Daily Hanni-Debunk Archive

2011 in Review: Hannity's Years of Lies Paint GOP Into Corner, Send US into Economic Ruin

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Sean Hannity has been for years claiming that tax breaks giving extra-sweet low rates to the rich have been necessary to create jobs. This has brought economic debate in DC to a head, particularly following the failure of the Supercommittee to find any agreement after Republican members insisted on preserving tax breaks for the wealthy.

Obama in a recent speech in Kansas has finally commented on "trickle down", saying "It doesn’t work. It’s never worked.” So today, Republican leaders in the House and Senate were asked to provide examples of the job-creating millionaires that have been the recipient of government lovin' for a decade.

The GOP could not point to any. It turns out, the entire program has been a disasterous, debt-exploding lie. In fact, the businesses that have been creating and maintaining jobs in the US have almost all fallen under the threshold for the Bush Tax Cuts. Only 1% of businesses that create jobs have qualified for the Bush cuts, the rest all going to wealthy money-hoarders who never deserved it.

This has been the long term result of listening to or trusting broadcaster Sean Hannity, whose claims are never openly vetted for the public interest, rather are broadcast in a right-wing echo chamber in which the callers and guests all agree with the host and articuate liberal callers are "screened out".

We had provided proof here that showed Hannity was lying about jobs and tax cuts based on 2009 data, but the same conclusion was reached more recently when the Washington Post analyzed a 2011 report issued by the US Treasury. The data consistently showed that 98-99% of business that produce things and create jobs do not qualify for the Bush Tax cuts.

NPR went looking for the millionaire job-creators this week and found no one. Since these cuts have been taking hundreds of billions out of the economy since 2001, it's added a terrible strain onto states and middle class taxpayer to make up the shortfall. Budgets were cut, firehouses were shuttered, class sized were increased, hospitals closed, jobs were lost. But because it was based on a lie (the tax cuts are meeded because the millionaires make the jobs), it's time now to be reclaimed with interest and to hold the liars accountable.

Because Hannity was wrong in claiming the US ever needed to invade Iraq, because he was wrong in his economic claims, Sean Hannity has shown he can not be trusted at his word. These have been our country's most important issues, with both the Iraq war and the tax cuts for the rich adding over a trillion to the debt our children will have to pay, as Hannity's children inherit tens of millions.

Hannity is still our biggest radio broadcaster. So he needs to cite data when he makes claims. My suggestion to Hannity is to go to a format of open debate, using informed articulate parties from both sides live on the air in making and debating claims on the air. This would fulfill Hannity's legal requirement to serve the public interest, which we see over a period of many years, he has not served.

Middle Class Caller To Hannity: You Don't Care About Us

Tues Nov 29, 2011
Today a caller from New Jersey complained to Sean Hannity that he is no longer on the side of the middle class, no longer looking out for firemen, cops, teachers. Hannity said he used to be a middle class person, and that all his friends are middle class people. The caller said he wasn’t buying it because Hannity is so chummy with guys like Donald Trump and Chris Christie.

Hannity maintained he doesn’t hang out with the people he interviews, but that he does often attend events with them. He said that he hangs out at tennis courts with other parents, not Bar-B-Q’s at the Governor’s mansion.

Then Hannity said that the public should rely on rich people buying goods and services to help keep us employed. He asked the caller, who was a fireman married to a teacher, specifically what policy was bugging him. The caller said that this year he and his wife would be seeing more money coming out of his check as part of increased contributions to pensions and health coverage.

Hannity told the caller “welcome to reality”, saying this is how it is in the real world, where private sector workers traditionally contribute more out-of-pocket towards their benefits than state workers. The caller had his volume squelched and was ultimately hung up on, so Hannity seemed as though he had made the superior argument. But Hannity neglected to mention that Governor Christie had actually carved out special tax breaks for millionaires who threatened to leave the state, enriching top earners as the working class struggle to get by on less.

Hannity basically told the fireman to stop whining about his loss in pay and benefits because the state is catering to the rich so they won’t threaten moving away and so the middle class can be lucky enough to serve them as they spend money. This is of course, completely disprovable, utter horseshit – the middle class is what spurs real growth in spending, the rich have been hoarding money and both Hannity and Christie are regular attendees of events planned by secretive multibillionaire sugar daddies such as the Koch brothers and the Heritage Foundation.


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Weds Nov 9, 2011

Hannity and Joe Lieberman Lie About Extent of OWS Anti-Semitism and Lawlessness

Today Hannity set up an interview with CT Sen. Joe Lieberman by summing up the Occupy Wall Street movement as "taken over" by rapists, drug dealers, nudists and "tons" of anti-Semites. Hannity's wording suggests these undesirables set the direction of the movement, influenced others or gained traction which is provably false, making Hannity a bald faced liar.

Hannity ironically bemoans the bias in other media, while he remains our country's worst offender, taking a handful of anti-Semitic protesters seen fleetingly at #OWS protests to broadbrush the entire movement which consists of tens of thousands in the streets worldwide protesting income disparity, pay-for-play in economic policy and criminal corruption.

The number of topless women (which is legal), weed dealers or even the rapists preying on protesters have been limited isolated incidents. Worthy of mention perhaps, the suggestion these problems are endemic or widespread is an utter lie, but Hannity knows he loses if he talks substantively about economic policy so he wants his audience befuddled with complaints about littering or bongo noise.

Lieberman piled on too, saying the movement had some justifiable concerns in the beginning, but it was being "destroyed" because of the radical element Hannity describes. This too is a shameless lie - in fact the Occupy movement is growing and spreading. The site Collective Disorder has been quantifying OWS popularity by counting Facebook 'likes', which added about a quarter million hits in the last two weeks, now approaching two and a half million who have sympathized online.

Hannity has been headlining the alleged anti-Semites at Occupy sites for weeks, reusing the same handful of clips as proof, while lying to his audience by using phrases like "a ton" to describe their numbers, even after his exaggerations were publicly debunked (see below).

Mon Nov 7, 2011

Hannity Fails To Mention His Abramoff-Connected Pals After Jack Abramoff Tells Hannity All of Washington is Infected With Corruption

Convicted former lobbyist Jack Abramoff visited Hannity's radio show today to confirm what we already knew - that Congress has been bought and paid for for a long time, but that he personally had aides from over 100 Congressional offices "in his pocket" and doing his bidding.

The exchange was a bit surreal because Hannity is currently being paid by the Heritage Foundation as he skews the news everyday, but he listened with pretend concern as Abramoff explained how donations and perks translated into favorable policies for his clients at the highest levels of our government. Hannity shifted the discussion to Democrats and neglected to mention that he has Karl Rove on his show weekly without asking about his ties to Abramoff. Hannity has also hosted Ralph Reed, John Cornyn, David Vitter, Dennis Hastert and Eric Cantor on his show, as well as Conrad Burns who was a recipient of donations from Hannity's boss. All of these Hannity's guests have been tied to Abramoff's "web of corruption, yet were given a platform by Hannity and remain undiscussed after Abramoff's admissions of guilt.

Hannity conveniently forgot that he had supported and defended Jack Abramoff's corrupt friends in high places throughout the period in question, most notably perhaps Tom DeLay, currently on bail appealing his money-laundering conviction in the scandal. Hannity even wrote the foreword in DeLay's 2007 book.

Instead, Hannity complained about the appearance of impropriety in the Obama administration's Solyndra scandal, essentially a sweetheart contract awarded to a huge Obama campaign bundler George Kaiser (who progressive media had reported on even before Solyndra declared bankruptcy).

We know everyone from John Boehner to Bill Clinton has been exposed in donation scandals, but it is immoral and hypocritical of Hannity to project fake outrage over Abramoff's revelations because his bosses at News Corp have been donating millions to candidates even as they have been reporting on the elections, supporting their campaigns, helping them raise money from listeners and denying their opponents air time. Hannity's talk radio show is perhaps the #1 vehicle for promoting Conservative candidates in the country, clearly a valuable "perk", and a conflict of interest worthy of investigation and conflict-of-interest probes into the legality of electioneering over public airwaves.

"I've Got Hannity In My Back Pocket"

Don't forget that during the 2010 senatorial campaign in Virginia, Christine O'Donnell bragged she had Hannity "in her back pocket" and could go on his show anytime to raise money. Interestingly, Hannity mentioned that Abramoff's book describes Newt Gingrich as "clean", the one guy that Abramoff couldn't corrupt, a ringing endorsement of a current presidential candidate coming from a bought-off propagandist and a convicted felon trying to rehab credibility.

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Thurs Oct 27, 2011

Hannity: Anti-Semitism in OWS Protests "Almost All Over The Nation"

Today News Corp employee Sean Hannity began his show by citing smears of Occupy Wall Street protesters published by other News Corp employees, saying the anti-semitism at Occupy sites had spread "almost all over the nation".

As CBS News explained, the incidences were hard to find, while Jews were well represented among protesters. What had increased was right wing exploitation of the rarest of incidences. Online, we found a total of four signs documented so far, one of which was a tiny scrawling on a board and the other three were similar "Google Jews" signs all in the same handwriting. Another video used in an ad to try to color the whole movement as anti-semitic contained audio of two anti-semitic comments.

Armed with little more than this, Bill Kristol then called on Obama to denounce OWS as anti-semitic. Brent Bozell of MRC highlighted a lone clip of an anti-semitic black man ranting (the same "Google Jews" theme) on tape and surmised in his headline that Anti-Semitism at Occupy Wall Street was "Rampant" - without including a single other incident. He then called on ABC, CNN, CBS and NBC to report this incident, or else "they are deliberately covering up an act of anti-Semitism".

Rupert Murdoch's own WSJ published polls on protester views and the anti-semitic responses were non-existent. No one mentioned Jews, Israel or even foreign policy. Raw data here.

With all of the right wingers exaggerating the scope of OWS anti-semitism, it's no wonder Hannity thought the issue was growing. Had he done any real research though, he might have found these incidences so far have been even rarer than right wingers trying to infiltrate OWS crowds and plant false stories.

Yesterday, one right wing videographer was caught trying to give away bongs so he could take damaging pictures of OWS protesters. Another right wing blogger was caught on tape causing a disturbance in the middle of an OccupyDC demonstration at the Air Space museum.

Ironically, the media has even discussed anti-semitism - only to dismiss it. NYT and the ADL agreed this was rare as anything seen so far and not worthy of any significant mention - unless you wanted to foist baseless attacks on the movement.


Thurs Oct 6, 2011

Hannity Agrees With #OWS On Pay-For-Play Then Flipflops And Resumes Attacks


Discussing #OccupyWallStreet, Hannity asked an arrested protester Thursday if he opposes Obama allowing access to major campaign bundlers in apparent exchange for a sweetheart federal contract in the Solyndra scandal.

The caller said he did oppose Obama and the “incestuous relationship” between government and their contributors. When donors fund a political campaign, they force the politician to repay the favor. The caller shared an analogy, saying his parents got him his first car, but then forced him to buy groceries with it every week.

Hannity agreed, saying “perfect!” and remarked “you have made the most sense out of any of the protesters we’ve spoken to” (Hannity spent the week playing clips of the least articulate #ows protesters he could find). The caller told Hannity there were many anti-Obama protesters in the crowd, including Republicans.

After finding out the caller was a transgender person, Hannity told him “you seem like a nice guy”.

Hannity later asked “Grim”, a different #ows protester, if she opposed Obama’s apparent pay-for-play in the Solyndra scandal. She admitted both parties and “all politicians” were part of a broken, corrupt system, reluctantly acknowledging she opposed Obama on the point.

Hearing from another protester that the #ows movement was equally critical of Obama as “corporatist” Republicans, what came next showed a sad side of Hannity’s job – having to contradict yourself in front of the whole world when your boss sends in new talking points.

Stuart Varney Contradicts Hannity With Anti-Obama Talking Points – So Hannity Agrees
Describing the Obama speech today, Fox’s Stuart Varney brought in fresh propaganda, saying Obama “associated very closely” with #ows, trying to “co-opt” them and “reach out” and “almost lead them” as he “converted those protesters on Wall Street into his own shock troops”.


Fox's Varney Exploits Steve Jobs' Death To Smear Protesters

Varney also said the protesters were “dissidents”, “clowns”, “ne’er do wells” and “communists”. He wondered out loud if the protesters will “go after” Steve Jobs, a billionaire capitalist who died this week.

Hannity stood by in agreement, saying Varney, along with Neil Cavuto, was the most knowledgeable guest he knows on business matters.
Even though he had identified and had just interviewed anti-Obama factions in #ows, Hannity flipflopped on command as Varney connected Obama to the #ows movement. That’s what folks call a “company man” – loyally helping push the bossman’s propaganda, no matter how obvious or false it may be. Hannity tacked on, saying “the abusive practices that got us into this problem” were the Democrat-connected Fannie and Freddie, after he had already agreed the crisis was bipartisan gladhanding.

Hannity must have momentarily forgot who pulls his strings and who provides his political payola.

“Perfect” Callers Pile Attacks On #OWS Protesters
Directly following Varney, a call came in from Annette in Tulsa, claiming to be a mother of a protester who said her daughter went to protests years ago but she didn’t know what she was protesting. The clear-voiced, well-enunciating “midwest mom” said her daughter was going off because it was exciting and “romantic” to go off and protest. She said buses were being provided by unspecified organizers who told the daughter they would bail her out if she was arrested, provide her with materials and talking points.
Annette wanted to plant doubt in listeners minds that #ows is real and grassroots. Hannity agreed, saying “such a good point”, but it was strange a “mom” would call his show, syndicated onto over 425 stations, to embarrass and sneer at her own daughter on the radio for being an ill-informed, gullible pawn of sinister liberals.
Her anecdote also viewers with a clever inception – she said none of the kids in her daughter’s group ever internalized any of the talking points and all sound like a deer in the headlights as soon as anyone put a camera in their face. So when Hannity listeners hear the inarticulate #ows kids speak, they will assume they are blank-eyed puppets.
The very next caller “Shelby” told Hannity #ows protesters are “unproductive” and they survive on hand outs, noting teacher unions are joining and they just don’t understand that without capitalists to provide jobs, nobody will have jobs. She said we are vilifying the people that are creating the jobs, the people that support a tax code that allows people who don’t work to survive. Hannity agreed, then suddenly got all “homespun”:


  • Hannity: Such a great point, how old is your daughter?
  • Shelby: She’s six.
  • Hannity: Oh wow, that’s such a great age…what does she like to do?
  • Shelby: She likes to ride her bike.
  • Hannity: That’s amazing!


Weds Oct 5, 2011

Hannity Discredits #OccupyWallStreet Protest

Can't Seem To Find Articulate Liberal Among Thousands

Today Sean Hannity cobbled together an audio montage of Wall Street protesters who had a hard time conveying their thoughts into radio-friendly soundbites while ignoring the movement's more articulate members, assembly reps, spokespeople and professional supporters. This goes both ways in media, where liberals have interviewed tea party protesters who didn't understand Medicare was government run or the most basic facts of US history.

But Hannity specifically broadbrushed the entire movement, saying it was disorganized, incoherent and also claimed they literally smelled because they hadn't washed in weeks. Here is a master at his craft - propaganda - doing his best to discredit and dismiss the "Occupy" movement, spreading across the country into a reported 60+ cities.

Fox's Van Susteren Show Caught Censoring, Breaking Promise

The pattern of finding the #OWS movement's "weakest links" in terms of on-air eloquence has also spread - from Hannity to Fox's Greta Van Susteren who was caught red-handed interviewing an articulate protester, assuring him his views would be aired, and then censoring him. The exchange was filmed by witnesses, proving Fox's producer reneged on a promise to the Daily Kos blogger to be "fair and balanced" and air his views if he shared them.

Thurs Sept 29, 2011

Hannity Vows To Improve Quality of Liberal Guests

Today "Denny", a conservative caller in the 4 o'clock hour complained to Hannity that Tamara Holder was an unacceptable placeholder for a liberal voice on his show. She noted Holder's responses were unintelligent, uninformed, kneejerk, contrary and a waste of viewers time. She urged Hannity to face off and mix it up with more articulate liberals who use facts, are willing to concede points occasionally and build common ground on honesty.

Hannity said he is "willing to hear anybody's comments, criticisms, critiques of the program...to make the program the best possible." Then he said he had read about "perceptual studies" of his show, a form of focus groups for radio shows, where he learned through painful honesty that people said he should "let people hang themselves more". Hannity promised to take the suggestion under advisement, saying he "will put a variety of views on and I will try to balance it as best I can - I make you that promise".

This is at odds with experiences reported by callers in trying to get on the air on the Hannity show, where the sharper, well-spoken liberals are hung up on by screeners who say "I'll pass it on", or sometimes asked to provide a personal phone number as a condition to get on the air. Some callers say they were coached by screeners on what to say, whether it was true or not.

Will Hannity improve the caliber of liberal contributors? Take more callers? Allow more articulate callers on the air? We will do our best to present the answers in the days and weeks ahead.

Fri Sept 23, 2011

Hannity vs. Ron Paul on the Wisdom of Pre-emptively Attacking Iran



It's enlightening when Ron Paul talks foreign policy with Sean Hannity, an unwavering defender of the unpopular 'war on terror' that has exploded US debt. After Thursday's GOP debate in Orlando, the two spoke about Iran. Hannity has been publicly saying we should attack them because of statements made by President Mahmoud Ahmadinijhad in which he predicts the "regime" in Israel will fade from the map of time.

To Hannity, this quote means Iran intends to "annihilate" Israel by nuking them. This of course would be suicide, as Israel is a nuclear power themselves. Few believe Iran would trigger their own destruction but Hannity still keeps using public airwaves to beat the drums for another war. Ron Paul believes Ahmadinijhad is but a paper tiger, with little popular support and that they couldn't even carry out this threat if they wanted to. Paul also reminds Hannity that Reagan regretted sending US ground troops to their death into the Mideast.

Paul Scoffs at Hannity's "War Propaganda"

Hannity: Why do we have no business or role in preventing a madman holocaust-denying guy like Ahmadinijhad that wants to wipe Israel off the map, repeatedly states it, an enemy of the US, why do you think we shouldn't involve ourselves early before he gets a nuclear weapon?

Paul: Well, first we don't have the authority, second we don't have the money, third it hurts our national security and fourth I think it hurts Israel for us to be doing all these things

Hannity: What do you mean we don't have the authority? Whose authority, whose authority...

Paul: Where's it written in the Constitution we should be the policeman of the world?

Hannity: It doesn't say that.

Paul: No, you can't do it. So...

Hannity: We have the right to defend ourselves.

Paul: What about George Bush? He had it right in the year 2000. Remember he said "I don't want to be a nation builder, I don't want to be involved in 'policeman of the world'". Because he didn't like what Clinton was doing in Kosovo. So I just think that the founders preached that message, "don't go about the world looking for monsters". Besides, we don't have the money, it's most important reason right now.

Hannity: I think that's really important but is it a case that if we don't deal with certain threats now we'll deal with them later? For example as we watched the expansion of Nazism. You know, eventually...obviously Pearl Harbor played a big part, but we were a part of beating back the forces of fascism and Nazism. Maybe had we gotten in early? I mean do you have to look at potential threats down the road and realize that if somebody says they want to destroy you, you gotta believe them.

Paul: Yeah, but that's all war propaganda. We did that...

Hannity: No, Ahmadinijhad said it, he wants to destroy Israel and the US.

Paul: Yeah, but so did Kruschev say he would bury us and he had the capability of doing it.

Hannity: Yeah....

Paul: Iran, Iran is not a threat in the true sense of the word. They have a lot of...

Hannity: You really believe that?

Paul: Let me finish a sentence. They have a lot of oil but they have to import gasoline. They don't have intercontinental ballistic missiles. And people like...others, maybe you, you're willing to go in there and aggressively attack a country? And they don't even have a weapon?!

Hannity: You know why I am? And this is just a disagreement we have. Because when he says he wants to annihilate Israel...his ties...he's fighting proxy wars against Israel right now by funding Hezbollah, al Qaeda, Islamic Jihad, the Muslim Brotherhood, they are already fighting a war against us - in many ways - and Western values. It's just a matter of us recognizing it.

Paul: If we'd have followed George Bush's foreign policy...and Ronald Reagan, he said that he left after Lebanon and the chaos. He said politics up there is so irrational, he said that "I made a mistake". He brought the troops home, and he said that if he'd have been more neutral in that area, those 240 young Marines would still be alive.

So Reagan had second thoughts about it, and the founders preached it, and I think it's going to undermine our defense. I think that what we're doing here is...

Hannity: It may not come to that.

Paul: I think what we're doing is very dangerous to Israel.

Weds Sept 21, 2011

Hannity: The Poor Don't Pay Enough

Hannity today continued to say the rich pay an inordinate portion of the overall tax burden - he has often said 50% of us pay nothing and today he said .1% of earners pay 20% of the total. If this is true, it only shows the widening of the income gap - the taxation rates have not been changed under Obama, these are the same rates we had under Bush, except the disparity has grown, with rich folks getting more as the middle class slips into poverty more and more. Ironically, the Heritage Foundation which pays Hannity to read their talking points admits this on it's website, saying "[t]he tax cuts shifted even more of the income tax burden toward the rich."

Hannity says the rich are paying more than their share, but Warren Buffett reminds us that middle class people pay a higher percentage of their income because they don't pay capital gains rates, they don't hire accountants and attorneys, they don't exploit loopholes like offshoring and they don't commit fraud as often as the rich.

Finally, "Rick" a caller who earns $30K annually protested Hannity's insinuations that the rest of us don't work hard or pay enough. Hannity then lied to him, saying "I'm in the same boat" not once but twice before backpedaling and acknowledging he today is very wealthy (a multimillionaire who personally benefits by hundreds of thousands every year the Bush tax cuts are extended).

If Hannity keeps repeating that the rich pay more of the overall taxes, it's because they have most of the wealth - today's tax policies are not Obama's policies, if anything he has helped the rich inordinately by agreeing to extend the Bush tax cuts. If Hannity believes we should change tax policy to spread the tax burden out so the poor pay more, it's not only oppressive, it's redistribution - government socialist interference.

99% of Small Businesses Would Be Unaffected By Repeal of Bush Tax Cuts

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When Hannity, Limbaugh, Paul Ryan, Fox News or some other "conservative" tells you raising taxes on the highest brackets hurts the nation's jobs creators, you can show them it's been debunkedby The Brookings Tax Policy Center. Not only has it been greatly exaggerated, it's ostensibly been a lie - 2009 figures showed that 99% of small business owners did not land in either of the top two brackets that would be affected by the expiry of the Bush Tax Cuts.

Hannity has been making blanket economic statements based on rare exceptions, not rules - but he is outright lying when he says raising taxes on the rich would hamper the small business owners that drive the US economy. Hannity lives in the "technically true" wordplay as follows: more than one small business in the bracket gives him the right to say "small businesses would be affected". While not a lie, this is a distortion, meant to deceive, worthy of FCC complaint, on-air retraction and moral scorn.

Ironically, the Bush Tax Cuts are also socialism - government interference in free market economics and the type of reverse Robin Hood tinkering that turned a surplus into a deficit to enrich a few well-connected billionaires at the expense of unborn American children.

Graphic: Hannity Claims Untrue

When taxes on the top 1% are high, it stimulates growth because reinvesting in the business is a great way to avoid taxes. This creates jobs. But Sean Hannity wants to pocket the money without creating jobs, saying the wealthy will leave if we don't give them lopsided tax breaks. But this only proves they love money more than this country and don't deserve sympathy. Hannity lies to his audience telling them lowering taxes on the uber-wealthy leads to more jobs and here is the proof:
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Fri Sept 16, 2011

AUDIO: Hannity Says Ahmadinijhad Wants To Wipe "United States Off The Face Of The Earth"

Vexed By Ron Paul Supporter, Hannity Cowers From Substantive Debate, Bullies and Lies

This audio shows specifically how Hannity operates to shut callers down and hustle them off the air, paint them as crazy and claim they are unreasonable, even if they are making perfect sense.

Hear the caller Joe today suggest that America brought attacks onto itself by interfering in Muslim countries. Hannity interrupts and heckles him, refuses to discuss it on the merits, and forces Joe into a series of yes or no questions that inevitably lead back to his own talking point. No longer a fringe view, GOP Presidential candidate Ron Paul is making this a major campaign issue, and had discussed the exact same idea with Hannity in April 2011, saying US troops based in Saudi Arabia caused "blowback" as terror strikes.

Listen to Hannity bully, cut off and talk over Joe when he brings up profit-mad defense contractors. Hannity mocks Joe and reflexively asks "do you think evil exists today?" Joe astutely points out that the US has supported many evil, brutal dictators - including Saddam Hussein. Again, Hannity cuts him off and talks over him, remarking he was "going off in a hundred different directions" when he actually was right on topic, answering Hannity's question by saying yes, evil exists today but in part, it's our own leaders!

Hannity then demonstrates Godwin's Law, saying Ahmadinijhad is equivalent to Hitler. [Note: Hannity uses a mistranslation of the Iranian president's statement, "the Israeli regime will fade from the map" somehow distorting it into "Iran will nuke Israel". This is absurd, as Israel is a nuclear power, Iran would be assuring it's own destruction. Mistranslated on purpose, it has been thoroughly debunked but Hannity still puts stock into this distortion every single day].

Hannity next asks if "talking it out" would have worked with Hitler. Joe handily reminded Hannity that George W. Bush's grandfather Prescott Bush was the one that had dealings with the Third Reich, as head of the firm Harriman Brown who financed Hitler's armaments as he rose to power. Hannity immediately hangs up on Joe, censoring him in shivering, cowardly fear, saying "I gotta go Joe, I gave it my best shot." Hannity's best won't do for Americans to have a real debate over public airwaves.

We have not been able to find anywhere Ahmadinijhad ever explicitly threatened the United States, but we have found cases where he called America imperialist, oil vampires, exploiters of Mid East nations, human rights violators and violent hypocrites for claiming we are followers of Jesus Christ whose gave his life for the cause of pacifism.

This means Hannity made a "non-factual" statement when he said Ahmadinijhad "wants to wipe Israel and the United States off the face of the Earth" which needs a retraction. We are in the middle of a sensitive diplomatic negotiation to extract American "hikers" being held by Iran and have also been trying to support the green revolution in Iran which arose after the last election of Ahmadinijhad was riddled with fraud.

To attack Iran today would give Ahmadinijhad every excuse to assume complete control via martial law and galvanize his support among the Iranian people, undoing years of activism by the Iranian grassroots.

Thurs Sept 15, 2011

Donald Trumps' Solar Calculations Off by Over 300%

Trump today said he looked into solar for his buildings. Trump told Hannity it would take him 32 yrs to pay off installations for solar energy. This is quizzical - the average installation in NY takes 7-10 years and a company called REC Solar in NJ says their customers have payback periods down to between 3-5 years. NY also has no-money-down options but say even if you pay out of pocket, it's under 10 years. Remember too, the cost of traditional energy fluctuates and is only expected to rise, making solar's payback period even shorter.

Weds Sept 14, 2011

Hannity "Never Heard of" Halliburton's Troop Electrocutions or Corruption Despite National Headlines

Approximately 4:46PM EST today a caller tells Hannity that Halliburton was corrupt, getting millions in contracts even after they 'electrocuted our servicemen', referring to the unintentional 'manslaughter' of soldiers due to faulty grounding wiring as they were showering. Hannity first said he's never heard of the corruption the caller was talking about and then said he doesn't have time to spend on the topic, immediately disconnecting the caller and going to a "friendly" call.

As reported in the Military Times, the Army's Inspector General found that equipment installed and inspected by Halliburton/KBR was "unacceptable" and killed Staff Sgt. Ryan Maseth, 24, of Pittsburgh and up to nine other soldiers. After the ruling, KBR blamed the military, ironically saying it had informed the Army their electrical work was unsafe but the Army never told them they had to fix it, so they are not responsible.

Halliburton's other scandals include double billing, gouging and bribery, resulting in over half a billion in fines, but the most sexist practice was how they make women sign away their right to prosecute or sue if Halliburton staff rapes them. When the US Senate tried to outlaw this practice, they lobbied to keep the rape loophole and then, when the Jamie Leigh Jones rape case against Halliburton was dismissed because of their pro-rape clause, they then sued her for legal expenses for daring to try to have them prosecuted for allegedly raping her.

Hannity, who lavishes praise over Dick Cheney probably has heard these headline news scandals, after all, he did say he reads the papers. This would me Hannity is choosing to lie to say he's never heard of them so he has an excuse to hang up on the caller and censor the public.

Mon Sept 5, 2011
Top priority of the day: giant corporations and their manipulated media want to convince people government regulation is impeding SMALL businesses instead of reigning in big ones. In rerun, Hannity says Biden is touring 'Communist China' - would that be the country that the Bush administration had as the chief financier of two wars? In fact we now learn through McClatchy that China wanted to step in and snatch up US banks during the worst points of the Bush economic collapse

More Proof Bush Tax Cuts Create No Jobs

On Labor Day, Donald Kaul asks: The Rich Are Raking It in, So Where Are the Jobs? "If GOP lawmakers say that millionaires are the economy's job creators, and if they're not making money, they won't create any jobs. A reasonable argument, except for the fact that they're making money already. And where are those jobs? CEO pay at large companies soared 27 percent last year. Profits are up too. Bankers, hedge fund managers, and stock brokers are raking it in. Where are the jobs? Why aren't these sultans of finance and industry hiring people, lending money, and doing something for the economy?"

Hannipocrisy Alert: Hannity says he thinks liberals are showing up at Romney events to cause trouble. If so, they learned it from Freedom Works who was caught telling tea partiers to "get in the face' and disrupt Democrat town halls last year. Show personal responsibility, Mr. Hannity - if this is bad, denounce the originator and not the duplicator. Is this bad on principle or because the middle class is fighting back?

Even worse, we learned today Congressmen Dan Webster of FL and Tim Griffin of AK (yes that Tim Griffin) have been taking pictures of people at town halls who ask them tough questions. According to Thom Hartmann, they create "wanted" posters and distribute them to vilify the rabble-rouser and chill free speech.

Hannity "Vets" Perry By Agreeing With Everything

Rick Perry says he promised a "desperate" small business owner on the campaign trail that he will help her stay in business by getting the boot of regulation and taxation off her neck. In other news, as real people in small business know, the biggest threat has been the Walmar-tization, franchization and mallifiication of America.

