The Examiner, February 27, 2013:
At the point when Ellison said that the conservative talk show host is a “shill” for the Republican Party, Hannity corrected him by saying that he is not a registered Republican but is a registered conservative.
Ann (shudder) Coulter, August 26, 2012:
Even Sean Hannity, the most true-blue Republican and defender of all conservatives, pleaded with Akin to withdraw. Still nothing.
In other news, after being caught balls-deep in a Rhode Island Red, Sean Hannity laughed off charges that he was a chicken-fucker, insisting instead that he was in a long-term relationship with a Cornish game hen.
To the kind of dregs who still take Hannity seriously and believe that Roger Ailes agitprop shop is "the news", I'm positive that this kind of electron-level hairsplitting represents some kind huge and important ideological distinction: after all, this is the same crowd who, like German soldiers burning their uniforms after after World War II and pretending they'd been in Switzerland the whole time, torched their Bush/Cheney lawn signs, put on tri-corner hats, pretended they'd never even heard of George W. Bush and simply assumed that everyone else would go along with the gag.
However, while those inside the asylum see nothing unusual about resolving all flagrant inconsistencies by, "LALALALABECAUSEISAYSOFreeeeedom!", those of us outside the asylum see this:
Ganser syndrome is a rare dissociative disorder previously classified as a factitious disorder. It is characterized by nonsensical or wrong answers to questions or doing things incorrectly, other dissociative symptoms such as fugue, amnesia or conversion disorder, often with visual pseudohallucinations and a decreased state of consciousness. It is also sometimes called nonsense syndrome, balderdash syndrome, syndrome of approximate answers, pseudodementia, hysterical pseudodementia or prison psychosis. This last name, prison psychosis, is sometimes used because the syndrome occurs most frequently in prison inmates, where it may represent an attempt to gain leniency from prison or court officials.Ganser is an extremely rare variation of dissociative disorder. It is a reaction to extreme stress and the patient thereby suffers from approximation or giving absurd answers to simple questions. The syndrome can sometimes be diagnosed as merely malingering, but it is more often defined as dissociative disorder.