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I Can't Stand To Listen To Sean Hannity.
3/25/2011 | Me

Posted on 03/25/2011 2:52:34 PM PDT by Palmetto Patriot

Sean is on my side, bless his heart. But I just can't stand listening to him. Judging from his ratings, there are lots of people in this country who would disagree with me, and that's okay.

But in my mind, he's very shallow in his analysis of the day's events.

I need more than what he provides.

I'm a fan of Glenn Beck.

I know that there are lots of my fellow Freepers who dislike Glenn, and the programming that he presents, for whatever reason.

That's okay, too.

My purpose in making this post is to ask you for alternatives.

If you don't listen to Hannity, is there someone else you prefer?

If you can't stand Beck, who do you listen to?

What other hosts do you think might be worthy of our attention?


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1 posted on 03/25/2011 2:52:36 PM PDT by Palmetto Patriot
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Hannity’s a great guy, but yeah....the depth just isn’t there on his show(s). Still, his heart is in the right place.

That said, he doesn’t hold a candle to Beck. The others comment on the news; Beck MAKES news. I’m not the first to use that line, but it’s damned accurate.


2 posted on 03/25/2011 2:54:23 PM PDT by RightOnline
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Im with you. Sean talks about himself to much for me. I love Rush and Levin.


3 posted on 03/25/2011 2:54:30 PM PDT by GoCards (RUN SARAH RUN)
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To: Palmetto Patriot; rockabyebaby

Why would someone not like Beck?


4 posted on 03/25/2011 2:54:59 PM PDT by whatisthetruth
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To: Palmetto Patriot

I don’t worry about any of it. I listen to what I listen to and let others do the same.


5 posted on 03/25/2011 2:55:04 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Just carry on like nothing’s wrong, it’ll work out.


6 posted on 03/25/2011 2:55:04 PM PDT by exnavy (May the Lord bless and keep our troops.)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Hannity is kind of like a broken record. He keeps repeating the same lines over and over again.

I like listening to John Gibson & Brian Kilmeade...


7 posted on 03/25/2011 2:55:05 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Beck provides invaluable information.

Hannity just goes on and on with the same old rant.

Doubtful the left cares a whit about Hannity these days.

They’re doing all in their power to destroy Beck.


8 posted on 03/25/2011 2:55:19 PM PDT by Carley (WISCONSIN STREET NO DIFFERENT THAN THE ARAB STREET. UGLY AND VIOLENT)
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To: Palmetto Patriot
Sean is on the right side, in general, but he is like watching a soap opera ... miss it for a year or two and pick right back up because he is repeating the same thing over and over again. I know his Rev. Wright talking points by heart.

I do enjoy Beck most of the time, but he can wear thin at times too. I believe that a little bit of info from all sources is not a bad thing.

Might add that I am referring to only TV shows, I do not listen to radio unless it is classic rock.

9 posted on 03/25/2011 2:55:48 PM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

I quit watching & listening to Hannity when he had Karl Rove & John McCain on his show & he was drooling over what they had to say. It was like he had a sick man crush on them!!


10 posted on 03/25/2011 2:56:34 PM PDT by UrbanPanhandler (To find something "Wrong" in anything, just find where government has touched or regulated it.)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Hannity has surprisingly been all over the birth certificate the last couple of days.

Trump has allowed mainstream conservatives to bring this issue to the forefront without being called a kook.


11 posted on 03/25/2011 2:57:23 PM PDT by nhwingut (Palin '12... Accept No Other)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

He repeats himself so many times I get sick of hearing it!

And whatever he is talking about eventually turns to himself.


12 posted on 03/25/2011 2:57:46 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Carley

Beck is the best by far, at least for now. New information, new insights, grounded in our Constitution and Founding Fathers and documents.

But, still thankful that the other conservative commentators are doing a great job.


13 posted on 03/25/2011 2:57:57 PM PDT by mountaineer1997
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To: whatisthetruth

A lot of people don’t like Beck because the just do not want to hear it - the un-varnished, un-buffered, un-sweetened truth.


14 posted on 03/25/2011 2:58:14 PM PDT by Chuckster (When I was a kid, this was a free country)
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To: Palmetto Patriot
I refuse to listen to Beck. He grates on me.

Sean I listen to 50% of the time, but today I turned him off at the top of the second hour (a Muslim apologist vs. a NR writer) and at the top of the third hour (John McCain). I turned him back on after 30 minutes.

