Fox News star Sean Hannity has repeatedly used the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Afghanistan as a gross sales line to plug his radio present’s sponsors in current days, evaluating the chaotic evacuation in Kabul to a “stampede away from excessive costs.”
Hannity has spent a lot of his radio and tv airtime since Sunday railing towards the Biden administration over the Taliban quickly taking up Afghanistan following the withdrawal of American troops, which has resulted within the sudden collapse of the Afghan authorities and 1000’s of petrified Afghan residents dashing to go away the nation.
In between lots of these segments, nevertheless, the conservative famous person has tied the lethal Afghan state of affairs into plugs for his radio present’s advertisers.
Throughout Monday afternoon’s program, for example, he urged his listeners to name into his present to debate Afghanistan earlier than seamlessly transitioning right into a industrial for a cellular phone firm.
“There’s a stampede, not solely out of Afghanistan, however a stampede away from excessive costs, overpriced service from the massive carriers like Verizon, AT&T, T-Cell. The typical household making the change to PureTalk,” Hannity casually said earlier than persevering with on along with his on-air pitch for the service.
Hannity was back at it the following day.
After raging towards the Biden administration and demanding the White Home do every little thing potential to rescue Individuals nonetheless caught in Afghanistan, he then segued to monetizing the worry of his listeners who might have household and mates in that state of affairs.
“How would you wish to be in Kabul at this time, as an American, and you’ll’t get to the airport? The place are you pondering your life is headed?” Hannity rhetorically requested, earlier than including: “In case you’re a kind of relations, I wager you’re not sleeping. I don’t even assume MyPillow can do it. MyPillow.com.”
He concluded: “That’s the place I’m going. I go to sleep quicker, I keep asleep longer. These are going to be a whole lot of sleepless nights for therefore lots of our fellow Individuals. We’ve obtained to get them house.”
Paradoxically, whereas Hannity was promoting MyPillows throughout his Tuesday radio present whereas discussing the dire Afghanistan disaster, the MyPillow CEO has spent the previous few weeks ranting and raving at Fox News and its stars—including Hannity—for not masking his baseless election fraud claims and up to date “cyber symposium.”
In truth, Lindell grew to become so enraged with Fox Information for ignoring his election hack conspiracies that he ended up pulling all of his advertising from the community in retaliation. (Hannity’s radio present, in the meantime, is carried by Premiere Radio Community.)