Racist Pig Hannity: Why Are Retailers ‘Banning’ Confederate Flag But Not ‘Offensive’ Jay-Z (AUDIO)

Sean Hannity is having a bit of trouble understanding the difference between selling music with explicit lyrics and selling the battle flag of a former war enemy.

I know, I know, it seems like this would be a no-brainer and such a comparison couldn’t be made – yet, here we are.

On Thursday, the Fox News “celebrity” and radio talk show host took to the airwaves with his reaction to news that many major retailers, both in brick and mortar stores and online, have decided to stop selling items that display the confederate flag – stores like Walmart and Sears, and online retailers like Amazon.

He asks his audience, that is reported to be over 13.5 million listeners per week:

“Retailers are banning the confederate flag. Now some of these same retailers, for example, Sears, Walmart, Amazon, eBay, and the rest of the retailers in the last 24 hours have announced that they intend to discontinue sales of the confederate flag.”

First of all, retailers aren’t BANNING anything. Retailers don’t have the authority to ban a flag, but they do have the authority to respond to a free-market demand and not sell an item which represents hundreds of years of oppression and strife. Hell, a good PR person would advise executives that it is in the business’ best interest to “ix-nay” on the “onfederate-cay ag-flay” sales. Especially in the wake of such a horrific tragedy, which happened a week ago at the hands of a confederate flag flying white supremacist.

Hannity contines:

“I have a question. Can you still by a Jay-Z CD at Walmart? Does the music department at Sears have any Ludacris albums. Can I download 50 cent on Amazon? Can I do that? Can I get some Snoop Dogg albums on eBay? Now why do I say that? Because a lot of the music by those artists is chock-full of the ‘N word,’ and the ‘B-word’ and the ‘H-word’ and racist, misogynist, sexist anti-woman slurs, none of which those retail executives would be caught dead using.”

Yes, Mr. Hannity. To answer your question. Yes, a Jay-Z CD can be purchased at Walmart. Ludacris’ album can be purchased at Sears. And, you can absolutely download music by 50 cent on Amazon or Snoop Dogg on eBay. However, none of these artists work can even be remotely compared to the oppressive worldview represented by the “Southern Cross.”

The fact is, this flag represents an enemy of the United States of America. Certainly, it was during a civil war, but those citizens that fought and died in that war on the side of the confederacy were not patriots – they were traitors. They were fighting to set up their own “more perfect union.” And, they lost. We do not need to grow a modern-day confederacy, nor do we need to pander to the ideals that led to the secession of those southern states.

There is a huge, huge difference between selling pop music with explicit lyrics and selling a battle flag of citizens that committed treason.

These retailers know it is in their best interest to distance themselves from the racist ideals represented by the confederate flag and quite frankly, it’s a move that is long overdue.

Listen to the clip courtesy of Media Matters here:

Featured image via Flickr/Gage Skidmore