PoliticsMultimillionaire Idiot Sean Hannity Slams Media as "Overpaid"
"My overpaid friends in the media, well, they have their chauffeur-driven limousines, they like their fine steakhouses and expensive-wine lifestyles."
There are many reasons why the 2016 election has made me want to douse my eyeballs with bleach. But an underrated reason is the fact that Donald Trump has single-handedly made Sean Hannity a visible media figure again. Before Trump, he was off on his little Fox News island and you could basically pretend he didn't exist save for the occasional Daily Show takedown. But now, after Trump's insistence on not only constantly calling into Hannity's show, but also mentioning him like six million times, we have to pay attention to this buffoon that I'm embarrassed to share Irish heritage with.
So, what's he been up to after the debate? Oh boy.
Well first, as has been well established by scientific polls as well as most eyeballs, Hillary Clinton won the first presidential debate pretty handily. Hell, even the white supremacists of Stormfront who love Trump think Hillary won. But is our boy Sean, ready to concede that premise? Of course he's not. Instead he came high and hard with some hardcore dumbshit. First he cited a bunch of online polls that showed Trump won:
Of course these aren't scientific polls. These are polls that are (1) more indicative of the type of person reading a site than any general overall consensus, and (2), can be and are often overrun with people looking to troll the results. I'd point out that the scientific poll that Breitbart was involved with, you know the one looking to get a representative sample, showed Clinton had won the debate even if their online poll showed Trump had. This is the difference in accuracy between pollsters and what's basically a Twitter poll. There is no way that Sean Hannity has worked in political commentary for this long and doesn't know this difference, which means he is probably purposefully misleading people. Great stuff, Sean.
So how does this televised liar explain this difference between scientific polls and basic internet polls? Oh boy, strap in, because it's a doozy.
“My overpaid friends in the media, well, they have their
chauffeur-driven limousines, they like their fine steakhouses and
expensive-wine lifestyles. None of them are feeling this, the people
you’re watching on TV, and therein lies the contempt.”
I feel bad for Hannity's tailor because it must be hard to fit his suits when he has such massive balls. To sit there and claim that the media is overpaid when you make $29 million a year is ludicrous. Particularly when journalism has become a field known for the less than glamorous money you can earn working in it. So while Sean is wondering why his overpaid friends are out of touch with some weird imagined "Real America," I'm wondering why Sean is out of touch with the difference between scientific polling and the type of poll that would live on a Myspace page.