Mark Levin is the greatest and his podcasts are free. His show follows Sean, but download the previous days show and skip Sean.

Or drink heavily.

Your choice.

15 posted on 03/25/2011 2:58:26 PM PDT by Leo Farnsworth (I'm not really Leo Farnsworth.)
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To: Palmetto Patriot
I agree with you on Sean. I like him but he is too damned friendly with people who used to be on our side, but now really are not. Two come to mind: Karl Rove and Newt Gingrich, and Hannity will not call them to task for what they've done. As a result, Sean has lost his importance to me.

Beck, on the other hand is a truth harbinger. Perhaps sometimes too foreboding, but take all his prognostication with a grain of salt. What I do disagree with Glenn on, vehemently in fact, is his absolute assertion is peaceful dissent at all costs.

He cites scripture, etc. and cautions strongly against violence yada yade, telling us truth will triumph, etc.

My personal belief is that God does not condemn violence for the right reasons on a blanket basis. This country was secured and established by REVOLT - violence in execution. It will take same to take it back from the evil that has finally possessed it.

16 posted on 03/25/2011 2:59:22 PM PDT by Gaffer (Just because you can cram your ass into a bikini doesn't mean you should wear it.)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Agreed. Hannity just repeats the headlines and talking points. Why can’t we have a conservative news-show that will deal with 2-3 issues only, in-depth for a full hour, without all the talking heads chattering over each other. I suppose that commercially, it just wouldn’t be acceptable to any network.

Having said that though, Sean is way better than Ted Baxter, who makes the show ALL about him.


17 posted on 03/25/2011 2:59:31 PM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: Palmetto Patriot
Hannity is a nice guy but he just repeats the same thing 20 times in a row.

People don't need to hear "You're a great American" or "Ruth Chris Steakhouse" a million times.
18 posted on 03/25/2011 2:59:39 PM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: Palmetto Patriot

A nice change of pace is Quinn & Rose. Rose has subbed for Hannity a few times. Jim Quinn does his homework, and always manages to inform me of something I didn’t know. Get the podcasts or just listen on demand at www.wpgb.com.


19 posted on 03/25/2011 3:00:21 PM PDT by weeder
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To: UrbanPanhandler
It was like he had a sick man crush on them!!

Whattya mean, "like"?

20 posted on 03/25/2011 3:01:10 PM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

no Ruth’s Criss steak for you.


21 posted on 03/25/2011 3:02:21 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: Palmetto Patriot
I like Rush and Beck....and surpriseingly, Greta.

I can't stand Hannity's football and "Great, great, great..." whatever. I go to the food network or TCM after Bret.

22 posted on 03/25/2011 3:02:34 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

I agree. He is very difficult to listen to. He starts every other sentence with, ‘Now,’ says ‘you know’ almost every ten seconds, and is generally too much to take. In my market, Lou Dobbs is on against him for one hour, and Steve Malzberg for two. So, unless Sean has a guest I want to hear, I don’t listen to him that much.


23 posted on 03/25/2011 3:03:11 PM PDT by AdaGray
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To: Palmetto Patriot

I go to Sirius satellite and listen to Tom Sullivan.


24 posted on 03/25/2011 3:03:18 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Oh, well, any excuse to buy a new gun is good enough for me.)
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To: whatisthetruth
Why would someone not like Beck?

I just want to slap him and say man up! But insteand I just don't watch. Hannity is shallow and cannot go beyond bullet points. Still, both are immensely better than anyone the left has to offer. I turned on that hate station MSNBC the other night and it was disgusting. Just hate. They cover Fox News and just don't even bother with events.

25 posted on 03/25/2011 3:03:31 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Winning 24/7, Tiger's blood)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Rush, Beck, Savage and Rusty Humphries pretty much round out my day. Best guest hosts are when Steyn fills in for Rush and Dwight Schultz fills in for Rusty. Laura Ingraham gets an honorable mention. All of the above are better than Hannity. The one I truly find repulsive is Boortz.


26 posted on 03/25/2011 3:03:31 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: GoCards

Yes. He also talks about himself way too much.


27 posted on 03/25/2011 3:03:49 PM PDT by AdaGray
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To: Palmetto Patriot

I look at Beck and Hannity this way: In some areas Beck gets an A and in others he gets a C, for an average grade of B. Hannity gets a B in everything, for an average of B.


