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Hannity goes for Brokeback (Hannity Has a Dating Service?)
LA Times ^ | 28 November 2006 | Joel Stein

Posted on 11/28/2006 10:38:15 AM PST by shrinkermd

HAVE I EVER wondered what a wonderful world it would be if only my fans could get together, talk about how great I am and fall in love over their joint love for me? Sure, but unlike Fox News commentator Sean Hannity, I haven't done anything about it. At Hannity.com, in addition to enjoying the book club (Newt Gingrich, Jeff Foxworthy), song club (Charlie Daniels Band, Martina McBride), photos (Hannity's Insanity in Phoenix) and comic books ("Liberality for All" is set in 2021 and has a bionic Hannity, G. Gordon Liddy, Oliver North and a man born on Sept. 11, 2001, fighting to save a U.S. controlled by the U.N., including Ambassador Osama bin Laden), visitors can log on to Hannidate.

Conservatives need late-night, out-of-town hookups just as much as liberals. They also, it seems, need some hot man-on-man action. If you pull down the menu on Hannidate, you can select "I am a male, seeking a male." This was surprising because not even eHarmony allows same-sex pairings. Stranger still for a Fox News commentator's site, you can select ZIP Codes in Beverly Hills, Provincetown and San Francisco.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: conniegrudge; gaydating; hannity; heyiwroteabook; meatmarket; service
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To: ichabod1

Yes. Ruth's is over priced but it's good.


51 posted on 11/28/2006 11:08:33 AM PST by NeoCaveman (The Senator, while insisting he was not intoxicated, could not explain his nudity - WKRP)
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To: Ol' Sparky
Going soft on these kinds of issues is one of the reasons, the Republicans are no longer in charge. Apparently, Hannity is equally intimidated by homosexual activists.

No doubt because his job and position have been threatened by them. See Dr. Laura.

I guess I can go back to calling him Yawn Vanity then.
52 posted on 11/28/2006 11:08:39 AM PST by Antoninus (When your party's platform is "Vote for US because THEY will be worse," prepare to lose.)
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To: ConservativeMind
I'm all for being libertarian on things, but when your name is attached, the rubber has met the road.

That's not all the rubber has met, apparently.

53 posted on 11/28/2006 11:09:08 AM PST by SlowBoat407 (A living insult to islam since 1959)
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To: NeoCaveman

I wish there was a location closer to me.


54 posted on 11/28/2006 11:09:13 AM PST by Constitution Day ("Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." Aldous Huxley)
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To: shrinkermd

At least we now know how he selects his, "Man in the street," for interviews.


55 posted on 11/28/2006 11:10:27 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Voted Free Republic's Most Eligible Bachelor: 2006. Love them Diebold machines.)
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To: Constitution Day

The one in Cleveland closed, leaving the closest one in Columbus, about 2 and half hours away.


56 posted on 11/28/2006 11:11:12 AM PST by NeoCaveman (The Senator, while insisting he was not intoxicated, could not explain his nudity - WKRP)
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To: Ol' Sparky

Haven't listened. What has he said about it?


57 posted on 11/28/2006 11:12:19 AM PST by RockinRight (There's nothing in the middle of the road but yellow stripes and dead armadillos.)
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To: Ms. AntiFeminazi
He just needs someone to do some minor code alterations so that the same sex combinations won't work. It can be done quickly.

I don't know if he retains a programmer, but all that book revenue should be good for something besides getting a groupie like "Carpet Kitten".

Regards, Ivan

58 posted on 11/28/2006 11:12:44 AM PST by MadIvan (I aim to misbehave.)
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To: RockinRight

It was further down in the LA Times Article

"Figuring this was an embarrassing oversight by the Hannity.com administrator who must have bought the dating service software from some liberal company, I immediately contacted Hannity, hoping he'd panic and cry and possibly use his bionic powers. But it turns out Hannity was well aware of the gay Hannidate feature and is fine with it. "Hannidate is open to everyone," he informed me. "Even lonely L.A. Times reporters." He may be soft on gays, but Hannity can still hit a lonely, empty-desked, downsizing liberal newspaper where it hurts."


