only serves to enforce the liberal stereotype of the right.......mean, mean spirted, hateful.....yadda yadda.
Undermines the credibility for the rest.
Did you hear what he actually said? You are not characterizing it accurately. If you heard it, then the reason an apology is due should be rather obvious.
Completely Understood. From one ground pounder to another, thanks for your service to Country!
It is called the forum.
The people that slammed Hannity two years ago are not likely here anymore, to begin with.
Jim zotted them personally in most cases, or they left with tail between legs.
From JR's perspective, hannity is right in his criticisms of what happened to him personally, but I am right to be very upset, dismayed and angered at the shotgun blast leveled at everyone on this forum.
It is one heck of a lot better than it was before, and gets better all the time.
Some people are going to come here with a narrow mind, a motive, and sometimes a lousy immature argument style.
They are a minority and often do not last long.
Hannity threw a bomb that did not hit them. It hit those of us who try everyday to promote reasoned and civil arguments. We are pretty successful.
Hannity made a big mistake with his original comments, and now that I have heard the explanation I understand how he came to those conclusions.
He admitted he has not been on the forum in a couple years. He admits by that statement that he has no clue what it is like here any longer and what we go through to allow freedom of thought, yet civil discourse. He named some folks who we know to be of the same opinions and currently engaged in some cases with FR bashing from the outside.
Perfection will never be attained, but the struggle to get there is always a high priority. It must always be balanced by freedom to express ones views however. We are never going to please everyone. Not even most.
I hope people appreciate his fee based, highly regulated forum,but that quashes much of what makes FR as dynamic as it is.
Surely Sean can get this taken care of by using his own touted forum on his own website, without my help.
I agree. If he appologized, it makes no sense to keep beating up on him. We share a common goal of spreading conservatism, and he does a damn fine job of doing just that. What's surprising is how out of touch he is with what's been happening on this site. FR and specifically Buckhead busted the Rathergate story wide open. He and the rest of the media establishment were way behind on that story, so maybe he's as insulated as the rest when it comes to thumbing a nose at anything outside of the MSM'S interests.
I would suggest, not so much to yourself, that some get some of that thicker skin they've said Hannity needs to grow. :-)
From posts I've read today concerning this matter, I think I will no longer turn on either his radio or TV show. Mind you that I was a big defender of Sean before the last couple of days.
Well, there goes at least 10% of his audience after these last two fruitful days by Sean.
I'm very disappointed by him. I now find those that criticized him to be right in doing so.
if his criticism was legit I would understand your point- but his criticism was for no other reason then to get people to post over on his site- plain and simple.
He insulted all of us, not just the ones who "attacked" him.
Ya can't prevent people from expressing anger over it, but some decorum is required.
You also can't run away and then lash out, not knowing that if you had stuck it out, you may well have won after all.
He did? I missed it. I wasn't mad at him anyway over his comments but I would have liked to have heard it. He's on our side. Thats good enough for me. I really don't care what he says about us as long as he keeps up the good work.
I agree... besides.. some of us, myself not excluded ARE kooks. But this still seems like a good cause. I admire the young man who wrote the article, and feel his efforts are worthy of support.
Add a point or two as it IS his second language after all.
"If you had asked the question yesterday, before his show I would have been happy.
Now I will not use my FReeeper abilities to feather his cap."
Get a grip man. The request is to help a student. The link is to a website the student is associated with.
Beyond he pointing the student and his plight out out what does Sean have to do with anything? He doesn't need help...the student does.
Absolutely. We're all in this together and we're allies, not enemies. I'm very, very glad Sean is there. Thanks, Sean, for all you do. You're a great American.
I agree as well, and tend to wonder about the real motivations, and possibly political alignments, of those who keep harping on it.
Same here. In a heartbeat!
I heard that segment - what a fine young man he sounds like. Los Altos Hills is a pretty affluent community, and this professor sounds like a leftist ingrate. I'm in.
"He insulted all of us, not just the ones who "attacked" him."
Read the post. Apparently he didn't insult all of US.
How do you come to this information that you claim to know all who were "insulted"?
The student organization is also his and I received E-mails on the students situation, long before I read this thread.
What got my goat was the "lets help Hannity".
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