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March 27, 2013

Hollywood's tribute to the Weather Underground

Guests: Michelle Malkin

This is a rush transcript from "Hannity," March 27, 2013. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

SEAN HANNITY, HOST: Hollywood's tribute to the Weather Underground is set for limited release in the U.S. next Friday. Left-wing actors like Robert Redford, Susan Sarandon and other stars in the movie called "The Company You Keep."

Now this is a film that effectively romanticizes this domestic terror group. Now here's how Hollywood plans on honoring the radical organization that was, of course, founded by President Obama's old pal, Bill Ayers. Watch.

(BEGIN "THE COMPANY YOU KEEP" TRAILER)

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Former Weather Underground leader Sharon Solarz --

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: One of the longest fugitives on the FBI's most wanted list was arrested yesterday 30 years after the notorious Bank of Michigan robbery that resulted in the death of a guard.

JACKIE EVANCHO AS "ISABEL GRANT": What's wrong? You look weird.

ROBERT REDFORD AS "JIM GRANT/NICK SLOAN": I'm fine, honey.

SHIA LABEOUF AS "BEN SHEPARD": I look at the man's history, the man doesn't exist before 1979.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Fugitive Nicholas Sloan had been exposed by a reporter living as a lawyer named James Grant.

TERRENCE HOWARD AS "CORNELIUS": Does Grant have any family?

ANNA KENDRICK AS "DIANA": A daughter, 11.

REDFORD: See you soon.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Where are you going?

LABEOUF: I don't think he's running away. I think he is trying to clear his name.

SUSAN SARANDON AS "SHARON SOLARZ": Our government was murdering millions. We never betrayed each other, any of us, over all of these years.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Got him.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You've got a full green light.

SARANDON: What are you willing to take a risk for?

(END VIDEOTAPE)

HANNITY: Now let's remember, the horrific history of the Weather Underground. In 1970, the group planted a pipe bomb at the San Francisco Police Department, one person was killed. Also that year the NYPD was targeted with dynamite and seven injured that case. And then three Weathermen were killed while trying to assembly IEDs in New York City. In 1971 and '72, both the U.S. capitol and the Pentagon were hit, and 1981, two police officers and one Brinks guard were killed during an armed robbery orchestrated by Underground members.

Sadl,y this is what Hollywood is choosing to celebrate? But I expect nothing else from people like Redford, Susan Sarandon and others.

Joining me now with reaction, Fox News contributor, Michelle Malkin. I guess, you know, they're supposed to be the heroes who stand for their beliefs, is that how this plays out according to Deadline Hollywood?

MICHELE MALKIN, FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR: Yes, you know what an emetic is? Something that induces nausea and vomiting? Well, this trailer is a Hollywood manufactured emetic. And Robert Redford and Susan Sarandon and all of their left-wing pals who glorify those who have blood on their hands are human emetics.

This is blood boiling for so many reasons, particularly because the plot of the movie, which involves a bank robbery and has rose-colored glasses about these sympathetic Weather Underground type members, I think, defiles the memory of all of the innocent victims and particularly the three who died in the real life bank robbery in the last incident that you mentioned in 1981.

There were two police officers and a security guard, Peter Page, Waverly Brown, and Edward O'Grady and those names, of course, mean nothing. They're mud to the likes of these Hollywood directors and actors who, of course, will then get accolades and probably win Oscar awards for their performances.

But I think what needs to happen is that the victims of all domestic terrorism and particularly Weather Underground and black liberation army which were involved in that particular bank robbery, need to show up at all of these events, on the red carpet and make these people confront the real life violence that they are glorifying.

HANNITY: And then, of course, later he'll become an esteemed professor at a liberal university like University of Chicago, and then of course, you can start the political career of Barack Obama in your house and give speeches with Obama and sit on boards with Obama.

I know, it's all -- we still haven't gotten an answer and it still irritates me.

Let me show you the video, maybe like father like son. We've got actor Sean Penn who is known for going off on paparazzi and photographers -- here he walks in and interestingly, he didn't do anything, but then his son, 19 years old, follows up and -- watch this video.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

HOPPER PENN: (EXPLETIVE). (EXPLETIVE).

PAPARAZZI: What the hell! You (EXPLETIVE) kidding me? Don't do that. Don't ever do that, dude.

PENN: (EXPLETIVE) you!

PAPARAZZI: Don't do that to yourself, you're a kid --

PENN: (EXPLETIVE) you, fool! (EXPLETIVE) this fool, you're a (EXPLETIVE) ( EXPLETIVE)!

PAPARAZZI: Oh, word? That's the kind of --

PENN: You're a (EXPLETIVE)!

PAPARAZZI: That's the kind of talk you're teaching him, Sean?

PENN: Shut up, you (EXPLETIVE) (EXPLETIVE)!

PAPARAZZI: Oh, word?!

(END VIDEO CLIP)

HANNITY: Wow, reaction?

MALKIN: Yes, the Hollywood anger management candidate apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Of course, dad, Sean Penn, the senior of course, was involved in violent altercations with paparazzi and here now is the son, Hopper Penn, who was pretty hopped up in that video hurling racist slurs at a photographer on the day that, you know, one of these gay marriage cases is before the Supreme Court.

Sean Penn himself, a big champion of gay rights, remember a couple of years ago he was honored by Hollywood for his depiction of gay mayor Harvey Milk, San Francisco mayor and waxed forth so sanctimoniously about the need for tolerance. Maybe he should have been delivering that speech to his son.

HANNITY: You know, I watch this and I'm thinking, you know, there's such hypocrisy by -- you know, they should be thanking the paparazzi because it gets some pictures in the paper and some publicity. Why is there all this anger? Alec Baldwin is another lunatic out there that freaks out if photographer taking a picture. Somebody wants to take a picture, I go hi, smile. What's the big deal?

MALKIN: Look, I don't have -- I have sympathy for a lot of people who are famous and have to deal with that, especially if they have children. But look, that photographer wasn't doing anything. He was doing his job and he was attacked in this very bigoted way by liberal celebrities who are accusing --

HANNITY: Imagine if it was said at a Tea Party rally which it wasn't.

MALKIN: Or by a Republican's child.

HANNITY: Appreciate it.

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