Mark Lamont Hill: ‘I worked on Fox News for many years’ … Farrakhan no different than Sean Hannity

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Fired CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill still stands by his “brother” Louis Farrakhan and claimed the controversial Nation of Islam leader is no different than Fox News’ Sean Hannity.

The professor at Temple University in Philadelphia and former CNN contributor would not renounce Farrakhan during an interview on “The Breakfast Club,” a syndicated radio program, arguing that black people shouldn’t “throw him away wholesale” just because their views differ.

Watch Hill’s full interview with “The Breakfast Club” in the video below:

“For some reason, if you meet with Minister Farrakhan and you don’t throw him away wholesale, then you’re castigated in a way that doesn’t happen with anybody else,” Hill said.

“I worked on Fox News for many years. No one ever said, ‘Why are you meeting? Why are you sitting with Bill O’Reilly? Why are you sitting with Sean Hannity? Why are you sitting with Ann Coulter?’ No one ever said that,” he added.

“And I’m not comparing Farrakhan to them except to say that if you think they’re extremist — well, I think they’re extremist,” he clarified. “So why is one set of people untouchable? Why does every black leader have to ritually denounce Farrakhan in order to sustain a position? That doesn’t happen to anyone else.”


Hill was fired from CNN earlier this month for a speech he gave at the United Nations that was rife with antisemitic rhetoric, including an apparent endorsement of violent resistance by Palestinians against Israel.

“Again, Minister Farrakhan is my brother,” Hill said on the radio program. “The idea that we have to renounce him, denounce him, throw him away … in the black tradition, I ain’t got the luxury of throwing people who love us away. I ain’t got the luxury of taking people who come out of traditions that have saved us and cleaned us and throw them away. We can’t do that. We shouldn’t do that.”

His comments echoed a statement Hill had released in October in which he also would not renounce Farrakhan, stating, “I do NOT believe … that Minister Farrakhan is an anti-Semite.”

Farrakhan, who has close ties to several prominent Democrats, referred to Jews as “termites” back in October and stood in solidarity with the Islamic Republic of Iran last month in a speech condemning the United States and leading chants of “Death to America! Death to Israel!”


Hill’s comparisons of Farrakhan and Hannity during his radio interview earned him more backlash on Twitter.


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