Sean Hannity, on his Fox News Show on March 9, defended comments made by Glenn Beck on President Barack Obama being racist.

While discussing Dan Rather's recent comments that Obama "couldn't sell watermelons if you gave him the state troopers to flag down the traffic," Hannity said that Beck "never said anything over the top" unlike Dan Rather's comments.

Hannity's guest, Penny Lee, said that Beck "almost referred" to the president of the United States "as racist".

Hannity defended him saying, "But wait a minute. Wait, hang on a second. When the president hangs out with Jeremiah Wright for 20 years, I'm -- can one conclude that there are issues with the president, black liberation theology?"