A standard segment of “Hannity” on Fox News came to a screeching halt on Monday when a guest compared President Obama’s recent speech mentioning the Crusades to rape.
The “Hannity” panel was discussing the President’s address at the National Prayer Breakfast last week, in which he said Islam was not the only religion with a history of violence.
“I was in that room,” conservative activist Star Parker told host Sean Hannity. “And it was frankly verbal rape.”
“Wow,” said co-panelist and Fox personality Gerlado Rivera, folding his hands and looking into camera. “Yikes. Yikes.”
“Oh, yeah,” Parker said. She continued, but Hannity was still catching his breath after her remark.
“That’s a harsh term,” Hannity said.
Parker looked straight at Hannity.
“Verbal rape is what it was,” she said.
Parker had actually been using the line for a week, delivering the phrase “verbal rape” repeatedly on Saturday to conservative radio host Mark Levin.
Watch the clip, courtesy of Media Matters: