Hannity’s Audience of ‘Tim McVeigh Wannabes’

Let’s hope Hannity is right to laugh off the idea of another Oklahoma City-type attack.

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By John Aloysius Farrell, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

During a recent show broadcast from the Reagan presidential library, Fox newsman Sean Hannity mischievously identified his audience as "Tim McVeigh wannabes."

At which point, his audience applauded.

McVeigh killed 168 people in Oklahoma City. More than a dozen of his victims were tots, in a daycare center.

This photograph broke our hearts.

Hannity made this remark to ridicule concerns that some right-wing nut-job, egged on by the conservative entertainment industry, will engage in an act of domestic terrorism.

I sure hope he is right.

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