28 posted on 03/25/2011 3:04:09 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: Palmetto Patriot
24/7 Rush listener. He is the Godfather.

Sean is boring IMO.

I have trouble listening to Beck show because of all the banter, it seems like a show of committee.

Mark Levin is a true pitbull for our side.

29 posted on 03/25/2011 3:05:33 PM PDT by Sybeck1 (Memo to Mitt Romney, just go away.........)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

I like Hannity, but can’t stand listening to him mostly because of the way of his voice inflections. He always talks in a sing song way...with his voice going up at the end of each sentence. It drives me crazy.

Not to mention, he is repetitive and same story lines over and over.

I love Beck and listen to him every day. Although sometimes, I get kind of depressed after listening to him, but I’d rather know what is happening, than stick my head in the sand and be taken by surprise. It’s no wonder so many are attacking Beck...he’s so on point.

I usually start my day with the local guys in Phx - Barry Young and Michella-Carella-Buffy-Lee-Larson (on 550KFYI) and then switch to internet streaming of Limbaugh and then Beck.

I can’t STAND Savage. Haven’t ever listened to Levin.


30 posted on 03/25/2011 3:05:43 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Jobs? Nope! Economy? Nope! Disarm the U.S? Yep! Impeach the treasonous Marxist Muslim usurper bast)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Hannity is so - so, and Beck is somewhat good; but O’Reilly is an obnoxious motormouth who interrupts, who won’t let guests finish sentences.


31 posted on 03/25/2011 3:06:11 PM PDT by OldNavyVet (One trillion days, at 365 days per year, is 2,739,726,027 years ... almost 3 billion years)
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To: RightOnline

Disagree....Hannity and his repetitive style fits nicely into the spectrum. He keeps bringing up questions, pointing out inconsistencies....dare I say, like Al Gore used to when he was VP...

Remember how Gore unraveled Jack Kemp in the VP debates? No matter what Kemp said, Gore mantra’d back, “it will blow a hole in the deficite, it will cost jobs, it is too risky...etc..”

Hannity keeps the pressure on the front line things that need to still be drilled as the MSM will let them go if they don’t favor their darling Obama....Beck, Levin, and even Rush can do the heavy trend analysis for us....Hannity is good on the tactical, the Beck/Levin/Rush group is our strategic arm.


32 posted on 03/25/2011 3:06:16 PM PDT by Tribemike1
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To: whatisthetruth

Glenn Beck is miles ahead of every other conservative commentator in his analysis of how we got to where we are and why. He is fascinating in his persuasive powers to convey just what this dictator in chief is up to and why we should be very afraid of Obama/Hitler. The likenesses are striking and we would do well to heed Beck and listen very carefully to how he comes to his cogent conclusions.


33 posted on 03/25/2011 3:06:25 PM PDT by rtbwood
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To: Beaten Valve

His favorite new word is caliphate.


34 posted on 03/25/2011 3:06:37 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: Palmetto Patriot
Hannity? Z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z...

I listen to Beck while working on the garden, and catch his television show if the subject matter interests me...I can actually LEARN something from Beck, who has a crack research staff.

35 posted on 03/25/2011 3:06:50 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: School of Rational Thought
I just want to slap him and say man up!

LOL!

36 posted on 03/25/2011 3:07:00 PM PDT by whatisthetruth
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To: Palmetto Patriot

In my radio market (Dallas - Ft Worth) Hannity is the only game in town between the hours of 2PM and 5PM. Michael Medved is on a competing radio station, but he’s even harder to listen to.

For what it’s worth, my impression of Sean is that his heart is in the right place, but he’s dismally naive for someone in his position. The number of RINOs and phony conservatives he constantly rotates on his show give me fits. I mean, c’mon...Newt Gingrich three times a week? Give me freaking break.

And then, there’s the fact that the man is a motor mouth, who doesn’t seem to have the capacity to rein himself in. He had Michele Bachmann on yesterday, and forced her to listen to a two minute clip he wanted her opinion on. When he finally shut up and let her talk, the segment was just about over. I don’t think she got in more than a few sentences the whole time. What a total waste of her valuable time.

Normally, I just keep Sean on in the background between Rush and Levin. If there were anyone better to listen to during his show, I turn the dial.