59 posted on 11/28/2006 11:13:18 AM PST by catholicfreeper (Geaux Tigers SEC FOOTBALL ROCKS)
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To: ichabod1

Well, she did.


60 posted on 11/28/2006 11:13:18 AM PST by Miss Didi
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To: NeoCaveman

Nearest one to me is in Cary, NC, about 1-1/2 hours from me.


61 posted on 11/28/2006 11:14:45 AM PST by Constitution Day ("Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." Aldous Huxley)
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To: catholicfreeper
But it turns out Hannity was well aware of the gay Hannidate feature and is fine with it.

Holy cow, it appears I lost my bet in post #2.

62 posted on 11/28/2006 11:15:58 AM PST by Quilla
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To: shrinkermd

Looks like more a result of Hannity's careless greed than any pro-gay agenda. It's more proof to me that Hannity's not real bright. (OTOH, he's a match for colmes and most lefties)


63 posted on 11/28/2006 11:18:21 AM PST by ozzymandus
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Good point. I heard that interview. Hewitt showed the creep for what he is. For some reason, libs like playing "gotcha" with conservatives. I can't believe Hannity chose this option. I agree with others it was prob a case of outsourcing to someone who used a set menu.


64 posted on 11/28/2006 11:18:38 AM PST by PghBaldy (Reporter: Are you surprised? Nancy Pelosi: No. My eyes always look like this.)
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To: catholicfreeper; MadIvan
Not an oversight by Hannity. Post 59
65 posted on 11/28/2006 11:18:58 AM PST by Ms. AntiFeminazi (Disease is not partisan. Someone should tell the Democrats.)
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To: Ms. AntiFeminazi

Because during the Ask Dr. Hannity segment of his show he'd get singles bemoaning their lonely hearts and he figured since he had so many millions of fans of like mind he'd create a place on his forum for them to connect. I didn't realize it had morphed into a dating site, but hey, it doesn't surprise me. But being such a supposedly morality driven guy I didn't realize he was so gay friendly. Wonder if he's softening up on abortion too.


66 posted on 11/28/2006 11:20:31 AM PST by ichabod1 (Democracy = Anarchy)
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To: Quilla

You still may be right and he will close the homosexual dating option; however, only under duress. I still say the problem here is one of good manners and taste; hence, he has made his Web site "tacky" by trying to trade on something better sourced elsewhere.


67 posted on 11/28/2006 11:20:34 AM PST by shrinkermd
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To: NeoCaveman

True. Perfect for expense accounts.


68 posted on 11/28/2006 11:22:48 AM PST by ichabod1 (Democracy = Anarchy)
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To: shrinkermd

LMBO!!!


69 posted on 11/28/2006 11:24:30 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Miss Didi

Twue.


70 posted on 11/28/2006 11:25:02 AM PST by ichabod1 (Democracy = Anarchy)
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To: shrinkermd
We know he has read Free Republic in the past, maybe he will get the message:

Conservatives do not approve of a gay lifestyle.

71 posted on 11/28/2006 11:27:16 AM PST by Quilla
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To: nmh

He never mentions the threat to our society that homosexuality does.


72 posted on 11/28/2006 11:28:12 AM PST by stevio (Red-Blooded Crunchy Con American Male (NRA))
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To: shrinkermd

"For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some have been led astray from the faith in their greed, and have pierced themselves through with many sorrows."
1 Timothy 6:10


73 posted on 11/28/2006 11:34:59 AM PST by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: JenB

Too bad FR has no search engine for dating purposes...


74 posted on 11/28/2006 11:37:01 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory
"Too bad FR has no search engine for dating purposes... "

It does, but we only invite the good looking people...:-)

75 posted on 11/28/2006 11:39:08 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Voted Free Republic's Most Eligible Bachelor: 2006. Love them Diebold machines.)
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To: Quilla
I bet the same sex option is gone before the day's over.

Who cares? What difference does it make?

76 posted on 11/28/2006 11:41:17 AM PST by MovementConservative (Getting back to principled conservatism.)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG
"What's better before some hot man-on-man action...than a dinner at Ruths Chris Steakhouse..."

