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Fake News! That’s not even the unloaded gun Hannity pointed at Williams! Fake! Fake!

Much hue and cry over this CNN piece asserting that sometime last year, following a heated argument during the taping of his dumb Fox News show for idiots, Dumb News For Idiots with Sean Hannity, Sean Hannity allegedly “pulled a gun” on regular guest Juan Williams. According to CNN Money’s Dylan Byers,

Last year, after ending one of his many spirited on-air arguments with liberal contributor Juan Williams, Hannity pulled out a gun and pointed it directly at Williams, according to three sources with knowledge of the incident. He even turned on the laser sight, causing a red dot to bob around on Williams’ body. (Hannity was just showing off, the sources said, but the unforeseen off-camera antic clearly disturbed Williams and others on set.)

Byers says the incident was reported to Fox News executives, and apparently nothing came of it. The legal and human resources departments were informed, according to a Fox News spokesperson, and that’s about it. Fox News, Hannity, and Williams all downplayed the incident in statements to CNN Money. The official Fox News word was

Sean Hannity has been trained in firearm safety since he was 11 years old and has a license to carry a gun in five states, including New York […] The situation was thoroughly investigated and it was found that no one was put in any danger.

Sean Hannity also denied that he’d “pulled a gun on” Williams or that Williams was “disturbed”:

While discussing the issue of firearms, I showed my good friend Juan Williams my unloaded firearm in a professional and safe manner for educational purposes only […] Every precautionary procedure that I have been trained in since the age of 11 was followed. I’ve had a conceal carry permit in five states for all of my adult life. Any other interpretation of this is outright false reporting.

Williams also said it was a great big nothingburger:

This incident is being sensationalized — everything was under total control throughout and I never felt like I was put in harm’s way […] It was clear that Sean put my safety and security above all else and we continue to be great friends.

Over at Dead Breitbart’s Home for Being Angry About Everything, Breitbart horcrux Matthew Boyle called the story another case of the “fake news establishment media at CNN” making up phony fake fake phony news because CNN is getting whupped by Fox in the ratings, and then mocked Byers for a Tweet standing by his story. Hannity took to the Tweetors himself to insist he loves Juan Williams and that CNN is acting like an icky girl — the ickiest girl Hannity can think of!

We’re perfectly willing to take Williams and Hannity at their word, and that Hannity didn’t “pull a gun” on Williams or even scare him much. Byers’s argument that it somehow indicates Hannity is always “spoiling for a fight” is silly, frankly — Hannity certainly is, because that sells, but this isn’t proof of it.

One thing we wish had been clarified by Williams, who we assume would be in a position to know, was whether Hannity actually turned on the gun’s laser sight and bobbed it around on him like Byers’s three sources say. In all three statements emphasizing what great caution Hannity took, nobody mentioned that detail, which, if true, would mean Hannity was indeed pointing a weapon at Williams, whether loaded or not. We were a bit surprised that in the reporting we’ve seen on the story, only Christie D’Zurilla at the Los Angeles Times mentions, parenthetically, “A prime tenet in gun safety is always keeping the weapon pointed in a safe direction.” You’d think that matter of the laser sight would be getting more attention.

On Twitter overnight, Hannity denied he’d actually pointed the gun at Williams, and emphasized it wasn’t loaded anyway:

So if Williams confirms Hannity played the laser site on a wall, we’ll agree with a Breitbart article for a change and say Byers seems to have gotten it wrong. But if he says he felt perfectly safe with Hannity pointing that laser sight at him because they both knew the gun was unloaded, then we’ll have to send Hannity back to Eddie Eagle Safety school. As that guy in Pennsylvania learned a few years back when he killed his 11-year-old nephew while showing off his “unloaded” gun’s laser sight, that’s a big gun safety no-no.

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  • TJ Barke

    Newsflash: Sean Hannity is a fucking prick.

    • Water is wet, unicorns poop rainbow gay, film at 11

    • CindyinEncinitas

      Thank you for that trenchant analysis. I shall submit your report to my superiors.

  • Sean Hannity has been trained in firearm safety since he was 11 years old
    REALLY? Because lesson #1 is don’t point your fucking gun at people and never assume it is unloaded

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Well, those of us actually trained in firearms protocols know that.

      I leave the rest of this comment to the reader to figure out.

    • Unhappy Fingers

      I don’t want anyone pointing a fucking laser at me either, unless it’s my retina specialist.

    • Undocumented Skwerl!

      Even if you checked a half a second before.

  • Zonath

    You know, of all the things Sean Hannity could pull out of his pants and wave around at me, I think the gun would be the least disturbing.

  • Wild Cat

    Is Juan Williams black again? I’m never quite sure.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      He’s sort of an off-beige, but that’s enough to mean he must have deadly skittles in his pockets.

  • georgiaburning

    Hannity’s ratings will go up at least six points, Fox viewers being Fox viewers

    • HogeyeGrex

      Meh. Those are already his audience. No change.

  • Bub the Hoohah! loving Zombie

    If only Sean had pointed his pathetic little penis extender at the Jesus:

    https://youtu.be/xXRsNn7HP28

    • Lance Thrustwell

      John Turturro is the bee’s knees.

      • snark-lurker

        the cat’s pajamas

        • CindyinEncinitas

          I love how his little minion is dressed in purple, too.

    • Ωbjectifier

      He’s a pederast, Dude.

  • Persistent Demme

    I’ve had it with these mother-fuckin’ goopers on this mother-fuckin’ plane!

    Peace out, wonkers!

  • Villago Delenda Est

    Hannity is just your typical “responsible gun owner” who shouldn’t be trusted with a damn squirt gun.

  • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

    “Hannity has been trained in firearm safety since he was 11….”
    This quote and story just proves that Hannity is untrainable, ineducable and unbelievable. He should be shunned as the simpleton he so obviously is.

    • Gregory Brown

      He is an angry Irish imbecile.

      • frrolfe

        Show us your MENSA membership card, bigot.

        • Gregory Brown

          You misunderstand. He is a source of shame and embarrassment for any Irish person. My ancestors hailed from County Mayo.

  • marxalot

    Rule One: the gun is always loaded, even when you know it isn’t.
    Rule Two: never point a gun at someone you are not willing to shoot.
    Rule Three: never shoot someone you are not prepared to kill.
    Rule Four: laser sights on a pistol are for wimps and action movie masturbators.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Sean Hannity: the reason for rule four.

    • UncleTravelingMatt
      • goonemeritus

        Couldn’t afford a top rail mounted scope?

      • Undocumented Skwerl!

        Needs some nun chucks.

        ANd maybe some Gun Ballz.

        • goonemeritus

          and a cup holder

      • Bub the Hoohah! loving Zombie

        They call it the “Liberalator.”

      • Michael Smith

        A handgun with a bayonet! For extremely close quarters combat.

      • Wouldn’t it be great if everybody had one of those?

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCtD3OJ-_Es

        • JCfromNC

          I <3 Trigun.

      • Paul

        WTF is that??!!! FFS it is only a .22. Hell, you need the knife. And when both the bullet and knife fail I guess you use it as a club due to all the weight.

        Truly, pull that thing out and you’ll reduce your foe to uncontrollable giggle fits…..victory!!!!

      • formerChild

        You’d have to pull that tiny thing around in your little red wagon. If you tried to holster it, you’d likely lose a leg…

    • Blender_415

      I’m totally stealing “Action Movie Masturbators” as the name for my next post-punk-emo-accordion band, and going to pitch it to Keanu Reeves (because, let’s all face it, Dogstar sucked major bags of dicks and the bro needs a new look).

  • Crystalclear12

    What the hell is wrong with the legal department at Fox?! Because if I pulled a gun out at work the next paperwork I would filling out would be my exit interview.

    And one of the questions would be:
    Are you disgruntled?

    • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

      I don’t think Fox employees are EVER gruntled.

    • Undocumented Skwerl!

      Not to mention they are liable for anyone getting shot in their studio.

    • Greyhame

      For Sean, it’s like bring-your-daughter-to-work day … only with guns … and it’s every day.

    • Lance Thrustwell

      I don’t know if I’m disgruntled, but I am rarely entirely gruntled.

    • Nockular cavity

      ^^THAT.

    • arglebargle

      Hannity is grundled.

    • Mr. Blobfish

      But what are your ratings in the 10 o’clock hour?

  • Asterix

    Hannity must have a really tiny penis if he feels the need to carry around a gun and show it to people.

    • Crystalclear12

      Why do you think Trump likes him so much?

  • exinkwretch

    My old man — may he rest in peace — was a WWII army drill instructor and taught hunting and firearms safety classes in later years. The cardinal rule is to treat every firearm as loaded and never point it at something unless you intend to shoot, He would give SH a righteous ass whipping. Also, dad quit the NRA when they fought the ban on Teflon-coated bullets. He did not suffer fools gladly.

    • Undocumented Skwerl!

      Hell, I don’t usually let myself around those things and I have given an righteous ass whooping to other about this, and they only pointed it inadvertently.

    • Gregory Brown

      I have owned guns for the past 48 years, and your dad’s rule is exactly what I follow. And I too, used to be a member of the NRA, but that organization is now insane.

  • pgjack

    Gun hampers are all assholes.

    • Liberoid Ron

      But where else are you going to put your gun until it’s wash day?

  • Bub the Hoohah! loving Zombie

    Unloaded. Never pointed. I have been a gun safety advocate for years.

    An actual “gun safety advocate’ would be acutely aware of the fact that hundreds, if not thousands, of people are killed and injured every year by “unloaded” firearms. Fucking moron.

    • Undocumented Skwerl!

      But he had used the word “safety” in quotation marks so it could mean anything.

  • BearGHAZI

    Better than what he pulled on Hillary!

  • Marceline

    I hope actual responsible gun owners tear this prick a new asshole.

    • Bub the Hoohah! loving Zombie

      Nope. He’s a useful media idiot. If he had actually SHOT Williams they’d be making excuses for him.

  • mardam422

    First rule of gun safety. You always handle all guns as if they are loaded.

    • Liberoid Ron

      Also the first rule of Hannity safety.

      • JustDon’tSayMicrowave

        Well, yeah, he’s always loaded.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      You would think (wouldn’t you?) that with so many people making pretty much this exact comment that Lumpy might be able to comprehend where he went wrong.

      But then you’d be thinking, instead of engaging in the sort of bravado that those overcompensating for something always display.

    • JustDon’tSayMicrowave

      Plus, also too, as well, I wonder what’s the point of carrying a concealed unloaded gun? I.e., was it really unloaded?

      • Liberoid Ron

        Hannity: Let’s be clear. Unloaded. Never pointed.

        Oh, it was loaded. Hell, the hammer was probably down on a live round.

  • Liberoid Ron

    See, this is what guns are for, pointing at liberals! I don’t see what the problem is.
    – Wayne LaPierre

  • Nightcrawler

    Since his name is Hannity and today seems like the appropriate time to do this…

    “When Ireland sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re drunks, they’re deplorables who get in bar fights, they are angry right wing Fox hosts. And some, I assume, are good people”.

