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Thu Mar 3, 2022, 04:57 PM

John Cleese on Sean Hannity





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Reply John Cleese on Sean Hannity (Original post)
Roland99 Mar 2022 OP
LetMyPeopleVote Mar 2022 #1
nycbos Mar 2022 #2
Wounded Bear Mar 2022 #3
Bernardo de La Paz Mar 2022 #4
Bernardo de La Paz Mar 2022 #5
Haggard Celine Mar 2022 #12
nolabear Mar 2022 #6
Faux pas Mar 2022 #7
BootinUp Mar 2022 #8
AZLD4Candidate Mar 2022 #9
calimary Mar 2022 #21
TeamProg Mar 2022 #10
Hiawatha Pete Mar 2022 #11
CloudWatcher Mar 2022 #13
NJCher Mar 2022 #16
CloudWatcher Mar 2022 #17
nolabear Mar 2022 #24
CloudWatcher Mar 2022 #28
RandiFan1290 Mar 2022 #14
smirkymonkey Mar 2022 #15
burrowowl Mar 2022 #18
Evolve Dammit Mar 2022 #19
Evolve Dammit Mar 2022 #20
elias7 Mar 2022 #22
Joinfortmill Mar 2022 #23
XacerbatedDem Mar 2022 #25
Paladin Mar 2022 #26
keithbvadu2 Mar 2022 #27
BobTheSubgenius Mar 2022 #29

Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Thu Mar 3, 2022, 04:58 PM

1. This is great and accurately described Hannity

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Thu Mar 3, 2022, 05:04 PM

2. He is the man

Fun fact he did the party politcal broadcase for the Liberal Democrats in 1997.



And for it's predecessor the SDP/Liberal alliance in 1987

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Thu Mar 3, 2022, 05:08 PM

3. K & R...nt

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Thu Mar 3, 2022, 05:14 PM

4. This will work its way up through Hannity's layers of flappers & he will see it & read it. Good. .nt

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Thu Mar 3, 2022, 05:15 PM

5. Good thing it is an ode and not an appearance on the show as I wondered quizzically it might be. nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 3, 2022, 06:16 PM

12. That's what I thought, too.

It would have been amusing, no doubt.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Thu Mar 3, 2022, 05:17 PM

6. Keith Olberman's recitation:



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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Thu Mar 3, 2022, 05:34 PM

7. Kickety Kickin'

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Thu Mar 3, 2022, 05:36 PM

8. Love it!

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Thu Mar 3, 2022, 06:03 PM

9. Big MP fan and loved A Fish Called Wanda, Fawlty Towers, and Fierce Creatures

Don't leave us like Chapman and Jones did.

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 3, 2022, 07:06 PM

21. Yeah. No kidding. Now's when we really need ya!

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Thu Mar 3, 2022, 06:03 PM

10. Thanks for posting. n/t

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Thu Mar 3, 2022, 06:08 PM

11. K&R

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Thu Mar 3, 2022, 06:18 PM

13. Sorry ... old and likely fake

Nice poem, but no evidence that it was written by Cleese. Wish we could avoid
spreading misinformation on DU.

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/sean-hannity-john-cleese/

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Response to CloudWatcher (Reply #13)

Thu Mar 3, 2022, 06:32 PM

16. if it's not Cleese

It's some mighty fahn wordsmithin'.

At the end of the article at the snopes link is a poem by Cleese and it's not even close to as good as this one. The Snopes writer reached out to Cleese in spring of 21 to check the veracity of this story and Cleese has apparently not responded. Maybe he'd like to take credit for it.

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Response to NJCher (Reply #16)

Thu Mar 3, 2022, 06:41 PM

17. Yes, it's good, just not Cleese

I found this part of the Snopes article especially convincing

And two, Cleese is a famous comedian. If he wanted to publish a poem about Sean Hannity, he would do so in The Atlantic, or The New York Times, or even his own website, but not on an internet forum where anyone can contribute.

I doubt if he'd be shy about claiming credit if he had written it.

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Response to CloudWatcher (Reply #13)

Thu Mar 3, 2022, 07:23 PM

24. Note my post about Olberman's recitation.

He says itís by Cleese and he got permission.

And I SWEAR I saw Cleese recite it once on a late night show years ago but donít find it.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #24)

Fri Mar 4, 2022, 12:41 AM

28. I think Keith misspoke ...

From the Snopes article:

This poem also made it to Keith Olbermannís show on Oct. 9. Olbermann said that Cleese was inspired to write the poem after Robert Gibbs, former U.S. President Barack Obamaís White House Press Secretary, had a memorable exchange with Hannity on Fox News, and that the comedian had ďentrustedĒ it with Olbermann to read on air. Weíre skeptical that Cleese truly sent this to Olbermann, however, as this poem had previously been published by TPM. It seems likely that someone on Olbermannís staff found this poem on the internet and that Olbermann mistook if for genuine.


Olbermannís and/or Cleese could settle the debate, but in the meantime I've got a big "I don't think so" tag on this

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Thu Mar 3, 2022, 06:19 PM

14. Cleese is a treasure




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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Thu Mar 3, 2022, 06:27 PM

15. LOL! So Spot On!

 

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Thu Mar 3, 2022, 06:43 PM

18. Love Cleese and MP!

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Thu Mar 3, 2022, 07:04 PM

19. Thank you Mr. Cleese! Prose well said.

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Reply #19)

Thu Mar 3, 2022, 07:05 PM

20. or was it a sonnet? I am an American and hence somewhat illiterate.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Thu Mar 3, 2022, 07:18 PM

22. It's amazing such perfect descriptions all rhyme

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Thu Mar 3, 2022, 07:21 PM

23. 👍

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Thu Mar 3, 2022, 07:26 PM

25. Brilliant!!! Whether he wrote it or not, so fitting.

Nod nod, wink wink.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Thu Mar 3, 2022, 07:57 PM

26. Bravo, Mr. Cleese! (nt)

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Thu Mar 3, 2022, 11:51 PM

27. Anyone got an 'anity' word for his cowardice to be waterboarded as he promised?

Anyone got an 'anity' word for his cowardice to be waterboarded as he promised?

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Fri Mar 4, 2022, 12:55 AM

29. Never gets old!!!

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