We all know about hate radio, but are you aware of hate television?
Rush Limbaugh has been paid half a billion dollars by the radio industry to slander, attack and ridicule anyone who doesn’t share his far-right political views. His prodigy is Sean Hannity. Hannity has turned an acidic radio career into being the figurehead of hate television. Broadcast twice a night on Fox News, his show Hannity provides a giant soapbox to attack, demean, and ridicule the President of the United States. It is pure foaming-at-the-mouth, partisan, relentless hatred of President Obama.
Fortunately, we’re in a country where we have freedom of speech. Unfortunately, that right also gives billionaires like Rupert Murdoch, the owner of Fox News, the opportunity to fund extremist hate television. In my opinion, no show on television is more reprehensible and vicious than Hannity. It is hate television at its worst.
One would think that advertisers would keep a distance from such a volatile bomb thrower as Sean Hannity, but that’s not the case. Some of the largest corporations have poured their money into supporting his show. This leads me to believe that they share Hannity’s political views. One doesn’t have to be a Democrat to find Hannity to be far outside the mainstream.
No one is going to take away anyone’s right to say whatever they want, but they can choose not to support people, businesses, and organizations who are working to undermine their personal beliefs and values. For me, I’ve decided it’s time to stop giving my business to groups that support hate television. I’m tired of hearing 24 hours of nonstop propaganda masquerading as news. The constant berating of America and its President to advance a political party has gone too far in my opinion. I will no longer shop with companies that support shows like Hannity.
So this is what I’m going to do; I’ve started taking careful note of the commercials being run during Hannity’s show. I will notify them in a polite letter or email telling them that their sponsorship of Hannity is offensive to me and will effect my buying habits. Additionally, I will try and aggregate for others a list of these sponsors so that like-minded people can join me in saying No Thank You to Hannity and the businesses that support his brand of hate television.
For a list of those enabling Sean Hannity please visit Hannity’s Sponsors