    • Flashman

      He has legs like cantelopes, too.

  • Resistance Fighter Astraea

    Getting a story wrong or even hyping it a bit too much isn’t anything near the same as “fake news.”

  • BearGHAZI

    What, you expect Hannity to NOT wave an unloaded gun around and yell ‘Pew pew pew!’? You expect too much

  • CogitoErgoBibo

    I’m sure that would be a totally valid thing to brandish a weapon at a cop and then later merely explain that you were just “showing off.” What’s that you say? You’d already be dead before the explaining? Weird how that sort of thing doesn’t work out in real life situations for the rest of us.

    • UncleTravelingMatt

      A gun is not a weapon. It is a tool, like a butcher knife, or a harpoon, or an alligator.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        “Officer, he was charging at me with a paperclip in his hands! Of course I had to shoot him!”

        • boyblue122

          stand your ground laws

      • Undocumented Skwerl!

        We fired our cannon ’till the barrel melted down

        So we grabbed an alligator and we fought another round

        We filled his head with cannonballs ‘n’ powdered his behind

        And when we touched the powder off, the gator lost his mind

        • UncleTravelingMatt

          Now I want to listen to Honky Tonk Man.

      • Mr. Blobfish

        Homer: You couldn’t be more wrong Lisa. If I didn’t have this gun, the King of England could just walk in here any time he wants and start shoving you around. Do you want that? Huh? Do ya!?

        • Raan

          “You got your holster, your silencer, your loudener, and this for shooting down police helicopters.”
          “Oh, I don’t need anything like that…yet.”

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Hell, if you’re carrying a rifle strapped on your back (which makes it hard to point it deliberately at someone) and you’re blah, you’re already being yelled out to get on the ground.

  • goonemeritus

    To Hannity the gun was pointed in a safe direction, it was pointed at a moderate former NPR employee.

  • Blender_415

    Sean Hannity to Juan Williams: “Excuse me while I whip this out.”

  • boyblue122

    One of the biggest pieces of news I took away from the article is that Fox actually employs someone who has a liberal viewpoint

    • Liberoid Ron

      For a very small value of ‘liberal.’

  • ariel_gee_398

    So Hannity is so terrified of life that he needs to have his gun on him while recording a show at Fox? Does that mean we’re on countdown to him accidentally shooting himself in the balls on-air?

    • Resistance Fighter Astraea

      I’m so disturbed by people who insist that they need to carry a gun everywhere, even at work.

      • Greyhame

        Clearly they need to be armed at all times because you never know when some crazy asshole at work is going to pull out a gun over some kind of imaginary threat and start shooting up the place … oh wait …

      • DahBoner

        He works at Fox News. So, full of angry, stupid crazy people.

      • Raan

        He needs it in case Roger Ailes catches the gay.

    • Liberoid Ron

      Now that would be ratings gold!

    • Bill Slider

      Assumes testicles not in evidence.

  • Toomush_Inferesistance

    I’m pointing my laser vote at Hannity right now, although I find Juan Williams an acceptable target also…

  • Bub the Hoohah! loving Zombie

    Since it’s St. Paddy’s Day…Sean never did keep his promise to be water boarded. How many of you would like to see him get the treatment today with green beer…some of which may have already been filtered through people’s kidneys?

    • Villago Delenda Est

      I must confess, I find this notion appealing.

    • Greyhame

      In a Moscow hotel room.

      • Liberoid Ron

        The cameras in the Trump International have better colour balance and higher resolution.

      • Wellstone En Resistencia, Coño

        With hookers peeing on him.

    • Panika MCD

      you got an inside line or something?

    • DahBoner

      You are saying Hannity is a well-known liar who should not be believed?

  • Lance Thrustwell
    • UncleTravelingMatt

      Cheers, Sweetie.

    • wide_stance_hubby

      Yeah, baby!

    • Wellstone En Resistencia, Coño

      Of course, dahling!

    • Panika MCD

      pretty sure that’s the exact way they celebrate it in Trump Tower: with Stoli….errr…I mean Trump Vodka.

      • Lance Thrustwell

        Trump Vodka bottling procedure:
        1) Buy Zelko bottle
        2) Pour in Trump bottle
        3) Seal Trump bottle
        4) Mark up 400%

        • Liberoid Ron

          You missed step 1a) – cut with tap water.

        • Panika MCD

          I thought it was Grey Goose put in a different bottle because it’s manufactured by the same company. also too: my point was that she wasn’t holding an Irish drink.

    • Suttree

      I will be celebrating with Patsy drinking vodka today. What can I mix that is green. Apple cider? The ingredient was green previously.

      • Toomush_Inferesistance

        I’m not drinking any damned Irish Rum….

      • Antonin Dvorak

        Midori,though I have no idea how that tastes with vodka.

  • Vincent Ricola

    OT – this press conference is pretty embarrassing. Donald just made an uncomfortable “at least we have that in common” joke toward Angela Merkel about Obama’s wire tapps.

    • Bub the Hoohah! loving Zombie

      Donny showed his comedic “chops” at that Al Smith charity dinner before the election. It was not a pleasant evening.

    • lucidamente

      Yeah, but did he give her a shoulder rub?

      • Persistent Tennessee Rain

        That’s kind of lost its “holy shit” factor since the election of Preznit Douchewaffle.

    • Liberoid Ron

      ‘Mr Obama and I shared information freely between us, especially if it pertained to our shared interests. You, I wouldn’t tell you the time of day if I were sitting in front of a clock.’

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Well, Donald was present. That guarantees that anything will be pretty embarrassing.

    • Raan

      It’s painful when someone who can’t take or tell a joke tries.

