Hannity's "Enemy of the State" now "Enemy of the Week"

››› ››› MATTHEW BIEDLINGMAIER

This past week, a number of media outlets -- including Media Matters for America and MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann -- took note of the inaugural edition of Fox News' Hannity's America and, in particular, its "Enemy of the State" segment. On the January 7 edition of the show, host Sean Hannity named actor Sean Penn his first "Enemy of the State" because, "besides calling little old me a 'whore' at a recent speech, Penn has called for the impeachment of just about everybody in the Bush administration and called them 'bastards.' " On the January 14 edition of the show, Hannity changed the name of the segment from "Enemy of the State" to "Enemy of the Week" and defined this "enemy" as "a person whose behavior threatens the very fabric of this country." Hannity offered no explanation of why he changed the name of the segment, nor even note that he did so.

From the January 14 edition of Fox News' Hannity's America:

HANNITY: And finally tonight, it's time for our "Enemy of the Week," a person whose behavior threatens the very fabric of this country.

Hannity went on to name Durham, N.C., district attorney Michael Nifong as his "Enemy of the Week."

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