It should come as no surprise that when the utterly incompetent, Boss Hogish Ferguson police chief (but likely not for much longer) Thomas Jackson needed a sympathetic ear, he went running to the soothing embrace of Sean Hannity. Because he knows Hannity's got his back. In fact, Hannity has no idea why people are so angry at cops. He's only had positive experiences with them! On his radio show yesterday, he explained why:
By the way, I don’t know how you are when you get pulled over by a cop. I know how I am all the times I did. [...] When a cop pulls me over, I put my hands outside of the car. If I’m carrying a weapon, which I’m licensed to carry in New York, the first thing I tell the police officer is, ‘Officer, I want you to know I have a legal firearm in the car.’ First thing I say to the officer. He’ll ask, ‘Where is it?’ I’ll say, ‘It’s in my holster.’ And he says, ‘Alright, just keep your hands outside.’ That’s usually the protocol. And then ‘Can I have your license and registration, please? Move slowly.’ And I often would even step out of the car, lift my shirt up so he can see where the gun is. ‘Yes, sir,’ ‘No, sir,’ writes me a ticket.’ Thank you, sir,’ and that’s it. You battle the issue in court.I'll let Jack Mirkinson at Huffington Post sum that up:
So there you have it, folks. If rich, white, gun-toting radio host Sean Hannity is doing fine, what's everyone else's issue?What indeed? If only Michael Brown hadn't been so reckless with his gun...you know, if he actually had one. And only if his skin hadn't been so, you know, of the "continental race." (Thank you, Steve King, for that new term!)
Good news for Jackson; he may be a pariah, but he'll always have Hannity's shoulder to cry on.