  • Hutch

    Chekov’s Rule: “If in the first act you have hung a pistol on the wall, then in the
    following one it should be fired. Otherwise don’t put it there.”

    Hannity’s Rule: “If I wave a pistol at Juan Williams with the laser site on, then it means I’m a firearms expert.”

    Wut?

    • Panika MCD

      he does it to all of his loved ones!

  • PixieThis

    How long until the ED2000 scene from RoboCop becomes a reality with these nutjobs?

    • Villago Delenda Est

      “I’m sure it’s just a glitch. A technical malfunction.”

    • Liberoid Ron

      With the Army’s current hard-on for robots (‘Why should the Air Force get all the fun toys?’) I imagine that someone’s working on RL ED-209s already. With the same ‘glitches.’

    • wide_stance_hubby

      I’m sure ED is already a reality for all of them, Pixie.

    • Bub the Hoohah! loving Zombie
    • Raan

      I’m still waiting for Shiawase to make their extraterritoriality claim.

  • writersbloc

    Listen, if there’s a chance on any given day Hannity could blow his own dick off, I’m not opposed to this.

    • Hutch

      My cousin blew his ass off once. So it’s in the realm of possibility.

      • Raan

        Diagnosis: Fractured Ass

        • Hutch

          He actually tried to sue the gun maker. Testimony that included, “Hold my beer and watch this,” got the case dismissed.

          • HogeyeGrex

            A friend of mine bought a big box of clay pigeons once. When opened, it had printed on the flaps in giant red letters, “DO NOT FEED TO HOGS.” We got hours of amusement speculating on the lawsuit that caused them to print that. “Do not feed to hogs” also became shorthand for “too stupid to live.”

    • Bub the Hoohah! loving Zombie

      Even with a .22, he’d be way overgunned.

    • Panika MCD
    • Flashman

      He’s definitely shot his mouth off, but that’s a MUCH bigger target.

    • rocktonsam

      he probably has blown a few dicks off on his way to the top of mount derp.

  • Jamoche

    It’s been a while since we had a Snake Oil Bulletin, but Consumerist has it covered:
    https://consumerist.com/2017/03/17/state-says-drinkable-sunscreen-is-flat-out-dangerous/#more-10272325

    UV Neutralizer was created by using a machine called the Harmonizer, the lawsuit says, that supposedly imprints frequencies upon ordinary water.

    “The product worked, it was claimed, by generating scalar waves that vibrated above the skin, canceling the potentially injurious effects of solar radiation,” the complaint states. “A few pumps from the spray dispenser into one’s mouth, it was claimed, afforded three hours of protection from the sun comparable to what an SPF 30 sunscreen would provide.”

  • lucidamente

    Liberal contributor Juan Williams”: now there’s your fake news right there.

    • mackafritz

      Compared to the rest of them he’s a pinko commie.

      • BearDeLaOursistance

        Compared to the rest of them, Generalissimo Franco is a pinko commie. Though he’s still dead.

        • Raan

          Breaking: Francisco Franco Rises From Dead, Disputes Connection to White House

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    • Villago Delenda Est

      Wan Williams is a Karel Čurda type.

  • Panika MCD

    alternative-facts in evidence: the Man-a-Tee has an adult life.

  • Raan

    I initially read this as “So Sean Hannity maybe pointed a gun at John Williams”, and my first thought was “What the fuck did the genius composer of the Star Wars and Indiana Jones themes ever do to him?”

  • Nockular cavity

    Wait, Hannity didn’t even say, “with votes?”

  • arglebargle

    What the fuck good does it do you to carry around an unloaded gun?

    • Greyhame

      I’m sure he practices his technique of rapidly shoving in a magazine every night, while doing a barrel-roll.

    • You get exercise?

    • Claire

      It would probably hurt if you hit someone in the head with it. That’s about all I’ve got.

    • JustDon’tSayMicrowave

      I posted the same thing downthread. Makes me wonder about the whole “unloaded” part.

      • arglebargle

        Oops. I didn’t think anyone was allowed to comment or I would have read them first.

        • Persistent Tennessee Rain

          I made the same mistake.

        • JustDon’tSayMicrowave

          No, I think you got there first. I scrolled back in time and moved forward, ‘cuz I do weird stuff like that sometimes, and mine was a reply to Liberoid Ron. So it’s my oops, really.

          Therefore: “Ooops!” —JustDont

    • Anna Rompage

      It stands in for his lack of manhood, if you know what I mean…

    • blueeyedcuban

      You too eh? WTF.

    • boyblue122

      gives you that bulge in your pants that some people are lacking

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    The legal and human resources departments were informed, according to a Fox News spokesperson, and that’s about it.

    These would be the same department that looked the other way while all the sexual harassment was going on, right?

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0c9520e15793288c7fc60be3e7dc91594cfbf9425764a0cf3aa88325fbad49b5.jpg

    • boyblue122

      sounds like HR would help hide the body if there was ever an in-studio murder

    • Shoto

      Presumably, it would also be the same legal department with which Preet Bharara was dealing on those matters before he was unceremoniously terminated by the deranged orange man-baby.

  • I have an employee who carries a concealed weapon on her at all times. I told her that if she ever shoots me, she’s fired.

    • mary5920

      How PC of you.

    • BearDeLaOursistance

      Snowflake! You and your Entitlement to Life complex!1!

  • mary5920

    Sean Hannity never has heated arguments. You see, ha ha, people who work for Fox News are all really pals and Sean Hannity would never display a weapon as an act of petulant aggressiveness towards a fellow toiler in the factory. Or maybe he would, but he won’t have any trouble with this story because they don’t snitch on each other over there, until they can get a lawsuit organized.