Today's Hanni-Debunk 3pm-6pm [now in GoogleDocs format]

Sun Sept 4, 2011

Hannity Blamed For America's "Intellectual Deficit"

Ann Davidow of BuzzFlash was outraged to hear Hannity's bald, disprovable assertions this week. In America's Intellectual Deficit Is More Dangerous Than It's Financial One, she complains that right-wing lies and distortions so systematized that you simply cannot set the record straight anymore. Noticing the lack of balance She noted there was no balance - "[b]etween the Hannity hype and the Republican lineup of candidates elocuting absurdist policies we are poorly represented in the public forum.

She tried to counter Hannity's notion that "there hasn't been a single success the administration can claim". The president's rescue of the automotive industry preserved jobs and prevented further implosion. His signature health-care plan eliminated the pre-existing condition exclusion that saome estimates say will affect 50-100 million in 2014. The controversial stimulus was accepted with open arms by "ribbon-cutting Republicans" before hypocritically denouncing it. Says Davidow, "Kansas Republican Governor Brownback and Republican Sen. Pat Roberts are claiming credit for a new federally-funded Bio-Defense Facility even as they bash federal funding."

Obama also ended Osama bin Laden's life. Just a sampling of tangible results, but Hannity's listeners minds are turned to mulch when these distortions are pounded into their heads. There are legitimate criticisms to be made about this administration but a lack of accomplishments isn't true.

Weds Aug 31, 2011

Hannity Used as a Tool for Revisionist Cheney Propaganda

Excerpted from News Hounds: Dick Cheney visited Sean Hannity Tuesday night to be pelted with softball questions, warm fuzzy compliments and cement the Hannity show as a reliable neocon "safe house".

Fear is Good, Never Be Nice

Cheney defended Guantanamo Bay prison on the grounds that it’s good for the world to fear the United States, saying "I think some people – and there were some in our administration who felt (if we’re nicer to terrorists, they’ll be nicer to us). And I wasn’t one of them. This notion that somehow Guantanamo was a major cause of recruitment, a recruitment tool for Al Qaeda – I just don’t think that’s true." Both General Petraeus and Colin Powell said Guantanamo Bay has harmed our efforts against terrorism. With “five draft deferments” Cheney has no training or experience in combat and also sought to discredit his own generals. He also said "...My experience in that part of the world is people are more likely to respond if they respect and/or fear the power of the United States."

This is at odds with the findings of the Iraq Study group who felt our presence in Iraq and elsewhere was creating more insurgents then we were eliminating. But if you still contest the notion, simply look at the success of General Petraeus - not only was his strategy to "be nice" to our enemies, he has been paying them using taxpayer money to lay down their arms in Iraq and Afghanistan. In Iraq this has been the only strategic bright spot in a years-long "fiasco" and a real probing journalist could have caught Cheney in this contradiction easily.

What Iraq Terror Program? What WMD?

When Cheney boasted about having “taken down” the Iraq terror program, Hannity didn’t challenge the assertions. Cheney cheered the invasion of Iraq and suggested that Saddam Hussein did have weapons of mass destruction after all. After saying that a nuclear weapon or biological agent in the hands of terrorists is “the biggest threat we face,” he continued, “...The people we lost on 9/11 would be only a handful compared to what they could do to us if they had a nuclear weapon or a biological agent of some kind. And I think that’s what we have to guard against. It’s the ultimate threat and we can’t take it for granted that it’s not a problem...".

We know now Iraq had no WMD program but we are facing long-term economic calamity, exactly what Osama bin Laden expressed his aim for the US was. By concentrating on Iraq who had destroyed her WMD programs, we allowed Al Qaeda to beat us on their long strategy as we wasted hundreds of billions in Iraq following Cheney's fudged intel.

Taking Credit Where Credit is Miscontrued

"I worry, when we get into the proliferation of nuclear weapons, whether it’s North Korea, or Syria or Iran – terror-sponsoring states – people that have relationships with terror: Saddam Hussein, Iraq. Those are the ones we have to really guard against. I think we did a good job during a good part of the administration. Clearly, we took down the Libyan program, we took down the Iraqi program, we took down A.Q. Khan in Pakistan, but there are a lot more out there and we need to keep working it.”

And now the truth - North Korea is fully armed, Libya's nukes are not all accounted for, A.Q. Khan's network successfully distributed nuclear secrets all over the world under Cheney's tenure and Pakistan had been successfully harboring Osama bin Laden for years under Cheney's watch.

Top Bush White House Whistleblower Says He'll Testify at Cheney's War Crimes Trial

Democracy Now interviewed Col. Lawrence Wilkerson today, Colin Powell’s former chief of staff. Wilkerson admitted he put together Powell’s crucial February 2003 presentation to the UN Security Council about Iraq, using intel he should have been told was discredited. He called it “the biggest mistake of my life...I will regret that to my grave.” The same speech, Wilkerson said ruined Powell's chances for higher office, claiming the war hero was exploited as the only Bush era official who had any credibility. Once Powell signed off, we went to war.

Wilkerson agreed Cheney is “profiting off" his "sleazy, sensationalistic, self-serving book, basically profiting from his crimes" and at the same time normalizing these unconstitutional policies. Wilkerson said, “I’d be willing to testify, and I’d be willing to take any punishment I’m due.”

Sean Hannity has never dared mention Wilkerson who exposed the Iraq war as a "hoax" beginning in 2006. If he was fair and balanced, he would have Bush whistleblowers debate the events live on the air so they can be refuted. Originally appearing on PBS and MSNBC, Wilkerson's discussions of Cheney "war crimes" are now being covered by ABC, CBS, Washington Post, New York Magazine and many others. Whitewashing Wilkerson, Hannity and Fox are, as usual, too biased to be considered reliable.

Fri Aug 26, 2011

Professor Goolsbee Schools Hannity As He Lies To Fox Viewers

Lying is a harsh word, but it's been fact-checked now and there's no other way to characterize Hannity's false assertions. Obama's former economic advisor Austan Goolsbee appeared on Hannity's TV show today in a rare face-to-face debate. Hannity tried to say Goolsbee and Obama had failed in everything they've tried. Goolsbee let Fox viewers in on some key facts though:
1 - Reagan's top marginal rate on the rich was 50% till 1986, he taxed the rich plenty for all but two years of his presidency
2 - Obama cut taxes for 150 million middle class workers
3 - Cut, Cap and Balance doesn't even satisfy Paul Ryan's Plan, let alone any realistic compromise that could pass both houses.

But it was this exchange that shows why Hannity does not deserve an FCC license renewal, he unabashedly lies and offers no later retractions when proven false.

GOOLSBEE: Over the 17 months, wait take the 17 months where we're actually growing fairly robustly -
HANNITY: Growing? We're losing 400,000 jobs a month!
GOOLSBEE: Before the events at the beginning of this year -
HANNITY: We're losing -
GOOLSBEE: We added 2.5 million, we added 2.5 million jobs. When the president takes office, we're losing almost 800,000 a month. When we slow that down and turn it around, we add 2.5 million. It has taken longer than we anticipated, there's no question about that, you're correct.
HANNITY: We didn't add, I can't let you get away, we've lost 2.5 million jobs.
GOOLSBEE: That's not true.

[UPDATE: Media Matters fact-checked this exchange using Bureau of Labor Statistic data and found Hannity's claim that 400,000 jobs per month were lost was untrue, jobs were added - and the claim that 2.5 million jobs were lost is also untrue.]

Weds Aug 24, 2011

Hannity "Pushes the Truth": US Planes To Be Targeted By Libyan Jihadists With Shoulder-Fired Missiles

Sean Hannity made incredibly unfounded suggestions today in warning American planes may now be targeted by Libyans with shoulder mounted rockets. Hannity cited an AP report which questioned the current custody of loose armaments in Libya, including nuclear or chemical stockpiles. But Hannity took this and ran, along with guest Oliver North, in implying the "failed state" was beginning a turn to Sharia and jihadist extremism when no such evidence exists.

In doing this, Hannity's research team ignored today's reports that French President Sarkozy was planning an international conference on Libya next month and that Italian authorities were assisting in setting up elections within 8 months. Hannity was criticized by FoxHounds for cherrypicking news last night, but instead of responding, he doubled down, ignoring John McCain's measured remarks to Fox News days ago and ignoring today's report by Raw Story that shows McCain and Joe Lieberman personally helped secure Libyan nuclear stockpiles - in exchange for offers to arm Gaddafi.

THE DAILY HANNI-DEBUNK SCROLL DOWN THIS BOX FOR "Hannity" TWEETS 3-6pm EST Weds Aug 24, 2011 2:59

The_Monarch: RT @New_federalists: I don't listen to Glenn Beck, Hannity or Limbaugh!! I listen to Jefferson, Adams and Washington... RT WAKE UP! [via Twitter]

3:06

princy_lyn: I am listening to Sean Hannity http://t.co/nSvkHLN @GetGlue #SeanHannity [via Twitter]

3:09

yidwithlid: Uh-Oh Is Global Warming Causing Mosquitoes To Move To Florida? bit.ly/nuPN2s #marklevin #levin #hannity #rush #limbaugh #beck #glennbeck [via Twitter]

3:11

Gray2kx: @kirstenpowers10 @FBN Ask. Hannity if he is for the payroll tax cut being extended. [via Twitter]

3:12

ncgarzia: @seanhannity Hannity for US Senate 2012!!!! [via Twitter]

3:13

1460kion: Today at 1:05pm Col. Oliver North joins Sean Hannity to discuss the unfolding events in Libya. Live on 1460 AM &... http://t.co/Lsj7ZQX [via Twitter]

3:16

1460kion: In response to Hurricane Irene, Meteorologist Joe Bastardi will check in w/Sean Hannity thru-out the program to... http://t.co/o6rDsIC [via Twitter]

3:22

beernutsJW: Take 2 drinks! Hannity just said Libya's been "literally decimated". A double language mis-abuse! [via Twitter]

3:23

TCNewsTalk: Today's Hannity lineup: Col. Oliver North at 3:05pm on Libya; Marybeth Hicks and Mercedes Colwin at 4:05pm on child discipline. [via Twitter]

3:28

Trident_Media: Exclusive: Christine O'Donnell Pens New Book 'Troublemaker' - Interviews - Hannity - FoxNews.com http://t.co/ZYqdbr6 via @hannityshow [via Twitter]

3:41

cyote6: RT @MonicaCrowley: Next up: co-hosting "The Five" @ 5pm AND appearing on "Hannity" @ 9pm ET! My work saving America is never done. #Moni ... [via Twitter]

3:43

News4theRight: Category 3 Irene Prompts Evacuations in North Carolina: FoxNews.com Evacuations began Wednesday on a tiny bar... http://t.co/Oc6D49A [via Twitter]

3:43

News4theRight: Hurricane Irene: http://t.co/aWRYYES [via Twitter]

3:43

RepubMsg: Category 3 Irene Prompts Evacuations in North Carolina: FoxNews.com Evacuations began Wednesday on a tiny bar... http://t.co/0O6Ow3w [via Twitter]

3:43

RepubMsg: Hurricane Irene: http://t.co/c4Ha276 [via Twitter]

3:49

JRoger777: Hannity, no matter how many times you ask him, he can't tell you where it's going to hit and how much damage it will cause [via Twitter]

3:50

5soleona5: Twitter - The Sean Hannity Show http://t.co/k6Ozkge my god stop the weather reports, go to the weather channel. [via Twitter]

3:51

gr8tbambino: RT @MonicaCrowley: Next up: co-hosting "The Five" @ 5pm AND appearing on "Hannity" @ 9pm ET! My work saving America is never done. #Moni ... [via Twitter]

3:52

LibbyWA: RT @dickmorristweet: IS LIBYA OBAMA'S IRAQ? DICK MORRIS TV: LUNCH ALERT! http://t.co/ImBRv2D #hannity #tcot #gop [via Twitter]

3:52

Wasilla_Gorilla: Hurricane Irene: http://t.co/fpgV8oF (Hannity) [via Twitter]

3:57

mike_stark: @hannity chuckles at brutal Chris Christie joke: http://t.co/1p0v8HT [via Twitter]

3:57

TCBGP: “@USAResist: I don't listen to Glenn Beck, Hannity or Limbaugh!! I listen to Jefferson, Adams and Washington... RT WAKE UP!” [via Twitter]

3:59

JRoger777: American hero Ollie North on radio with Hannity next hour [via Twitter]

4:00

dmataconis: Fixed that for ya MT @JRoger777: Criminal conspirator Ollie North on radio with Hannity next hour [via Twitter]

4:03

hannipocrisy: Caller today tells Hannity he "pushes the truth" discussing Libya's unaccounted for WMD. Hannity cites AP article listing bio weapons such as mustard gas.

4:08

RedBrightandTru: Open letter to #Rush & #Hannity: Steer clear of Rick #Perry http://t.co/tRBFDgg via TexasTurf #tcot #teaparty [via Twitter]

4:09

Fools_RushL_in: @kirstenpowers10 Would you be on @FBN or Hannity (by the way, Hannity makes Biden look like WmFBuckley) if U were DEFENDING the VPOTUS? [via Twitter]

4:09

asl3676: Only in the Hannity world could Ollie North be considered an expety on anything but perjury..... [via Twitter]

4:10

conservative4ev: RT @dickmorristweet: ENVIROS GO NUTS: PROTESTERS SIT IN TO FIGHT OIL SANDS WHICH OUR NATION NEEDS http://t.co/uK7IWJ6 #hannity #tcot #gop [via Twitter]

4:12

hannipocrisy: Oliver North: Special Ops community concerned somewhere in Libya there are loose hundreds of surface to air missiles, precursor nerve agents, stockpiles of mustard gas and nuclear materials set to be handed over to West as Gaddafi was taken from power.

4:13

hannipocrisy: Hannity: Libya becoming an Al Qaeda state.

4:14

homebody1026195: Sean Hannity on now [via Twitter]

4:14

ian304: @sidrosenberg I like your show even more now that you are sounding more like Rush Limbaugh or Sean Hannity when you talk politics!! [via Twitter]

4:16

hannipocrisy: North: It's anarchy.

Hannity: The president is out playing golf. They have 30,000 shoulder fired rockets, what happens if they make it into the hands of terrorists? Will they be shot at US airlines?

4:18

hannipocrisy: North: they have clan rivalries and tribal jihadism out there.

Hannity: I saw on TV everyone in the streets have weapons. The amounts of yellowcake they have is ridiculous.

North: They are in the process of building a dirty bomb and Washington is not planning for this.

4:19

hannipocrisy: Hannity: All I see is deep anti-US and anti-Western sentiment

4:20

Korteztk: @seanhannity 2 bad Hannity did not serve in the armed forces [via Twitter]

4:24

PicoBee: RT @freedom4libya: Asshole of the day award goes to Sean Hannity (aka American Taliban) for quote "Libya will become Somalia on Steroids." [via Twitter]

4:28

freedom4libya: Asshole of the day award goes to Sean Hannity (aka American Taliban) for quote "Libya will become Somalia on Steroids." [via Twitter]

4:28

npettett: What happened to Hannity's Freedom concerts this summer? [via Twitter]

4:29

Smiffysmate: RT @freedom4libya: Asshole of the day award goes to Sean Hannity (aka American Taliban) for quote "Libya will become Somalia on Steroids." [via Twitter]

4:30

LY_NeverForget: RT @freedom4libya: Asshole of the day award goes to Sean Hannity (aka American Taliban) for quote "Libya will become Somalia on Steroids." [via Twitter]

4:32

jmwhiten: I am listening to Sean Hannity http://t.co/oRwBFTo @GetGlue #SeanHannity [via Twitter]

4:32

geforcefitness: @AudraTedford OH, you found Hannity and Jamie Dupri, cool!! Now im following them. :) [via Twitter]

4:34

Hiba_El_G: RT @freedom4libya: Asshole of the day award goes to Sean Hannity (aka American Taliban) for quote "Libya will become Somalia on Steroids." [via Twitter]

4:35

AmrBenn: RT @freedom4libya: Asshole of the day award goes to Sean Hannity (aka American Taliban) for quote "Libya will become Somalia on Steroids." [via Twitter]

4:35

Talkmaster: Wouldn't it be a bitch if Irene hit the Hannity estate on Staten Island and left his Naples place alone? [via Twitter]

4:36

jeff_harr: RT @freedom4libya: Asshole of the day award goes to Sean Hannity (aka American Taliban) for quote "Libya will become Somalia on Steroids." [via Twitter]

4:38

FLFusionista: RT @Talkmaster: Wouldn't it be a bitch if Irene hit the Hannity estate on Staten Island and left his Naples place alone? [via Twitter]

4:40

NewsHounds: Hannity And Bolton Ignore McCain’s Insights Into Libya In Order To Fear Monger About Sharia Law: Sean Hannity, e... http://t.co/VBZyc4c [via Twitter]

4:41

FinnOnTheWire: RT @NewsHounds: Hannity And Bolton Ignore McCain’s Insights Into Libya In Order To Fear Monger About Sharia Law: Sean Hannity, e... http ... [via Twitter]

4:41

AmusedDave: RT @Talkmaster: Wouldn't it be a bitch if Irene hit the Hannity estate on Staten Island and left his Naples place alone? [via Twitter]

4:42

Sorin129: RT @freedom4libya: Asshole of the day award goes to Sean Hannity (aka American Taliban) for quote "Libya will become Somalia on Steroids." [via Twitter]

4:45

toofargone1: RT @NewsHounds: Hannity And Bolton Ignore McCain’s Insights Into Libya In Order To Fear Monger About Sharia Law: Sean Hannity, e... http ... [via Twitter]

4:45

constitution_4U: Hannity; reports are that 10 million of tax money on vacations this year 4 #flotus #jobs #recession #2012 [via Twitter]

4:47

JoanieGentian: RT @NewsHounds: Hannity And Bolton Ignore McCain’s Insights Into Libya In Order To Fear Monger About Sharia Law: ... http://t.co/WvZvX71 [via Twitter]

4:49

J_SundHenriksen: RT @freedom4libya: Asshole of the day award goes to Sean Hannity (aka American Taliban) for quote "Libya will become Somalia on Steroids." [via Twitter]

4:50

J_SundHenriksen: @freedom4libya Sean Hannity is a fantabolous idiot! [via Twitter]

4:51

Bobdabull: Bill Penis Breath Maher: Sean Hannity's Too Chicken to Put Me On Fox: http://t.co/mTYXH6O [via Twitter]

4:51

bks65: @Hannity complaining about Michelle taking advantage of her first lady status ha! Please go on vacation Sean! #disgusting #liar #Projectmuch [via Twitter]

4:53

rushradio945: At 5:05 on Hannity, Conservative columnist Marybeth Hicks and Attorney Mercedes Colwin will debate the legality of... http://t.co/oWOyY9e [via Twitter]

4:54

sohnsohn: Hannity is still spewing all his doubletalk narowminded points of view about the prez, if u buy that sh&* he is selling u really need a life [via Twitter]

4:55

hannipocrisy: Hannity ignoring today's News - readily available - in saying Libya sounds like "chaos" without any plan for stability.

In fact France president has set up an international conference, Italy is announcing elections will be conducted within 8 months

4:56

damion_white: @hannity = joke. And I'd live to hear the gross misinterpretation of the constitution as given by hillsdale college. Accredited much? [via Twitter]

4:57

hannipocrisy: Hannity is again bringing up Obama's "tone deafness" on going on so many vacations, after it was widely debunked that Obama was out-vacationing other Presidents.

Hannity calls Obama a poster child for 'country club' Presidents, hanging out with limousine liberals.

4:57

dannyrussell53: RT @Talkmaster: Wouldn't it be a bitch if Irene hit the Hannity estate on Staten Island and left his Naples place alone? [via Twitter]

4:59

synvengenz6661: I attemped listening to Sean Hannity today... I'd rather fuck myself with a rusty railroad spike than listen to him now. [via Twitter]

4:59

Talkmaster: Hannity is still using that "Long Island" thing? Why? What's the problem with living on Staten Island? [via Twitter]

5:00

hannipocrisy: Hannity bringing up cost of Obama vacations - but Hannity was silent as Bush took more vacations, as even Reagan took more vacations.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/08/17/eveningnews/main20093801.shtml

5:01

Mon5ly: RT @freedom4libya: Asshole of the day award goes to Sean Hannity (aka American Taliban) for quote "Libya will become Somalia on Steroids." [via Twitter]

5:01

hannipocrisy: Why does Hannity continue these themes after they have been debunked? He counts on you not calling him on it, hopes you will not see the true facts.

5:03

TPANick: @Talkmaster The establishment republicans must live on Long Island, so naturally Hannity would want to live there too. [via Twitter]

5:04

ItsBeeYouTeeFul: RT @synvengenz6661: I attemped listening to Sean Hannity today... I'd rather fuck myself with a rusty railroad spike than listen to him now. [via Twitter]

5:06

copperhead2010: @Talkmaster Hannity has a place in Maples? No wonder you moved there! [via Twitter]

5:07

PFBatt: Treadlightly pal, there's a few of us Lawn Guylanders around RT @Talkmaster: Hannity is still using that "Lon… (cont) http://t.co/lQtmGF0 [via Twitter]

5:08

nic_bb: Why Is Sean Hannity So Mad You're Having Sex? 5 Ways Conservatives Attack Sexual Freedom | | Alter.. http://t.co/dF5FsuS [via Twitter]

5:10

jayjschultz: RT @Talkmaster: Wouldn't it be a bitch if Irene hit the Hannity estate on Staten Island and left his Naples place alone? [via Twitter]

5:10

copperhead2010: @Talkmaster . Hannity has a place in Naples? No wonder you moved there! [via Twitter]

5:10

DelCandy: @andylevy @alecbaldwin Why not ask that puss Hannity what happened to his pledge agreeing to be Waterboarded? Or would that be awkward? [via Twitter]

5:11

jayjschultz: @seanhannity "@Talkmaster: Wouldn't it be a bitch if Irene hit the Hannity estate on Staten Island and left his Naples place alone?" [via Twitter]

5:21

5soleona5: Twitter - The Sean Hannity Show http://t.co/k6Ozkge sean your lucky you did not have my dad, was so mean! great he dead [via Twitter]

5:23

5soleona5: Twitter - The Sean Hannity Show http://t.co/k6Ozkge my dad hated me! so mean! your lucky [via Twitter]

5:25

amerigus: #Hannity Censorship: I asked to compare Obama's vacations to other presidents. Screener sought my number, then rudely hung up #publicgood? [via Twitter]

5:27

damion_white: @hannity peddles scam income at home.com in the context of "radical far left" forcing housewives back to work guess #teaparty = moderate lol [via Twitter]

5:34

cc_star: @HanniTY official uk kindle app coming next week, but if not http://t.co/587KSMl make sure you download uk kindle app b4 doing firmware upg [via Twitter]

5:35

KalMiller: Dear DC... @AndyParksTWT > Hannity from 3-6pm. That is all. [via Twitter]

5:35

RobcookseY: @BigJoeBastardi looks the same to me..... By the way good job on hannity [via Twitter]

5:36

RobcookseY: @BigJoeBastardi whoops hannity* [via Twitter]

5:40

Aqua_Buddah: RT @PatrioticLogic: Bill Maher: Sean Hannity's Too Chicken to Put Me On Fox | NewsBusters.org: http://t.co/u3xYEPj via @AddThis [via Twitter]

5:41

hannipocrisy: Hannity: I can forgive when my kids argue, little things, but not lying - that's a character thing and sets you up for life

NY Magazine headline last week: Hannity Lies

5:43

hannipocrisy: Hannity: The extreme left runs the Democratic party

5:53

kalimkassam: VID: Malkin w Hannity on flash mobs and violence http://t.co/6HgSQJt #tcot [via Twitter]

5:56

PennyPiquant: Why Is Sean Hannity So Mad You're Having Sex? 5 Ways Conservatives Attack Sexual Freedom http://t.co/r3dL5k7 [via Twitter]

5:59

polymath22: #ff @Badgers_Rebel @Spudlovr reagan shit-canned fairness doctrine, now as corps prop up limbaugh, hannity, etc #tcot says market has spoken [via Twitter]

6:01

mistasensii: @mediaite ha! bill maher in the same studio with sean hannity = epic tube. 1 can only wish whiner that is, hannity will take maher on. [via Twitter]

6:08

MikeRyan790: Can't believe Sean Hannity said that. [via Twitter]

6:08

JoshAppel: RT @MikeRyan790: Can't believe Sean Hannity said that. [via Twitter]

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Mon Aug 22, 2011

Hannity Renegs On Unsolicited Equal Candidate Airtime Pledge

Hannity pledged months ago he would give open access on radio to all presidential candidates but has reneged, excluding candidates Fred Karger (who is openly gay) and Representative Thaddeus McCotter who Hannity gave airtime to in 2009 but not since he announced a run for President.

In one example in April, Hannity told pro-Trump caller Diana says he will provide equal air time for all candidates because we have huge fiscal and international problems and Hannity is worried about the future and his kids, saying we need a conservative in the White House to reverse the problem.

We called Hannity's show on April 27, 2011 to ask his screeners about this pledge, whether "all candidates" meant Democrats too. The screener said "he said ALL candidates, right?" and I said "right..." and so she said "well, there you go".

But Hannity, as is his usual policy has censored and blackballed all Democratic candidates and even some Republicans. Fred Karger just filed a 158 page complaint to the FEC detailed how Fox and Hannity has locked him out of radio, TV and debates (Mediaite).

Friday, Aug 19, 2011

Audio: JC Watts Solution To Debt Crisis: Voluntary Payments

Guest hosting for Sean Hannity on the topic of the debt crisis, former Congressman JC Watts told small businessman Roger from the Bronx that the solution is not creating new brackets to separate job creators from the multibillionaires who "hide themselves in the pack" with the small business owners. Watts solution instead was to encourage "someone" voluntarily write checks to the treasury to bring us back to solvency.

Caller: shouldn't we have a separate bracket between $1-2 million and infinity, because it's not going to bother them a few more percent?

JC Watts: If someone wants to pay more, we don't need to change the tax code to do that. I think the tax code is too high. But if someone, if JC Watts wants to pay more I can write 'em a check and send it to the general treasury and say I want this to for paying down our debts, like sometimes I give money to my church.



Watts completely dodged the question (separated taxation tiers) also saying "taxes are already too high" on the investing capitalists. Multibillionaires have been killing and exporting American jobs all throughout the implementation of the Bush cuts in 2001 to their current extension under Obama, granted this year. We had net losses in jobs, increased corporate profits, lower taxes and wealth for the wealthiest - it failed.

Just Half Right: "We Have a Spending Problem, Not a Revenue Problem"

The last time a Republican president balanced the federal checkbook, they sure did create separate brackets for the ultra-wealthy. It worked for decades. The highest bracket was 70-90%. JC Watts is partially right in addressing the spending problem we have, led by defense and debt service, but is playing blind to the other half which has historically allowed us to stay solvent - getting more off those most enriched by our economy.

