The media is making a big deal out of a story from the left-leaning Guardian that…wait for it… Sean Hannity has a diverse portfolio. Seriously. Hannity has a entrepreneurial spirit when it comes to property investment and the left is tut-tutting Hannity over it.
This is all related to the Michael Cohen story, naturally, and the left is crying foul because Sean Hannity lamented how Barack Obama's economy was ruining people's lives. Here's a choice bit the left is crying about:
Dozens of the properties were bought at a discount in 2013, after banks foreclosed on their previous owners for defaulting on mortgages. Before and after then, Hannity sharply criticised Barack Obama for the US foreclosure rate. In January 2016, Hannity said there were “millions more Americans suffering under this president” partly because of foreclosures.
Sean Hannity did not foreclose on anyone. Banks foreclosed on people. Hannity bought the properties. In other words, Hannity knew exactly what he was talking about because he saw it first hand. Yes, he figured out how to profit from it. But so? If he hadn't bought up the property, someone else would have.
The left likes to play a game where they claim you can't talk about something if you haven't experienced it and come to conclusions that are appropriately left leaning. We must give victims of school shootings who want to take away guns (but not expand gun rights) the unchallenged right to say what they want. We must give liberal soldiers who hate George Bush the unchallenged right to say how awful war is. We must give women who want abortions, but not the kids who survived them, the unchallenged right to demand the unfettered ability to kill kids. And we must give people who lost their homes to foreclosures in Barack Obama's economy the unchallenged right to blast the banks.
But Hannity, who did not foreclose on anyone and was able to find an entrepreneurial way to make money through those losses, should apparently be criticized for being a bad guy. Why? I guess because he didn't let the people who didn't pay their mortgages stay in their houses. Uncle Sam could have done that and didn't. Not sure why Hannity should have been forced to do it.
This is such a silly story. Sean Hannity bought properties at foreclosure like thousands and thousands of other Americans and he rents them out. He has a diversified portfolio. The left does not like him so it is a story. And that is really the only story here.