  • Ms.MLG on Maui

    What kind of sad, weak-ass coward open carries at his job at a television studio? Does he take a grenade launcher to Starbucks?

    • Anna Rompage

      It takes a special kind of fragile snowflake to feel the need to go out into public armed with a gun…

    • HogeyeGrex

      Concealed carry, but yeah. I suppose he’s a-feared the terrists are gonna bust his door down cuz he’s such a high value target.

      • Ms.MLG on Maui

        It’s not very concealed if it’s being pointed at people, or even shown to them!

    • Persistent Tennessee Rain

      What’s the purpose of carrying a concealed weapon if it isn’t loaded? Do you say to the bad guy, “scuse me while I ammo up.”

      • Ms.MLG on Maui

        Or “I’m not going to shoot you with this gun, it’s just a body-double for my penis?

    • Usedtobeyellerdawg

      Well, you gotta have some recourse if they get your name wrong, or give you an insufficiently Christmas-y cup in December.

  • TheGrandWazoo2

    If Sean Hannity called me one of his best friends, I’d shoot myself.

  • Bill Slider

    FOX takes on NPR, with pistols, at first light. Smoke them if you’ve got them. Cameos by Kellyanne Conway, Ron Reagan, Jr. and Billy Bush, In theaters later this Spring. Rated PG-13. Parential discretion advised.

    • Nockular cavity

      Weehauken, Sean. Guns. Drawn.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        My seconds will meet with your seconds. If my seconds can’t make it, I’ll send my thirds.

        • The Wanderer

          Love and Death ref! UPFIST!

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    BTW, Rule #1 of gun safety = “The gun is always loaded.” Fuck you, Sean Hannity.

  • Bub the Hoohah! loving Zombie

    Which is smaller – Hannity’s brain, or his dick? I have no idea myself, but it’s interesting to speculate.

    • boyblue122

      aot,k?

  • Flashman

    If this interaction took place in a “stand your ground” state, Williams would probably have been justified in drawing down on Hannity. So those laws aren’t entirely stupid.

  • rocktonsam

    sh-yawn has been a lot of things over the years…
    he could shove that gun up his ass but his butt is all filled up right now.

  • DahBoner

    Hannity now claims he didn’t “point” the gun at Juan, but how on Earth does that red laser dot jump up and down on Juan if the gun isn’t being pointed at him???!?!

    http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/the-house-of-anubis/images/a/a9/Mirror.gif/revision/latest/thumbnail-down/width/732/height/411?cb=20131219225436

    • Shoto

      “…how on Earth does that red laser dot jump up and down on Juan if the gun isn’t being pointed at him?”

      Wait, I know this one. Um…Because Magic?

      • Villago Delenda Est

        Obviously the answer is Obama.

        • Shoto

          Appreciate the clarification. I stand corrected.

      • The Wanderer

        He was pointing the laser at a mirror.

  • WotsAllThisThen

    Don’t laugh at him. There might have been a grizzly bear in the studio. Flick says he saw some grizzly bears near Pulaski’s candy store.

    • alpacapunchbowl

      Picturing Juan Williams as a grizzly bear is cracking me up. I haven’t even started drinking yet!

    • Michael Smith

      hahaha

  • Nockular cavity

    Note that neither Fox, nor Hannity, nor Williams address the only really pertinent detail, whether or not he pointed the weapon at Williams, until after midnight. Which kinda makes Hannity’s claim sound like bullshit.

  • Shoto

    Rule #1. Confirm that the gun is not loaded.
    Rule #2. Confirm again that the gun is not loaded.
    Rule #3. Repeat rules #1 and #2.
    Rule #4. Never, ever, point a gun at anyone, even after having gone through steps 1-3.

    Yup, Hannity is the stupidest motherfucker at Fox Fearotainment – give or take a few. (Looking at YOU, Steve Doocy and Rapey Kilmeade.)

    • jowgajen

      Or you could just never point a gun at someone you’re not intending to shoot.

    • The Wanderer

      Rule #5. Even after repeating Rules #1 and #2, always assume that the gun is loaded.
      Rule #6. THERE IS NO RULE 6.

      • Liberoid Ron

        Rule #7. NO POOFTERS. (Well, it is Faux Noise, so that goes without saying.)

    • Lance Thrustwell

      If the gun in question is a revolver, and you have opened it and checked all the cylinders, and the gun has not left your hand – okay, fine, there’s no actual danger. But it’s still a dick-move macho display to point a weapon at anybody. And Hannity’s gun, if it had a laser sight, was almost certainly not a revolver. So dick move + safety violation = asshole.

      • Shoto

        Hannity definitely strikes me as the type to engage in all manner of dick moves, up to and including pointing firearms at his “best friends.”

      • Liberoid Ron

        A military instructor, many years ago, told me that even if you have ROCK-SOLID EVIDENCE that the chambers are empty and that there’s no round in the breech, you STILL assume that a bullet might have teleported into the gun somehow. Yes, he actually said ‘teleported.’

        • Ms.MLG on Maui

          My Dad and Mom said, the gun is ALWAYS loaded. Always.

          • Opalescent Riddles

            You had a lot of siblings, then?

  • whitroth

    That’s assault with a deadly weapon. Actually, NY might have extra penalties for felonies with a firearm.

    And as my late wife, a native Texan, who had indeed grown up hunting, and knew how to use one, used to say, YOU NEVER POINT A WEAPON AT SOMEONE UNLESS YOU MEAN TO SHOOT. NOT EVEN A TOY GUN.

