A Hannity guest storms off the set during a heated segment on the Thursday night broadcast of the Fox News Channel series, and footage of the exchange and the exit of one guest has now made headlines. According to The Blaze, Sean Hannity had two guests on the show to talk about the Walter Scott case. One man agreed with Hannity’s point of view, and the other man was vehemently against the opinion expressed by the host and his guest.
According to Vox, Sean Hannity made it clear with his comments that he thought the death of Walter Scott was wrongful. The police officer should not have shot him in this case. He expressed his opinion on the matter throughout the segment.
“You do not shoot an innocent man in the back eight times in cold blood like this. If he’s not a threat to the officer, or threat to anybody else, there is never a justification in terms of tactics and techniques and training. There’s no justification for what I see on that video. None. Let’s assume he punched the police officer in the face, raked his jaw with a hammer punch, and broke his jaw. At that moment, when [the officer] fired the weapon and hit that man eight times in the back, he was not a threat to that officer or anybody else — and that means that it’s not a justifiable use of force, period.”
On the show with Hannity for the segment were Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson and attorney Leo Terrell. Peterson was opposed to the opinion shared by Terrell and Hannity. He was not ready to side with them and say that the police officer wrongfully shot Scott.
He was very passionate about his opinion, and this angered Terrell during the broadcast. Terrell fired back against Peterson during the exchange.
“This is the second time in Fox News cable that you and I, Sean Hannity, agree. Jesse Lee Peterson is the only man on the face of this earth who is talking about everything else but the unlawful shooting of this man. … And for you to come on this show as a black man and to say somehow — to justify this shooting, you are an embarrassment to the world right now! The whole world is looking at how stupid you are! This is embarrassing. You are embarrassing.”
After Peterson continued to defend his position, Terrell spoke up again, and he threatened to leave the studio. He would not “listen to [the] hate.”
When Peterson would not stop his own tirade, Terrell got up and left the segment after yelling that he was done. Hannity told Peterson that Terrell had left the studio, and Peterson proceeded to call the man a coward. You can watch the complete exchange in the video below.
This is not the first heated segment over the race issues plaguing this country since the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson seen on Hannity’s Fox News program. According to the Huffington Post, Hannity spoke with a protester in Ferguson last month after the shooting of two police officers in the city.
The segment started with Hannity and the man speaking about the incident. Hannity and the man, Ivory Ned, disagreed over the shooting. After Hannity read some of the report to the man, the two men’s conversation escalated to a shouting match.
This latest incident on Hannity has caused some to react on social media. Many were shocked that Hannity was not the person causing the trouble during the segment.
Sean Hannity’s fury in this segment is right-on: conservatives should be furious at the state abusing this power: http://t.co/3wyuIRu6cr
— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) April 10, 2015
@sportsmediaLM Sean Hannity was the voice of reason. Just let that sink in.
— patrick mcdaniel (@bigtotoro) April 12, 2015
— Maurice8th (@maurice8th) April 12, 2015
Get the heck all the way out of here with this dude. You know you’re out of line when Sean Hannity doesn’t even agree http://t.co/TS8GKePtNw
— Steve Patton (@StevenPatton) April 12, 2015
Sean Hannity is a host known for sharing his views in a strong manner. He will not only speak up about issues facing the country, but he will speak up to defend himself as well.
According to a previous Inquisitr report, Hannity had a strong reaction to a poll that called him one of the worst reporters on cable news. He did not defend himself on-air, but he went to social media instead. It was on Twitter that he had a heated exchange with the man who ran the site that released the poll.
What do you think of the Hannity guest storming off during the Walter Scott segment? Was the man right to leave?
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