THE DAILY HANNI-DEBUNK SCROLL DOWN THIS BOX FOR "Hannity" TWEETS 3-6pm EST Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:59

derekberes: @LaurenSivan Sean Hannity. Undoubtedly. His recent accusations on Obama are way more than hilarious. [via Twitter]

3:02

WPM2ND: @OpieRadio I know you won't go on Hannity, but how about Red Eye? [via Twitter]

3:07

iam_seanbond: Why Is Sean Hannity So Mad You're Having Sex? 5 Ways Conservatives Attack Sexual Freedom | Sex & R.. http://bit.ly/nIX2xO #GOP Moron Alert! [via Twitter]

3:09

GildaJackson: RT @hannityshow: Has Obama abandoned the African-American community? The debate gets heated on @hannityshow! http://t.co/F1zbHLt [via Twitter]

3:09

princy_lyn: I am listening to Sean Hannity http://t.co/nSvkHLN @GetGlue #SeanHannity [via Twitter]

3:12

OldFatherKong: RT @GlennBeckClips: VIDEO: Jerry Springer's very FUNNY liberal rant on Hannity show! http://tinyurl.com/2ulpyl5 #TCOT #p2 [via Twitter]

3:15

bubafett: RT @jameslankford: Listen to James Lankford on the Sean Hannity radio KTOK AM-1000 around 3:30 PM today. #fb #oktcot [via Twitter]

3:15

bubafett: RT @jameslankford: Listen to James Lankford on the Sean Hannity radio KTOK AM-1000 around 3:30 PM today. #fb #oktcot [via Twitter]

3:18

yogispirit: a caller asking on hannity why we don't raise taxes on millionaires only. When was the last time you had a poor guy give you a job. [via Twitter]

3:24

mcothren: JC Watts filling in for Hannity today [via Twitter]

3:27

ndhapple: I love how a quarter of Palin's new not-a-campaign ad is cut from her appearance on Sean Hannity's TV program - http://t.co/fbbzcyq [via Twitter]

3:27

TWIZZLERSRAW: West Memphis Three***Sean Hannity**Rush Limbaugh***Bill O'Reilly [via Twitter]

3:37

TreyBird09: @realdougie256 Yo J.C. Watts is on hannity today! [via Twitter]

3:45

yodasworld: .@StopFOX Feigned Outrage and Xenophobic =FOX...Hannity even feigned outrage an called Obama un-American for putting mustard on a hamburger [via Twitter]

3:45

kathrynlopez: @ElishaKrauss brilliant. 1st thing i thought when i lost my bberry@dem conven was: who did i just give hannity's info 2? #freedominaliases [via Twitter]

3:45

gunfire7778: Palin Show http://t.co/2VSYJdj http://t.co/fxH9prq [via Twitter]

3:46

MaxCUA: The PALIN FOR PRESIDENT Crowd: Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, Sean Hannity, Dennis Miller, Greta Van Susteren Tammy Bruce, Megyn Kelly #iacaucus [via Twitter]

3:46

prismsinc: RT @MaxCUA: The PALIN FOR PRESIDENT Crowd: Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, Sean Hannity, Dennis Miller, Greta Van Susteren Tammy Bruce, Megyn ... [via Twitter]

3:48

Temujin4Prez: @langdon813 Like Hannity & Kitteh. [via Twitter]

3:50

nativevoice: RT @MaxCUA: The PALIN FOR PRESIDENT Crowd: Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, Sean Hannity, Dennis Miller, Greta Van Susteren Tammy Bruce, Megyn ... [via Twitter]

3:52

mcbill59: @newtgingrich @hannityshow We all have our personal problems. Hannity is not helping U. [via Twitter]

3:53

Mac80537: RT @MaxCUA: The PALIN FOR PRESIDENT Crowd: Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, Sean Hannity, Dennis Miller, Greta Van Susteren Tammy Bruce, Megyn ... [via Twitter]

3:53

hershyistheman: Hannity said one thing is falling faster than the dow its the presidents approval rating!! [via Twitter]

3:53

chaianne: RT @MaxCUA: The PALIN FOR PRESIDENT Crowd: Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, Sean Hannity, Dennis Miller, Greta Van Susteren Tammy Bruce, Megyn ... [via Twitter]

3:54

RepLankford: Looking forward to joining JC Watts on the Sean Hannity Show at 3:30 CT today. [via Twitter]

3:56

PaulWelday: RT @RepLankford: Looking forward to joining JC Watts on the Sean Hannity Show at 3:30 CT today. [via Twitter]

4:00

mmfa: In this week's Big Picture, we cover Fox's Rick Perry obsession, and the economic lies of Hannity & Limbaugh http://mm4a.org/oubjN1 #p2 [via Twitter]

4:01

DougHeye: Thanks for the kind words! @ RTJarjarbug I like this guy Rep. Doug Heye - #Hannity [via Twitter]

4:02

KathyA11: RT @mmfa: In this week's Big Picture, we cover Fox's Rick Perry obsession, and the economic lies of Hannity & Limbaugh http://t.co/bPLKN ... [via Twitter]

4:03

deaniemills: RT @mmfa: In this week's Big Picture, we cover Fox's Rick Perry obsession, and the economic lies of Hannity & Limbaugh http://t.co/bPLKN ... [via Twitter]

4:04

oldandvote: RT @mmfa: In this week's Big Picture, we cover Fox's Rick Perry obsession, and the economic lies of Hannity & Limbaugh http://t.co/bPLKN ... [via Twitter]

4:04

DougHeye: Thanks for the kind words! RT @Jarjarbug I like this guy Rep. Doug Heye - #Hannity [via Twitter]

4:05

chaz1944: RT @mmfa: In this week's Big Picture, we cover Fox's Rick Perry obsession, and the economic lies of Hannity & Limbaugh http://t.co/bPLKN ... [via Twitter]

4:07

ProgressVA: RT @mmfa: In this week's Big Picture, we cover Fox's Rick Perry obsession, and the economic lies of Hannity & Limbaugh http://t.co/bPLKN ... [via Twitter]

4:10

txmattie: RT @mmfa: In this week's Big Picture, we cover Fox's Rick Perry obsession, and the economic lies of Hannity & Limbaugh http://t.co/bPLKN ... [via Twitter]

4:10

RedState420Esq: RT @mmfa: In this week's Big Picture, we cover Fox's Rick Perry obsession, and the economic lies of Hannity & Limbaugh http://t.co/bPLKN ... [via Twitter]

4:21

lorigeishecker: Loving the Mama Grizzly fist pump as she talks WITH the Iowa/Hannity audience, not to them. http://ow.ly/67Tet #fightlikeagirl2012 [via Twitter]

4:25

DanielsChristy: Christopher Hitchens on Hannity & Colmes about Rev. Falwell's Death http://ow.ly/1ejPGT [via Twitter]

4:25

CraigHWilliams: RT @mmfa: In this week's Big Picture, we cover Fox's Rick Perry obsession, and the economic lies of Hannity & Limbaugh http://t.co/bPLKN ... [via Twitter]

4:26

DanielsChristy: Christopher Hitchens on Hannity & Colmes about Rev. Falwell's Death http://ow.ly/1ejPGS [via Twitter]

4:27

asharpfamily: RT @RepLankford: Looking forward to joining JC Watts on the Sean Hannity Show at 3:30 CT today. [via Twitter]

4:32

jameslankford: Going on Sean Hannity right now with JC Watts. #fb [via Twitter]

4:36

sdslimjim: I think I'm going to drop @GBTV and subscribe to @seanhannity instead. I bet Hannity can get the audio out to paying customers! [via Twitter]

4:39

Arnian: RT @mmfa: In this week's Big Picture, we cover Fox's Rick Perry obsession, and the economic lies of Hannity & Limbaugh http://t.co/bPLKN ... [via Twitter]

4:43

frank_hinton: @jameslankford Really? 'Cause Hannity is raising the level of discourse. You know, really bridging the partisan divide. [via Twitter]

4:49

bubafett: @jameslankford Home Runs: 1) We don't need regulations, that's not job creation! 2) OK knows how to drill! 3) Risk=capitalism #GOP #hannity [via Twitter]

4:51

OKGAD: Two Oklahomans on Hannity right now, Congressman James Lankford and Congressman JC Watts. [via Twitter]

4:52

CSquared2005: @michellemalkin your statements about the Verizon strike on Hannity were biased and unbalanced. Thought you were more objective... [via Twitter]

4:53

juryout: Jerry Springer (!) rages at Sean Hannity on Fox News http://huff.to/qlSETl via @huffingtonpost [via Twitter]

4:56

naynay31: RT @MaxCUA: The PALIN FOR PRESIDENT Crowd: Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, Sean Hannity, Dennis Miller, Greta Van Susteren Tammy Bruce, Megyn ... [via Twitter]

4:57

mofopolitics: Sean Hannity’s wife Jill is overweight, unattractive http://t.co/1EgtqKL [via Twitter]

5:00

StopFOX: RT @mmfa: In this week's Big Picture, we cover Fox's Rick Perry obsession, and the economic lies of Hannity & Limbaugh http://t.co/bPLKN ... [via Twitter]

5:00

AnonLegionGR: RT @mmfa: In this week's Big Picture, we cover Fox's Rick Perry obsession, and the economic lies of Hannity & Limbaugh http://t.co/bPLKN ... [via Twitter]

5:01

EWErickson: Taking over for the Sean Hannity show on the local network at WSB. You can listen at http://wsbradio.com and call in at 800-WSB-TALK [via Twitter]

5:02

lisarichards124: RT @EWErickson: Taking over for the Sean Hannity show on the local network at WSB. You can listen at http://wsbradio.com and call in at ... [via Twitter]

5:03

RagnarD_skjold: RT @EWErickson: Taking over for the Sean Hannity show on the local network at WSB. You can listen at http://wsbradio.com and call in at ... [via Twitter]

5:04

branicole: RT @dickmorristweet: WHAT WILL THE DEFICIT COMMISSION DO? DICK MORRIS TV: LUNCH ALERT!: http://www.dickmorris.com/blog/?p=4032 #hannity #tcot #gop [via Twitter]

5:04

RagnarD_skjold: “@EWErickson: Taking over for the Sean Hannity show on the local network at WSB. Thank You Cause this other guy is as exciting as Ben Stein [via Twitter]

5:06

mistere777: RT @EWErickson: Taking over for the Sean Hannity show on the local network at WSB. You can listen at http://wsbradio.com and call in at ... [via Twitter]

5:07

SherrieGG: Limbaugh and Hannity in the toilet. Life is good. http://is.gd/6l7CNf [via Twitter]

5:11

TeaPartyTrthSqd: Can it really be? Are the stoopits FINALLY waking up? RT @SherrieGG Limbaugh and Hannity in the toilet. Life is good. is.gd/6l7CNf [via Twitter]

5:14

EvelynMcCPeters: RT @mmfa: In this week's Big Picture, we cover Fox's Rick Perry obsession, and the economic lies of Hannity & Limbaugh http://t.co/bPLKN ... [via Twitter]

5:15

Showboat7: Rush Limbaugh's Ratings Have Fallen 30% In The Last Six Months http://t.co/s7tMXgl via @tbithewire [via Twitter]

5:16

kyduchess: RT @SherrieGG: Limbaugh and Hannity in the toilet. Life is good. http://is.gd/6l7CNf [via Twitter]

5:19

EidsonB: @EWErickson are u in for hannity? [via Twitter]

5:22

livewithlisa: Contact - The Sean Hannity Show http://www.hannity.com/contact/process fellow Oklahoman J.C. Watts is hosting Sean's show. [via Twitter]

5:26

byeagle37: Hannity Ridicules Obama For Interacting With Midwesterners While On Midwest Tour http://bit.ly/nbOrRV [via Twitter]

5:26

miaaculpa: RT @MClarissa: Why Is Sean Hannity So Mad You're Having #Sex? R.. http://bit.ly/nIX2xO only way 2 combat rightwing CONS is 2 start schtu ... [via Twitter]

5:27

byeagle37: Hannity Declares Obama “ Has Failed The Country“ http://bit.ly/pTyrzW [via Twitter]

5:27

Balkingpoints: RT @byeagle37: Hannity Ridicules Obama For Interacting With Midwesterners While On Midwest Tour http://bit.ly/nbOrRV [via Twitter]

5:29

madonna_rox: RT @byeagle37: Hannity Declares Obama “ Has Failed The Country“ http://bit.ly/pTyrzW [via Twitter]

5:30

madonna_rox: RT @byeagle37: Hannity Ridicules Obama For Interacting With Midwesterners While On Midwest Tour http://bit.ly/nbOrRV [via Twitter]

5:36

EvilSlutClique: A nightmare fuel question if ever there was one. RT @MClarissa Why Is Sean Hannity So Mad You're Having Sex? http://bit.ly/nIX2xO [via Twitter]

5:37

zengreen: Fox News' #Perry obsession, blatent econmc lies of Hannity & Rush Limbaugh, & potential demise of a R-wing media netwrk http://is.gd/MpIo0f [via Twitter]

5:40

nauticaltime: RT @MClarissa: Why Is Sean Hannity So Mad You're Having #Sex? R.. http://bit.ly/nIX2xO only way 2 combat rightwing CONS is 2 start schtu ... [via Twitter]

5:40

ScottCartledge: Watch Shep Smith or listen to Sean Hannity? #RepublicanProblems [via Twitter]

5:41

Common_Sense4U: Guest Tells Hannity That Perry Wants to Kill Illegals On the Border. #teaparty #tcot http://tinyurl.com/3wuj7ke [via Twitter]

5:43

sueblueswilson: TY @TeaPartyTrthSqd 4 this: Limbaugh ratings down 30%, Hannity 28%: is.gd/6l7CNf Now I gotta change the charts: http://scr.bi/fUC2Ly #p2b [via Twitter]

5:44

Pr260: @MClarissa Maybe he is deprived http://bit.ly/nIX2xO But Hannity does have a chip [via Twitter]

5:45

CommonSenseGovm: Sean Hannity Show,"Let FREEDOM Ring!",M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,WABCAM ...: Skip to comments. Sean Hannity Show,"Let FREED... http://bit.ly/pfQIsI [via Twitter]

5:50

Talk1200: Homestretch of @jayseverin on @talk1200 Boston! Sean Hannity next @6p & Monday 5-10a @jeffkatzshow. Jay is Jeff's guest 735a Monday. [via Twitter]

5:51

TCBGP: “@sandinbrick: aha ha --->Rush Limbaugh's Ratings Have Fallen 30% In The Last Six Months http://t.co/4Fw2Of1 via @tbithewire” [via Twitter]

6:09

RobF155: RT @Kani_Hughes: Obamas support within black community floundering. http://t.co/cQN3hJk [via Twitter]

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Thurs Aug 18, 2011

MSNBC: "Limbaugh Lies" Second Day in a Row, Hannity Made Same Claims

TV and radio host Ed Schultz called out Rush Limbaugh on his MSNBC show for asserting Obama has at this point taken more vacations than any other president. But George Bush's days off to this point in his first term was 225 (102 at Crawford/123 at Camp David), compared to Obama's vacation days (38 away from White House/32 at Camp David) for a total of 70, or less than a third, making the opposite true.

Hannity and his guests often have repeated the same claims about Obama's excessive vacation. But they are not only liars, they are hypocrites, in failing to criticize Bush for an even worse track record.

Last night, Schultz dared Mediaite and Politico to call out Hannity and Limbaugh who do not offer retractions often after he disproved their claims about Obama's inherited jobless rate. Mediaite predicted the hosts will at some point correct the record.

Weds Aug 17, 2011

NY Magazine: Hannity, Limbaugh are "Liars"

In a rare instance of mainstream media reporting on provably wrong misinformation Hannity broadcasts daily, New York Magazine headlined a stat that both Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh have been promoting to artificially worsen Obama's record on unemployment, saying it was in the mid 5% range as Obama was inaugurated, when it was actually over 7%.

Media Matters noticed Hannity's Monday night miscue came a few days after Rush Limbaugh has said something similar last week. Neither has offered a retraction which prompted Ed Schultz to call them out on MSNBC tonight as propagandists, saying if they were "news", they would have offered a correction.

Ironically, the "breaking" news here is not so much that Hannity broadcasts claims that are factually in error - he does this every hour of every day - rather it's a big deal that NYC's largest magazine publicized this and then cable news TV picked up on it.

Fri Aug. 12, 2011

Nervy Hypocrite Hannity Claims Media Deceptively Edited Romney

Following a campaign event in Iowa earlier today in which Mitt Romney fended off hostile questions, Hannity played audio clips that he claimed show left-wing media bias in coverage. In the "biased" clip, the audience seems to be badgering Romney to preserve Medicare and Social Security from cuts by having rich folks kick in a fairer share but in the "omitted" clip, Romney gets a few cheers as he recalls "a day when we didn't celebrate the attacking of people for their success".

Hannity would know - he has been caught repeatedly omitting crucial facts and full-context quotes from his own broadcasts, showing a pattern of deceit and bias so blatant, even his supporters have to fashion excuses - for example saying often, he is not a journalist, he's an entertainer. This is because Hannity cowers from defending his arguments, fallacies of logic and due background when presenting his arguments. The recently adopted "common core" standards for writing adopted by all but six states stress education in making "arguments to support claims...using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence"

Can a country really teach it's children how to consider balance, ethics and sound reasoning while allowing it's biggest broadcast hosts to flaunt these principles every single day over public airwaves?

Hannity "Meetings" Where He Gets Talking Points?
Hannity today extolled his own work ethic explaining how much he does to prepare for his three hour show. He mentioned that he reads the news and has a lot of meetings but it's not clear who he would be meeting with. Surely there are meetings with sponsors and bosses, staff and agents in shmoozing for guests, but it seems much of the client liaising would be handled by staff and not talent, suggesting...some thing far more sinister?

Thurs Aug. 11, 2011

Hannity on MIllionaires Not Paying Taxes: "Never Heard of 'Em"

Sometimes a caller on Hannity's show brings up something he is not prepared to defend. This is one hazard when your show does not present all relevant facts so you can fashion a superior argument. Then, when a caller mentions something he's been whitewashing, it makes the host sound unprepared, or in this case downright ignorant.

As fast as you can ask Hannity why we don't raise taxes on the rich, he will start describing the small business owner, the hustling, struggling motivated entrepreneur that is the life blood of the American economy. Callers are not allowed to separate "the rich" from "small business owners" or "job creators". On Hannity's show, they have to be one and the same, it is the glue that holds together his whole argument.

But a caller today got in a follow up question, perhaps not pre-screened by Hannity's reality censors. He simply asked Hannity what about these millionaires who are not paying taxes? Surely everyone knows about these guys, it was the front page of the NY Times where we learned that GE led corporations in tax evasion and so GE's CEO Jeff Immelt got a seat on Obama's business council for it. There were dozens of articles deluging the media for weeks detailing the loopholes, offshoring profits, writing down international losses, or even lobbying for changes in the law using an army of corporate lawyers.

Apparently, Sean Hannity has never heard of any of these guys. He responded to the call by saying "if they break the law, they go to jail" - although it's not quite that simple. Halliburton is one company that moved it's headquarters out of the US to Dubai, unpatriotically avoiding US taxes. They broke the law multiple times, double billing, gouging, rape, manslaughter and bribery - but paid fines to avoid jail time. This made the US government a partner in the swindle, accepting over $500 million for looking the other way in a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act finding against then CEO Dick Cheney.

Thurs Aug 5, 2011

Hannity Blasted, Mocked for Birth Control/Viagra Hypocrisy

Sean Hannity tells a guest in the below video that taxpayers should not fund birth control because "it's a choice to have sex", but they should fund Viagra, saying "It's a medical condition". This suggests that when a man cannot get an erection, but wants one, it's a right that other Americans have to pony up for. Overwhelmingly, the Twitterverse thinks Hannity's position is ridiculous and he is being mocked anew by the minute as the tweets come pouring through.

THE DAILY HANNI-DEBUNK Mon July 25, 2011 8:05

DC_AllyP: RT @sevenish: Hannity: it's not fair to have to pay for birth control, I'm not having sex. So why do I have to pay for prostate cancer? ... [via Twitter]

8:06

rulsirv: Even Juan Williams Calls Hannity a 'Myopic-Liar' | Crooks and Liars [via Twitter]

8:06

strapski: RT @sevenish: Hannity: it's not fair to have to pay for birth control, I'm not having sex. So why do I have to pay for prostate cancer? ... [via Twitter]

8:13

garynet: Idiot Hannity: “ I Won't Have Sex, But I'll Be Paying For The Birth Control, Not Fair“ http://t.co/1VCUgWZ [via Twitter]

8:17

hymnforrachel: @SHannitysHair he had clips of hannity on and his hair was looking fab @nysindy [via Twitter]

8:19

heliotrope77: RT @sevenish: Hannity: it's not fair to have to pay for birth control, I'm not having sex. So why do I have to pay for prostate cancer? ... [via Twitter]

8:20

PurduePetesGirl: @JamesHWilliams @thehermancain I heard Herman Cain on Hannity yesterday. Sounded good! [via Twitter]

8:21

JamesHWilliams: RT @PurduePetesGirl: @JamesHWilliams @thehermancain I heard Herman Cain on Hannity yesterday. Sounded good! [via Twitter]

8:21

ArmyofJZ: RT @PurduePetesGirl: @JamesHWilliams @thehermancain I heard Herman Cain on Hannity yesterday. Sounded good! [via Twitter]

8:21

adorablj: Hannity: “ I Won't Have Sex, But I'll Be Paying For The Birth Control, Not Fair“ http://t.co/aMgH7nw [via Twitter]

8:28

distractseasily: Hannity doesn't understand health care. Hannity: “I Won't Have Sex, But I'll Be Paying For The Birth Control, Not Fair“ http://t.co/4cyL6Mj [via Twitter]

8:38

SirJaxx: Isn't #Obama's Socialism Great? Closings for Tokyo, Sydney, Seoul and Taipei stock markets http://t.co/85CBjen #GlennBeck #Hannity #TeaParty [via Twitter]

8:39

pp5bluei: Even Juan Williams Calls Hannity a 'Myopic-Liar' | Crooks and Liars [via Twitter]

8:45

Mar974988: @tamaraholder @seanhannity Tamara some of the grey hair on hannity head are from you. Its always fun watching you get under his skin. [via Twitter]

8:48

JessLevin: Hannity argues against contraception coverage: "I won't have sex, but I'll be paying for the birth control, not fair" http://t.co/NbJJoCL [via Twitter]

8:54

bfreshtweet: He is fired up! #FITN RT @AlexConant: T-Paw on Hannity tonight: http://bit.ly/ookRn6 [via Twitter]

8:54

aliceinthewater: Gingrich Says ‘Our Very Survival As A Country Depends On U.S. Manufacturing, Buys Campaign T-Shirts In El Salvador http://t.co/wA7zH7X #lam [via Twitter]

8:55

NicholasTrainer: RT @bfreshtweet: He is fired up! #FITN RT @AlexConant: T-Paw on Hannity tonight: http://bit.ly/ookRn6 [via Twitter]

9:00

cedarwoman1965: @Cindy425 I think it was pointed out on either Rush or Hannity. I'm forgetting now. Hmm. [via Twitter]

9:06

Valerie0714: RT @aliceinthewater: Gingrich Says ‘Our Very Survival As A Country Depends On U.S. Manufacturing, Buys Campaign T-Shirts In El Salvador http://t.co/wA7zH7X #lam [via Twitter]

9:06

lcf42: @StephenAtHome's response to Sean Hannity's complaint that Obama threw himself a "lavish" 50th bday party = BRILLIANT. http://t.co/rDBXDHu [via Twitter]

9:06

takeitish: RT @aliceinthewater: Gingrich Says ‘Our Very Survival As A Country Depends On U.S. Manufacturing, Buys Campaign T-Shirts In El Salvador http://t.co/wA7zH7X #lam [via Twitter]

9:07

Liquor2sleep: @aarondp86 every chance u get u r bashing Obama just like hannity. [via Twitter]

9:12

ameliasaletan: H is such a little bitch @bendimiero Hannity: "I Won't Have Sex, But I'll Be Paying For The Birth Control, Not Fair" http://t.co/q0iS8r3 [via Twitter]

9:16

andeetweets: @seahannity @starparker @tamaraholder #hannity I think Star Parker had some excellent points on what liberalism (cont) http://tl.gd/c6gbns [via Twitter]

9:16

ameliasaletan: I cannot believe Hannity has the balls to defend covering Viagra, but takes offense to covering birth control. Douche. [via Twitter]

9:21

andeetweets: @seanhannity @starparker @tamaraholder #hannity I think Star Parker had some excellent points on what liberalism (cont) http://tl.gd/c6gfjk [via Twitter]

9:21

EYETHETICKER: WABC'S MARK SIMONE FILLING IN FOR SEAN HANNITY ON FRIDAY, AUG. 5 FROM 3-6 PM http://bit.ly/quRTFh [via Twitter]

9:30

ThisisntEasy: Gingrich Says ‘Our Very Survival As A Country’ Depends On U.S. Manufacturing, Buys Campaign T-Shirts In El Salvador http://t.co/xuClvED [via Twitter]

9:33

charlestonmom1: sean hannity [via Twitter]

9:34

BlondeLebanese: @ArrestRoveNow3 Just the thought of having to sleep w/his massive ego turns my stomach. #Hannity [via Twitter]

9:35

EYETHETICKER: WABC'S MARK SIMONE FILLING IN FOR SEAN HANNITY FROM 3-6 PM ON FRIDAY, AUG. 5 http://bit.ly/p8zCQ1 [via Twitter]

9:41

goodejim10: @LyvaMusic If I heard your music on Hannity the other day, I loved your sound! Smooth and easy. Tell him to play more! [via Twitter]

9:42

zimmzam: who in the hell is this @StarParker person? i heard her on Sean Hannity's show yesterday and she made me want to puke. No lie. [via Twitter]

9:47

spavlus: oh, the injustice! Hannity: “I Won't Have Sex, But I'll Be Paying For The Birth Control, Not Fair“ http://t.co/5vbSw7P [via Twitter]

9:48

rich7200: RT @mahsaWho: WATCH Mahsa Saeidi-Azcué, Hannity Highlights with Bob Beckel & Cal Thomas | Mahsa Saeidi-Azcué http://t.co/QincvWl via @ma ... [via Twitter]

9:50

jamisonfoser: RT @spavlus: oh, the injustice! Hannity: “I Won't Have Sex, But I'll Be Paying For The Birth Control, Not Fair“ http://t.co/5vbSw7P [via Twitter]

9:54

prokeitho: RT @ThisisntEasy: Gingrich Says ‘Our Very Survival As A Country’ Depends On U.S. Manufacturing, Buys Campaign T-Shirts In El Salvador http://t.co/xuClvED [via Twitter]

9:57

dtipson: RT @spavlus: oh, the injustice! Hannity: “I Won't Have Sex, But I'll Be Paying For The Birth Control, Not Fair“ http://t.co/5vbSw7P [via Twitter]

9:59

TravisAnything: @ACraftyGrk Hahaha actually, ironically enough, the dudes name is Matt Hannity so I call him Fat Manatee. [via Twitter]

10:00

KayNien: RT @spavlus: oh, the injustice! Hannity: “I Won't Have Sex, But I'll Be Paying For The Birth Control, Not Fair“ http://t.co/5vbSw7P [via Twitter]

10:00

waybeyon: Hannity: “I'll Be Paying For The Birth Control, Not Fair“ http://t.co/gfU0xQ7 Show of hands, who would've pd 4 Hannity's moms Birth Control [via Twitter]

10:04

MrEricJMiller: Watched a little of Hannity yesterday he's so disrespectful to the President pure racist..... [via Twitter]

10:06

FreshBuzz: Into the debate/Ames stretch... RT @bfreshtweet: He is fired up! #FITN RT @AlexConant: T-Paw on Hannity tonight: http://bit.ly/ookRn6 [via Twitter]

10:07

JosueV1: @StarParker you were great yesterday on Hannity. Liberals poison our minds and want to keep us dependent. Hispanic male Phoenix, az [via Twitter]

10:08

pkripper100: Sean Hannity blasts Obama for celebrating his 50th bday. Says he did not ask for anything for his bday. someone wants a surprise party! [via Twitter]

10:24

obamafanblog: Sean Hannity BS On Obama & Debt: Fox News host Sean Hannity is arguing that President Obama and the ‘radical lef... http://bit.ly/qV32h4 [via Twitter]

10:25

barbcsanders: @faithfulnews A so-in-your-face slap, Heard Star Parker talking about this on Hannity yesterday. The ADMIN. has to go before country is gone [via Twitter]

10:30

shutfoxdown: #dropfox Hannity: “I Won’t Have Sex, But I’ll Be Paying For The Birth Control, Not Fair”: Kinda like Tax Payer F... http://bit.ly/osvFtf [via Twitter]

10:30

MarieSDiamond: RT @aseitzwald: Out of context quote from Sean Hannity: "I'm not having sex!" [via Twitter]

10:31

careaware: RT @shutfoxdown: #dropfox Hannity: “I Won’t Have Sex, But I’ll Be Paying For The Birth Control, Not Fair”: Kinda like Tax Payer F... htt ... [via Twitter]

10:32

aseitzwald: Out of context quote from Sean Hannity: "I'm not having sex!" [via Twitter]

10:38

JoeStrupp: Hannity: “ I Won't Have Sex, But I'll Be Paying For The Birth Control, Not Fair“ http://t.co/d9kW5yf [via Twitter]

10:41

LongMei1: Hannity & McCain: Obama Didn’t Help Israel Enough http://bit.ly/mReK5P [via Twitter]

10:42

AltTulsa: Say What? Sean Hannity Says, “ I Won't Have Sex, But I'll Be Paying For The Birth Control, Not Fair“ http://t.co/uokgwwq [via Twitter]

10:45

Adonaiman: MADE IN THE USA superhero Newt Gingrich prefers campaign shirts MADE IN EL SALVADOR! http://t.co/oRDeLRJ [via Twitter]

10:54

wgissen: #getsonmynerves Sean Hannity [via Twitter]

10:55

shanecomehome: @checktothepower Thanks for sharing the link to Michelle Malkin's interview on Hannity. Missed it last night! [via Twitter]

10:57

4Site: "@Drudge_Report: CARNEY: 'The White House Doesn't Create Jobs'... http://t.co/9YK96vb" admit defeat? #hannity #tcot #2futures [via Twitter]

10:57

unicornmajik: RT @jjauthor: If you like my tweets, you'll love my book "Don't Take My Lemonade Stand "-Endorsed by Hannity,Forbes,Bolton- http://t.co/lt0OCtU Thanks [via Twitter]

11:01

1o1tatj: Even Juan Williams Calls Hannity a 'Myopic-Liar' | Crooks and Liars [via Twitter]

11:02

Tatiana163: Hannity Blasts Insurance Coverage For Birth Control, Defends Viagra: ‘That Is A Medical Problem!’ http://dlvr.it/dztnm [via Twitter]

11:02

Niesha412: Hannity Blasts Insurance Coverage For Birth Control, Defends Viagra: ‘That Is A Medical Problem!’ http://dlvr.it/dzv4n [via Twitter]

11:02

Loma625: Hannity Blasts Insurance Coverage For Birth Control, Defends Viagra: ‘That Is A Medical Problem!’ http://dlvr.it/dzvCC [via Twitter]

11:02

thinkprogress: Hannity blasts insurance coverage for birth control, defends Viagra: "That is a medical problem!" http://thkpr.gs/qyrfLp [via Twitter]

11:03

capitol_left: Hannity Blasts Insurance Coverage For Birth Control, Defends Viagra: ‘That Is A Medical Problem!’ http://bit.ly/npMBNd [via Twitter]

11:03

aseitzwald: Hannity Blasts Insurance Coverage For Birth Control, Defends Viagra: ‘That Is A Medical Problem!’ http://bit.ly/ooHmTU [via Twitter]

11:03

Nycfazel: RT @thinkprogress: Hannity blasts insurance coverage for birth control, defends Viagra: "That is a medical problem!" http://thkpr.gs/qyrfLp [via Twitter]

11:03

idhindsight: RT @thinkprogress: Hannity blasts insurance coverage for birth control, defends Viagra: "That is a medical problem!" http://thkpr.gs/qyrfLp [via Twitter]

11:03

NEpolitic: RT @thinkprogress: Hannity blasts insurance coverage for birth control, defends Viagra: "That is a medical problem!" http://thkpr.gs/qyrfLp [via Twitter]

11:04

politicques: RT @thinkprogress: Hannity blasts insurance coverage for birth control, defends Viagra: "That is a medical problem!" http://thkpr.gs/qyrfLp [via Twitter]

11:04

wfpman: RT @thinkprogress: Hannity blasts insurance coverage for birth control, defends Viagra:http://thkpr.gs/qyrfLp | asshole [via Twitter]

11:04

craigary: RT @thinkprogress Hannity blasts insurance coverage for birth control, defends Viagra: "That is a medical problem!" http://thkpr.gs/qyrfLp [via Twitter]

11:04

IdahoIndependen: Hannity Blasts Insurance Coverage For Birth Control, Defends Viagra: ‘That Is A Medical Problem!’ http://t.co/NdnV4Wb via @thinkprogress [via Twitter]

11:04

DebinMelbourne: RT @thinkprogress: Hannity blasts insurance coverage for birth control, defends Viagra: "That is a medical problem!" http://thkpr.gs/qyrfLp [via Twitter]

11:04

SallyOnTheGo: WTF?! RT @thinkprogress: Hannity blasts ins coverage for birth control, defends Viagra: "That is a medical problem!" http://thkpr.gs/qyrfLp [via Twitter]

11:05

matthewfrink: RT @thinkprogress: Hannity blasts insurance coverage for birth control, defends Viagra: "That is a medical problem!" http://thkpr.gs/qyrfLp [via Twitter]

11:05

andrewkonoff: RT @thinkprogress: Hannity blasts insurance coverage for birth control, defends Viagra: "That is a medical problem!" http://thkpr.gs/qyrfLp [via Twitter]

11:05

EisMC2: RT @thinkprogress: Hannity blasts insurance coverage for birth control, defends Viagra: "That is a medical problem!" http://thkpr.gs/qyrfLp [via Twitter]

11:05

jcberg: RT @thinkprogress: Hannity blasts insurance coverage for birth control, defends Viagra: "That is a medical problem!" http://thkpr.gs/qyrfLp [via Twitter]

11:06

potsherds: RT @thinkprogress: Hannity blasts insurance coverage for birth control, defends Viagra: "That is a medical problem!" http://thkpr.gs/qyrfLp [via Twitter]