    By pointing it at Williams, he demonstrated that he DOES NOT KNOW firearm safety. Lots of folks have been killed by “unleaded” firearms.

    • The Wanderer

      Even in Florida, that constitutes Aggravated Assault w/ Deadly Weapon.

    • snark-lurker

      OUAT i shot a hole in my ceiling (mum’s floor) with a unloaded rifle i donut have it anymoar

      • whitroth

        My late wife… first, she was terrified, then, when she found i was safe, she was livid – an ex of hers had left an “unloaded” snake cun in the cedar chest… Went through one wall in the immobile home, and damaged the one on the other side of the bedroom, where I’d been.

  • HogeyeGrex

    I’m curious as to which five States he’s had a CC permit “for all his adult life.” Back in the 80s there were a lot of States that did not issue, and it wasn’t easy to get in many others.

    • Anna Rompage

      I’m sure Dumbfukistan is one of those on his list…

  • Flashman

    How much do we know about Alan Colmes’s death, come to think of it?

    • Daniel Krause

      Too soon! Not the joke.

  • ThePuckStopsHere

    Judging from the tone and style it appears Trump was taught (poorly) how to tweet by SH.

    • Jason

      There’s more to that then you may think.

  • going4baroque

    So, what I would really like to know is that as Juan Williams was saying
    “… it was clear that Sean put my safety and security above all else and we continue to be great friends”, did he have a gun put to his head?

    • Liberoid Ron

      ‘Sean Hannity is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I’ve ever known in my life… what?… okay, okay… and his dick is even bigger than Trump’s.’

    • Persistent Tennessee Rain

      “No, Sean never pointed a gun at me,” would make things a little less vague, Juan.

    • gratuitous

      Well, are you going to say something to piss off a highly unstable co-worker who packs heat everywhere he goes? No, you’re going to smile and nod and agree with everything the loony says, and hope that when he snaps, your co-worker takes out somebody else.

  • BearGHAZI
  • Me not sure

    Hannity sees himself as some kind of Marvel Comics hero. Captain crotch? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c1249bd6e89fa03b82691f41ed33e075b9c959d00176deab096ae75765d296af.jpg

    • Nick Scroggs

      That kind of more looks like an older DC panel, to be honest.

      • Me not sure

        OK. I should have known I’d arouse a comics aficionado.

      • BeverlyCrusher’sWig

        Codpiece! Love me some Doom Patrol!

  • Liberoid Ron

    I think we’re all way off-base here. Clearly Juan Williams is actually a giant house cat and Hannity was merely amusing him for a few minutes with a laser pointer that happened to be attached to his gun. How could we be so mean to a man who was simply entertaining a cat?

    • Ms.MLG on Maui

      Why do you hate cats and America??

  • alpacapunchbowl

    OT: white supremacist dickbag owns a cotton farm. A COTTON FARM.
    Because of course he does. JFC.
    http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/03/white-nationalist-spencer-gets-federal-subsidies-for-farm.html?mid=facebook_nymag

    • nightmoth

      Oh, criminey. Cotton and corn—BIG Louisiana farm inherited from grandpa—gets federal subsidies— says white people built this country. Like grandpa was out picking cotton and shucking corn, you lazy asshole?!

    • janecita

      Fucking racist, punchable face, welfare queen!

  • Nick Scroggs

    I’d say Hannity has about as much concern for gun safety as Call of Duty games but that would be an insult to Call of Duty players and the games themselves.

  • SweetDeeKat

    “I didn’t point anything at him and anyway it was unloaded!” WTF? My toddlers lied better than this.

  • Nick Scroggs

    I think if your “friend” is pointing a weapon at you and saying it’s unloaded, guess what, time to get a new friend. Not sure how pundits can be all friendly-friendly with each other if one is POINTING A GUN AT ANOTHER, then saying “no I did not, and it was unloaded anyway.”

  • gamera23

    You’ll put your eye out, kid.

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    Hannity is such a fucktoid from the planet fucktard in the fucksack galaxy

  • Nick Scroggs

    Some weapons safety training for the wannabe-mall-marine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgDUlp1LC7U

  • You know, we are missing an opportunity here.
    Like thus:
    You conceal carry an unloaded gun??? FUCKING CUCK

  • shivaskeeper

    I don’t care how much “training” he’s had. If he did point a gun at Juan Williams he violated rule #1. Whatever training he’s had is irrelevant.

  • BreakingDeadMen

    Hannity’s testes must be the size of jelly bellies

  • Nick Scroggs

    Now for more combat stuff: https://youtu.be/Ha1R7sjeMoA?t=6m11s

  • KnaveOfSwords

    Let’s see… Per Mark Beaufoy’s (English politician and shooting enthusiast) “A Father’s Advice” (written 1902)

    Never, never let your gun
    Pointed be at anyone;
    That it may unloaded be
    Matters not the least to me.

    Ira L Reeves, in his 1913 book “The A B C of Rifle, Revolver and Pistol Shooting” had the following to say:

    “The Accident-Proof Rule”:
    “The muzzle of a firearm should never point in a direction in which, if discharged, it would do injury where injury is not meant to be done.”
    “the companion rule of the one just given”:
    “All firearms are at all times loaded.”

    The Sporting Shooters Association of Australia’s version of the “Ten Commandments of Gun Safety” has as the first commandment “Treat every gun with the respect due a loaded gun.”

    Jeff Cooper’s 4 rules of gun safety begins with “All guns are always loaded.” and continues on to “Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy.”

    The NRA’s rules skip the command about treating guns as though they’re loaded (though they do include that it should be kept unloaded until you’re ready to use it), but still have “ALWAYS keep the gun pointed in a safe direction.”