A night of brown meat all the way around.

OK, I'll stop...;^)

77 posted on 11/28/2006 11:43:14 AM PST by randog (What the...?!)
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To: RockinRight
He stated it was a no-win situation because he'd get criticized if he allowed homosexuals on the site or if he didn't. Apparently, alienating a good portion of his audience was less of a concern than homosexual activists and PC-types.

He also labeled those pursuing the story as hypocrites.

78 posted on 11/28/2006 11:44:56 AM PST by Ol' Sparky
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To: MadIvan

Just curious, what other American radio talk shows have you heard?


79 posted on 11/28/2006 11:45:03 AM PST by beaversmom
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To: Ol' Sparky; NormsRevenge; calcowgirl; Amerigomag; ElkGroveDan

I'm way more upset at him over holding a fundraiser for Arnold Schwartzenkennedy in October!!!


80 posted on 11/28/2006 11:48:02 AM PST by SierraWasp (GovernMental EnvironMentalism... America's establishment of it's unconstitutional State Religion!!!)
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To: shrinkermd

I'm sure Hannity bought some online dating server software and had his admin, a contractor, or his ISP (however he works this) set it up for him. Unfortunately, they apparently didn't configure it correctly for his needs.


81 posted on 11/28/2006 11:51:28 AM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: ichabod1
But being such a supposedly morality driven guy I didn't realize he was so gay friendly.

Now, now, he claims to be libertarian, not gay-friendly, on the issue. How that is compatiable with his Christian beliefs is anyone's guess.

But, then again, he has openly stated he wouldn't hesitate to vote for Rudolph Gulliani, who is pro-abortion and in favor of the homosexual agenda. Thank God, Ann Coulter was H&C recently when he was discussing a Gulliani candidacy and stated she wouldn't even consider voting for Gulliani.

82 posted on 11/28/2006 11:51:57 AM PST by Ol' Sparky
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To: Ol' Sparky

He's right about the second part. They are hypocrites.


83 posted on 11/28/2006 11:54:53 AM PST by RockinRight (There's nothing in the middle of the road but yellow stripes and dead armadillos.)
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To: Quilla

I agree,but what was he thinking in the first place? This is getting ridiculous.


84 posted on 11/28/2006 11:59:13 AM PST by wouldntbprudent (If you can: Contribute more (babies) to the next generation of God-fearing American Patriots!)
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To: OldFriend


did he actually say he was a libertarian?

Sometimes I think he and Rush took the election results a little too personally, as if it offended them that they could not deliver the votes the way they are trumped up as being able to do so.

I do appreciate all Sean did in the last presidential election, but his radio show . . . no. If others find it interesting, fine. I think it's just Rush Lite and Rush Rehash.

But I tune in occasionally and find . . . car giveaways? What's up with that?


85 posted on 11/28/2006 12:02:16 PM PST by wouldntbprudent (If you can: Contribute more (babies) to the next generation of God-fearing American Patriots!)
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To: beaversmom
Over the Net you can get most things for free except Rush - I've heard Hannity a few times, Mark Levin, most of the WABC programming. My favourite is a programme that no longer exists - Dr. Keyes' "America's Wake Up Call", which was an absolute beacon during Impeachment.

Regards, Ivan

86 posted on 11/28/2006 12:04:30 PM PST by MadIvan (I aim to misbehave.)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

If you're correct, fronting a commercial dating service is what's stupid b/c he apparently is giving the impression that his service hooks you up with like-minded Hannity fans, not the general universe of people to be met at match.com or wherever.


87 posted on 11/28/2006 12:05:54 PM PST by wouldntbprudent (If you can: Contribute more (babies) to the next generation of God-fearing American Patriots!)
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To: shrinkermd

I signed up for Hannidate many moons ago, and was amazed at how many spam services (I'm Inga looking for American husband) sent me e-mails through it.


88 posted on 11/28/2006 12:08:01 PM PST by YourAdHere (Democrats still stink.)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG
"What's better before some hot man-on-man action...than a dinner at Ruths Chris Steakhouse..."