11:06

HotBranch: What a dick! MT @thinkprogress Hannity blasts ins coverage 4 birth control, defends Viagra: "That is a medical problem!" http://t.co/Q0GvkmX [via Twitter]

11:06

comico_ggy: :D RT @thinkprogress: Hannity blasts insurance coverage for birth control, defends Viagra:"That is a medical problem!"http://thkpr.gs/qyrfLp [via Twitter]

11:06

fakeplasticstar: !!!! RT @thinkprogress Hannity blasts insurance coverage for birth control, defends Viagra: "That is a medical problem!" http://t.co/8Q3v0wM [via Twitter]

11:06

Ldoney: REALLY?! RT@thinkprogress: Hannity blasts insurance covg for birth control, defends Viagra: "That is a medical problem!" http://t.co/vvP4qN5 [via Twitter]

11:07

AgentOrchid: RT @thinkprogress: Hannity blasts insurance coverage for birth control, defends Viagra: "That is a medical problem!" http://thkpr.gs/qyrfLp [via Twitter]

11:07

jazzcattrio: Hannity Blasts Insurance Coverage For Birth Control, Defends Viagra: ‘That Is A Medical Problem!’ http://t.co/KNAbv2i via @thinkprogress [via Twitter]

11:07

StephanieClar12: His med prob maybe? RT Hannity blasts insurance coverage for birth control, defends Viagra: "That is a medical problem!" http://t.co/Kt7Kbol [via Twitter]

11:07

Puke_Sludge: RT @thinkprogress: Hannity blasts insurance coverage for birth control, defends Viagra: "That is a medical problem!" http://thkpr.gs/qyrfLp [via Twitter]

11:08

whuddafugger: RT @craigary: RT @thinkprogress Hannity blasts insurance coverage for birth control, defends Viagra: "That is a medical problem!" http:/ ... [via Twitter]

11:08

trinthian: RT @thinkprogress: Hannity blasts insurance coverage for birth control, defends Viagra: "That is a medical problem!" http://thkpr.gs/qyrfLp [via Twitter]

11:08

mrummenie: @thinkprogress We know what Santorum is. Guessing Hannity is straggling bit of semen released during post coitus urination. @DanSavage83 [via Twitter]

11:09

xenophile23: RT @thinkprogress: Hannity blasts insurance coverage for birth control, defends Viagra: "That is a medical problem!" http://thkpr.gs/qyrfLp [via Twitter]

11:09

OrneryTX: RT @shutfoxdown: Hannity: “I Won’t Have Sex, But I’ll Be Paying For The Birth Control, Not Fair" : Kinda lik… (cont) http://deck.ly/~NkX4E [via Twitter]

11:09

sweetal: RT @thinkprogress: Hannity blasts insurance coverage for birth control, defends Viagra: "That is a medical problem!" http://t.co/hdVKqwK [via Twitter]

11:09

IdahoIndependen: RT @thinkprogress: Hannity blasts insurance coverage for birth control, defends Viagra: "That is a medical problem!" http://thkpr.gs/qyrfLp [via Twitter]

11:10

QueenLinda83: “@thinkprogress: Hannity blasts insurance coverage for birth control, defends #Viagra: "That is a medical problem!" http://t.co/nAhD2uJ” [via Twitter]

11:12

jeremymeyers: RT @thinkprogress: Hannity blasts insurance coverage for birth control, defends Viagra: "That is a medical problem!" http://thkpr.gs/qyrfLp [via Twitter]

11:12

wininmad: RT @thinkprogress: Hannity blasts insurance coverage for birth control, defends Viagra: "That is a medical problem!" http://thkpr.gs/qyrfLp [via Twitter]

11:12

postalclerk3: @thinkprogress Please tell me you have video of Hannity defending Viagra. [via Twitter]

11:13

TLW3: RT @thinkprogress: Hannity blasts insurance coverage for birth control, defends Viagra: "That is a medical problem!" http://thkpr.gs/qyrfLp [via Twitter]

11:14

lymurp: RT @dickmorristweet: WHITE HOUSE SALARIES OUT OF CONTROL - DICK MORRIS TV: LUNCH ALERT! http://t.co/r47VZMp #hannity #tcot #gop [via Twitter]

11:14

_meme1482: RT @dickmorristweet: WHITE HOUSE SALARIES OUT OF CONTROL - DICK MORRIS TV: LUNCH ALERT! http://t.co/r47VZMp #hannity #tcot #gop [via Twitter]

11:15

LiberallyLiving: Fox Host Hannity Claims Birth Control isn't a Woman's Health Issue - But Claims Viagra is Vital http://ow.ly/1vmDgW #stribpol #p2 #tcot [via Twitter]

11:16

Mitchell_dh: RT @thinkprogress: Hannity blasts insurance coverage for birth control, defends Viagra: "That is a medical problem!" http://thkpr.gs/qyrfLp [via Twitter]

11:17

l_dell: RT @thinkprogress: Hannity blasts insurance coverage for birth control, defends Viagra: "That is a medical problem!" http://thkpr.gs/qyrfLp [via Twitter]

11:17

RandiSimon1: "@thinkprogress: Hannity blasts insurance coverage for birth control, dfends Viagra: "That is a medical problem!" Do these guys hear thmslvs [via Twitter]

11:17

Ruth912: RT @dickmorristweet: WHITE HOUSE SALARIES OUT OF CONTROL - DICK MORRIS TV: LUNCH ALERT! http://t.co/r47VZMp #hannity #tcot #gop [via Twitter]

11:18

HermanCainNow: RT @dickmorristweet: WHITE HOUSE SALARIES OUT OF CONTROL - DICK MORRIS TV: LUNCH ALERT! http://t.co/r47VZMp #hannity #tcot #gop [via Twitter]

11:18

twilight2000: RT @thinkprogress Hannity blasts insurance coverage for birth control, defends Viagra: "That is a medical problem!" http://t.co/azvbu89 [via Twitter]

11:18

Thales99: RT @RANKIS: Hannity Blasts Insurance Coverage For Birth Control, Defends Viagra: ‘That Is A Medical Problem!’ http://t.co/Svvi1bJ via @t ... [via Twitter]

11:18

JulieHillrichs: RT @dickmorristweet: WHITE HOUSE SALARIES OUT OF CONTROL - DICK MORRIS TV: LUNCH ALERT! http://t.co/r47VZMp #hannity #tcot #gop [via Twitter]

11:19

Florida_Andie: RT @LiberallyLiving: Fox Host Hannity Claims Birth Control isn't a Woman's Health Issue - But Claims Viagra is Vital http://ow.ly/1vmDgW ... [via Twitter]

11:19

act2vist: RT @jodotcom: RT @LiberallyLiving: Fox Host Hannity Claims Birth Control isn't a Woman's Health Issue - But Claims Viagra is Vital http: ... [via Twitter]

11:19

nebulastar13: RT @thinkprogress: Hannity blasts insurance coverage for birth control, defends Viagra: "That is a medical problem!" http://thkpr.gs/qyrfLp [via Twitter]

11:19

FIUCollegeDems: RT @thinkprogress: Hannity blasts insurance coverage for birth control, defends Viagra: "That is a medical problem!" http://thkpr.gs/qyrfLp [via Twitter]

11:20

karaokegalsf: RT @LiberallyLiving: Fox Host Hannity Claims Birth Control isn't a Woman's Health Issue - But Claims Viagra is Vital http://ow.ly/1vmDgW ... [via Twitter]

11:21

pamvlies: RT @TLW3: RT @thinkprogress: Hannity blasts insurance coverage for birth control, defends Viagra: "That is a medical problem!" http://th ... [via Twitter]

11:21

wbgleason: RT @LiberallyLiving: Fox Host Hannity Claims Birth Control isn't a Woman's Health Issue - But Claims Viagra is Vital http://ow.ly/1vmDgW ... [via Twitter]

11:21

Whisper_Dharma: Hannity Blasts Insurance Coverage For Birth Control, Defends Viagra: ‘That Is A Medical Problem!' - http://t.co/9SgBVor [via Twitter]

11:22

wavingcrosser: Hannity Blasts Ins. Cov. For Birth Cont. Defends Viagra: ‘That Is A Medical Problem!’ http://t.co/GnLqodJ via @thinkprogress Chauvinist Pig. [via Twitter]

11:23

LAeditor: RT @thinkprogress: Hannity blasts insurance cvg for birth control, defends Viagra: "medical problem!" http://thkpr.gs/qyrfLp (he IS a dick!) [via Twitter]

11:23

ms_tasha: @Whiny_bitches RT @thinkprogress Hannity blasts insurance coverage for birth control, defends Viagra: "Tha… (cont) http://deck.ly/~FWZlZ [via Twitter]

11:24

LiberalGranola: RT @LiberallyLiving: Fox Host Hannity Claims Birth Control isn't a Woman's Health Issue - But Claims Viagra is Vital http://ow.ly/1vmDgW ... [via Twitter]

11:24

AprilStearns: Idiot? Moron? Wrong! MT @LiberallyLiving Fox Host Hannity Claims Birth Control isn't a Woman's Health Issue; But Claims Viagra is Vital [via Twitter]

11:24

RavenWytch: Hannity Blasts Insurance Coverage For Birth Control, Defends Viagra: ‘That Is A Medical Problem!’ http://t.co/pQnS23y via @thinkprogress [via Twitter]

11:24

ladybigmac: RT @thinkprogress: Hannity blasts insurance coverage for birth control, defends Viagra: "That is a medical problem!" http://thkpr.gs/qyrfLp [via Twitter]

11:25

ECmadtown: RT @BrettHulseyWI: “@thinkprogress: Hannity blasts insurance coverage for birth control, defends Viagra: "That is a medical problem!" ht ... [via Twitter]

11:26

NHRepSerlin: RT @thinkprogress: Hannity blasts insurance coverage for birth control, defends Viagra: "That is a medical problem!" http://thkpr.gs/qyrfLp [via Twitter]

11:26

ladybigmac: I just read articles(& retweeted them) about Cantor & Hannity. They confirm my previous thoughts that they are both uncaring neanderthals. [via Twitter]

11:27

dell44223: RT @ladybigmac: I just read articles(& retweeted them) about Cantor & Hannity. They confirm my previous thoughts that they are both unca ... [via Twitter]

11:27

ladybigmac: Hannity is NOT a doctor, nor a woman & his thoughts about birth control should not be made public. If he needs viagra, that's also personal. [via Twitter]

11:28

One4TheBooks: RT @LiberallyLiving Fox Host Hannity Claims Birth Control isn't a Woman's Health Issue But Claims Viagra is Vital http://ow.ly/1vmDgW #p2 [via Twitter]

11:28

Ryan_J_Butler: “@thinkprogress: Hannity blasts insurance coverage for birth control, defends Viagra: "That is a medical problem!" what a moron... [via Twitter]

11:29

kungfusquirrel: RT @thinkprogress: Hannity blasts insurance coverage for birth control, defends Viagra: "That is a medical problem!" http://thkpr.gs/qyrfLp [via Twitter]

11:29

thejoshuablog: Via @TPHealth: Hannity Blasts Insurance Coverage For Birth Control, Defends Viagra: ‘That Is A Med... http://bit.ly/qcTODk | #p2 #health [via Twitter]

11:29

ivaddj: RT @crsbecker: Sean Hannity: birth control is “not about women’s health.” *headdesk* http://t.co/ErqOuGi [via Twitter]

11:29

rsemry1: OMG WE NEED WOMEN TO RUN THIS COUNTRY NOT MEN..VIAGRA? I GUESS HANNITY REALLY NEEDS IT. POOR LITTLE WIFEY [via Twitter]

11:30

noelrk: RT @crsbecker: Sean Hannity: birth control is “not about women’s health.” *headdesk* http://is.gd/xhG8Qa [via Twitter]

11:31

rsfinla: RT @thinkprogress: Hannity blasts insurance coverage for birth control, defends Viagra: "That is a medical problem!" http://thkpr.gs/qyrfLp [via Twitter]

11:31

Dickens1228: IDIOT! MT @thinkprogress Hannity blasts insurance cvrg for birth control, defends Viagra "That is a medical problem!" http://thkpr.gs/qyrfLp [via Twitter]

11:31

tbogg: Sean Hannity Wants His Boner Pills http://t.co/S2KCDHZ from @firedoglake @seanhannity eats Viagra likes they're salted peanuts. [via Twitter]

11:31

MarieSDiamond: Hannity Blasts Insurance Coverage For Birth Control, Defends Viagra: ‘That Is A Medical Problem!’ http://t.co/HPXloaw via @thinkprogress [via Twitter]

11:31

LadyBinkus: "@thinkprogress: Hannity blasts insurance coverage for birth control, defends Viagra http://t.co/gRkVsXg" sorry about your penis, Hannity. [via Twitter]

11:32

TheEricProblem: So erections are "a medical problem" and unwanted pregnancies aren't? Stay classy, Sean Hannity. [via Twitter]

11:32

lcranston1939: Hmm.... Hannity Blasts Insurance Coverage For Birth Control, Defends Viagra: ‘That Is A Medical Problem!’ http://bit.ly/q6jACL [via Twitter]

11:33

weinmanj: Sean Hannity: Viagra yes, birth control no. I can't wait for his medical show. http://youtu.be/xkfmSQK_OO4 [via Twitter]

11:33

smivic: He must need it. Hannity Blasts Insurance Coverage For Birth Control, Defends Viagra: ‘That Is A Medical Problem!’ http://t.co/29FUbKW [via Twitter]

11:33

MaryErpenbach: Good grief, I could laugh at him all day. Hannity sez Viagra coverage needed to solve "a medical problem." http://t.co/8UA34Ij [via Twitter]

11:33

martha_davidson: Hannity: “ I Won't Have Sex, But I'll Be Paying For The Birth Control, Not Fair“ YES BUT HE GETS VIAGRA FOR FREE http://t.co/G2yzeZq [via Twitter]

11:34

USAgoneCrazy: RT @thinkprogress: Hannity blasts insurance coverage for birth control, defends Viagra: "That is a medical problem!" http://thkpr.gs/qyrfLp [via Twitter]

11:34

TheEricProblem: Stay Classy, Sean Hannity (pt.2): Maybe I'm missing something, but a unplanned baby sticks around a LOT longer than a premeditated boner. [via Twitter]

11:34

AltmanCS: RT @LiberallyLiving: Fox Host Hannity Claims Birth Control isn't a Woman's Health Issue - But Claims Viagra is Vital http://ow.ly/1vmDgW ... [via Twitter]

11:35

ArrghPaine: Hannity Blasts Insurance Coverage For Birth Control, Defends Viagra: ‘That Is A Medical Problem!’ http://pulse.me/s/11sbo #foryoulimpdick [via Twitter]

11:35

trena_b: RT @lcranston1939: Hmm.... Hannity Blasts Insurance Coverage For Birth Control, Defends Viagra: ‘That Is A Medical Problem!’ http://bit.ly/q6jACL [via Twitter]

11:35

stahlscott: RT @thinkprogress: Hannity blasts insurance coverage for birth control, defends Viagra: "That is a medical problem!" http://thkpr.gs/qyrfLp [via Twitter]

11:35

tamadou: RT @ArrghPaine: Hannity Blasts Insurance Coverage For Birth Control, Defends Viagra: ‘That Is A Medical Problem!’ http://pulse.me/s/11sb ... [via Twitter]

11:36

cbl2: RT @tbogg: Sean Hannity Wants His Boner Pills http://t.co/S2KCDHZ from @firedoglake @seanhannity eats Viagra likes they're salted peanuts. [via Twitter]

11:36

BikrLiz: RT @thinkprogress: Hannity blasts insurance coverage for birth control, defends Viagra: "That is a medical problem!" http://thkpr.gs/qyrfLp [via Twitter]

11:36

SnarkOnTap: @tbogg You mean there's an actual sentient creature somewhere that will let Sean Hannity put his tiny Irish penis in it? [via Twitter]

11:36

johnmwinfield: RT @thinkprogress: Hannity blasts insurance coverage for birth control, defends Viagra: "That is a medical problem!" http://thkpr.gs/qyrfLp [via Twitter]

11:37

TheodorMommsen: RT @thinkprogress: Hannity blasts insurance coverage for birth control, defends Viagra: "That is a medical problem!" http://thkpr.gs/qyrfLp [via Twitter]

11:37

TheEricProblem: Stay Classy, Sean Hannity (pt.3): SH sez birth control encourages "screwing around." Does Viagra encourage quiet contemplation? [via Twitter]

11:38

christyflorio: RT @ArrghPaine: Hannity Blasts Insurance Coverage For Birth Control, Defends Viagra: ‘That Is A Medical Problem!’/ for HIM, no doubt. [via Twitter]

11:38

THEjeffmarks: Sean Hannity gives standing ovation to a Democrat! #otherwayaround http://t.co/ZOPUB0h [via Twitter]

11:39

ecclesias: RT @thejoshuablog: Via @TPHealth: Hannity Blasts Insurance Coverage For Birth Control, Defends Viagra: ‘That Is A Med... http://bit.ly/q ... [via Twitter]

11:40

One4TheBooks: In case you're wondering, Hannity said birth control is NOT a health care issue, but Viagra definitely is. #p2 [via Twitter]

11:40

iambarron: #WTF - Hannity Blasts Insurance Coverage For Birth Control, Defends Viagra: ‘That Is A Medical Problem!’ http://t.co/8s3aq23 @thinkprogress [via Twitter]

11:40

medicalinformer: Hannity Blasts Insurance Coverage For Birth Control, Defends Viagra: ‘That Is … – Think Progress http://bit.ly/pCcN5b [via Twitter]

11:42

lehimesa: RT @lcranston1939: Hmm.... Hannity Blasts Insurance Coverage For Birth Control, Defends Viagra: ‘That Is A Medical Problem!’ http://bit. ... [via Twitter]

11:42

hrainone: RT @One4TheBooks: In case you're wondering, Hannity said birth control is NOT a health care issue, but Viagra definitely is. #p2 [via Twitter]

11:42

kells5231: Screw you Hannity: Hannity Blasts Insurance Coverage For Birth Control, Defends Viagra http://t.co/F2Bz90I via @thinkprogress [via Twitter]

11:43

stringertheory: Explain that to my uterus. RT @noelrk: @crsbecker: Sean Hannity: birth control is “not about women’s health.” *headdesk* http://t.co/QeHUwZf [via Twitter]

11:43

wwjd117: RT @thinkprogress: Hannity blasts insurance coverage for birth control, defends Viagra: "That is a medical problem!" http://thkpr.gs/qyrfLp [via Twitter]

11:44

ShamsusNYC: The man has priorities RT Hannity blasts insrnce coverage 4 birth control, defends Viagra. http://thkpr.gs/qyrfLp [via Twitter]

11:44

PW4SP: Michelle Malkin and Sean Hannity Discuss Governor Palin, the Tea Party, and Mitt Romney | Conservatives4Palin: http://disq.us/2whu6r [via Twitter]

11:45

stringertheory: That article is "RRAAAAGGGGEEEE!" worthy. Dear Hannity: is it painful to be that stupid? Please tell us. For science. [via Twitter]

11:46

thatskeen: Hannity Blasts Insurance Coverage For Birth Control, Defends Viagra: ‘That Is A Medical Problem!’ - http://t.co/zmRzjJE [via Twitter]

11:46

joscottcoe: RT @antipandemonium: Hannity=Predictable. RT @lcranston1939: Hmm.... Hannity Blasts Insurance Coverage For Birth Control, Defend… (cont ... [via Twitter]

11:48

SHilderbrand: RT @dickmorristweet: WHITE HOUSE SALARIES OUT OF CONTROL - DICK MORRIS TV: LUNCH ALERT! http://t.co/r47VZMp #hannity #tcot #gop [via Twitter]

11:49

AmandaLeigh32: So Viagara is covered because its a medical problem but apparently Birth control isnt (http://t.co/ca0x1ot) [via Twitter]

11:50

Lidane: Hannity Blasts Insurance Coverage For Birth Control, Defends Viagra http://lgf.bz/rgL26n #LGFPages, #LGF [via Twitter]

11:51

scrawling: RT @thinkprogress: Hannity blasts insurance coverage for birth control, defends Viagra: "That is a medical problem!" http://thkpr.gs/qyrfLp [via Twitter]

11:52

ibisflight: RT @lcranston1939: Hmm.... Hannity Blasts Insurance Coverage For Birth Control, Defends Viagra: ‘That Is A Medical Problem!’ http://bit. ... [via Twitter]

11:55

Oyekuise: RT @thejoshuablog: Via @TPHealth: Hannity Blasts Insurance Coverage For Birth Control, Defends Viagra: ‘That Is A Med... http://bit.ly/q ... [via Twitter]

11:55

hannipocrisy: Hannity says taking Viagra is not a choice to have sex?

11:57

Comment From JQ

Hannity says Plaxico Burress of Jets got a raw deal, should have got 60 or 90 days for handgun but the 2nd amendment does not exist in NY

11:57

Comment From JQ

Caller Robert: the financial crisis began with the CRE and Fannie and Freddie.

11:57

MPOTheHill: Get excited: Mark Sanford sits tonight for an interview in Fox w/ Hannity. Sanford rules out return to politics. Says he "fell in love." [via Twitter]

11:59

Obamamamadingdo: RT @MPOTheHill: Get excited: Mark Sanford sits tonight for an interview in Fox w/ Hannity. Sanford rules out return to politics. Says he ... [via Twitter]

12:00

ibn_Bell: RT @ShamsusNYC: The man has priorities RT Hannity blasts insrnce coverage 4 birth control, defends Viagra. http://thkpr.gs/qyrfLp [via Twitter]

12:01

VickoftheHill: RT @MPOTheHill: Get excited: Mark Sanford sits tonight for an interview in Fox w/ Hannity. Sanford rules out return to politics. Says he ... [via Twitter]

12:01

Comment From JQ

Newt was just caught astroturfing his twitter account - paid for over a million followers by adding fakes

12:02

bananegon: via @annabelleigh "hannity blasts insurance cov. for birth control, defends viagra" sean hannity, please stop talking. http://t.co/XRJQaRw [via Twitter]

12:02

DonnaDee479: Hannity Blasts Insurance Coverage For Birth Control, Defends Viagra ‘That Is A Medical Problem!’ http://t.co/a6fJBv9 via @thinkprogressOh Rt [via Twitter]

 



Mon Aug 1, 2011

Jailed "Hate" Blogger Invokes Limbaugh, Palin, Still Maintains He Palled Around with Hannity

NJ blogger Hal Turner made headlines for years, threatening federal judges and cops using harsh White Supremacy rhetoric, finally receiving a 33 month prison sentence last year for inciting violence. A former frequent caller to the Sean Hannity radio show, Turner was disowned by Hannity when the scandal hit, despite Turner's insistence they were closer than Hannity admitted.

Hannity was left bereft, caught in blatant unpricipled 'hannipocrisy' live on network TV following a 2008 presidential debate telecast in which Hannity tried to smear candidate Obama over his associations with 'radicals' Bill Ayers and Jeremiah Wright but Hannity had just promoted the views of Andy Martin, a virulent anti-semite. At that time, Robert Gibbs who exposed this didn't even bring up Hannity's past associations with Turner.

In coverage of Turner's recent legal defense statements on additional charges, The Hudson Reporter brought up Hannity's denial of their friendship again but it was an article in NorthJersey.com that brought out even more damaging claims by Turner and his counsel. For example, he clumsily said his words were not unlike exuberant fans at a ballgame yelling "kill the ump!" but then also said his actions were similar to Sarah Palin placing gun scope crosshairs on the Democratic leaders she wanted challenged. Surely Turner knew one of Palin's targets was actually attacked in a murderous shooting rampage, making it perhaps the worst example of legal argumentation in history -- Palin herself came under enormous criticism for inciting the unhinged among us to violence. Could he expect better from a government-provided public defender? Wait, there's more.

Turner added that other radio personalities like Rush Limbaugh use inflammatory language to get their points across. But prosecutors argued that Palin's crosshairs were political hyperbole, while Turner's calls for action were literal, direct and personal. In 2003, Turner said a federal judge he didn't like was "worthy of being killed" and two years later, the judge found her husband and mother murdered in her home. That crime remains unsolved. Turner faces another 3 to 30 years if convicted on the current charges.

Hannity's on-air language has flirted with calls for violence. For example, Hannity has advised parents in a hypothetical kidnapping scenario to torture suspects, going outside the law to extract information by burning them in violation of their Constitutional right to due process. His advice would likely further endanger the child, who could be killed in retribution. The child would surely have less help from home when her parent was incarcerated for violent assault just when they were needed the most. So far, Hannity has not been sanctioned for broadcasting this type of call to vigilantism.

Hannity also has repeatedly called for the bombing of Iran, which in all likelihood would lead to massive retribution, civilian casualties and insane debt spending, just as Iran's people are making an unprecedented internal struggle for democracy. If audio of Hannity making these claims is obtained by the Iranian regime, it could seriously complicate the conditions of American detainees in Iran or harm the ongoing diplomatic process.

Tues July 26, 2011

House Republicans Appeal to Hannity and Other Media Figures to Win Debt Bill Passage

As reported in Politico today, the debt ceiling proposal favored by House GOP leaders John Boehner, Eric Cantor and Kevin McCarthy needed more support, so they reached out to conservative personalities like Sean Hannity and groups like The Heritage Foundation and FreedomWorks, headed by astroturfer Dick Armey. Though the bill has no chance to pass the Senate or Obama's veto pen, the messaging exercise proves the coordination between the right's lawmakers and their propagandists.

It is common for his apologists to argue it does not matter that Sean Hannity distorts, exaggerates or just plain lies because he is not a real journalist, he is not a news man, he is just an opinion guy, a pundit, here is the final nail in that coffin. We see the direct ties between members of Congress looking to pass laws, looking to broker deals, looking to use him as a real player.

Hannity must withdraw the "just an entertainer" excuse and begin broadcasting within professional guidelines - he is informing the public on the weightiest issues possible and does not have the right to play fast and loose with the facts - nor did he ever. Hannity for example has remarked over and over again that Obama has created more debt than all other presidents combined when he hasn't even outspent Bush Jr.

The White House chart below compiled from CBO figures show Obama trying to distinguish his policies from Bush's policies. The court of public opinion usually attributed debt occurring under a president's tenure, however. But even when we do this, we see Obama did not outspend all president's combined, nor Bush Jr. alone. The claims Obama outspent all others seems to be based on completely unsupported projections. Hannity making these claims is unsupported propaganda and should be called on to stop saying it.