    The Canadian Firearms Program opens its “Four Firearm ACTS” with “Assume every firearm is loaded.”

    So, Lumpy’s repeated insistence that the gun was unloaded so it doesn’t matter makes me less likely to accept any of the defenses he’s offering for why this wasn’t an issue in terms of firearms safety. (Especially noting how many of these sets of rules emphasize the risk of ricochets and the ability of bullets to go through walls, ceilings, etc in determining what constitutes a “safe direction” to have it pointed in).

    • Begin Anew Day

      Nothing ever hurts quite like your own rules being applied to you.

    • Courser_Resistance

      I live in an apartment. The only safe direction is straight up. Which is why I never play with my guns at home.

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      Doesn’t the NRA consider “safe direction” as “towards a person of color”?

  • Begin Anew Day

    Isn’t Juan Williams a person of color?

    How is it even to be considered news if a white American pulls a gun and aims it at him?

    The real coverup is about the assignment of Juan Williams green room, which was not so much a room as a hangman’s noose on an outdoor street lamp pole.

    • HazooToo

      Racists can be “friends” with colored people, if they are white-passing enough.

  • chicken thief

    But did he hold it sideways? That’s the important thing.

  • Hardly Ideal

    A few choice bits from Kill Six Billion Demons could learn folks like Hannity well:

    “Here is the first rule of Sword Law: a sword is a tool for splitting
    men. It doesn’t matter what your intentions are, whenever you swing it,
    it will do what it was made for. Take that law and put it in the secret
    nook next to your heart, my student. It will serve you well.”

    “Here is the second rule of sword law: a sword is not subtle. It is a
    naked instrument, hungry for blood. When you grasp its handle, treat it
    as you would a deadly viper.”

    -Ryo ten Ryam

    Applies just as well to firearms. Even more with guns, since they’re so easy that a baby can use them.

    • Courser_Resistance

      Same law with guns, basically. I was taught from the time I was old enough to understand.

  • An Outhouse for the Resistance

    Has FOX released Juan Williams balls from that vice yet?

  • Courser_Resistance

    I have no doubt that Fuckwit Hannity drew down on his buddy.

    Oddly or not, that’s against the law. It’s called Menacing and it’s a felony. If tape exists, Hannity should be charged. End of story,

  • Jack Tenhet

    Umm, I am sure that someone here has already said this but I’ll just state it emphatically and as clearly as possible.

    Treat every firearm as though it is loaded at all times. My father taught me this as he was taught this by the damned US Army. He was an infantryman in Korea and NEVER pointed a gun at ANYONE when he got stateside.

    He was a huge stickler about that and that was beaten into my brain at a very young age.

    To repeat, Treat every firearm as though it is loaded at all times and NEVER point a firearm at a person unless you intend to shoot.

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      When I took shooting lessons, that was the very first thing I learned. Amongst shooters, it’s not only a safety violation, but also a serious breach of etiquette to point a weapon, loaded or not, in anybody’s direction. It’s like painting an I Am A Dangerous Idiot sign on your forehead.

    • Weevie

      Exactly! All gun owners who really do “enjoy the safe use of their constitution granted right to carry firearms” follow some pretty strict safety rules. Buffoons who play with guns, shoot people or themselves. Here’s how to do everything wrong:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6V0S1m5a7U

      • Gregory Brown

        Hold my beer and watch THIS.

  • chicken thief

    What kind of douche puts a laser sight on a revolver? Oh, wait, we have the answer – Sean Hannity.

  • Longstreet63

    Well, let that be a lesson: Always let Trump point the gun at Brown People in Manhattan.

  • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

    I doubt Juan had to deal with that at NPR, even during some very spirited sessions of “Wait Wait, Don’t Tell Me”.

  • veska

    Wait…Sean Hannity has friends?

  • Weevie

    Yeah, whatever. Blah, blah, blah, Hannity. If he weren’t a Shit for Brains he’d never, under any conditions have had a gun on a set anyway. All his so called bullshit training was wasted on him. Last thing you want is a hothead like him playing with guns.

  • flipdraw_mc_graw

    Sean Hannity. Calling Rachel Maddow hysterical. And insane. It is to laugh.

    Does he even *have* an inside voice?

    • Thorn Spike

      Yes, but it’s on the air 24/7.

  • tkingt

    I was drafted and sent to war. Can you imagine this creep being drafted? He would shit in his pants. He plays with guns and thinks he’s a “tough guy”. He’s a pathetic joke. Hey dipshit, “f**k off!

  • Sakonyachen

    Has a gun for self defense (I will ASSume, it would be irresponsible of me not to be an ass). Has been trained with weapons since childhood. Has a laser sight on a revolver. Why? I know that’s pretty useless in a self defense situation, how would he not know?

  • anon_the_great

    Apparently Sean’s firearms training was incomplete, incompetent or forgotten.

    Rule #1 Never point a gun at someone you do not intend to shoot.

    Of course this begs the question of WTF was Hannity doing with a handgun on set.

    • Nick Scroggs

      Waiting for an islamic-socialist-hippie-terrorist to make his day?

  • stubbornirishlass

    Sean Hannity is a stupid man. The end.

    • phoenix00

      Sean Hannity is a stupid depraved lunatic man. The end.

      FTFY

  • TundraGrifter

    “It was clear that Sean put my safety and security above all else…”

    Yep. Waving around an “unloaded” gun is the best way to do that.

    At least InSannity didn’t shoot at Williams’ feet and make him dance.

  • TundraGrifter

    The same brave InSannity who ran into his New Hampshire hotel after getting hit by a couple of snowballs…

  • TundraGrifter

    You’ll shoot his eye out!