37 posted on 03/25/2011 3:07:00 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Palmetto Patriot
<Sean>
ANSWER THE QUESTION!!!
ANSWER THE QUESTION!!!
ANSWER THE QUESTION!!!
ANSWER THE QUESTION!!!
ANSWER THE QUESTION!!!
ANSWER THE QUESTION!!!
ANSWER THE QUESTION!!!
ANSWER THE QUESTION!!!
<\Sean>
38 posted on 03/25/2011 3:07:10 PM PDT by SeeSharp
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To: whatisthetruth
Why would someone not like Beck?

The same reason that some wouldn't be fond of Elmer Gantry.

And, BTW, is Beck still putting little magnetic pictures of Anita Dunn on a chalkboard every other show? Also did he ever get any advertisers that don't push Medicare giveaways or gold coins?

ML/NJ

39 posted on 03/25/2011 3:07:30 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: Palmetto Patriot
Steve Malzberg is excellent. He's definitely conservative, has interesting guests and a great sense of humor. I switched to listening to his program on WOR Radio when I couldn't listen to RINO Radio any longer.

The Steve Malzberg Show

40 posted on 03/25/2011 3:09:01 PM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

I agree with all here who say Sean repeats the same thing over and over..AND that he gives Rino’s too much of a platform and doesn’t hold them accountable...particularly NICOLE WALLACE!!


41 posted on 03/25/2011 3:09:28 PM PDT by RRismyhero (Mr. Obama - You can keep your change.)
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To: lonestar
I can't stand Hannity's football and "Great, great, great..."

Well then, let not your heart be troubled. :-)

42 posted on 03/25/2011 3:10:15 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: who knows what evil?
I can actually LEARN something from Beck, who has a crack research staff.

So why can't they uncover the truth about the birth certificate?

43 posted on 03/25/2011 3:10:30 PM PDT by whatisthetruth
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To: Palmetto Patriot
I listen to Neal Boortz, Laura Ingrham, Rush, Dennis Miller, and Mark Levin. I never have like Hannity’s style - radio or television.
44 posted on 03/25/2011 3:11:04 PM PDT by youngidiot (Hear Hear!)
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To: whatisthetruth
Why would someone not like Beck?

Mrs GBC likes him for his "passion".
I find his "emoting" grating...
And there you have Beck in a, dare I say it, "nut shell".

45 posted on 03/25/2011 3:11:29 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: Palmetto Patriot

I quit listening to Hannity 5 years ago. I find him very repetitive (boring), although average or even a little higher in intelligence, he seems to have little ability to process new information on the spot unless it is one of his canned statements nor the knowledge of history like Rush or Michael Savage who both have far more experience and a very creative mind.

Hannity is acquiring knowledge and experience, as he ages, though. (I do listen to snippets on the internet on rare occasions, but mostly because of whom he is is interviewing.) He has a great personality and charisma.

Knowledge is what should make people interesting and powerful. Many people just haven’t read much and have such inferior education or/and home life and experience, they just don’t understand the fundamental, philosophical questions and only see the world and events in really shallow, superficial ways. That annoys me and I have difficulty finding the patience to listen.


46 posted on 03/25/2011 3:12:43 PM PDT by savagesusie
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To: lonestar

The football is just plain stupid.


47 posted on 03/25/2011 3:13:16 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: Lucky9teen
Haven’t ever listened to Levin.

Aye, aye, aye.... You're missing one of the finest talkers on radio. Levin is orders of magnitude better than Hannity, and in my opinion, right behind Rush in quality of communication and analysis of the day's events.

Do yourself a favor and tune in. He follows Hannity in most radio markets.

48 posted on 03/25/2011 3:14:54 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: All

What are your alternatives?

Who are you guys tuned in to?

Where I live, the only one I can listen to after Rush (besides Sean) is Todd Schnitt.

Not great, but he’s not Hannity.

There are two guys on the overnight that I think I would prefer are Gary MacNamara and Eric Hurley on the Midnight Radio Network out of WBAP in Dallas.

Wish they were on at 3PM Eastern.

Anyone ever listen to them?


49 posted on 03/25/2011 3:15:58 PM PDT by Palmetto Patriot (How much better off would we be if these bastards would just leave us alone?)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

My kitty cat, Rebinegra, and I watch Tom and Jerry cartoons from 6:00 am to 6:30 am.

We both love it...and that is pretty much it.


50 posted on 03/25/2011 3:17:32 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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