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Here is Sunday's chart from the NY Times, also debunking Hannity's repeated claims:
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THE DAILY HANNI-DEBUNK Tues July 26, 2011 1:24

JimmyDoyleESQ: @olivierbusquet "Good" conservative blogs? No such thing. Just stick with listening to Rush and Hannity like all the other lemmings. [via Twitter]

1:35

dowestra39: @SenMikeLee Great job last night with Hannity.. Glad Tea Partyers like you and your fellow colleagues have a plan for the debt "challenge" [via Twitter]

1:42

BenCunningjams: @mcdev777 oreilly doesnt bother me as much, and my rage against beck is lessened by his cancellation. Sean hannity is a motherfucker though. [via Twitter]

1:51

EGiddy15: @TimTrew Nope, Sean Hannity maybe. I come from a Christian household and have a dad who has his OWN business..= CONSERVATIVE [via Twitter]

2:10

TYGRRRREXPRESS: Obama sings Susan Boyle http://t.co/2iZnRdq #hannity #oreilly @andreatantaros @andylevy @redeyefnc @greggutfeld @fbnstossel @limbaugh #twtc [via Twitter]

2:12

neojha123: @seanhannity Mr. Hannity I gotta really thank you for your contribution to the preservation of conservative values. You are a true American [via Twitter]

2:17

1310kzrg: Sean Hannity will have plenty of newsmakers on his show this afternoon at 2. Sen. Rand Paul, House Speaker John... http://fb.me/19Z2BvRiB [via Twitter]

2:19

LinCYoung55: Ok Sean Hannity either was blushing or wearing make up. [via Twitter]

2:43

630wmal: Today on Hannity: Senator Rand Paul, House Speaker Boehner, Senate Minority Leader Jim DeMint and Rep. Eric Cantor. Stay Tuned!! [via Twitter]

2:46

venkatananth: @raytida Oh. Hannity and Colmes there? Or that too is gone? [via Twitter]

2:46

raytida: @venkatananth Hannity is still there. Colmes was supposed to be the liberal voice there. He's gone though. [via Twitter]

2:50

cowboyz9fan: @DanaPerino Ive been watching The Five,and Hannity. An although i know you are all friends.I don't know what kind of koolaid Beckle's drinkn [via Twitter]

3:03

AgStateSense: Heh, @amandacarpenter, remember when Bob Beckel asked that about Conservatives on Hannity? http://is.gd/GCyk7L [via Twitter]

3:05

1460kion: Today's Sean Hannity Show features top GOP House & Senate members w/reaction to Obama’s speech last night. Rand... http://fb.me/12b6rvYQi [via Twitter]

3:07

1460kion: Today's Sean Hannity Show features top GOP House & Senate members w/reaction to Obama’s speech last night. John... http://fb.me/19jOF3OeJ [via Twitter]

3:08

daveweigel: Hannity still using "where's the Dem plan?" line. Missed the Reid news yesterday, I guess. [via Twitter]

3:09

adamlbarr: @daveweigel Hannity misses a lot. [via Twitter]

3:09

SunshineEmpire: RT @daveweigel: Hannity still using "where's the Dem plan?" line. Missed the Reid news yesterday, I guess. [via Twitter]

3:09

1460kion: Today's Sean Hannity Show features top GOP House & Senate members w/reaction to Obama’s speech last night. Eric... http://fb.me/v73PRkb9 [via Twitter]

3:10

JoshDMartin: @daveweigel Hannity still a douche [via Twitter]

3:10

tomandtodd: RT @toddtalk: Tiger Quits in Sex Scandal http://bit.ly/qpTOzR #nra #twisters #ampat #ocra #p2 #glennbeck #rush #hannity #beck #hhrs #palin [via Twitter]

3:10

Pmburson: RT @daveweigel: Hannity still using "where's the Dem plan?" line. Missed the Reid news yesterday, I guess. [via Twitter]

3:11

1460kion: Today's Sean Hannity Show features top GOP House & Senate members w/reaction to Obama’s speech last night. Jim... http://fb.me/Hulj0m2M [via Twitter]

3:11

Jfarris24: Listening to The Sean Hannity Show on @WFLAFM!!!! [via Twitter]

3:12

wayneradcliffe: RT @daveweigel: Hannity still using "where's the Dem plan?" line. Missed the Reid news yesterday, I guess. [via Twitter]

3:13

YeahItsAbe: RT @daveweigel: Hannity still using "where's the Dem plan?" line. Missed the Reid news yesterday, I guess.<[via Twitter]

3:13

jmwhiten: I'm a Fan of The Sean Hannity Show on @GetGlue http://bit.ly/rlOQcQ [via Twitter]

3:14

jteeDC: RT @daveweigel Hannity still using "where's the Dem plan?" line. Missed the Reid news yesterday, I guess. [via Twitter]

3:15

missb62: RT @daveweigel: Hannity still using "where's the Dem plan?" line. Missed the Reid news yesterday, I guess. [via Twitter]

3:16

colbert1992: RT @daveweigel: Hannity still using "where's the Dem plan?" line. Missed the Reid news yesterday, I guess. [via Twitter]

3:17

twilight2000: RT @daveweigel: Hannity still using "where's the Dem plan?" line. Missed the Reid news yesterday, I guess. [via Twitter]

3:21

jzspanky: RT @daveweigel: Hannity still using "where's the Dem plan?" line. Missed the Reid news yesterday, I guess. [via Twitter]

3:21

aseitzwald: Classy Hannity: "I don't think there's such a thing as Viagra for the president to pump him up." [via Twitter]

3:22

ddoublep: RT @daveweigel: Hannity still using "where's the Dem plan?" line. Missed the Reid news yesterday, I guess. [via Twitter]

3:24

CTSmithie: RT @daveweigel: Hannity still using "where's the Dem plan?" line. Missed the Reid news yesterday, I guess. [via Twitter]

3:26

KatieSilverSpri: RT @MorningMajority: Today on Hannity: Senator Rand Paul, House Speaker Boehner, Senate Minority Leader Jim DeMint and Rep. Eric Cantor. ... [via Twitter]

3:27

NICKinNOVA: RT @daveweigel: Hannity still using "where's the Dem plan?" line. Missed the Reid news yesterday, I guess. [via Twitter]

3:29

KellyKAK98: I'm in the car, heading to Rochester, NY, listening to Hannity. [via Twitter]

3:29

swell: Hannity still using "where's the Dem plan?" line. Missed the Reid news yesterday, I guess. #wiunion [via Twitter]

3:38

FreeWeThePeople: If you are near a radio - Hannity is about to have Boehner on... for whatever that's worth. @repub9989 [via Twitter]

3:39

wizquizman: Hannity: Obama is now the captain of a sinking ship...' [via Twitter]

3:40

640whlo: Coming up on the Sean Hannity Show: top Republicans with reaction to the President's speech last night. At 4:05,... http://fb.me/Al5rGVoc [via Twitter]

3:43

valuemetrics: RT @dickmorristweet: NOW OBAMA GETS THE BLAME – DICK MORRIS TV: LUNCH ALERT!: http://www.dickmorris.com/blog/?p=3691 #hannity #tco ... [via Twitter]

3:45

thatboysagenius: @sugelight hmm, interesting. in a similar exposition, one sean hannity gets the nod for me. [via Twitter]

3:45

WilliamCastill0: RT @FreeWeThePeople: If you are near a radio - Hannity is about to have Boehner on... for whatever that's worth. @repub9989 [via Twitter]

3:48

Boazziz: RT @wizquizman: Hannity: Obama is now the captain of a sinking ship...' [via Twitter]

3:50

Mindbridge: @egbegb I hear Sean Hannity accuse every Dem he mentions of being a Socialist. Ike & Nixon were left of Obama. Were they Socialists? #p2 [via Twitter]

3:53

sugelight: RT @thatboysagenius: @sugelight hmm, interesting. in a similar exposition, one sean hannity gets the nod for me. [via Twitter]

3:55

sugelight: Agreed. And limbaugh RT @thatboysagenius: @sugelight hmm, interesting. in a similar exposition, one sean hannity gets the nod for me. [via Twitter]

3:56

DrPuppykicker: Big Sis: Sean Hannity, Possible Terrorist, Osama bin Laden, Possible Patriot #actualBreitbartheadlines [via Twitter]

3:59

derekahunter: Did they pass one? I miss a vote? RT @daveweigel Hannity still using "where's the Dem plan?" line. Missed the Reid news yesterday, I guess. [via Twitter]

4:04

j_murphy7: RT @derekahunter: Did they pass one? I miss a vote? RT @daveweigel Hannity still using "where's the Dem plan?" line. Missed the Reid new ... [via Twitter]

4:09

amandacarpenter: @JimDeMint tells Hannity, "This feels like it did during the TARP debate where they're giving us two really bad choices." [via Twitter]

4:09

prfekrdumbrella: Demint on Hannity, damn i love DeMint. [via Twitter]

4:10

peytonjames: "Republicans, just hold your ground." Sean Hannity #tcot #teaparty [via Twitter]

4:10

anthropocon: RT @amandacarpenter: @JimDeMint tells Hannity, "This feels like it did during the TARP debate where they're giving us two really bad cho ... [via Twitter]

4:10

LetUsPrayAtSix: RT @amandacarpenter: @JimDeMint tells Hannity, "This feels like it did during the TARP debate where they're giving us two really bad cho ... [via Twitter]

4:11

buszero: MT @amandacarpenter @JimDeMint tells Hannity, "This feels like it did during the TARP debate where they're giving us two really bad choices" [via Twitter]

4:11

peytonjames: "I don't trust any Democrat." Sean Hannity -- Wise move. #tcot #teaparty [via Twitter]

4:12

tlamb775: RT @amandacarpenter: @JimDeMint tells Hannity, "This feels like it did during the TARP debate where they're giving us two really bad cho ... [via Twitter]

4:13

Retbilpat: RT @prfekrdumbrella: Demint on Hannity, damn i love DeMint\Second that & agree w/ u that Boehner may WANT veto so BHO reveals true motives [via Twitter]

4:13

aseitzwald: Hannity to DeMint: "There's no middle ground with this president!" Only middle ground. [via Twitter]

4:13

katdoc12: RT @amandacarpenter: @JimDeMint tells Hannity, "This feels like it did during the TARP debate where they're giving us two really bad cho ... [via Twitter]

4:14

Bettieh: @peytonjames @hannityshow I dont trust hannity, he defends baby killers, how can he be a Christian Conservative? He cant [via Twitter]

4:16

prismsinc: RT @Retbilpat: RT @prfekrdumbrella: Demint on Hannity, damn i love DeMint\Second that & agree w/ u that Boehner may WANT veto so BHO rev ... [via Twitter]

4:17

PatriotSteveC: @JimDeMint #twitterteaparty Go Jim! Listening to you on Hannity. Keep pushing for CC&B. It's the only REAL plan that has been offered. [via Twitter]

4:17

USABob: RT @PatriotSteveC: @JimDeMint #twitterteaparty Go Jim! Listening to you on Hannity. Keep pushing for CC&B. It's the only REAL plan t ... [via Twitter]

4:17

hillsdale1: Dr. Arnn interview with Hannity now airing tonight at 9:50 p.m. tonight. Rescheduled due to POTUS speech last p.m. #tcot #teaparty #gop [via Twitter]

4:17

laurenclaffey: Sen. Chambliss and Sen. Coburn will be on Fox News' Hannity tonight at 9 pm. Tune in! http://fxn.ws/aVwspx [via Twitter]

4:19

katythenomad: RT @hillsdale1: Dr. Arnn interview with Hannity now airing tonight at 9:50 p.m. tonight. Rescheduled due to POTUS speech last p.m. #t ... [via Twitter]

4:20

KatMcKinley: DeMint just said on Hannity that the Boehner plan "is the best we can do before Aug. 2nd" That is the political reality. [via Twitter]

4:21

EstablishmentDC: ? RT @KatMcKinley: DeMint just said on Hannity that the Boehner plan "is the best we can do before Aug. 2nd" That is the political reality. [via Twitter]

4:21

jimmiebjr: Shame RT @KatMcKinley: DeMint just said on Hannity that the Boehner plan "is the best we can do b4 Aug. 2nd" That is the political reality. [via Twitter]

4:21

glenasbury: THIS. RT @KatMcKinley: DeMint just said on Hannity: the Boehner plan "is the best we can do before Aug. 2nd" That is the political reality. [via Twitter]

4:22

TheGart: RT @jimmiebjr: Shame RT @KatMcKinley: DeMint just said on Hannity that the Boehner plan "is the best we can do b4 Aug. 2nd" That is the ... [via Twitter]

4:22

asyoureadthis: RT @KatMcKinley: DeMint just said on Hannity that the Boehner plan "is the best we can do before Aug. 2nd" That is the political reality. [via Twitter]

4:22

seanhackbarth: RT @KatMcKinley: DeMint just said on Hannity that the Boehner plan "is the best we can do before Aug. 2nd" That is the political reality. [via Twitter]

4:22

PATR2012: @SissyWillis Palin said that 2 months ago on Hannity [via Twitter]

4:23

nickschaper: RT @KatMcKinley: DeMint just said on Hannity that the Boehner plan "is the best we can do before Aug. 2nd" That is the political reality. [via Twitter]

4:23

DanIsett: RT @KatMcKinley: DeMint just said on Hannity that the Boehner plan "is the best we can do before Aug. 2nd" That is the political reality. [via Twitter]

4:24

PATR2012: @JedediahBila palin said same thing last time on hannity [via Twitter]

4:24

BigBucksCo: Hannity Has Good Talk With DeMint-Hold On Demand We Get The Cut Cap & Balance To Save Country-Won't Get Better Times To Get This- [via Twitter]

4:24

28Reflections: DeMint on Hannity: Get the Senate to re-vote on Cut, Cap, Balance. @gop @gopleader @JimDeMint #tpp #tcot BALANCE OR BYPASS AUG 2? [via Twitter]

4:25

derekahunter: @daveweigel So it's not really a plan, just an outline, right? So when Hannity asked to see the Dem plan, you were wrong in your reply? [via Twitter]

4:25

lemontree46: RT @KatMcKinley: DeMint just said on Hannity that the Boehner plan "is the best we can do before Aug. 2nd" That is the political reality. [via Twitter]

4:25

kevinboyd1984: RT @KatMcKinley: DeMint just said on Hannity that the Boehner plan "is the best we can do before Aug. 2nd" That is the political reality. [via Twitter]

4:26

BeanfromPa: RT @BigBucksCo: Hannity Has Good Talk With DeMint-Hold On Demand We Get The Cut Cap & Balance To Save Country-Won't Get Better Times To ... [via Twitter]

4:26

txlatinchic: RT @seanhackbarth: RT @KatMcKinley: DeMint just said on Hannity that the Boehner plan "is the best we can do before Aug. 2nd" That is th ... [via Twitter]

4:26

PATR2012: @repub9989 Palin said it would get raised on Hannity last month...she knew ... [via Twitter]

4:26

FirstCavTommy: RT @KatMcKinley: DeMint just said on Hannity that the Boehner plan "is the best we can do before Aug. 2nd" That is the political reality. [via Twitter]

4:27

jamiemiller74: !! RT @KatMcKinley: DeMint just said on Hannity that the Boehner plan "is the best we can do before Aug. 2nd" That is the political reality. [via Twitter]

4:28

derekahunter: @daveweigel you wrote "Hannity still using "where's the Dem plan?" line." I don't see the word "nothing." Can't vote on a summary. [via Twitter]

4:29

BrianWollet: RT @seanhackbarth: RT @KatMcKinley: DeMint just said on Hannity that the Boehner plan "is the best we can do before Aug. 2nd" That is th ... [via Twitter]

4:29

KatMcKinley: YOu should be listening to Hannity now. Cantor and Boehner coming up. Listen to what they say. [via Twitter]

4:29

JimPethokoukis: RT @KatMcKinley: YOu should be listening to Hannity now. Cantor and Boehner coming up. Listen to what they say. [via Twitter]

4:29

PatriotSteveC: @DrRandPaul #twitterteaparty Hannity just mentioned your "Penny Plan". Great idea. Who could vote against it? Calling people to listen 2 U. [via Twitter]

4:30

anna12061: RT @PatriotSteveC: @DrRandPaul #twitterteaparty Hannity just mentioned your "Penny Plan". Great idea. Who could vote against it? Callin ... [via Twitter]

4:30

mariceleste: RT @daveweigel: Hannity still using "where's the Dem plan?" line. Missed the Reid news yesterday, I guess. [via Twitter]

4:31

PLOUFFEtoupee: RT @JimPethokoukis: RT @KatMcKinley: YOu should be listening to Hannity now. Cantor and Boehner coming up. Listen to what they say. [via Twitter]

4:31

AiPolitics: @jimmiebjr Hannity & some others on Fox said we will be downgraded regardless of what we do within 90 days. I don't know their source tho. [via Twitter]

4:32

PopinjayRose: RT @seanhackbarth: RT @KatMcKinley: DeMint just said on Hannity that the Boehner plan "is the best we can do before Aug. 2nd" That is th ... [via Twitter]

4:33

CindyCoops: RT @KatMcKinley: DeMint just said on Hannity that the Boehner plan "is the best we can do before Aug. 2nd" That is the political reality. [via Twitter]

4:33

weshouldallcare: RT @FirstCavTommy: RT @KatMcKinley: DeMint just said on Hannity that the Boehner plan "is the best we can do before Aug. 2nd" That is th ... [via Twitter]

4:33

guypbenson: Jim DeMint tells Sean Hannity he thinks Boehner's plan is "the best we can do." (via @seanhackbarth) [via Twitter]

4:33

LachlanMarkay: RT @guypbenson: Jim DeMint tells Sean Hannity he thinks Boehner's plan is "the best we can do." (via @seanhackbarth) [via Twitter]

4:33

StevenTDennis: RT @guypbenson: Jim DeMint tells Sean Hannity he thinks Boehner's plan is "the best we can do." (via @seanhackbarth) [via Twitter]

4:34

JimPethokoukis: RT @guypbenson: Jim DeMint tells Sean Hannity he thinks Boehner's plan is "the best we can do." (via @seanhackbarth) [via Twitter]

4:34

ZekeJMiller: RT @JimPethokoukis: RT @guypbenson: Jim DeMint tells Sean Hannity he thinks Boehner's plan is "the best we can do." (via @seanhackbarth) [via Twitter]

4:34

lismeinecke: RT @guypbenson: Jim DeMint tells Sean Hannity he thinks Boehner's plan is "the best we can do." (via @seanhackbarth) [via Twitter]

4:35

xRedRoverx: RT @LachlanMarkay: RT @guypbenson: Jim DeMint tells Sean Hannity he thinks Boehner's plan is "the best we can do." (via @seanhackbarth) [via Twitter]

4:35

truthapct: RT @JimPethokoukis: RT @guypbenson: Jim DeMint tells Sean Hannity he thinks Boehner's plan is "the best we can do." (via @seanhackbarth) [via Twitter]

4:35

pinkelephantpun: RT @amandacarpenter: To make it clear, @JimDeMint opposes the Boehner plan, which he made clear on the Hannity interview. [via Twitter]

4:35

joeboehm: RT @pinkelephantpun: RT @amandacarpenter: To make it clear, @JimDeMint opposes the Boehner plan, which he made clear on the Hannity inte ... [via Twitter]

4:36

LetUsPrayAtSix: RT @amandacarpenter: To make it clear, @JimDeMint opposes the Boehner plan, which he made clear on the Hannity interview. [via Twitter]

4:36

nielslesniewski: RT @amandacarpenter To make it clear, @JimDeMint opposes the Boehner plan, which he made clear on the Hannity interview. [via Twitter]

4:37

760kfmb: The political talk heats up next hour w/Speaker Boehner & Sen. Rand Paul on The Sean Hannity Show! http://cot.ag/aUthCa [via Twitter]

4:37

tlamb775: RT @amandacarpenter: On Hannity @JimDeMint made case that we need to be prepared to go PAST August 2 and fight for Balanced Budget. [via Twitter]

4:38

Celtic_Norse: RT @amandacarpenter: To make it clear, @JimDeMint opposes the Boehner plan, which he made clear on the Hannity interview. [via Twitter]

4:38

aliciacohn: Sen. DeMint tells Hannity he wants to improve Boehner's plan by ditching the idea of a committee [via Twitter]

4:38

Todd_Zwillich: RT @amandacarpenter: On Hannity @JimDeMint made case that we need to be prepared to go PAST Aug 2 and fight for Balanced Budget. [via Twitter]

4:38

RangerHondo: RT @JimPethokoukis RT @guypbenson: Jim DeMint tells Sean Hannity he thinks Boehner's plan is "the best we ca… (cont) http://deck.ly/~2HdTu [via Twitter]

4:38

tahDeetz: RT @amandacarpenter: On Hannity @JimDeMint made case that we need to be prepared to go PAST August 2 and fight for Balanced Budget. #tcot [via Twitter]

4:38

barbara_godwin: @larkinraynor hahaha we know you love sean hannity [via Twitter]

4:39

BDiddyNoVA: “@JimPethokoukis: RT @guypbenson: Jim DeMint tells Sean Hannity he thinks Boehner's plan is "the best we can do." (via @seanhackbarth)” HUGE [via Twitter]

4:39

jimgilvin: RT @KatMcKinley: DeMint just said on Hannity that the Boehner plan "is the best we can do..." // If that's their best to hell with em all. [via Twitter]

4:39

PATR2012: @amandacarpenter ?? @guypbenson: Jim DeMint tells Sean Hannity he thinks Boehner's plan is "the best we can do." [via Twitter]

4:39

larkinraynor: @barbara_godwin Hannity can smd. [via Twitter]

4:40

PopinjayRose: RT @amandacarpenter: To make it clear, @JimDeMint opposes the Boehner plan, which he made clear on the Hannity interview. [via Twitter]

4:41

tlamb775: RT @amandacarpenter: To make it clear, @JimDeMint opposes the Boehner plan, which he made clear on the Hannity interview. [via Twitter]

4:41

mamaswati: @Ben_Howe isn't DeMint on w hannity right now saying he doesn't like Boehner's plan? talk about #bizarroworld. [via Twitter]

4:41

ZekeJMiller: Eric Cantor about to go on Hannity [via Twitter]

4:43

KatMcKinley: @allahpundit He just said it on Hannity [via Twitter]

4:43

Gonzo714: RT @amandacarpenter: On Hannity @JimDeMint made case that we need to be prepared to go PAST August 2 and fight for Balanced Budget. [via Twitter]

4:43

DeanClancy: RT @amandacarpenter: On Hannity @JimDeMint made case that we need to be prepared to go PAST 8/2 & fight for Balanced Budget. [via Twitter]

4:44

mistere777: RT @amandacarpenter: To make it clear, @JimDeMint opposes the Boehner plan, which he made clear on the Hannity interview. [via Twitter]

4:45

mistere777: RT @amandacarpenter: On Hannity @JimDeMint made case that we need to be prepared to go PAST August 2 and fight for Balanced Budget. [via Twitter]

4:46

Gunservatively: RT @amandacarpenter: To make it clear, @JimDeMint opposes the Boehner plan, which he made clear on the Hannity interview. [via Twitter]

4:46

surfcitysocal: RT @DeanClancy: RT @amandacarpenter: On Hannity @JimDeMint made case that we need to be prepared to go PAST 8/2 & fight for Balanced Budget. [via Twitter]

4:46

aseitzwald: Eric Cantor speaking to Sean Hannity now from the bottom of a well somewhere [via Twitter]

4:46

dcseth: HAHA! Hannity to Cantor: "Congressman, are you on a Sports Illustrated football phone?" Calls sounded garbled. [via Twitter]

4:47

dcseth: HAHA! Hannity to Cantor: "Congressman, are you on a Sports Illustrated football phone?" Call sounded garbled. [via Twitter]

4:47

JTS_1957: RT @amandacarpenter: On Hannity @JimDeMint made case that we need to be prepared to go PAST August 2 and fight for Balanced Budget. [via Twitter]

4:48

igorvolsky: RT @aseitzwald: Cantor speaking to Sean Hannity now from the bottom of a well somewhere//White House bowling alley has really bad service [via Twitter]

4:48

EWErickson: DeMint, on Hannity, said Boehner's plan is the best we can do b/f Aug.2nd and therefore we must hold the line past Aug2nd for a better deal. [via Twitter]

4:49

LSOates: RT @EWErickson: DeMint, on Hannity, said Boehner's plan is the best we can do b/f Aug.2nd and therefore we must hold the line past Aug2n ... [via Twitter]

4:50

morning_dance: Hillsdale College President Larry Arnn will be on Hannity TONIGHT during the second 1/2 of the show #constitution [via Twitter]

4:50

SHAWSBLOG1: RT @pcam: WTH is Eric Cantor talking about? You KNOW Pelosi & Reid will put up the most LeftWing Reps & Sens #Hannity [via Twitter]

4:50

Mermaz: RT @steveegg: RT @amandacarpenter: On Hannity @JimDeMint made case that we need to be prepared to go PAST August 2 and fight for Balance ... [via Twitter]

4:50

JonSoileau: @TDAMcElfresh Not sure on the details...am listening to 96.5; Hannity was interrupted with a news flash of a bomb scare at an office. [via Twitter]

4:50

iMaGiNeprints: RT @EWErickson: DeMint, on Hannity, said Boehner's plan is the best we can do b/f Aug.2nd and therefore we must hold the line past Aug2n ... [via Twitter]

4:51

BigBucksCo: Hannity Interviewing Cantor & Then Boehner On Radio [via Twitter]

4:52

jonward11: RT @EWErickson: DeMint, on Hannity, said Boehner's plan is the best we can do b/f Aug.2nd and therefore we must hold the line past Aug2n ... [via Twitter]

4:53

S_McKendrick: RT @hillsdale1: Dr. Arnn interview with Hannity now airing tonight at 9:50 p.m. tonight. Rescheduled due to POTUS speech last p.m. #t ... [via Twitter]

4:53

suitemaria: Dr. #Arnn’s interview with Sean #Hannity will air tonight 2nd 1/2 of show [via Twitter]

4:53

jdifrancis: RT @EWErickson: DeMint, on Hannity, said Boehner's plan is the best we can do b/f Aug.2nd and therefore we must hold the line past Aug2n ... [via Twitter]

4:55

davidfair: Cantor on Hannity "We haven't done enuf 2 educate public abt whose fault it is, so we can't wait 4 Sen 2 pass CCB." Then get busy educating! [via Twitter]

4:55

mistere777: RT @DeanClancy: RT @amandacarpenter: On Hannity @JimDeMint made case that we need to be prepared to go PAST 8/2 & fight for Balanced Budget. [via Twitter]

4:58

ShaunsBoard: Seal, Sean Hannity, Sean Penn, Selena Gomez, Selma Blair, Serena Williams, Seth Rogen, Sex, Shakira, Shaq, Sharon... http://dlvr.it/chMM3 [via Twitter]

4:58

txlatinchic: RT @EWErickson: DeMint, on Hannity, said Boehner's plan is the best we can do b/f Aug.2nd and therefore we must hold the line past Aug2n ... [via Twitter]

4:59

CG912Project: RT @pinkelephantpun: RT @amandacarpenter: To make it clear, @JimDeMint opposes the Boehner plan, which he made clear on the Hannity inte ... [via Twitter]

5:00

LJZumpano: RT @EWErickson: DeMint, on Hannity, said Boehner's plan is the best we can do b/f Aug.2nd and therefore we must hold the line past Aug2n ... [via Twitter]

5:02

21law: crazy re loony RT @EWErickson on Hannity, DeMint sd Spkr PLAN's best we can do b/f 8-2 & thus we must hold the line past 8-2 for better deal [via Twitter]

5:03

LionOfLiberty: RT @2LiveinLiberty: RT @AiPolitics: @jimmiebjr Hannity & others on Fox said we'll be downgraded regardless of wht we do w/i 90 dys. Don' ... [via Twitter]

5:05

DraftRyan2012: Man just gets it! RT @guypbenson: Jim DeMint tells Sean Hannity he thinks Boehner's plan is "the best we can do." (via @seanhackbarth) [via Twitter]

5:05

AndrewStilesNRO: RT @EWErickson: DeMint, on Hannity, said Boehner's plan is the best we can do b/f Aug.2nd and therefore we must hold the line past Aug2n ... [via Twitter]

5:06

CBleigh: @amandacarpenter @JimDeMint Yep, he just earnestly told Hannity that same thing.... "If you'll forgive my cynicism" [via Twitter]

5:07

kansaspider: Boehner is on Hannity [via Twitter]

5:07

Regnery: Missed @SenMikeLee on Sean @hannity? Watch the segment here: http://ow.ly/5NYSV #cutcapbalance @foxnews [via Twitter]

5:09

aliciacohn: Boehner defending his plan on Hannity: "It's not a commission. It's a joint select committee made up of members of Congress." #deficittalks [via Twitter]

5:10

LisaDCNN: BOEHNER NOW: on Hannity says "we should call the president's bluff" and we can't give the president a "blank check". [via Twitter]

5:11

HeritageActPA: RT @EWErickson: DeMint, on Hannity, said Boehner's plan is the best we can do b/f Aug.2nd and therefore we must hold the line past Aug2n ... [via Twitter]

5:12

ArgoJournal: RT @LisaDCNN: BOEHNER NOW: on Hannity says "we should call the president's bluff" and we can't give the president a "blank check". [via Twitter]

5:12

GregPutnam: RT @LisaDCNN: BOEHNER NOW: on Hannity says "we should call the president's bluff" and we can't give the president a "blank check". [via Twitter]

5:13

TAM_966: @LisaDCNN seems like boehner spends more time yapping with hannity and rush than working on the debt ceiling problem! [via Twitter]

5:13

LionOfLiberty: RT @EWErickson: DeMint, on Hannity, said Boehner's plan is the best we can do b/f Aug.2nd and therefore we must hold the line past Aug2n ... [via Twitter]

5:13

libertybell1776: Boehner on Hannity, selling us down the river. Maybe tax increases. Increase debt $1t now, $1.5 spending cut in ten years. Sheeesh! NO!!! [via Twitter]

5:14

Afterseven: Boehner on Hannity: The "Commission" . Hannity "Commissions Suck Dude" Boehner "No No its a Committee, That's Different" [via Twitter]

5:14

NickPinkston: @sethplyler Fun fact: "cerebral" can only be followed by "hemorrhage" or a pejorative when used in a sentence with "Hannity". [via Twitter]

5:14

Afterseven: Boehner on Hannity: B~ The Committee will have "Serious" members on it...(that's not you Tea Party Caucus) [via Twitter]

5:15

CubanaAmerican: RT @Afterseven: Boehner on Hannity: B~ The Committee will have "Serious" members on it...(that's not you Tea Party Caucus) [via Twitter]

5:15

Afterseven: Boehner on Hannity: "I have confidence in sunshine, I have confidence in rain" blah blah...No blank check for Obama [via Twitter]

5:16

KatMcKinley: Hannity says the GOP keeps competing against themselves instead of focusing on Obama. [via Twitter]

5:16

Afterseven: Boehner on Hannity: Q: Any chance of taxes? Boehner: Maybe..... FML [via Twitter]

5:16

tehpixie: I am listening to Sean Hannity http://bit.ly/nVjBP1 @GetGlue #SeanHannity [via Twitter]

5:17

Afterseven: Boehner on Hannity: Report by Nov 23- Congress must vote by Dec 23...or what? [via Twitter]

5:17

Afterseven: Boehner on Hannity: $1 Trillion in cuts...(Over 10 years Hannity You freakin Moron) [via Twitter]

5:18

pat_porter: @SpeakerBoehner is making sense on Hannity now. Not perfect but doable and keeps BO on ropes. [via Twitter]

5:18

fefeinc: Listening to The Sean Hannity Show. Keeping my enemies close. Need to know the debate from all sides. [via Twitter]

5:18

JCgunslinger: @SpeakerBoehner listening to you on hannity. asked my rep to vote against your laughable cut of $24B for next year. [via Twitter]

5:19

ZekeJMiller: RT @LisaDCNN: HANNITY TO BOEHNER: Can we see your spending cuts? Boehner: We give top spending amounts. The committees will decide the s ... [via Twitter]

5:20

aliciacohn: Speaker Boehner on Hannity: even in private talks, "He never laid any ideas on the table...I had to bring ideas to the table" [via Twitter]

5:21

TickedOffDem: RT @LisaDCNN: HANNITY TO BOEHNER: Can we see your spending cuts? Boehner: We give top spending amounts. The committees will decide the s ... [via Twitter]

5:21

aliciacohn: Boehner echoes Barbour on Hannity: "We can't let perfect become the enemy of the good" [via Twitter]

5:21

Afterseven: Boehner on Hannity: Boehner~ I made this plan with Reid and McConnell..... (So you are on Hannity why exactly?) [via Twitter]

5:22

MsGoldBond: RT @LisaDCNN: HANNITY TO BOEHNER: Can we see your spending cuts? Boehner: We give top spending amounts. The committees will decide the s ... [via Twitter]

5:22

TheNewsBlotter: RT @LisaDCNN: HANNITY TO BOEHNER: Can we see your spending cuts? Boehner: We give top spending amounts. The co… (cont) http://deck.ly/~kLYTg [via Twitter]

5:22

missb62: RT @LisaDCNN: HANNITY TO BOEHNER: Can we see your spending cuts? Boehner: We give top spending amounts. The committees will decide the s ... [via Twitter]

5:23

DraftRyan2012: @SpeakerBoehner on Hannity; We can't let perfect get in the way of good" [via Twitter]

5:23

gransome: RT @LisaDCNN: HANNITY TO BOEHNER: Can we see your spending cuts? Boehner: We give top spending amounts. The committees will decide the s ... [via Twitter]

5:24

aliciacohn: Boehner on Paul/Mack "penny plan": "I'm not quite sure how their plan works... It might be worth looking at" #hannity [via Twitter]

5:26

memphismikem: Boehner on #hannity - Repubs are gonna cave. #spineless [via Twitter]

5:27

starrider7777: @beatitudes It takes every day via Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and all the rest of the neo-McArthyites. [via Twitter]

5:28

CraigR3521: Boehner to Hannity: "We can't let perfect be the enemy of the good." [via Twitter]

5:30

Jamespatta: Sean Hannity while interviewing Jim Demint commented that the debt limit debate is the worst time of his life: Really, how about end of 08? [via Twitter]

5:35

andeetweets: @JohnBoehner @EricCantor you were awesome on Hannity all 3 terrific men, God luv ya!! :) [via Twitter]

5:35

RedTheRabbit: RT @guypbenson: Jim DeMint tells Sean Hannity he thinks Boehner's plan is "the best we can do." (via @seanhackbarth) [via Twitter]

