Media Matters has dug up a segment of Hannity and Colmes (remember that invertebrate punching bag?) from 2008 discussing the affair of John Edwards, who paid off a mistress to keep her quiet just like Trump has done multiple times. And my goodness, how Hannity’s tune has changed dramatically now that his lord and master is the one caught doing the same thing.
KIRSTEN POWERS: Well, I guess it comes down to whether you think this kind of stuff needs to be in the public domain or not and I think we probably disagree. I tend to think that it is a private matter.
HANNITY: If you’re going to be president?
POWERS: And I don’t — I think — yes, yes, I do. I don’t think that.
HANNITY: It doesn’t matter if you’re president and you’re having an affair.
POWERS: Look, as far as I can tell, George Bush has been faithful to his wife. I don’t think he’s been that great of a president. That’s just my personal — I know you disagree with me. But I don’t think that’s the mark necessarily — FDR, JFK, there are plenty of people, and I — but I do think that they — it is — it was brought into the public domain by her husband, though.
HANNITY: But if you’re living a life that’s a lie.
HANNITY: If you’re not honest, it’s a character issue.
POWERS: It is a character issue. I agree.
HANNITY: Don’t we have a right to know before we elect somebody?
POWERS: Look, Sean, my feeling is that it’s a character issue if I was looking at that person do I want to marry this person. That’s a decision. But it’s — as far as the president.
HANNITY: If you cheat on your wife, are you going to be honest with your country?
Of course, we already knew that Hannity was a partisan hack. He’ll say anything, take any position no matter how contradictory or inane, that helps those he decides are the leaders of his tribe. And he’ll do it unapologetically, shamelessly, blatantly, then attack you for pointing out that he’s doing it. I suspect that’s why he adores Trump so much, because they’re practically twins in this regard. There is no hypocrisy that goes too far, no dishonesty that won’t be engaged in, no criticism too idiotic for them.