  • TundraGrifter

    Honkie lucky Blood didn’t pop a cap on his cracker ass.

  • TundraGrifter

    “The incident was reported to Fox HR.” And they got another good laugh out of it. If they never did anything about Roger Ailes being a sexual predator they sure as shit aren’t going to do anything about a white guy pulling a gun on a Black man.

  • BrianW

    Every precautionary procedure that I have been trained in since the age of 11 was followed.

    Well, I call bullshit. I learned to shoot at the age of 6 (I grew up in Texas). Gun Rule #1 was: “Every gun is loaded until you check it yourself, EVEN IF THE OWNER CHECKED IT IN FRONT OF YOU.” The all-caps section isn’t for internet emphasis; that’s how it was explained to me. Gun Rule #2 was: “NEVER, EVER point a gun at something unless you want to destroy it.”

  • psychobroad

    Rule number one: you don’t ever ever ever point a gun at something you’re not prepared to kill, By accident or not.

  • psychobroad

    Second rule of gun safety, never fire your weapon into the air. What goes up must come down. A friend of ours fired his gun into the air while hunting with my husband, Mr. Broad gave him a verbal thrashing he will never forget. Slunk out of that hunting camp like a whipped dog.

    • TundraGrifter

      When we were in high school the gym teacher decided we should try archery. It lasted one day. He turned his back on us for a moment and Pete fired an arrow straight up into the air. Teacher turned back around to see all the kids scattering. Arrow landed pretty close to him.

  • John Norris

    Does Mr Hannity only point guns at People of Color?

    • phoenix00

      As one does~!

      • JesusWasAHippie

        Well – well YEAH, I mean … your point?* Scratches head *

        • phoenix00

          Hey doesn’t EVERYONE point guns at the blahs? Gotta have some kind of activity other than banging the cousins….

          • JesusWasAHippie

            Hoo-eee!

  • hvdv

    Because pointing guns at people in your workplace is totally okay if you like guns. Logic!

    • phoenix00

      Also IOKIYAR

      • Tiny kaiju

        Appparently it’s OK if you have no common sense either.

  • Jeff Mc Donald

    WHAT is the big deal here? Once again, guns don’t people, people kill people. Sean Hannity is not a people. Corporations are people. There was never any danger, of a corporation killing Mr. Williams with Mr. Hannity’s gun. M’kay?

    • Tiny kaiju

      For your morning amusement.
      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xC03hmS1Brk
      Guns don’t kill people, John Lajoie kills people, with guns.

      • leemoder

        That guy’s wardrobe choices kills people…with radiation poisoning.

      • Gregory Brown

        What is that?!

    • Tiny kaiju

      Does NPR still count as a corporation? Didn’t they kill Juan Williams freedom of speech by making him feel bad about being mean to Muslims, which forced him to go work for Fox?

  • Red Bellied Black Shake

    Does anyone else picture a dystopian future in America where guys like this, and trumps spawn hunt the poor and sickly for sport?

    For some reason I do. It’s very sad.

  • Platos_Redhaired_Stepchild

    “The legal and human resources departments were informed, according to a Fox News spokesperson, and that’s about it.”

    That’s because Fox News legal & HR department works to protect Fox News from lawsuits rather than its employees from abuse. As do all corporate legal & HR departments.

  • Fasmay Hunter

    Juan Williams and Hannity are great, I enjoy watching them on the show.

    • sgt. jmk of the résistance

      I’m sure they appeal to YOU.

      Actual human beings with brains are pickier about who they enjoy.

      • Invidosa

        See there you go expecting people to do that thinky thing again!

        Fun fact!! During the election from hell a supporter​ of the oompa loompa told me my biggest problem is that I “need to stop thinking and start listening to the factoids”

        • sgt. jmk of the résistance

          I get the feeling that a lot of these folks went to a “check your brains at the door” kind of movie and forgot to ask for them back on the way out.

  • IndianaKevin

    I remember a “friend” waving a gun around many years ago. When the barrel swung in my direction, my body instinctively went into GTFO mode. His assurances the weapon was unloaded did not quell the panic racing through me.

  • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot52

    Hannity could have had all the cool tough-guy headgear and assault rifles he wanted if he had bothered to join the military. Too bad he has to settle for fakey-do wannabee posing now.

    • Alexander Stallwitz

      Hannity is a wannabe tough guy, he would piss his pants if he was in a real fight. Hes just another chickenhawk like President Bone Spurs and the rest of the Republican party.

      • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot52

        One of my favs is Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa). Used a student deferment to avoid the draft, then dropped out of college when the coast was clear and never went back to finish. Now he’s a big “conservative patriot” – in addition to being a mouthy racist POS.

  • TundraGrifter

    “…for educational purposes only…”

    When is the last time you heard anybody write that and be serious?

    His “explanation” was obvious written by an attorney. As sincere as the pro athlete’s “apology” after getting caught with a hooker in the backseat at 4 am.

  • Ryan Denniston

    Wait a minute. How can Hannity be a Good Guy with an unloaded gun? Hannity is fake news!

  • Alexander Stallwitz

    I have never fired a gun , butI was raised in a family of gun owners and i was taught the two cardinal rules of guns. One. Treat every gun like its loaded. Two. Never point a gun at anyone unless you intent to use it. Even a wuss like me knows these rules.

  • Reality Kills

    I’ve watched CNN for more than 17 years. I now love them even more.

  • Suttree

    Jesus fucking christ. I somehow lost my pack of Camels on the way home.!!!!!!!!!!

    • Odd Jørgensen

      did you check to see if they wandered through the eye of a needle?

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