Billy Baldwin ripped Sean Hannity over the weekend, tweeting out an old article that described how the Fox News host was fired from his job as a shock jock at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1989.
“Santa Barbara has fond memories of @seanhannity’s time here in the 80s,” said Baldwin. “He got the boot here as a shock jock cuz he and/ or his guests spewed such morsels of enlightenment as… “All gays are AIDS carriers”, “Gays eat fecal matter” & “Homosexuals are disgusting people” #ClassAct
The tweet has racked up more than 4,500 retweets since being sent Sunday.
Santa Barbara has fond memories of @seanhannity's time here in the 80s.
He got the boot here as a shock jock cuz he and/ or his guests spewed such morsels of enlightenment as… "All gays are AIDS carriers", "Gays eat fecal matter" & "Homosexuals are disgusting people"#ClassActpic.twitter.com/OVMuqoEUus
The incident has been previously reported in numerous Hannity profiles since his show became Fox News’ top-rated program. In an interview with New York Times magazine last November, Hannity called his comments “ignorant and embarrassing,” and that his removal from the radio station had been “deserved.”
Hannity’s removal from the student radio program provoked a response from the ACLU, which took his case and threatened to bring legal action against the school on First Amendment grounds. The school relented and offered Hannity his old gig back, but the host declined to return unless offered a public apology — something which never occurred, the Washington Post reported.
The unique moment in Hannity history likely received a boost in light of a week-long feud he has engaged in with late night comedian Jimmy Kimmel. The pair traded barbs on social media and their respective television programs after Kimmel joked about Melania Trump’s accent. In recent days Kimmel also took heat from LGBT groups who were displeased with his mocking suggestion that Trump and Hannity were in a gay relationship.
With Hannity promising to run anti-Kimmel content until he received an apology, the ABC host finally conceded.
“While I admit I did have fun with our back and forth, after some thought, I realize that the level of vitriol from all sides (mine and me included) does nothing good for anyone and, in fact, is harmful to our country,” said Kimmel in a tweeted statement Sunday.
Brzezinski said what Bill Clinton was to sex, Trump is to "decency"
"What Bill Clinton did to the issue of sex to an entire generation, I believe this president is doing on issues of decency, on issues of conspiracy theories, on issues of fake news," Brzezinski said in June 15. "I think it's that simple and we're desensitized if we even argue it."
"If the president seems delusional about his accomplishments, you can point no further than that room," Brzezinski said in June 14. "There are no real men in the inner circle of the White House... none at all."
“Donald Trump, again, being a schmuck, thinking he can buy people’s integrity by inviting them over to the White House and wowing them,” Scarborough said on June 7 when discussing a dinner party at the White House. “That’s how he thinks. I know that first hand.”
Scarborough said Trump “is not a sane, rational human being”
“If any CEO, in a Fortune 500 company, was behaving this way, he or she would be removed immediately… they would take him out, he would have psychiatric evaluation and he would no longer be the CEO,” Scarborough said on June 6.
Scarborough called Trump a “bumbling dope” on May 11 because of the way a meeting with Russia’s Foreign Minister was handled.
“Looking at the front pages of the newspapers here… The Wall Street Journal also, you look, of course, at pictures. The shameful picture where the United States press corps was kept out but the Russians were allowed in,” Scarborough said while holding up the paper.
Scarborough slammed Trump on March 31, saying that Russians are lucky that POTUS is “stupid enough” to pick up their fake news.
“We’re obsessed on how the Russians have hacked, how the Russians have tried to impact this, how the Russians have tried to impact the White House,” Scarborough said. “We’re really just playing into their hands.”