5:36

Afterseven: Rand Paul on Hannity: Hannity stammering in search of a coherent question [via Twitter]

5:37

willsommer: All these senators wanting to be interviewed about the debt ceiling have ruined the Sean Hannity show [via Twitter]

5:37

janicedwhs: RT @dickmorristweet: NOW OBAMA GETS THE BLAME – DICK MORRIS TV: LUNCH ALERT!: http://www.dickmorris.com/blog/?p=3691 #hannity #tco ... [via Twitter]

5:37

CLHunting1: RT @Afterseven: Rand Paul on Hannity: Hannity stammering in search of a coherent question [via Twitter]

5:38

Loupo85: RT @TheNewsBlotter: RT @LisaDCNN: HANNITY TO BOEHNER: Can we see your spending cuts? Boehner: We give top spending amounts. The co… (con ... [via Twitter]

5:39

Afterseven: Rand Paul on Hannity: Rand is genius as usual. HEY RAND just Filibuster the freakin bill. Thanks #A7 [via Twitter]

5:39

RMuss66: RT @dickmorristweet: NOW OBAMA GETS THE BLAME – DICK MORRIS TV: LUNCH ALERT!: http://www.dickmorris.com/blog/?p=3691 #hannity #tco ... [via Twitter]

5:39

bozoc: Senator Rand Paul of the Great State of Kentucky now on Hannity! [via Twitter]

5:43

saltusmed: RT @pinkelephantpun: RT @amandacarpenter: To make it clear, @JimDeMint opposes the Boehner plan, which he made clear on the Hannity inte ... [via Twitter]

5:44

6vk: NOW OBAMA GETS THE BLAME – DICK MORRIS TV: LUNCH ALERT!: http://t.co/3sWAs7A #hannity #tcot #gop RT @dickmorristweet RT @MarkRMatthews [via Twitter]

5:44

lilleth71: If I understood Boehner he told Hannity if GOP didnt giv Senate what they want, he'd hav 2vote 4 Senate bill // WT? [via Twitter]

5:46

McGuireJJ: RT @EWErickson: DeMint, on Hannity, said Boehner's plan is the best we can do b/f Aug.2nd and therefore we must hold the line past Aug2n ... [via Twitter]

5:46

davidfair: @SenRandPaul explained this plan quite well on Hannity. Like! RT @RepConnieMack Penny Plan continues to gain steam http://t.co/5NSa5kF #tcot [via Twitter]

5:46

LordHexidecimal: Hannity tossing softballs to "Tan Man" John Boner...strike one! Strike two! Strike three! Strike four! Strike five! Cut to commercial... [via Twitter]

5:48

jayhanco: @SpeakerBoehner not liking what I heard from you on Hannity. These cuts you speak of are insignificant and IMO will do nothing for moody. [via Twitter]

5:49

somanader: Sen. Rand Paul on Hannity: "50 or 60 of [House Republicans] are like me, they won't vote to raise the debt ceiling unless BBA is passed" [via Twitter]

5:52

hrteaparty: RT @EWErickson: DeMint, on Hannity, said Boehner's plan is the best we can do b/f Aug.2nd and therefore we must hold the line past Aug2n ... [via Twitter]

5:57

freerepublican: @GOPLeader your responses on Hannity were weak. Do your job and standup to the president. No committee to do the job you were hired to do. [via Twitter]

6:07

MJoemal19: @michellemalkin Last night on Hannity, Bob Beckel called the Tea Party. "anarchist"! [via Twitter]

6:16

davidmiller: RT @EWErickson: DeMint, on Hannity, said Boehner's plan is the best we can do b/f Aug.2nd and therefore we must hold the line past Aug2n ... [via Twitter]

6:18

ChrisMegerian: Christie told Sean Hannity in May that he wouldn't accept a VP offer. http://t.co/A2wYyCO [via Twitter]

6:21

Lawsonbulk: Cantor on Hannity says "this is about." Defeating Barack Obama in 2012 [via Twitter]

6:25

ignorancecosts: RT @davidfair: @SenRandPaul explained this plan quite well on Hannity. Like! RT @RepConnieMack Penny Plan continues to gain steam http:/ ... [via Twitter]

6:31

bellez8: @ConchoQueen @pepper_10 I stopped watching Hannity long ago for having Beckel on..ICK [via Twitter]

6:31

tarawasjesus: THE TRUTH IF HE CHOSE BUT HE CHOOSES TO SIDE WITH SATAN so he can rape sean hannity (the real jesus or SON savior of spherical rotation), [via Twitter]

6:37

kansaspider: Was reminded to day on Hannity that any of these plans is mute because 7% growth is built in so all we r doing is less growth- this is crap! [via Twitter]

6:38

MattMackowiak: Book party for a great patriot, the "Hannity of the Midwest" Scott Hennen (@ Capitol Hill Club) http://4sq.com/n3RkI6 [via Twitter]

6:43

FMMLCoolen: @jasperdegroot @bozoc Wat voor show zou je graag willen zien dan? O'Reilly Factor? Hannity? [via Twitter]

 



Mon July 25, 2011

Why Not Cut Defense? Hannity Again Predicting Iran Will Attack!

Hannity sounded weak today fighting for no cuts to spending on defense. He must know how hollow the words sound as the number of Republicans voting to bring troops home from Afghanistan increases all the time, as the Republicans argue against the NATO actions in Libya and as they basically ignore anything going on in Iraq.

Realizing how he needed to fearmonger war, Hannity said Iran is getting closer and closer to nuclear weapons and claims Iran said they "must" destroy Israel. Hannity did not explain why Iran would attack a nuclear power, assuring it's own destruction, but for years, Hannity has been using a mistranslation of words used by President Mahmoud Ahmadinijahd saying he wants to wipe Israel off the map, while a NYT article quoting Juan Cole debunked the notion in 2006:

"The Iranian president was quoting an ancient statement by Iran's first Islamist leader, the late Ayatollah Khomeini, that 'this regime occupying Jerusalem must vanish from the page of time,' just as the Shah's regime in Iran had vanished. He was not making a military threat. He was calling for an end to the occupation of Jerusalem at some point in the future. The 'page of time' phrase suggests he did not expect it to happen soon."
The idea that US military intervention would be based on a misquote debunked five years ago is ludicrous. Iranians rallied for democracy and freedom in the streets over a year before the uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain and elsewhere, showing they are far from Hannity's description as a people. Hannity also said several times that we should bomb Iran, or that Israel should. This puts American troops, citizens or allies in direct harm - those incindiary quotes based on fraudulent claims could get Americans detained, tortured or killed unnecessarily. If he cannot get his facts straight, Hannity should leave the diplomacy to the pros, but in terms of fiscal conservatism, Hannity's words are even worse.

The percentage of US debt attributable to wars of choice is significant and Hannity was the barking seal clamoring for every penny. He said there were WMD in Iraq, that Afghanistan was a bas for our enemies and that we should engage Iran today. In convincing his listeners, in convincing political leaders and in cheerleading these wars, Hannity has directly and personally added more to the debt than almost anyone in the country.

A true fiscal conservative knows that you don't spend money you don't have. And a true statesman knows you don't start a war without a plan to pay for it, let alone two. A true historian knows we won World War II because we outlasted the Axis economically - they resorted to counterfeiting while we worked hard and sacrificed, asking industry to pitch in and limit profits during wartime. And a true patriot knows Americans cannot be subverted by terror. Osama bin Laden vowed to bleed us dry economically and he could not have asked for a better helper boy than Sean Hannity.

Hannity, therefore should explain why defense cuts that turned our economy around before should not be made now. With special forces sneaking in to blow Osama's head apart in a right-sized law-enforcement operation, the US shows our enemies we do not need a large footprint to be effective. The savings that will be realized by deploying smart power instead of tremendous occupying forces that make us easy targets will reduce the damage Osama and Hannity have done to our children's pocketbooks.

Hannity Declares Himself Economic Field Marshall of US
Ever since he stopped wall-to-wall coverage of Casey Anthony, Hannity has assumed his place as chief disseminator of right wing talking points in the debt ceiling debate, representing a cadre of about 400 billionaires who have sectioned the county off and assigned pundits to advocate favorable legislation.

For those who have trouble understanding this, picture Michael Jackson deciding he needs a whole amusement park to himself - this is how billionaires believe tax policies should be written - for their exclusive benefit. And it's entirely possible - imagine if you have income of ten billion and are facing taxes of four billion or more. It makes sense to pay-for-play and put friendly pols in office where they can deliver the savings. It may only cost a few hundred million to buy a few seats in Congress and put a few propagandist pundits on the air but extending the Bush tax cuts just saved someone in this bracket much more than they spent.

So it is particularly interesting to see Sean Hannity, a paid contractor of the Heritage Foundation direct the negotiations from his broadcasters booth. He has on loyal members of Congress like Mike Pence and Rand Paul but then pretends to berate compromisers like Tom Coburn or Saxby Chambliss. The debate over the debt ceiling is simple - America borrowed too much and has a law capping the amount. They need the ceiling raised or markets will crash after our bond ratings get lowered and creditors fear default on payments.

Republicans saw this as an opportunity to hold the President and Democrats hostage, refusing to raise the ceiling they raised many times already under Bush. Hannity declares the best option the cut cap and balance bill, though he leaves out how the bill makes taxpayers choose between defense spending or entitlements. A growing number of Americans see the wars as unnecessary but solidly want Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and other safety net programs kept strong.

The bill therefore should be called "cut medicare, cap and balance" but isn't. Hannity says right on the air he knows the bill will fail because it hasn't got enough support in the Senate and Obama would just veto it. But Hannity wants the bill voted on anyway so the GOP can later deceive people in attack ads that say Obama and the Democrats refused to sign a balanced budget amendment. He will not reveal the truth - that it was also a Medicare reduction bill that guaranteed extension of tax cuts for the very wealthiest. When these ads air, remember, it was predicted here, and remember, that the House wasted your taxpayer money passing a doomed "show" bill so they could convert it into campaign ads with Hannity as the lead carnival barker degrading the democratic process.

THE DAILY HANNI-DEBUNK Mon July 25, 2011 2:48

gbismarc: Hannity Cites Myth That The Stimulus Failed To Bash Obama Over Debt Negotiations --Talking Head for the GOP! http://t.co/y5ix3Qu [via Twitter]

2:56

1310kzrg: This afternoon at 4:05, Sean Hannity will talk to Iowa Congressman Steve King, one of the House Republicans who... http://fb.me/1cUIVhq9K [via Twitter]

3:00

branicole: RT @dickmorristweet: TELL US WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT OUR NEXT BOOK: http://www.dickmorris.com/blog/?p=3671 #hannity #tcot #gop [via Twitter]

3:02

msayesha: Gonna have to catch that. RT @callmejohnjack: @msayesha Michael Berry and sean Hannity finna come on at two [via Twitter]

3:03

314blake: I liked a @YouTube video http://youtu.be/a8sor3nnRmI?a Ron Paul OWNS Sean Hannity... again [via Twitter]

3:10

MichaelSeyfried: #Hannity just started and his making fun of #CryBaby #Obama is already cracking me up. [via Twitter]

3:13

gbismarc: Hannity on Fox News - doesn't have a clue what the hell he's talking about! He's the worse commentator I've ever seen! Idiot! [via Twitter]

3:13

wizquizman: Boehner has called Hannity and informed him that Obama is now out of the negotiations. [via Twitter]

3:16

Blondie_4414: WHAT ARE OBAMA’S HIDDEN TAXES? DICK MORRIS TV: LUNCH ALERT!: http://bit.ly/nZy6yu #hannity #tcot #gop [via Twitter]

3:29

buggery_bliss: @Heritage | #RupertMurdoch farted today at #NewsCorp. #Hannity reports on its messy relationship to @foxnews ►http://t.co/TfPSlpA [via Twitter]

3:31

BlindJustice07: O'Reilly The View We have a MUSLIM PROBLEM-Cain NO MUSLIMS IN MY CABINET,SHARIA LAW IS TAKING OVER- Hannity SHARIA SHARIA ISLAM TELEGRAPHS [via Twitter]

3:32

buggery_bliss: @Heritage @RobertBlue | #RupertMurdoch farted today at #NewsCorp. #Hannity reports on its messy relationship to @foxnews ►hannity.com [via Twitter]

3:36

LibsRule4Ever: @jedmo1996 As well as Insanity Hannity, O'Lielly, Ingraham, Beck the loon, Malkin, et al. [via Twitter]

3:36

myatsko: @ElishaKrauss haha playing the grateful dead for hannity makes me laugh [via Twitter]

3:37

jedmo1996: @LibsRule4Ever I dont watch Fox news. Hannity is a meat head. I never saw Beck's tv program. I read Malkin on occasion [via Twitter]

3:38

VAGentleman1: When President Bush wanted to raise the debt ceiling did Sean Hannity object? Just asking. [via Twitter]

3:38

spartantown: @WatchDoggyDog thats how i feel about Fox News, WND, Newsmax, Beck, and Hannity [via Twitter]

3:38

BiffSpliff: Join Fox news and the doughy fat alter boy Shaun Hannity for your daily dose of hatred anger and bigotry. [via Twitter]

3:40

thescattering: Sean Hannity radio blasting on the Crimson Ride: Because having to take the Crimson Ride isn't bad enough. #notcool [via Twitter]

3:42

JoshDMartin: Sean Hannity says no to defense cuts. That means you aren't serious about addressing deficits [via Twitter]

3:44

Drumqueen1: @seanhannity @SpeakerBoehner : Thank you Mr. Hannity! We did alot of work over the weekend. #Twitterteaparty #Predeclined [via Twitter]

3:44

DustinIndy: I forgot stupid Hannity is, what a prick. [via Twitter]

3:45

940WFAW: Today Sean Hannity is joined by House Member Steve King (R-Iowa) at 5:05pm . King is among the House Republicans... http://fb.me/11rn6LZ6e [via Twitter]

3:49

hillsdale1: Dr. Arnn on with Hannity at 9 p.m. tonight on FNC and @ Fox News Live @ FoxNews.com. Debt limit, Constitution, separation of powers. #tcot [via Twitter]

3:49

bradleybirzer: RT @hillsdale1: Dr. Arnn on with Hannity at 9 p.m. tonight on FNC and @ Fox News Live @ FoxNews.com. Debt limit, Constitution, separati ... [via Twitter]

3:50

nevamari: Hannity on radio says Speaker Boehner coming up to speak at mike shortly.... [via Twitter]

3:50

Jeff_Danley: RT @hillsdale1: Dr. Arnn on with Hannity at 9 p.m. tonight on FNC and @ Fox News Live @ FoxNews.com. Debt limit, Constitution, separati ... [via Twitter]

3:52

UncleCisco: RT @hillsdale1: Dr. Arnn on with Hannity at 9 p.m. tonight on FNC and @ Fox News Live @ FoxNews.com. Debt limit, Constitution, separati ... [via Twitter]

3:54

TBurgett11: RT @hillsdale1: Dr. Arnn on with Hannity at 9 p.m. tonight on FNC and @ Fox News Live @ FoxNews.com. Debt limit, Constitution, separati ... [via Twitter]

3:54

razshafer: Just found out that Hillsdale College President Dr Larry Arnn will be on Hannity tonight at 9est. Be sure to check it out! [via Twitter]

3:55

nevamari: Hannity is saying Reid and Dems are backing down on plan to tax, he thinks they are sensing public disgust. I say it's SELF preservation [via Twitter]

3:55

1skimama: RT @hillsdale1: Dr. Arnn on with Hannity at 9 p.m. tonight on FNC and @ Fox News Live @ FoxNews.com. Debt limit, Constitution, separati ... [via Twitter]

3:57

Ramparts360: Tune into the Fox News Channel TONIGHT at 9 P.M. EDT to watch. Hannity host Hillsdale College President Larry Arnn [via Twitter]

3:59

BACFA: Boehner about to have a presser of his own. #CutCapBalance #hannity #debtlimit #debtceiling [via Twitter]

4:01

weshouldallcare: RT @razshafer: Just found out that Hillsdale College President Dr Larry Arnn will be on Hannity tonight at 9est. Be sure to check it out! [via Twitter]

4:02

BurtFolsom: RT @hillsdale1: Dr. Arnn on with Hannity at 9 p.m. tonight on FNC. Debt limit, Constitution, separation of powers. #tcot [via Twitter]

4:06

JoeronGord: RT @razshafer: Just found out that Hillsdale College President Dr Larry Arnn will be on Hannity tonight at 9est. Be sure to check it out! [via Twitter]

4:06

davidhenry60: Thats right hannity! Go sean go! [via Twitter]

4:09

alta24graham: @seanhannity Boehner isn't the President, Hannity. [via Twitter]

4:11

lawyer1mom: RT @hillsdale1: Dr. Arnn on with Hannity at 9 p.m. tonight on FNC and @ Fox News Live @ FoxNews.com. Debt limit, Constitution, separati ... [via Twitter]

4:16

vanessaodom: @seanhannity Why do I get this link when I type in Sean Hannity? http://t.co/DKIXNZh [via Twitter]

4:17

stonestom: RT @BurtFolsom: RT @hillsdale1: Dr. Arnn on with Hannity at 9 p.m. tonight on FNC. Debt limit, Constitution, separation of powers. #tcot [via Twitter]

4:17

WooHooYoo: Hannity: The debt limit goes up right away and cuts will be down the road. BS commission. [via Twitter]

4:21

csouza59: @seanhannity Hannity love your show but can not stomach another Obama speech. Will miss your show tonight! [via Twitter]

4:28

ChalekForever: @ChloeandAlek, Hannah Hannity held on tight as the red and gold cable car started it's flight. [via Twitter]

4:28

usabeerparty: Stop Beck * I don't care about your Beck, or your Rush, or your Hannity, or your O'Reilly!!! * Glenn Beck Must Be... http://fb.me/HgbuPqkK [via Twitter]

4:29

sunnyseedsxox21: @ChloeandAlek Hannah hannity hold on tight as the red cable car takes it's flight [via Twitter]

4:30

ljwarco99: @LisaDCNN Hannity [via Twitter]

4:31

Independent60: @LisaDCNN Obama is trying to take time away from Sean Hannity. He gave a pass to O'Reilly. [via Twitter]

4:37

nutmegandnerds: @ChloeandAlek Hannah Hannity held on right as the red and gold cable car started it's flight. [via Twitter]

4:37

99Bristolman: @OjaysJoint He would spend all day calling Beck, Rush, Hannity, Savage, Mike Gallagher, Ingraham, Tammy Bruce and other haters. [via Twitter]

4:41

politicwhore: Hillsdale College President Larry Arnn to discuss debt limit debate tonight on Fox News show:... http://bit.ly/nysdFb #politics #hannity [via Twitter]

4:42

TNJim: @IsraelSurvival 9 pm, eh? Heh. He's just hoping to shut Hannity off. Guess he's serious about "diversifying our media choices." [via Twitter]

4:43

LisaDCNN: OBAMA Mon. 9p audience: POTUS could upset American Pickers, Piers Morgan, Bachlorette and Sean Hannity (if he can upset more) audiences [via Twitter]

4:47

bobkovachcnn: RT @LisaDCNN: OBAMA Mon. 9p audience: POTUS could upset American Pickers, Piers Morgan, Bachlorette and Sean Hannity (if he can upset mo ... [via Twitter]

4:48

12chelzy: @seanhannity @SpeakerBoehner CHAT AWAY HANNITY!... THAT'S YOUR JOB!... [via Twitter]

4:49

ABCPatriot: Hannity Caller: Let's make this deal: "We'll repeal the Bush taxcuts IF you repeal Obamacare on the SAME bill. #tcot #teaparty [via Twitter]

4:51

BeanfromPa: RT @ABCPatriot: Hannity Caller: Let's make this deal: "We'll repeal the Bush taxcuts IF you repeal Obamacare on the SAME bill. #tcot #te ... [via Twitter]

4:51

AlfieBCC: Went ahead and pulled up WOKV. Guess Hannity is on now. #stabsears [via Twitter]

4:53

votegun: “@ABCPatriot: Hannity Caller: Let's make this deal: "We'll repeal the Bush taxcuts IF you repeal Obamacare on the SAME bill. #WIunion [via Twitter]

4:55

iBooksDude: Deliver Us from Evil - Sean Hannity - http://tinyurl.com/3gy3oes [via Twitter]

4:55

ChloeandAlek: RT @sunnyseedsxox21: @ChloeandAlek Hannah hannity hold on tight as the red cable car takes it's flight [via Twitter]

4:55

carolineheldman: @OxyNews Freedomwatch Tuesday at 8pm, Hannity Tuesday at 9pm, Cavuto Thursday at 6pm, Follow the Money Friday at 9pm, all EST. [via Twitter]

4:59

niwalters: @senatorlugar good timing! I heard Newt propose this same idea on the Sean Hannity radio show on July 15th. [via Twitter]

4:59

rwb5397: Twitter - The Sean Hannity Show http://t.co/zJlfa9c [via Twitter]

5:08

Marks2Cents: IF we get significant cuts and no new taxes, Hannity, Rush, Levin deserve a lot of credit. They've really held Repubs feet to the fire. [via Twitter]

5:09

oddball143: RT @Marks2Cents: IF we get significant cuts and no new taxes, Hannity, Rush, Levin deserve a lot of credit. They've really held Repubs f ... [via Twitter]

5:10

walegates: Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity & Bill O'Reilly if i had a gun with one bullet I don't know which I wld shoot first. #foxnews pricks [via Twitter]

5:13

lekanadio: RT @walegates: Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity & Bill O'Reilly if i had a gun with one bullet I don't know which I wld shoot first. #foxnews pricks [via Twitter]

5:13

OxyNews: Thanx, we'll tune in! MT @carolineheldman Freedomwatch 7/26, 8p; Hannity 7/26, 9p; Cavuto 7/28, 6p; Follow the Money 7/29, 9p, all EST. #Oxy [via Twitter]

5:14

macjoubert: @piersmorgan are you beating Hannity yet? [via Twitter]

5:17

ProvoCat1: Kill me now. I agree with Coulter: Ann Coulter Refuses To Trash Maher To Hannity: 'He's A True And Loyal Friend' http://t.co/qOnaONz [via Twitter]

5:18

CatAnne19: Bill Maher - Ann Coulter - Sean Hannity | Mediaite http://fb.me/RR6eJnns [via Twitter]

5:22

RachaelKurosawa: Hannity, what a bullshitter. If cut, cap and balance is good now, why wasn't it good under Con/neoCon regimes? [via Twitter]

5:24

walegates: “@tundealuko: @walegates Beck n O'Reilly ni no debate. Will treat Beck like Samuel Dou”<< Sean Hannity I h8 him so much cant even watch him [via Twitter]

5:26

FreedomSentinel: Hillsdale College Pres Larry Arnn interviewed LIVE tonight Monday, 110725 by Hannity Dr. Arnn will discuss debt limit & Constitution #ocra [via Twitter]

5:33

LiterateLiberal: Being new Tea Party member has it's downside: I now realize that O'Reilly, Hannity, Coulter and Ingraham are a bunch of closet Leftists [via Twitter]

5:42

BamaEd: @willhstewart The speaker of the house would rather go on Hannity and cry than to sit with the president, like a man, and work it out [via Twitter]

5:43

jeff_poor: Did Chris Matthews just call Sean Hannity "his friend?" [via Twitter]

5:45

realUS232: your "friend" hannity chris? Now I know to much! #hardball [via Twitter]

5:46

i88schwartz: Yes. Yes he did. RT @jeff_poor Did Chris Matthews just call Sean Hannity "his friend?" [via Twitter]

5:48

Right2Liberty: Hannity, STFU about "when you get a headache you take one extra strength Excedrin". We don't care! NOT the same as weekly migraines, Moron! [via Twitter]

5:48

SherilynKD: Dem has been accused of sexual assault & there is a planned investigation. If it weren't for Hannity, I'd probably have never heard this. [via Twitter]

5:50

LJZumpano: RT @Right2Liberty: Hannity, STFU about "when you get a headache you take one extra strength Excedrin". We don't care! NOT the same as we ... [via Twitter]

5:52

LJZumpano: RE http://bit.ly/mPrbN6 @Right2Liberty

5:53

RUSHLvR1: Obama will address the nation on the debt crisis TONIGHT at 9p ET. Then, watch a live edition of 'Hannity' followed by a 2-hour OTR GRETA [via Twitter]

5:54

FactsCount: Listening to Hannity; he forgets that 3/4 of the deficit originated with Bush-era spending decisions. [via Twitter]

5:55

Diane_Burnett: Hillsdale College President Larry Arnn will be interviewed LIVE tonight, by Sean Hannity on FOX. One of our family's heros- at true patriot. [via Twitter]

5:56

Diane_Burnett: Hillsdale College President Larry Arnn will be interviewed LIVE tonight, by Sean Hannity on FOX. One of our family's heros - a true patriot. [via Twitter]

5:56

Mty917: Daily Kos - Norway killer found inspiration in American anti-Islamism http://bit.ly/nrpBJ7 Must make Hannity proud as a peacock. [via Twitter]

6:10

MagnoliaDaze: RT @LJZumpano: RT @Right2Liberty: Hannity, STFU about "when you get a headache you take one extra strength (cont) http://tl.gd/bv3r2i [via Twitter]

6:20

TheMusicMogul: I know Sean Hannity is pissed he's gonna get preempted by Obama tonight. [via Twitter]

6:31

SmallBizResCafe: Hillsdale College Pres Larry Arnn Will Be Interviewed By Sean Hannity LIVE @ 9 PM EDT Tonight, Mon, July 25th, On Fox News #Hillsdale #tcot [via Twitter]

6:35

runedart: Hey, @Hillsdale1 College President Larry Arnn will be on Hannity tonight, cool beans! I <3 him :) [via Twitter]

6:36

jennnmcphail: To my neighbor watching Hannity: MOVE FAR AWAY [via Twitter]

6:47

LivingGoodNews: Kill The FIVE Fox. I refuse to turn it on. You irratating the crap out of me. Hannity, Huck, Cavuto and Gretta make Fox worth watching. [via Twitter]

6:48

RickSocial: RT @LivingGoodNews: Kill The FIVE Fox. I refuse to turn it on. You irratating the crap out of me. Hannity, Huck, Cavuto and Gretta make ... [via Twitter]

6:52

630khow: Sean Hannity with Dan and Craig in 15 minutes! Listen live http://bit.ly/ki7uDl http://fb.me/Wj4RGO8r [via Twitter]

6:55

USFree4life: Kill The FIVE Fox. I refuse to turn it on. You irratating the crap out of me. Hannity, Huck, Cavuto and Gretta make Fox worth watching. [via Twitter]

6:56

SoonerCubby: Dear @FoxNews: Rerunning Hannity & Greta's analysis of POTUS's speeches three times gets mind-numbing. #RedEye [via Twitter]

7:00

golden_oil: @bobbeckel went from can't stand your opinions, but the five at five shows why Hannity likes you, you grow even on conservatives. [via Twitter]

7:01

hillsdale1: SPREAD THE WORD! Dr. Arnn on with Hannity at 9 p.m. tonight at FNC and Fox News Live @ FoxNews.com http://t.co/PZpMwp0 #tcot #teaparty #gop [via Twitter]

7:05

Artco77: RT @hillsdale1: SPREAD THE WORD! Dr. Arnn on with Hannity at 9 p.m. tonight at FNC and Fox News Live @ FoxNews.com http://t.co/PZpMwp0 # ... [via Twitter]

7:08

AndrewDodson: RT @hillsdale1: SPREAD THE WORD! Dr. Arnn on with Hannity at 9 p.m. tonight at FNC and Fox News Live @ FoxNews.com http://t.co/PZpMwp0 # ... [via Twitter]

7:09

RadioDemagogues: The Sean Hannity Show's theme song starts out with these words: "We'll put a boot in your ass ... it's the American way." What thuggery! [via Twitter]

7:10

sohnsohn: If you listen to the hannity n rushes they are clever, clever is not smart. The prez iz smart,because intelligence includes clver divdes [via Twitter]

7:11

Phillip_H_Davis: RT @hillsdale1: SPREAD THE WORD! Dr. Arnn on with Hannity at 9 p.m. tonight at FNC and Fox News Live @ FoxNews.com http://t.co/PZpMwp0 # ... [via Twitter]

7:11

JoeLaszlo: @chucktodd Field Marshalls Limbaugh and Hannity have issued their orders. [via Twitter]

 



Weds, July 19, 2011

Hannity Coverage of News Corp Scandal Limited to Pie Incident


In a week where Rupert and James Murdoch and Rebekah Brooks made international headlines during Parliamentary hearings to try and limit the damage of the phone hacking criminal probe, Hannity and other News Corp. outlets were noted for noticeably missing coverage of the events including arrests, resignations and the reported accusations.

Last week the plausible deniability was provided by the fact that it was a British scandal that had not infiltrated Murdoch's American holdings. But as Les Hinton resigned as the head of Dow Jones, allegations surfaced that Murdoch's reporters approached NYC law enforcement to obtain phone numbers of 9-11 victims. It also came out that Murdoch's top brass in America had paid Floorgraphics over $20,000,000 to settle and make secret charges they illegally surveilled the company with $400 million more in payouts also begging the question - were laws broken?

The DOJ has announced subpoenas in the British flap as well, under FCPA corruption statutes, Murdoch may have to defend the payoffs to British police here because News Corp is headquartered in the US. By Wednesday, Sean Hannity had not mentioned any of this on his radio show, even after the blogosphere and media was noticing the whitewash. Then, with just a minute left in a segment, Hannity let a caller mention the Murdoch hearings for the first time. Hannity briefly commented on the cat like reaction of Murdoch's wife and pondered if his wife would be as animated as loyal if a ruffian were to try to pie him in public. That was the extent of Hannity's coverage.

Hannity Tries False Comparisons in Migrainegate

Hannity brought up the reports begun in the right-leaning Daily Caller that publicly questioned Michele Bachmann's fitness to serve as Commander in Chief because of "debilitating" migraines that allegedly incapacitated her for days at a time. Her campaign responded with admission that she was on a prescribed medication for the problem, but claimed it was under control and greatly exaggerated.

Hannity then asked doesn't everybody get headaches from time to time? Hannity said he takes Excedrin and he's fine, implying that Bachmann's situation is also just as easily remedied. In his typical "nothing to see here" mode, Hannity did a superlative job of acting as partisan propaganda minister for Bachmann.

This led to blogs and tweets calling out Hannity for irresponsible lobbying against the public interest. How does Hannity know the extent of these claims or the nature of the meds Bachmann is taking? And how can anything prescribed by a doctor compare to Hannity's occasional Excedrin headache?

