Cliven Bundy doesn’t think Fox News host Sean Hannity “abandoned” him in the wake of his racist, pro-slavery rant, but one of the Nevada rancher’s daughters thinks otherwise.
Shiree Bundy Cox on Thursday took aim at conservatives who rallied and amplified her father’s cause on national television only to abandon him after the media “turned this into a circus side show.”
“It’s like their trying to throw us off the real subject. Why was this ever even brought up? What does this have to do with land rights issues?” she said in a Facebook post.
“Sean Hannity was all for reporting the happenings at the Bundy Ranch until this popped up. I wonder if someone hoped it would be that way….By the way, I think Mr. Hannity is more worried about his ratings than he really is about what my dad said. If he supports a supposed racist, what will that do to his ratings? He’s already lost his #1 spot on Fox,” she added.
Bundy Cox also took issue with conservative radio host Glenn Beck, who was critical of her father before his racist comments came to light this week:
Glenn Beck was never 100% on board with my dad, but now he has an excuse to distance himself even farther. Could there be people out there who want it that way? Get the un main stream media out of the way from reporting this situation in a positive light and the battle is more than won for the opposing side….Again I’d like to ask, “What does my dad’s opinion on the state of the Blacks on welfare have to do with the land rights issue?” Nothing! It’s a detouring tactic. It’s taking away from the real issues and what has been accomplished. The mainstream media want this to happen to make people deviate from the real important things and focus on a comment that has absolutely no relevance. It’s a tactic that has been used for decades. I hope people will see this for what it really is.
h/t Mother Jones