Mr Empathy

Mr Empathy

by digby

Sean Hannity today in answer to a caller who said that people couldn't relate to Mitt Romney because he'd never gone to bed hungry:

I don't believe people are going to bed hungry. Do you know how much, do you ever go shopping? I go sometimes but I hate it. Do you ever go? ... you can get, for instance I have friends of mine who eat rice and beans all the time. Beans protein, rice. Inexpensive. You can make a big pot of this for a week for negligible amounts of money and you can feed your whole family.

Look, you should have vegetables and fruit in there as well, but if you need to survive you can survive off it. It's not ideal but you could get some cheap meat and throw in there as well for protein. There are ways to live really, really cheaply.

Yes, I'll bet he goes to the grocery store often and has a ton of friends who live on rice and beans and maybe a pigs foot once in a while: reported last week that Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly, the crown jewels of Fox News, are close to signing new deals that could take them both at least into 2016.

The New York Times said both currently make around $10 million a year, comparable to broadcast anchors. O’Reilly has been a top rated show on Fox News for much of his run, with Hannity a solid No. 2. It’s unknown how much they’ll be making this go around though a renewal deal is likely to be wrapped up soon.

I'm guessing that if Sean's poor "friends" actually exist they're his servants. People who make 10 million dollars a year don't often socialize with people who live on rice and beans.

I guess rice and beans are probably more filling than cake, though, so that's good.