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Thurs July 14, 2011

Bachmann Exposes Hannity's Ignorance on Social Security Trust Fund


Till today, Hannity believed Social Security was bankrupt, not able to met it's current obligations. He did not know payouts were automatic, funded by a trust fund from current FICA contributions. So imagine how many listeners believe this - just because they were stated as fact by Hannity. This was like when Republican Congressman Joe Walsh repeated on TV that revenue goes up when you cut taxes on the rich, totally disproven hereby President Reagan's own budget manager. We don't know how long Hannity was going around repeating Social Security is bankrupt, but it's been a while - we know the Obama/Boehner compromise to extend the Bush tax cuts did raid Social Security funds, but not to the point where it threatens current payouts. Thank God Michelle Bachmann knows better, correcting Hannity on Social Security's current solvency.


Rep. Bachmann today on the debt ceiling debate: my state is a microcosm of the US, I applaud what MN is doing, having a shutdown. Nationally, I believe we should vote on a balanced budget amendment first, a clean vote and also a vote to repeal Obamacare before we vote on the debt ceiling. It's absolutely "tough love".

Sean Hannity: You say it's a better chess strategy to hold firm - you think Rep. Steve King's bill can withstand Democrat demagoguery, they will say we are shortchanging people on disability and down syndrome, faith and credit, scare grandma, etc. etc.

MB: It's that or we lose the full faith and credit of the United States. We're calling their bluff - Geithner says if we fail to raise the ceiling $2.5T, we will default on our debts.

SH: Would you say a good fall back plan would be a front loaded dollar for dollar cut-to-increase provision?

MB: No, I would then redo 'Cut Cap and Balance', and then adopt the King bill which takes interest on the debt and military pay "off the table".

SH: What about Social Security and Medicaid?

MB: "Remember, SS checks are paid out of the trust fund, it's automatic."

SH: "What trust fund?"..."wait a minute, there are no trust funds, there is no trust fund."

MB: You have something called FICA in your paycheck, right?

SH: Right.

MB: That comes out of your paycheck and goes into the SS trust fund. The current SS recipients recieve their checks out of your FICA money and my FICA money

SH: "Wait a minute, I didn't think there was a lock box, I thought they spent it."

MB: No, only some, then we went to a current pay-in system where yours and my FICA money is used to ensure pay outs are uninterrupted, going into the Social Security trust fund.

SH: "Okay. I got it."

Bachmann said she would fall back on a version of "dollar to dollar", as long as it was cuts this year, not years out. Hannity did not make a correction to clear up his previous statements.

Reagan's Inherited Mess Worse Than Obama's? Really?

Today Hannity put out a long list of hypocrisies, distortions and revisionist claims in debating the debt ceiling compromise and indeed, how to work across the aisle (or not). We first perked up when he said Reagan inherited a far worse economy than Obama.

I know times were tight in '76-80, my dad was unemployed for over a year. I remember the gas lines, inflation, all that. But Reagan inherited a deficit of less than $1 trillion from Jimmy Carter who shouldered the pain of repaying the debt inherited from the Vietnam war. But the simplest fact proving Hannity wrong is this: the deficit Reagan inherited was passed along in full and the deficit Reagan left was also passed along - it was about 1/3 of Obama's deficit on the day he was sworn in. Obama inherited a deficit of over $10 trillion, two wars all financed on credit with interest, the banking industry in freefall, unemployment on the rise, flat average wages and looming bankruptcies in major job-providing companies like GM.

Hannity said Obama was a "crybaby" who has been treated with kid gloves for his whole political career. This of course would exclude Hannity, whose #1 show makes him the loudest bullhorn on radio. Hannity has been bashing Obama since even before he was elected (along with #1 talker Rush Limbaugh and all the commentators on Fox) so Obama has been not been treated with kid gloves, just the opposite. Years later, we see Obama also being bashed from the left for expanding wars, continuing tax cuts for the rich, eroding civil liberties and transparency and exerting unconstitutional orders to kill people without the proper authority. So Hannity is wrong on that too.

Hannity taking heart as he cites new poll showing Obama loses by 8 points to generic Republican. But this goes hand in hand with the call by Republicans for new candidates in the race. Also when we look head to head at NAMED Republicans, doesn't Obama always win? Yes, the majority of dissatisfied voters would vote against Obama if there was a good candidate but there is no other NAMED candidate currently in the race that beats Obama in polls, proving the GOP candidates so far all represent the "worse evil".

Hannity: Forget Bush Caused This Crisis

Earlier this week, Hannity called today's economic mess "the Obama Depression". Hannity today said Obama destroyed American treasure - your pensions, savings, home values. We know this is a lie, because the economy collapsed before Obama was elected - President Bush signed the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act, creating the $700 billion TARP to bail out banks on October 3, a full month before the election.

Hannity's Prediction: Already Wrong
President crybaby will be judged on this deal, will be blamed for it by independent voters. One could ask how Hannity can make these threats ahead of time. But is this propaganda working? Not yet - a new Quinnipiac poll says Americans believe "Bush is responsible for the 'current condition” of the economy' by a two to one margin, including self-described independent voters.

Hannity's History: Wrong Again
Hannity said the Keynesian model of redistribution has never worked. But was not this model in place during the balanced budgets of the 50s and 60s and 70s? We had progressively higher and higher income tax rates so business owners were more likely to reinvest in jobs and their businesses than to take profits out, to hoard money, to put it into paper-based investments, or to spend it on luxury goods like jets and yachts. The rich paid a higher percentage for profit-taking, up to 70-90%. This was the last time we balanced our budgets, under Republican President Eisenhower. We invested a ton in infrastructure and city colleges were free. Nothing has worked since, right?

Fighting For America, Looking at What Worked

Wasn't the only reason we won World War II because we outlasted the enemy both militarily and economically? We maintained SUSTAINABILITY and outlasted the Axis counterfeiters printing worthless German Marks. Businesses and individuals made selfless, patriotic contributions, believing this nation's well being is greater than personal enrichment.

HANNIPOCRISY: Obama "Juvenile" and "Petulant" For Leaving Room

Hannity got bent out of shape hearing Obama stormed out of a negotiation, calling Obama a series of demeaning names. But Hannity regular Eric Cantor did the same thing two days ago - stormed out of a negotiation. By Hannity's definition, Cantor is acting like a spoiled little child.

Hannipocrisy: @vakatrina and @aseitzwald point out the irony that a law firm ad on Sean Hannity's radio show encourages you to get the maximum from your Social Security disability benefits. Not just what you need, milk the taxpayer for the max!

Is Expiration of a Temporary Cut the Same As A Tax Increase?

When Paul Ryan repeats "spending is the problem", is he then indicting Reagan and the Bushes? No - spending was not the problem during the Bush administration - it was islamofascism and WMD, remember? Today Ryan says he would support Cut, Cap + Balance but he argued, there is already a tax increase scheduled for 2013. Huh? President Bush knew these cuts would expire in 2010 when he signed the bill into law - by design, it was supposed to already have sunsetted. Obama actually extended it beyond it's original lifespan but is being blamed for increasing taxes by finally letting it expire? Okay, sure Paul.

Yes, Ryan is calling the expiration of the Bush Tax Cuts a tax 'increase'. The reason they were designed to be temporary was so their effectiveness could be assessed. We now see Bush cuts have made very few jobs and have cost jobs as mergers and consolidation sought ever growing profits and outsourcing. As the cuts were set to expire, Republicans threatened to withhold unemployment payments, "forcing" Obama to keep the cuts in place.

Paul Ryan told Hannity: the solution today is to get someone new in the White House. This is of course wrong, no one can fix this mess, among the current crop of GOP candidates. Not Ron Paul who espouses defense cuts and ends to foreign intervention.

The Bush cuts have cost average taxpayer an estimated $700 billion. Hannity has said this was untrue but never followed up with a look at the numbers. We all see wealth has stovepiped straight upwards, with the super rich increasing their worth as average families saw declines. Anyone asking to make the cuts permanent are acknowledging they know this has happened and are willing to see this continue.

Every once in a while, the NBA, NFL or MLB change the rules of the sports to ensure there is a good balance between offensive and defensive stats and competitiveness. The American tax code also needs to be designed to have ideal outcomes. What ever you think about wealth, entitlement, inheritance, labor, regulation, capitalism, socialism or the IRS, everyone agrees we need sustainability - the rich cannot accumulate so much the middle class shrinks, because unemployment, lower wages, debt, foreclosures and recessions will circle around to bite the rich in the butt. They are starting to call this neo-feudalism, but as more cops, firemen and teachers will be cut, the civil and cultural unrest will cause backlash.

Economics For the Realistic
The real question is, do tax increases on millionaires make more jobs than tax cuts on millionaires? Economists say history shows Bush's cuts made no jobs, saw incredible consolidation and offshoring, profit taking and hoarding. Hannity says these cuts for the rich make jobs but he is lying because he works for the super rich and he himself is a multimillionaire that sees hundreds of thousands in goodies every year the cuts are extended, a perverse incentive for a "balanced" broadcaster.

We need to really make businesses big and small reinvest in their businesses to avoid increased taxes - and create jobs. If spending is bad, Hannity can't give Reagan and the Bushes a pass for their spending and the useless military endeavors that privatized so much wealth. It has been reported the richest counties in the country are now near DC where defense profiteers drain our basic economic sustainability, suckling the teet of debt spending with decreasing domestic infrastructure and education investment.

Murdoch Scandal Not Newsworthy?

The News Corp scandal is getting minimal coverage on Hannity's affiliate stations. On one WAIK 1590's news break, it was the last news item before the news segment ended. At issue is whether British Murdoch employees broke the law looking for juicy dirt on 911 victim families.

It's possible these "gonzo" reporters were emboldened after learning James O'Keefe would not be charged in various state courts for his reckless dirt-gathering reportage tactics, for example making unauthorized recordings. O'Keefe was charged and convicted of impersonation of government contractors but did not serve time after an remarkably accommodating plea bargain with Louisiana prosecutors. This flaunting of journalistic ethics signaled America's justice system can be extremely lenient in First Amendment claims.

Even after deceptive editing and multiple civil lawsuits (still pending), neither O'Keefe nor his purveyor Andrew Breitbart was slowed in the least from this style of unapologetic, aggressive partisan hit-job reporting. Small wonder the sensationalists and propagandists working for Murdoch were looking for story items "at any cost". Today during Hannity's show, it was announced the FBI was opening up a domestic investigation into the allegations surrounding 9-11 families.

Disabled Veteran "Jill From Maryland" Thanks The Rich For Handouts

Right after Hannity predicts his callers will make "intuitive, insightful calls", we heard from Jill from Maryland, a veteran on disability for a back injury and trauma resulting from a sexual assault tells Hannity: I am a disabled veteran and I have to thank the rich people that help support me. She goes on to tell


"Marvin From Atlanta" Willing To See His 401K Tank For a Principled Stand

Next caller is Marvin from Atlanta. Hannity said he thinks of Marvin Gaye when he hears that name (Mr. Gaye was a famed anti-war composer and signer).

Marvin: Voting for Democrats was biggest mistake of my life. Republicans will not get blamed if they raised the debt ceiling. If I lose money in my 401K or what not, so be it, but somebody has to make a stand. I voted for all the Republicans to send a message. Hannity then plays Marvin Gaye's seminal anti-war ballad "What's Going On", He says it's a great song and I agree, it's a masterwork of anti-war activism.

Father, father
We don't need to escalate
You see, war is not the answer
For only love can conquer hate
You know we've got to find a way
To bring some lovin' here today

Picket lines and picket signs
Don't punish me with brutality
Talk to me, so you can see
Oh, what's going on
What's going on
Ya, what's going on

Father, father, everybody thinks we're wrong
Oh, but who are they to judge us
Simply because our hair is long
Oh, you know we've got to find a way
To bring some understanding here today

THE DAILY HANNI-DEBUNK Thurs July 14, 2011

2:54

mixthemedia: Not a catty guy. But what up with Palin's hairdo/look on Hannity last nite? Scary. Elvira look not what nation is looking for in 2012. [via Twitter]

2:54

1310kzrg: This afternoon on The Sean Hannity Show, Sean will feature former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty today at 3:05... http://fb.me/Srw3lQcM [via Twitter]

2:54

cheaphotelrate: Post Hotels Hannity: Iraq Owes US Oil For ‘Liberation’, read it here: http://www.wherecanifindcheaphotelrates.com/2011/07/15/... [via Twitter]

2:54

KDinFL: RT @ryanpduffy: RT @annwherberger: JEB! Fox News’ Hannity will feature GOV JEB MON 7/18 910pm [via Twitter]

3:14

jteeDC: @HumanityCritic @AdamSerwer Hannity isn't there yet? Hm. Ol' boy's losing his edge. What IS Fox News saying about this? [via Twitter]

3:14

politicwhore: Sarah Palin to reveal decision on WH bid by late summer: WASHINGTON — Former Alaska Gov. Sara... http://bit.ly/rqh6Mf #politics #hannity [via Twitter]

3:14

JG_Dodge: @w43forever FBI going after Murdock! CLUSTERfox? I love it! I DO! #conmen #tcot #gop #ocra #frauds #RWNJ #fox #palin #murdock #hannity [via Twitter]

3:14

MichaelSeyfried: #Hannity calls the O man #President #CryBaby. You just gotta love Sean. [via Twitter]

3:30

hannipocrisy: Good afternoon.

Hannity: Reagan inherited a far worse economy than Obama.

3:32

PalmerJM: http://t.co/j80Y6Bi [via Twitter]

3:32

LCplYut: RT @MEEchelleO: Sean Hannity callin my Barack "President Crybaby" #makesobamacry MO #p1 #p2 #p21 #cspj #tcot #tlot [via Twitter]

3:32

JeremySWallace: Marco Rubio is just everywhere. Hannity,Rush,National Review. It really is fueling the Rubio-for-VP speculation. #sayfie http://t.co/qd7QSD5 [via Twitter]

3:32

andrewfluegge: It's basically Hannity and Co(ulter) these days. [via Twitter]

3:40

hannipocrisy: Hannity: Obama living in a bubble, he was treated with kid gloves his whole political career.

Present company excepted?

3:44

hannipocrisy: Hannity taking heart as he cites new poll showing Obama loses by 8 points to generic Republican.

But this goes hand in hand with the call by Republicans for new candidates in the race. Also when we look head to head at NAMED Republicans, doesn't Obama always win?

So dissatisfied voters would vote against Obama if there was a good candidate (hell, so would I) but there is no other NAMED candidate currently in the race that beats Obama.

3:46

hannipocrisy: Hannity saying Obama destroyed Americans treasure - pensions, savings, home values.

3:48

anidem35: Sean hannity had a nickname for president obama it was the "annointed one" but now he has a new nickname and its "president crybaby" [via Twitter]

3:48

branicole: RT @dickmorristweet: DICK MORRIS TV; LUNCH ALERT! OBAMA IS NO CENTRIST!: http://www.dickmorris.com/blog/?p=3555 #hannity #tcot #gop [via Twitter]

3:48

murray1101: RT @FabTees2011: Sean Hannity is an illiterate ass and sounds like a blubbering toddler. #growup [via Twitter]

3:48

RPPatriot: Hannity is cracking me up calling Obama President Cry Baby. [via Twitter]

4:04

hannipocrisy: H: The President is going to be judged on this deal.

Hannity issues warning:

President crybaby will be blamed for it by independent voters.

How does #1 media figure Sean Hannity know this in advance?

4:07

hannipocrisy: H: Debt crisis is FALSE and PHONY

Obama is a crybaby.

-- America, is this competent media coverage? Crooked perspective, immoral bias.

False advertising after promoting "fair and balanced"

4:09

hannipocrisy: Bachmann coming up.

4:09

mikethornsbury: Support this guy so he can afford lip balm RT @paulmecurio: I'll be on #Hannity tonight... don't forget to tune in! 9pm on #Fox! [via Twitter]

4:09

TimothyS: So, Fox watchers: How's the Hannity-O'Reilly stupid network handling the tribulations of Boss Murdoch? [via Twitter]

4:09

ZuhricAlbin: You know what, I love watching #Hannity. He brings out...well...feelings in me, whatever those feeling are. He's a keeper #foxnews!?? [via Twitter]

4:09

ZuhricAlbin: #Hannity says "...Obama will use phony accounting methods" if we give him unilateral control over the borrowing? As serious as Jon Stewart! [via Twitter]

4:11

hannipocrisy: Hannity: Keynesian model of redistribution has never worked.

->Was not this model in place during the balanced budgets before Reagan80?

Wasn't the only reason we won the war because we maintained SUSTAINABILITY and outlasted the Axis counterfeiters?

4:13

hannipocrisy: The last war won before the neocon model of debt-wars was used?

I think I prefer Keynesian socialism dude! What do you say reader?

4:28

lenphillippe: Sean Hannity is what happens when you leave your Ken doll too near the potato chips. [via Twitter]

4:28

thinkyhead: @newtgingrich Good way to leverage that religio-nationalistic streak. Did you & Hannity then get into some deep analysis? Heh, just kidding! [via Twitter]

4:28

kackleyZ: MT @newtgingrich: On Hannity, I explained: the fight over the debt ceiling should be seen as historic, not political http://bitly.com/oBWUsI [via Twitter]

4:28

mikefarrell123: "Hot Air "Exceptionally Well" Review Of Palin On Hannity/Debt Crisis Approach: The hugely influential Hot Air s... http://bit.ly/p3Y09i [via Twitter]

4:29

hannipocrisy: Guest: Obama petulant, like a juvenile, Reagan wouldn't have done this

->(Reagan raised taxes a dozen times!)

4:30

hannipocrisy: HANNIPOCRISY: Obama getting bent out of shape in leaving room.

SAME THING CANTOR DID 48 HOURS AGO? A Hannity regular?

4:31

hannipocrisy: Hannity wants "Cut Cap and Balance" on President's desk.

4:36

hannipocrisy: T Paw is the guest

4:47

seminolesteve: @foxnation Obama hasn't jetted out to a carrier to tell some lie to Americans yet, that beats Hannity the punk anyday [via Twitter]

4:47

ingridfanandy: RT @newtgingrich: On Hannity, I explained that the fight over the debt ceiling should be seen as historic, not political http://t.co/R8c9fdS [via Twitter]

4:47

Endubya: That's what he do! RT @JDGrandHustle: Sean Hannity @seanHannity has spent the last hour talking about the president ... http://tmi.me/d0H6L [via Twitter]

4:47

dlkittrell: If there is a CRY BABY in the house, it's SEAN HANNITY. I'm just trying to bring it up front and be real wit it [via Twitter]

5:04

chriswantsfood: @joerogan christopher hitchens owns sean hannity on religion on FOX NEWS video http://t.co/hFtn6Jw [via Twitter]

5:04

Starbubbli: RT @foxnation: Hannity: 'I've Never Seen Such a Crybaby Executive' (VIDEO) http://t.co/qC8C1sc [via Twitter]

5:04

dwhalen5: sean hannity should eat a urinal cake. #foxnewsisbullshit that is all :) [via Twitter]

5:04

DontQuixote: It's only a matter of time til Hannity, Limbaugh & Beck will be fighting each other for AM radio airtime & the mighty foot powder ad dollar. [via Twitter]

5:25

MPOTheHill: Bachmann to Hannity: "We were shocked...polling didn't even have the current governor beating Obama in Texas." (http://bit.ly/nwNLTD) [via Twitter]

5:25

sulia_vote2012: RT @MPOTheHill: Bachmann to Hannity: "We were shocked...polling didn't even have the current governor beating Obama in Texas." (http://bit.ly/nwNLTD) [via Twitter]

5:25

AGFELPASO: HEY @MicheleBachmann - Sarah's not in yet! #Hannity [via Twitter]

5:25

malg64: After delusional WSJ artc will Murdoch go 2 FOX 2 4 Hannity treatment on network that STILL has mostly avoided the scandal? #notw #drop_fox [via Twitter]

5:41

SkyPressMedia: Collective bargaining producing sweetheart deals for Dems and Union Mob Rule at our expense! #rush #gop #tcot #teaparty #hannity #glennbeck [via Twitter]

5:41

PRINCE_OF_NY: @patrickboegel There's no alternative to Francesa. If I didn't have a radical Euro left winger in my car, I'd listen to Sean Hannity. [via Twitter]

5:41

psal051: RT @JimPethokoukis: RT @KatMcKinley: Paul Ryan on Hannity radio right now. [via Twitter]

5:41

SkyPressMedia: Did Marxist Communists hijacked the Democratic party? What do you mean? Tell US! #rush #gop #tcot #teaparty #hannity #glennbeck [via Twitter]

5:56

ciernisj: RT @newtgingrich On Hannity, I explained that the fight over the debt ceiling should be seen as historic, not ... http://tmi.me/d0LYA [via Twitter]

5:56

Ur_WeightLoss: Munchelles 1556 Calorie Lunch Binge - Page 70 - Sean Hannity ... http://bit.ly/oZ6vHT [via Twitter]

5:56

Hardline_Stance: #BobBeckel demonstrates on #TheFive that he is only cut out for 10 min. segments on Hannity etc as opposed to 60 min. of #dickery [via Twitter]

5:56

evakatrina: RT @aseitzwald: Ad on Sean Hannity's radio show for law firm that helps you get more Social Security disability benefits. #ironic [via Twitter]

6:19

SarahPalinLinks: #spwbt #tcot “The Other McCain” Leads the Chorus Lauding Palin’s Attack On Obama On The Hannity Show. http://bit.ly/mYsZe1 [via Twitter]

6:19

VictoryFilmGrp: RT @SarahPalinLinks: (via SPIB) “The Other McCain” Leads the Chorus Lauding Palin’s Attack On Obama On The Hannity Show. http://bit.ly/mYsZe1 @sarahpalinusa [via Twitter]

6:19

SarahPalinLinks: (via SPIB) “The Other McCain” Leads the Chorus Lauding Palin’s Attack On Obama On The Hannity Show. http://bit.ly/mYsZe1 @sarahpalinusa [via Twitter]

6:19

Negoish: #DR. CORNEL "ATILLA" WEST [POWELL][CIA][DOD][NSA][FBI]FoxDEA [MURDOCH]ACORN:Burguiere-O'Reilly-Beck-Hannity http://Negoish.us [via Twitter]

6:36

OregonTeaParty: Sarah Palin Talks Tough on Debt Ceiling, "Reload, Don't Retreat" http://fb.me/PzfLPrfS [via Twitter]

6:36

tahDeetz: RT @checktothepower: "The Other McCain" Leads the Chorus Lauding Palin's Attack On Obama On The Hannity Show.: http://t.co/ud413Xz #tcot #Palin12 #UNDEFEATED [via Twitter]

6:36

Sky_Bluez: @kesgardner Did you see Frank Luntz's panel on Hannity? Those ppl thought the President shouldn't have to submit budget either! @ndgc12dx [via Twitter]

6:36

DrMatthew: When News Corps goes under, will Hannity run to CNN and start licking their boots for a job? [via Twitter]

6:53

dlkittrell: Sean Hannity, do you want Obama out of office so bad you will see your country fall. None so blind than those that can't see [via Twitter]

6:53

briangst: good to know NewsCorp is being investigated. This means FOX news too right? cause I told Hannity to go F**k himself #proasshat [via Twitter]

6:53

BaileySampson: I saw Sarah's interview with Hannity. I LOVED IT. :) I like her new hairstyle. ;) [via Twitter]

6:53

laura_lrnzo: @DrewMTips My point was that Tantaros is a pinup who dznt have original thoughts, & it shows badly when she's not matching 'wits' w Hannity. [via Twitter]

6:53

hannipocrisy: Paul Ryan: Spending is the problem

I support Cut Cap + Balance

There is already a tax increase scheduled for 2013

-->Truth alert: Ryan is calling the expiration of the Bush Tax Cuts a tax increase. The Bush cuts have made no jobs and they have been calling to make them permanent anyway. As they were set to expire, they threatened unemployment payments, "forcing" Obama to keep the cuts in place, or so Obama says.

The cuts have cost an estimated $700 billion. Hannity has said this was untrue but never followed up with a look at the numbers.

Wealth has stovepiped straight upwards. Anyone asking to make the cuts permanent are acknowledging the haves would continue to outperform the combined have nots.

More cops, firemen and teachers will be cut. The question is, do tax increases on millionaires make more jobs than tax cuts on millionaires? Economists say history shows Bush's cuts made no jobs, saw incredible consolidation and offshoring, profit taking and hoarding.

Hannity says these cuts for the rich make jobs but he is lying. We need massive numbers of jobs, we need to really really make businesses big and small reinvest in theor businesses to avoid taxes - and create jobs.

Hannity can't give Reagan and the Bushes a pass for their spending and the useless military endeavors that privatized so much wealth, the richest counties in the country have moved to DC where profiteers drain our basic economic sustainability, debt spending with no long term domestic investment.

6:55

hannipocrisy: Paul Ryan to Hannity: the main problem is who the President is, we need someone new in the White House.

7:10

PeoriaPundit: Limbaugh, Beck, Hannity at al are LIVID … or they would be if this were MSNBC or CNN http://t.co/0TajEX0 [via Twitter]

7:10

dlkittrell: America, I just can't believe Sean Hannity today. Remember what I said. When people don't talk with intelligance. They will say anything [via Twitter]

7:10

dlkittrell: Sean Hannity called the President of the US a cry baby. Sound so much like high school [via Twitter]

7:28

hannipocrisy: Fox News scandal getting minimal coverage on Hannity station news. On WAIK 1590's news break, it was the last news item before the news segment ended.

As issue is whether British Murdoch employees broke the law looking for juicy dirt on 911 victim families.

It's possible these "gonzo" reporters were emboldened after learning James O'Keefe would not be charged in various state courts for his reckless dirt-gathering tactics, for example making unauthorized recordings.

O'Keefe was charged and convicted of impersonation of government contractors but did not serve time after an amazing plea bargain with Louisiana prosecutors. This flaunting of journalistic ethics signaled America's justice system can be extremely lenient in First Amendment claims.

Even after deceptive editing and multiple civil lawsuits (still pending), neither O'Keefe nor his purveyor Andrew Breitbart was slowed in the least from this style of unapologetic, aggressive partisan hit-job reporting.

7:29

hannipocrisy: Michele Bachmann: my state is a microcosm of US, I applaud what MN is doing, having a shutdown.

7:31

LiberalPhenom: @dlkittrell @seanHannity Hannity is jealous of Pres O because he's an uneducated, talk show host while Pres O is leader of the free world. [via Twitter]

7:31

nostartnoend: @kxly920 If you're listing Sean Hannity as one of your three listener highlights, I have no idea why you're following my Twitter account. [via Twitter]

7:31

dlkittrell: @LiberalPhenom @seanHannity I know that Sean Hannity has issues, but he is not uneducated. I will not take that with respect [via Twitter]

7:31

BuyMyrtleBeach: BO equals BS Hannity: ‘I’ve Never Seen Such a Crybaby Executive’ http://t.co/DnZFAWn [via Twitter]

7:32

hannipocrisy: Bachmann: I believe we should vote on a balanced budget amendment first, a clean vote and also a vote to repeal Obamacare before we vote on the debt cieling

7:34

hannipocrisy: Raw Story

Breaking news: The FBI has opened a criminal investigation into News Corp., according to the Associated Press. More soon.

7:37

hannipocrisy: Hannity: Would you say a good fall back would be a front loaded dollar for dollar cut to increase provision?

Bachmann: No I would then redo Cut Cap and Balance looking at the Steve King bill.

7:43

hannipocrisy: MB: Steve King bill takes interest on the debt and military pay off the table.

SH: What about Social Security and Medicaid?

MB: It's not involved, SS comes from the SS trust fund, a lock box paid into by current workers FICA.

SH: There is no lock box there is no trust fund. Didn't we spend the money in the lock box?

MB: No, only some, then we went to a current pay-in system where yours and my FICA money is used to ensure pay outs are uninterrupted, going into the SS trust fund.

SH: "Okay. I got it."

7:46

SkyPressMedia: Obama CryBaby... ‘I’ve Never Seen Such a Crybaby Executive’ | Conservative Byte: http://t.co/MFvl05Z [via Twitter]

7:46

justpipertoo: {Crier in Chief} Hannity: ‘I’ve Never Seen Such a Crybaby Executive’ » http://t.co/AlpcFCT via @justpipercom [via Twitter]

7:46

nutjob: Hannity: ‘I’ve Never Seen Such a Crybaby Executive’ http://t.co/1Jv0Njq [via Twitter]

7:46

RonRayHerbalife: As advertised on nationally syndicated radio shows Dr. Laura and The Sean Hannity Show. Great Shape Today http://t.co/jE3WzT4 [via Twitter]

7:47

hannipocrisy: MB: It's absolutely tough love.

SH: You say it's a better chess strategy to hold firm - you think King's bill can withstand Democrat demogoguery, they will say we are shortchanging people on disability and down syndrome, faith and credit, scare grandma, etc. etc.

MB: It's that or we lose the full faith and credit of the United States. We're calling their bluff - Geithner says if we fail to raise the ceiling $2.5T, we will default on our debts.

7:49

hannipocrisy: MB: Yes, I would do fall back on dollar to dollar, as long as it was cuts this year, not funny stuff.

8:14

sheehan: Hannity: ‘I’ve Never Seen Such a Crybaby Executive’ http://t.co/tVvrh2Y Time to remove the imposter is NOW!!! [via Twitter]

8:14

MsRock4Ever: RT @itsweezie: Can't wait for FBI to snare #AndrewBreitbart and his little flunky in the #FoxNews phone hacking. Hope they get #Hannity as well. [via Twitter]

8:14

KMe_ki: @aeh2 @ImfromOrlando Faux "news" is the very definition of evil..And Hannity is the worse of the bad bunch [via Twitter]

8:14

itsweezie: Can't wait for FBI to snare #AndrewBreitbart and his little flunky in the #FoxNews phone hacking. Hope they get #Hannity as well. [via Twitter]

8:19

hannipocrisy: MB: "Remember SS checks are paid out of the trust fund, it's automatic."

SH: "What trust fund?"..."wait a minute, there are no trust funds, there is no trust fund."

MB: You have something called FICA in your paycheck, right?

SH: Right.

