Picks and Pans Review: Let Freedom Ring
By Sean Hannity
Sean Hannity was so happy. Growing up in a second-generation Irish-American family, he absorbed his family’s conservative values. Then the liberals came along and ruined everything.
Like Bill O’Reilly, whom he follows nightly on Fox News Channel, political observer Hannity isn’t subtle. But he makes for an amusing tour guide of an imaginary Museum of Modern Left-Wing Lunacy, filled with absurd examples of political correctness: the Boulder Public Library that deemed a display of the American flag offensive but exhibited brightly colored sculptures of sex organs; Florida politicians who objected to children reciting the Declaration of Independence because minorities and women were discriminated against when it was written; and that favorite conservative piñatà, Alec Baldwin, who said that the 2000 election mess was as bad for democracy as Sept. 11 was for business.
Hannity is as angry as a Baldwin when it comes to discussing the Sept. 11 attacks, which he thinks the Clinton Administration could have prevented. His outrage is entertaining, though, whether you’re nodding your head or rolling your eyes. (HarperCollins, $25.95)
Bottom Line: Flag-waving fun