The Democratic Fascist
July 9, 2002 7:03 AM   Subscribe

The Democratic Fascist Somebody please tell me that this is some kind of really awful joke: "Quite simply, the Democratic Fascist Movement is a well-organized, rapidly growing group of people, inspired by the work of our Visionary Mr. Sean Hannity, who affirm the necessity for Moral Unity in our Nation today. While we do not reject the Democratic Process, we also recognize the need for bringing conclusion to the mob rule which has characterized our Government of late. It is our belief that, through more stringent voting regulations, power must be placed back into the hands of the Moral Elite if this Great Nation can endure." More inside...
posted by Irontom (17 comments total)
I don't follow the national media closely, but apparently this Sean Hannity person is for real? I did a whois, and the site is registered to a Michael Haddad out of Kalamazoo, MI, but I didnt get much farther than that. Can anyone shed any light on this?
posted by Irontom at 7:06 AM on July 9, 2002

Geez, isn't Sean Hannity himself enough of a joke as it is?
posted by UnReality at 7:16 AM on July 9, 2002

As a member of the Moral Elite, I heartily endorse this initiative. Damn rabble.
posted by jalexei at 7:39 AM on July 9, 2002

Poor Sean! listen to his show and note how he intrujdes on any speaker, yells, because he has God on his side and his upbringing--alas, a bit spoled of late since scandals of the Church revealed. He is a thug and believes all others are wrong. anyone one disagreeing is a "liberal" and that is sufficient condemnation for him. In short: asshole
posted by Postroad at 7:50 AM on July 9, 2002

Can anyone shed any light on this?

Sure. It's called a smear tactic. Label your political adversary as a fascist and attempt to trick people. Nothing really new about it, except perhaps the medium.
posted by ljromanoff at 8:03 AM on July 9, 2002

Hmmmm, sounds like "compassionate conservatism" to me....
posted by tomcosgrave at 8:04 AM on July 9, 2002

Sean plays a "conservative" commentator on Fox's "Hannity and Combs", he used to be here in Atlanta. He's a Catholic Limbaugh clone, best to ignore him.
posted by jonnyp at 8:27 AM on July 9, 2002

Why is that guy Combs even on the show? Whenever I happen to catch the show (at my Dad's house, where he tuned the TV to Fox and then ripped off the channel knob) he just plays the patsy. Combs dominates him like he's a little bitch. I guess they simply put him there so they can show "what a balanced viewpoint they have" but without really supplying that at all.
posted by vito90 at 8:45 AM on July 9, 2002

Label your political adversary as a fascist and attempt to trick people. Nothing really new about it

The irony is that this tactic panders to the very people who he would deny a vote.
posted by plaino at 9:19 AM on July 9, 2002

We still haven't established: Is this site a parody, or what? If it's for real, I can't believe that the conservative movement has allowed anyone so palpably moronic to represent them in the media. Say what you want about Limbaugh, but he's a canny showman who can think on his feet and express ideas with verbal energy. This guy's ideas (if they are accurately represented on this Democratic Fascist web site) are like somebody's cranky uncle (and me sometimes) who thinks that just saying that something sucks constitutes a valid argument against it -- which is okay if your nobody (like me), but should not win you a national media forum. I'm thinking this site is a parody.
posted by Faze at 10:41 AM on July 9, 2002

I think so, too. But, I'd like somebody to let me know for sure.
posted by Irontom at 11:17 AM on July 9, 2002

Um, look at the links page? It's a no brainer.
posted by y2karl at 11:23 AM on July 9, 2002

plaino the very people who he would deny a vote.

Who does Hannity want to deny a vote to?
posted by schlyer at 11:46 AM on July 9, 2002

It's called satire. Heavy-handed, smug and unfunny but nonetheless satire. As y2karl points out, the links page has "John Ashcroft sings" on it.
posted by haqspan at 12:59 PM on July 9, 2002

If you can't figure out whether or not this site is real, then I pity you.
posted by mikegre at 1:55 PM on July 9, 2002

And if you have any further doubts about whether or not it's satire, check out the lovely music that accompanies the "Hannity" page--that's Deutschland Uber Alles, folks. (Okay, I know it's from the Haydn string quartet, but that's the melody, nicht wahr?)
posted by jokeefe at 9:02 PM on July 9, 2002

mikegre, Pity me.
posted by Faze at 7:59 AM on July 10, 2002

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