One of Sean Hannity's remoras, ("You're a great American Sean!") the Michael Savage wannabe is a local host in Cincinnati who went national in 2007 taking Matt Drudge's place on Sunday nights.
Two-legged, small-peckered, tiny-minded and an attorney, Willy has propelled himself wherever he's propelled himself by making offensive, often race-based remarks that get his name in the media. (And often his butt in a sling).
(photo: Cunningham has long battled the rumors he's a lesbian)
His smash-mouth remarks during the 2008 campaign were repudiated in horror by McCain. My, what a difference an election of a Democratic president and a couple of years make! Now, this guy has apparently been invited into the inner chambers of the powers-to be.
Here's who Willy-Bill really is (via Media Matters):
~~Cunningham says Islam's goal is to have "sex with children for eternity." Audio here.
~~ Cunningham alleged that “Obama wants to gas the Jews.” [10/31/08]
~~ Cunningham invoked “666” and “the beast” in discussing “Barack Hussein Obama” [10/14/08]
~~ Cunningham highlights fake Kenyan birth certificate, says “maybe it is accurate,” but later adds “move on.” [08/03/08]
~~ Cunningham on Obama Sr.: “That’s what black fathers do. They simply leave.” [10/30/08]
~~ Cunningham on the poor: “They’re poor because they lack values, ethics, and morals.” [01/05/09]
~~ Bill Cunningham advocates “beat[ing] the hell outta” homeless people with “a big old cane, Singapore-style.” [07/14/09]
~~ "Traditionally, we think of women as Democratic voters because a lot of women who are single are vulnerable; they need like a daddy government to keep an eye on them." [10/29/08]
~~ "[a]mong the so-called noble poor in America ... birth control is not used so illegitimate children can be brought into the world, so the mom can get more checks in the mail from the government." [10/27/08]
Willy Cunningham recently got a television contract with the Tribune Co. for a reality/interview show. We saw a pilot, and we're not sure it'll make it for more than a season, and we'll say this: say the Cincinnati Kid ain't no Hannity.
He and his right-wing media cohort are the folks to whom bland (or least least, light orange) suits like Boehner of the "talk show party" will be obliged for their 2010 victories.
Boehner hasn't verified it yet, but if Cunningham's telling the truth and his wish comes true in November -- we need to repeat -- (and may we shout?) BILL CUNNINGHAM WILL BE BROADCASTING FROM THE OFFICE OF THE SPEAKER-ELECT OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES!!