In today’s media landscape, it seems like right-wing commentators can say any number of appalling things and get away with barely a slap on the wrist, so it’s nice to see karma come crashing down every once in a while — especially when the offense is particularly heinous, like Harlan Z. Hill’s tweet about Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) last night.
Hill, a fervent Trump-loving FOX guest most well known for looking like a cigar-smoking cherub and for the extremely graphic text messages he allegedly sent to a woman on Twitter that led to his divorce (allegedly), decided to go full misogynist last night and called Sen. Harris a “b*tch” in his commentary on the debate.
It’s disgusting to see Hill smearing a historic moment like our nation’s first Black and Indian Vice Presidential nominee debate on the national stage with petty insults based on nothing but her gender — but nothing more can be expected from a self-centered and morally vacant snotling like Hill.
His comeuppance came rather quickly, however. In a statement to the Daily Beast, a FOX News spokesperson announced that “We have no intention of booking him as a guest on any of our platforms.” Though he is not on the FOX payroll — contrary to what his Twitter bio would have you believe — he has appeared on FOX News and FOX Business some 47 times since 2017, most recently in July 2020.
When pressed for comment by the Daily Beast, Hill doubled down on his misogyny. “Kamala Harris was extraordinarily disrespectful to the vice president last night, lied to the American people repeatedly on The Biden/Harris platform, and was just generally unlikable and smug. I tweeted what I tweeted and I’d tweet it again” texted Hill.
Clearly, this — arguably — “man” has some serious internal issues that he should probably seek therapy for. In any case, we hope that his insults were worth losing the last shred of professional legitimacy that he had.
Opinion columnist and former editor-in-chief of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.