LOL!

89 posted on 11/28/2006 12:10:30 PM PST by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: Aquinasfan

And after the hot action, a nice cuddle while reading Hannity's book to each other!


90 posted on 11/28/2006 12:15:54 PM PST by OldFriend (FALLEN HERO JEFFREY TOCZYLOWSKI, REST IN PEACE)
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To: Quilla
NO we do not. Nor do we approve of pandering, approving, condoning, or otherwise endorsing of the lifestyle!

Further, to say that homosexuality is not a choice, is the most ludicrous statement made by activists. To claim their lifestyle is not a choice, is to say humans have no choice in how they conduct themselves sexually, or otherwise, and are no different than animals.

We all know this is a lie. Women are free to choose what man they have sex with, and so are homosexuals free to choose who they have sex with. There is no constitutional, or civil, right to have perverted sex.
91 posted on 11/28/2006 12:16:47 PM PST by gidget7 (Political Correctness is Marxism with a nose job)
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To: MadIvan

I never heard Dr. Keyes' radio program. He did have a program on MSNBC for a short time that I thought was pretty good. I remember sending an e-mail and telling him/them just that.

If you get a chance, you might be interested in the line up on Townhall.com. The guys there are pretty sharp--Dennis Prager and Michael Medved being my favorites but I also like Bennett and Hewitt and even Gallagher in small doses.

http://www.townhall.com/

Take care


92 posted on 11/28/2006 12:19:09 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: OldFriend
And after the hot action, a nice cuddle while reading Hannity's book to each other!

Oy! The guy's basically a simpleton. I couldn't understand his appeal until a woman here explained it to me. But I didn't think women watched political slugfest shows.

93 posted on 11/28/2006 12:20:06 PM PST by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: MadIvan
Over the Net you can get most things for free except Rush...

I used to listen to Rush through WLS-AM Chicago's website.

I haven't done so recently since I'm normally out at lunch and can catch him in my car on the way.

94 posted on 11/28/2006 12:20:14 PM PST by Constitution Day ("Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." Aldous Huxley)
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To: shrinkermd
Interesting,

When you go to register, it asks for your marital status. If you answer married or separated, you get an e-mail telling you that the service is for single and divorced people only.

Don't bother replying to the e-mail. The mail box is full and has been for several weeks.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

95 posted on 11/28/2006 12:27:27 PM PST by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: shrinkermd

The issue now, and it explains the direction FOX has been going, is that a Foreign National has controlling stock in FOX, not Murdock.

Fox is now turning into a lobby for the MSM.

I like Hannity, but he has lost his edge, not ruthless enough.

SS


96 posted on 11/28/2006 12:35:19 PM PST by Sword_Svalbardt (Sword Svalbardt)
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To: OldFriend
And after the hot action, a nice cuddle while reading Hannity's book to each other!

But only if you each buy your own copy! No sharing!

97 posted on 11/28/2006 12:38:18 PM PST by wouldntbprudent (If you can: Contribute more (babies) to the next generation of God-fearing American Patriots!)
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To: Antoninus
Better be. A lot of people's opinion of Sean will go down the toilet (mine included) if it stays up.

It'll be gone, and he'll show pretty clear embarrassment and apologize. Then he'll remark about how homosexuality is so commonplace now that dating software has it as a default option.

98 posted on 11/28/2006 12:40:33 PM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: Ms. AntiFeminazi

Hannity has moved from the conservative radio show host to the the money-whore stage of his career, what with the books, the tours, the GM promotion and now this ridiculous dating service, anything Hannity is $'s FOR Hannity. Of course, the "Mrs." will peal off half of that when she finds he's been using the service himself.

The entertainment bell curve will show that his popularity (and credibility) will begin to nosedive soon.


99 posted on 11/28/2006 12:40:41 PM PST by Registered
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To: Miss Didi

Oh, don't get me started on Flipper. She and "Dr. Hannity" were the last straws for me listening to that show.


100 posted on 11/28/2006 12:41:18 PM PST by wouldntbprudent (If you can: Contribute more (babies) to the next generation of God-fearing American Patriots!)
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