MB: That comes out of your paycheck and goes into the SS trust fund. The current SS recipients recieve their checks out of your FICA money and my FICA money

SH: "Wait a minute, I didn't think there was a lock box, i though they spent it"

8:34

Mittisms: "REALITY GAP" - The difference between what Barack Obama SAID during his State of the Union address and what he DOES. http://t.co/sqfEazV [via Twitter]

8:34

zpleat: @GottaLaff Hannity alert in an hour: Default won't be a problem. [via Twitter]

8:34

WORLD_KIDS: RT @ChicoDelainky: Michele Bachmann was on Hannity yesterday & she mispronounced chutzpah! BWAHAHAHAH AHA. She pronounced it: chitba!! [via Twitter]

8:34

jimmymeatloaf: I listened to Hannity today, "Crybaby President" is his new one, deflect'n Cantor/Gingrich from the 90's. Smart Play, for a fucking asshole. [via Twitter]

8:51

1Sergeant_rock: RT @pepper_10: RT @checktothepower: Hannity: ‘I’ve nevr Seen Such a Crybaby Lying Executive’ http://tinyurl.com/6zntocp #tcot The truth is not in O. [via Twitter]

8:51

VikingEtiquette: Hannity: ‘I’ve Never Seen Such a Crybaby Executive’ http://t.co/GW7EYfe Hey Barry, something stinks. Maybe you need to change your diapers. [via Twitter]

8:51

ALadyBirdTweets: Ditto excpt GP-- RT @landofdafree: @bellapatriot Don't worry. @CSteven Only listens to Rush, Hannity, Levin & G Paltrow from Country Strong [via Twitter]

8:51

reggiew2: Grandpa's radio ad: "You can't always get what you want, but you can get Sean Hannity online @ ..." self #troll DO NOT WANT! [via Twitter]

9:03

DanaGoodlet9966: Palin tosses new log on 'will she run' fire: In an appearance on Sean Hannity's Fox News show on Wednesday, Fox ... http://bit.ly/mQ8h19 [via Twitter]

9:03

SarahPalinLinks: @politico You jest, of course. Take a look at this instead: http://t.co/MBGVHoz. Bachmann doesn't hold a candle to Palin. #gameon [via Twitter]

9:03

mcr1019: Hannity makes my day! [via Twitter]

9:03

Earlaverne: RT @checktothepower: Hannity: ‘I’ve Never Seen Such a Crybaby Lying Executive’ http://t.co/D14dloo #tcot The truth is not in O. [via Twitter]

9:06

hannipocrisy: Hannity: Now we take your intuitive, insightful calls.

Jill from Maryland: I am a disabled veteran and I have to thank the rich people that help support me.

SH: How did you get disabled?

Jill: Back injury and sexual assault and now I have really bad agoraphobia.

Next caller is Marvin from Atlanta. Hannity said he thinks of Marvin Gaye when he hears that name (Mr. Gaye was a staunch anti-war artist).

Marvin: Voting for Democrats was biggest mistake of my life. Republicans will not get blamed if they raised the debt ceiling.

If I lose money in my 401K or what not so be it but somebody has to make a stand. I voted for all the Republicans to send a message.

9:14

SkylarWalker: #Maddow./a> is more entertaining than #Hannity. There's more wrong on #Maddow./a>. [via Twitter]

9:14

Jarjarbug: Oh joy!!!!!!!!! @Hannity treats America with more @JuanWilliams ✮ wisdom ✮ ... where would be be without that! #Budget #CryBabyObama [via Twitter]

9:14

tmims50: watching #hannity ... What's up?@KarlRove get motivated baby! We on the same side.. [via Twitter]

9:14

goldenboyflo: #hannity on #foxnews [via Twitter]

9:26

LordTitus: RT @Talkie518: Sean Hannity just said Reagan inherited a worse economy that Obama had. Really? Go look at the numbers. And Reagan raised taxes 11 times. [via Twitter]

9:26

BoxAndSend: RT @Jarjarbug: It's disgusting that @JuanWilliams comes as a guest to TRASH @GOPLeader under the guise of honest opinion! @hannity #Budget [via Twitter]

9:26

chrisspyrou: Just watched 5 mins of Hannity. Guess facts aren't his thing. [via Twitter]

9:26

TimJGraham: RT @brentbozell: Remote control alert: I'm coming up on "Hannity" in the next few minutes to take on the week's worst media bias... [via Twitter]

9:37

migug2: @KarlRove @Hannityshow Hannity is a trained monkey for fantasy news w/an IQ of 10 that`s why he relates so well with PALIN.HOOAH! [via Twitter]

9:37

acoinlinc: Wish Juan would turn around so we could see if he has a "wind up key" on his back! Fox should kick him off and make Hannity the host! [via Twitter]

9:37

museisluse: RT @AG_Conservative: Hannity told Juan Williams that Obama's 2006 quote about the debt ceiling was actually said by Cantor, Williams started attacking Cantor. [via Twitter]

9:37

rwhites321: Dog Bless You USA - The Great American Blog - FoxNews.com http://t.co/BbZ3svE [via Twitter]

9:47

hannipocrisy: Hannity plays Marvin Gaye's seminal anti-war ballad "What's Going On"

Father, father

We don't need to escalate

You see, war is not the answer

For only love can conquer hate

You know we've got to find a way

To bring some lovin' here today

Picket lines and picket signs

Don't punish me with brutality

Talk to me, so you can see

Oh, what's going on

What's going on

Ya, what's going on

Father, father, everybody thinks we're wrong

Oh, but who are they to judge us

Simply because our hair is long

Oh, you know we've got to find a way

To bring some understanding here today

9:48

Mamadoxie: Can't even watch @FoxNews any more without my head exploding and my eyeballs popping. Hannity just showed the pompous NBC idiots. GAK [via Twitter]

9:48

texicalirose: yes @PaulMecurio is on Hannity now!! #RedEye [via Twitter]

9:48

jamel11234: Twitter - The Sean Hannity Show http://t.co/6oSO1mu [via Twitter]

9:48

danreed_DC: Just watched 5 minutes of Hannity, and I feel like plucking my eyes out. Back to DVR-ed episodes of "The Wonder Years" #relivingmychildhood [via Twitter]

9:59

intensenblack: will someone please tell Hannity to stop throwing that nerf football! [via Twitter]

9:59

gregpearlman: Sometimes I like to see how long I can go watching Hannity on Fox News before I curse at the tv. #2MinutesTops [via Twitter]

9:59

APBBlue: Mr. Blue turned on "Hannity." He lasted approximately 30 seconds. [via Twitter]

9:59

asnowrose: Hannity: 'I've Never Seen Such a Crybaby Executive' - Sarah Palin - Fox Nation http://t.co/qKhLZsF [via Twitter]

10:10

Tzor: Hannity: ‘I’ve Never Seen Such a Crybaby Executive’ http://t.co/PsyQSAa [via Twitter]

10:10

J_Kane: @PaulMecurio Nice job on Hannity, it's about time someone exposed him and his jazzercising. [via Twitter]

10:10

intensenblack: doesnt Hannity look like the head of home land security, Janet Napolatino ? [via Twitter]

10:10

AaronJPhillips: Someone should explain to Shawn Hannity how the treasury department works. Social Security is NOT auto-protected in the event of a #shutdown [via Twitter]

 



Weds July 13, 2011

Hannity "squeezes in" caller 'Jerry from New London, WI' for three of his own talking points:

1. Obama shouldn't get the car keys and credit card because he's a juvenile delinquent
2. The Tea Party will destroy all RINOs who capitulate
3. Obama is pitting neighbor against neighbor, golfing too much

Though this was probably not a planted caller, Jerry basically gave Hannity his own talking points, in almost bullet format. This must be a sycophant superfan, a testament to the sway Hannity holds on his audience. Meanwhile we can't recall many lib calls last two days, but we noted one "balanced" caller (chronicled below) on Monday's entry. As today's show ends we know there will be no more liberal callers given three talking points to make. Sean now owes the US fair representation. He is running "balance" deficits hosting the country's #1 political talk show, after explicitly promoting that he is fair and balanced.

Readers may remember we timestamped the talking point (Fri 5/20/11) in Hannity, Limbaugh Both Say Netanyahu Schooled Obama Like a Child particularly noticing that both Hannity and Limbaugh started using essentially the same brand new meme at the same time. If this is in fact coordinated, it points perhaps to the Heritage Foundation both jocks are under contract with (Politico). This is where the Tea Party folks are being used, culturally hypnotized to vote to let the rich 1% swindle us all. Real fiscal responsibility has no asterisks*. Left and right should agree on that as we wonder how strangely dedicated Hannity's callers are to repeating them back.

The caller's threat to RINOs who would play ball with Obama, indicates he is assured and somehow in the know regarding future consequences. Only guys like Karl Rove, Reince Preibus, Rupert Murdoch, the Kochs or "our friends at Heritage" would be able to predict with such certitude whose fortunes will fall with such a cave in - this is because they are funding (or withholding from) the candidates, or promoting them using their messaging operations.

Media outlets like the Washington Note rumored Rove used such campaign-fund withholding threats when he was urging GOP Senators in the Judiciary committee not to attend hearings that were holding Alberto Gonzales to acount for firing DOJ attorneys, perhaps even at Rove's behest. Today, speculation from Democratic Senators believe that it's monied interests and "market forces" urging Mitch McConnell to make deals with Obama, forcing RINOs to eat their peas.

Tea Party Rift is Obama's Fault
It's also crafty how the next item then blames Obama for the division between Conservatives and Tea Party supporters, indicating the President has pit Americans against eachother because he hasn't given in to the House's unpopular requests - it's almost on a Madison Avenue level of genius advertising and political PR messaging the way they are so simple, concise and effective, though they sound like they were voiced by a grumbly old curmudgeon from the end of a bar.

Hannity Avoids Talk of Obviously Necessary Military Cuts
How come no one is asking Hannity to scale back the military? Ending the cost-plus contracts? There is nowhere that the now-foreign firm Halliburton can cut? Not after being caught wasting, bribing, raping and manslaughtering? This is spending that we don't have the money for as we have more privatized boots on the ground than Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. Can't we at least close extraneous bases in the countries of trusted allies like Japan?
THE DAILY HANNI-DEBUNK Weds July 13, 2011 2:29

1460kion: Sean Hannity Show Wednesday - Karl Rove joins the program at 1:05pm to weigh in the politics of the day. Live on... http://fb.me/13sKwDiEu [via Twitter]

2:29

RadioPatriot: Hey Hannity! Marco Rubio. Not eligible. Period. http://wp.me/poc8b-5oB [via Twitter]

2:29

dcGisenyi: Michele Bachmann goes to the one and only Sean Hannity to explain away her mistakes http://t.co/RX5SGdw #hannitized [via Twitter]

2:29

1460kion: Sean Hannity Wednesday - 'Meet the Candidate Segment' @ 2:05pm w/ Newt Gingrich. He'll update us on the status... http://fb.me/A7PyjOPP [via Twitter]

2:55

atlfamily: @KarlRove @seanHannity @reppaulryan Yeah, I'm calling into Sean Hannity at 3:15 to... Wait, no that's not me. [via Twitter]

2:55

YoungBrokawUAFD: This is a rush transcript from Hannity, July 8, 2011 [via Twitter]

2:55

newdave: Michele Bachmann Responds to Mainstream Media Hostility - Interviews - Hannity - FoxNews.com http://t.co/3Z2OJUN [via Twitter]

2:55

BernardaTaltyIR: SEAN HANNITY, HOST:David Mamet is a world renowned playwright and director [via Twitter]

3:15

Peacepox: RT @shutfoxdown: #dropfox Hannity’s Lapdog Interview With Kasich Emblematic Of What’s Wrong With Fox News: Hannity’s lapdog inter... http://bit.ly/nrYuEp [via Twitter]

3:15

JNeumann54: @newtgingrich Oh goody. Another hard-hitting question and answer session with FAUX "news" GOP liar-in-chief Hannity. I'll pass. [via Twitter]

3:15

ThisIsTooEasy: RT @ArrestRoveNow3: Sean Hannity & Michele Bachmann discussing slavery & racism. Next: Andrew Dice Clay & Hugh Hefner on the scourge of sexism. [via Twitter]

3:15

httppeggles: Sean Hannity would be on the list, but at least I don't have to look at him cuz I don't watch Fox News. [via Twitter]

3:15

hannipocrisy: Hannity: I think if we refuse to raise the debt ceiling, the markets will respond positively.

3:36

yooma1939: RT @ArrestRoveNow3: Sean Hannity & Michele Bachmann discussing slavery & racism. Next: Andrew Dice Clay & Hugh Hefner on the scourge of sexism. [via Twitter]

3:36

replouiegohmert: On The @seanhannity Show at 4:30pm ET. Talking to Sean abt the #debt ceiling & the Pres' Social Security scare tactics: http://bit.ly/2x65Mt [via Twitter]

3:36

KTLK_FM: Karl Rove joins Hannity today at 3:05pm, followed by a "Meet the Candidate" segment with Newt Gingrich at 4:05pm. [via Twitter]

3:36

TrustInBachmann: http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/hannity/2011/07/13/michele-bachmann-responds-mainstream-media-hostility [via Twitter]

3:59

KerryTiedemann: RT @ABCFninelives: “Hanna Hannity held on tight, as the red and gold cable car started its flight.” #NineLives [via Twitter]

3:59

tehpixie: I am listening to Sean Hannity http://bit.ly/nVjBP1 @GetGlue #SeanHannity [via Twitter]

3:59

MavisSlovakCSBK: HANNITY:How did you make a transformation? [via Twitter]

3:59

charchar8181: RT @ABCFninelives: “Hanna Hannity held on tight, as the red and gold cable car started its flight.” #NineLives [via Twitter]

4:22

fatdaddybulldog: @backbeatlives Your next President is going to be on Hannity tonight....be sure to tune in. #p2 #tcot [via Twitter]

4:22

ShaunsBoard: My only point is that Lou comes off as more conservative than _Shaun_ Hannity and isn't that something. Its all... http://dlvr.it/b45BD [via Twitter]

4:22

Chris_Madsen: @YouPorn That would bring tears of joy to my eyes. Can we do Hannity, Beck and O'Reilly as well? [via Twitter]

4:22

MimiBuckeWEAB: HANNITY:This is what Netanyahu's told me for years [via Twitter]

4:44

veruskagomes: RT @ABCFninelives: “Hanna Hannity held on tight, as the red and gold cable car started its flight.” #NineLives [via Twitter]

4:44

karlamvasq: RT @ABCFninelives: “Hanna Hannity held on tight, as the red and gold cable car started its flight.” #NineLives [via Twitter]

4:44

dickmorristweet: REVENUES THAT SHRINK GOV’T: http://www.dickmorris.com/blog/?p=3547 #hannity #tcot #gop [via Twitter]

4:44

Maryland4Palin: @SarahPalinUSA on Hannity tonight. #Palin [via Twitter]

5:05

cyote6: House Speaker Newt Gingrich Had a hell of a good Idea to save the Republic on Sean Hannity last night ! Talk to Newt ! Save the Republic [via Twitter]

5:05

Freedom959: - Next on the "Meet The Candidate" segment, Sean Hannity welcomes Newt Gingrich to update you on the status of his presidential campaign. [via Twitter]

5:05

djoalpha11: RT @dickmorristweet: REVENUES THAT SHRINK GOV’T: http://www.dickmorris.com/blog/?p=3547 #hannity #tcot #gop [via Twitter]

5:05

GrandMsterCuber: listening to Sean Hannity while practicing the Rubik's cube. [via Twitter]

5:26

sherryeharper: @Talkmaster @newtgingrich yes it looks like he sent that tweet about you and hannity at the same time. maybe he just got online once. [via Twitter]

5:26

WilliamPLynch: Newt just outlined a phenomenal plan on Hannity for the GOP to take the upper hand in debt ceiling talks. Anyone in DC listening? [via Twitter]

5:26

hipstervative: Newt on Hannity = interesting [via Twitter]

5:26

jmwhiten: I am listening to The Sean Hannity Show http://bit.ly/nASRjC @GetGlue #TheSeanHannityShow [via Twitter]

5:45

PiedadPetrakisS: HANNITY:And what did you think of that speech? [via Twitter]

5:45

ProSarah: via @Adrienne2012 Governor Palin On Sean Hannity Tonight http://bit.ly/o3L0eH #TCOT #SGP #PALIN [via Twitter]

5:45

mariahart19: Michele Bachmann Responds to Mainstream Media Hostility: SEAN HANNITY, HOST: GOP presidential candidate Michele ... http://bit.ly/q37LEc [via Twitter]

5:45

PalinPromotions: Via @MotivationTruth Governor Palin On Sean Hannity Tonight http://bit.ly/pUVcjZ [via Twitter]

6:04

BulahDregrichZP: This is a rush transcript from Hannity, July 8, 2011 [via Twitter]

6:04

NathalieSeysYIL: HANNITY:And what did you think of that speech? [via Twitter]

6:04

MargaretaRainge: HANNITY:How did you make a transformation? [via Twitter]

6:04

WandaHeggeWKJF: HANNITY:You mentioned that that you are Jewish [via Twitter]

6:04

hannipocrisy: Sean allows Peter from New London WI to make 3 talking points -

1. Obama can't get car keys and credit card because he's a juvenile delinquent

2. Tea Party will destroy all RINOs

3. Obama's pitting neighbor against neighbor

Can't recall lib calls last two days

6:06

hannipocrisy: Radio show over, there will be no more liberal callers given three talking points to make. Sean now owes the US fair representation. He is running deficits in balance after explicitly pledging he is fair and balanced

6:06

Comment From detlef b. hynde

How come no 1 is asking hannity to scale back the military Spending that we don't have the money for

 



Monday July 11, 2011

Hannity's Panoply of Callers: We Need The Rich To Make Jobs For Us

Hannity is repeating furiously without any proof the claim that the rich need deep tax cuts because they hire us for jobs, for example building yachts. But Hannity must know building yachts is not as stimulative as building ferries, buses, mass transit and fixing highways. Compare the effect of a $50k investment in two examples, first the government giving this as a tax reduction to a rich person who may or may not spend it on a yacht purchase this year if they feel like it. Next, picture a government subsidized position as a home energy auditor who might help a thousand homeowners in the course of a year to reduce waste and increase energy conservation for decades to come.

It's as if rich people were paying Sean to make a narrative that convinces middle class people that there is no choice but to revert to economic serfdom. Call after call came in from "average people" citing economic statistics that shift blame to Democrats, ignoring that portion of debt that comes from tax breaks which yielded no jobs - and highly privatized wars.

Audio Clip: "Sam in Atlanta" Wants Economic Suicide as Hannity Piles on Lies

Caller Sam in Atlanta says he runs five trucks in his business, made $715k last year and paid out $665k in expenses and made only $60k for himself. He said this is one of, if not the most highly taxes countries. He said he is a devout patriot but is considering leaving the US for Canada. He says he is not rich, but if we take away money from the rich, "they are not going to give jobs to the people out here", adding "It stupifies me, the idiocy out here". Hannity responded saying people should see this is class warfare, claiming Obama recently announced he is trying to tax people like Sam.

Wrong and wrong. It might surprise Hannity listeners, but the US has one of the lowest business tax rates in the world and we also currently have some of the lowest rates in our own history, now at a 60 year low. So Sam is wrong, but so is Hannity. If Sam nets only $60k after expenses, he is in an average bracket and would be unaffected by letting the Bush cuts expire. In fact, he'd be better off for it because business owners in higher brackets would have more incentive to reinvest in their business, not taking out profits but reinvesting in their businesses which creates both jobs and demand. That would boost his shipping business.

It sounds like Sam is being killed by expenses, not taxes. I'm sure the increase in gas prices reduced his standard of living in the last decade. The reasons for this? First, oil company profits are the highest in the history of money, period. Next, unrest and uncertainty in the Mid East have caused prices to spike and production to be halted and this tumultuousness encourages speculation - a full 20-30% of the cost of fuel is said to be purely attributable to speculation by hedge fund and derivatives traders who are expert at stockpiling supply to artificially run up demand, prices and profits. This is why other countries have banned speculation on energy futures, but it's okay, those traders just come here.

Also, Sam's fleet might not be right-sized for today's economy. Maybe having three rigs instead of five would be wiser these days if so much of his income is just a wash. Sounds like he could use a middle class tax break and regulation of energy profiteering!

stanscates: @elmorse RWNJs say "Job Creators" but they really mean Rich People. Hannity flubbed that one.

FL Senator Marco Rubio today was on radio saying plainly that we cannot raise taxes on the people that make jobs. Again, they make no difference between the small business owner at the low end of the top bracket and the obscenely rich folks at the other end.

Remember there is only one bracket from about a quarter million to infinity and there are serious demographic difference between the top .1% and the top 10%, the difference between small businesses and people so rich they buy Senators, Congressmen and radio hosts.

Hannity tells an unemployed caller Andrew not to worry, his rugged individualism will make everything all right. The caller assured Hannity he knew the rich were the ones that make jobs for the rest of us.

Hannity Repeats Long Debunked Fiction About Origin of Financial Crisis

Later, Hannity announces an upcoming Heritage Foundation teleconference and then directly goes into story about the CRA causing the "economic mess" we're in. He says the idea was to have banks and lenders lower their standards so "everyone could own a home". Hannity invoked his struggling days, pinching pennies as he waited to one day but a home. Hannity says people with bad credit ratings should not be lent money, saying Democrats are now calling for banks to lend to risky borrowers again, saying we're going back to "the same idiotic policies".

Hannity Blaming Borrowers Even After Banks Took Responsibility, Paying Record Fines

Hannity was pretending he doesn't know the banks intentionally lent to risky borrowers before the crisis so they could create complex derivative instruments. Michael Moore told him right on his show the FBI determined the lender was at fault in 80% of underwater loans. The CRA actually required background checks - the banks just didn't do their required work in the sub-prime crisis. But they knew what they were doing, they didn't want to find the red flags. Hannity was debunked on this over a year ago and hasn't even bothered to revise his fabrication.

He knows banks are not so easily deceived - they were actually selling time bomb loans to people they knew could not afford the impending rate increases. The reason? They sold out their interest early to consolidators who made complex securities out of them. Banks are now negotiating and paying exorbitant settlements because of this fraud. One example is Bank Of America's $8.5 Billion Record Settlement, paying to keep their execs out of jail in what should really be criminal cases.

Caller Jack in Peoria, IL claims Hannipocrisy! asking Hannity why we didn't hear all a whole lot of protest when Bush raised the debt ceiling seven times? Hannity said sure we heard protest, and Obama was one that voted against raising it. The difference, Hannity says was that Obama created this crisis. Hannity said Obama's redistributive model resulted in $5 trillion at the end of this year of his new debt and Bush didn't spend that much in 8 years. Hannity added that the founding fathers would be sick to their stomachs if they saw America today.

Next was Deirdre from MD who said Canada's income tax is 42% across the board which includes health care for all. She said Reagan dropped the amount of taxation with those with the most means, such as someone making $10 million a year. If they can earn this much, they can pay their way, she said. Where are the jobs Republicans promised when you said to leave the Bush tax cuts in place? As she spoke, Hannity dropped her volume and hung up on her, Hannity refused to answer her question, instead distracting the listener by saying Reagan doubled revenue and created 21 million new jobs, but Tip O'Neill pulled the rug from under him in withholding spending cuts.

Deirdre wanted to know why we continue the Bush cuts, where are the jobs. Hannity cut her short and conveniently slipped into a live commercial. Without explaining why we have no jobs now, Hannity still said we need to go right back to what Reagan did.

THE DAILY HANNI-DEBUNK Mon July 11, 2011

2:35

ItalianWifeMom: RT @dickmorristweet: Obama is trying to repeal the mortgage interest deduction. Don't let Jim do it #hannity [via Twitter]

3:28

NTAmmo: What does Sean Hannity think the president should do? Download a :30 promo now at ntammo.com to find out. [via Twitter]

3:28

Ufoleaks: Sean Hannity discusses Ufo sightings Fox news. (6Min) (July 2011) /// http://t.co/ozejM0f /// #Ufoleaks #Ufo #Ufos #Sighting #Mainstream #TV [via Twitter]

3:28

99ermikeb: Take off that Flag, Hannity, and Hand it Over! http://t.co/jVyb1ux via @LiberalWarriors [via Twitter]

3:28

ShondaBascomORK: @billmaher What was the name of the extra book you gave her? ___ ______ Hannity's Green Room? Great show tonight. Come to Chicago already! [via Twitter]

4:15

chiggers9: RT @dickmorristweet: Obama is trying to repeal the mortgage interest deduction. Don't let Jim do it #hannity [via Twitter]

5:02

CommonSenseGovm: My Challenge to Frequent Sean Hannity Guest Mike Ghouse | The ...: Facts don't matter to some. I am pleased to r... http://bit.ly/pfzFkT [via Twitter]

5:02

PoliticsNow4u: Cable Exclusive: GOP Presidential Candidate Jon Huntsman's Plan for America - Fox News http://ushrink.me/51axr1 [via Twitter]

5:45

ffarid13: TYT Hour 10/14/09 (Healthcare, Hannity, Star Trek More!) http://p.ost.im/p/EEMpB [via Twitter]

5:45

amerigus: Making Propaganda more common every day, Hannity Claims He Is "Fair and Open" As His Screeners Censor Liberals: http://bit.ly/qYsZyN [via Twitter]

6:36

PlankSurfer: RT @TerranceMarksNew Post - Sean Hannity slammed about Bilderberg blackout 2011. - http://bit.ly/oqCbVj [via Twitter]

6:36

TerranceMarks: New Post - Sean Hannity slammed about Bilderberg blackout 2011. - http://bit.ly/oqCbVj [via Twitter]

7:24

DanJThorpe: @ms_tigertale @Correllio @FoxNewsAu Better sack the whole lot of them then. We need a good Hannity style show methinks. [via Twitter]

7:24

mattshultz: RT @dickmorristweet: Obama is trying to repeal the mortgage interest deduction. Don't let Jim do it #hannity [via Twitter]

8:10

libertyforward: Cap And Trade : Obama’s Attack On American Capitalism !!!: Sean Hannity interviews Dana… http://goo.gl/fb/J2gDe [via Twitter]

8:57

JoyDisciple: RT @dickmorristweet: Obama is trying to repeal the mortgage interest deduction. Don't let Jim do it #hannity [via Twitter]

8:57

eagle17765: @craftyme25 @foxnews @seanHannity @foxandfriends More like Sean Hannity w/ F&F works for Murdoch's 911 Terrorist Sympathizer Empire [via Twitter]

8:57

GeekDad248: Does Colmes have any credibility after his stint w Hannity? @bpshow: "FAIR AND UNBALANCED" Alan Colmes, Rhodes&myself http://fb.me/19fr7Akel [via Twitter]

8:57

eagle17765: @craftyme25 @foxnews @foxandfriends @seanHannity It's official: Sean Hannity F&F &Fox Owners support 911 Terrorists [via Twitter]

9:44

MahsaWho: Mahsa Saeidi-Azcué, Hannity Highlights, 7-5-11 | Mahsa Saeidi-Azcué http://t.co/UHFVUbR via @mahsawho [via Twitter]

9:44

BlissKaine: Undefeated: Here is a preview Sean Hannity recently aired on the new documentary film, "The Un... http://bit.ly/jIhNop #RT by blisskaine [via Twitter]

9:44

kirstenpowers10: Will be on Fox around 11am today and also on 'Hannity' tonight.... [via Twitter]

9:44

eagle17765: @craftyme25 @foxnews @foxandfriends @seanHannity Will FF &Sean Hannity Explain Why They Continue to Work 4 Known 911 Terrorist Sympathizer? [via Twitter]

10:42

TedZoskey: @kimguilfoyle I really enjoyed watching Geraldo last night.He treated you better thatn Hannity. [via Twitter]

10:42

Independent02: @tamaraholder tamara u r partyin 2 much.now u will alert me when u go bac on HANNITY 2 whoop dat ass right..lol.libs need a win.lol [via Twitter]

10:42

larreehollywood: @billmaher FOX News talks about you so much that I am beginning to wonder why you haven't been offered Colmes' old seat next to Hannity! [via Twitter]

10:42

QuallaSpeak: @LasVegasJessica Just asked #morningmika to voice concern abt #GOP saying it and... no comment! #Hannity calls #MSM liberal! what a dolt! [via Twitter]

11:38

SkyPressMedia: Collective bargaining producing sweetheart deals for Dems and Union Mob Rule at our expense! #rush #gop #tcot #teaparty #hannity #glennbeck [via Twitter]

11:38

SkyPressMedia: $5 gas price approaching in California and we can't drill? #rush #gop #tcot #teaparty #hannity #glennbeck [via Twitter]

11:38

SkyPressMedia: 100% taxing the "rich" would by far not be enough! 1% pay 38% of all taxes. 48% pay no taxes! #rush #gop #tcot #teaparty #hannity #glennbeck [via Twitter]

11:38

SkyPressMedia: Biofuel: Causing Hunger Wherever It Grows http://t.co/abZxYvO #rush #gop #tcot #teaparty #hannity #glennbeck [via Twitter]

12:38

midasgold54: RT @dickmorristweet: DICK MORRIS TV; LUNCH ALERT! THE QUESTION THAT WILL DEFEAT OBAMA: http://www.dickmorris.com/blog/?p=3534 #hannity #tcot #gop [via Twitter]

12:38

npettett: Hannity will be whining at a higher pitch today and only taking female callers---my prediction!! [via Twitter]

12:38

Mittisms: "REALITY GAP" - The difference between what Barack Obama SAID during his State of the Union address and what he DOES. http://t.co/sqfEazV [via Twitter]

12:38

NoxiousNews: RT @dickmorristweet: DICK MORRIS TV; LUNCH ALERT! THE QUESTION THAT WILL DEFEAT OBAMA: http://www.dickmorris.com/blog/?p=3534 #hannity #tcot #gop [via Twitter]

6:04

LouisSanchez12: RT @DraftMarcoRubio RT @jefzee2: Listening to #Hannity. This Marco Rubio dude is the bomb and he really knows what he's talking about. [via Twitter]

6:04

DemocracyReview: RT @TheFreshBrew: I'm sure Sean Hannity will be appropriately outraged tonight about his Boss Hacking 911 victims - with all that red white & blue on his set [via Twitter]

6:04

TheLadyHarley: RT @TheFreshBrew: I'm sure Sean Hannity will be appropriately outraged tonight about his Boss Hacking 911 victims - with all that red white & blue on his set [via Twitter]

6:04

TheFreshBrew: I'm sure Sean Hannity will be appropriately outraged tonight about his Boss Hacking 911 victims - with all that red white & blue on his set [via Twitter]

6:56

TJTVStudio: Ok tv peeps... I'm gonna be in tv tonight. Hannity show on fox news at 9pm watch it! :) [via Twitter]

6:56

JHlovesmovies: Country Music Superstar Brad Paisley Talks New Album, Staying Grounded: This is a rush transcript from "Hannity,... http://bit.ly/nWiIvn [via Twitter]

6:56

rebbelee: Country Music Superstar Brad Paisley Talks New Album, Staying Grounded: This is a rush transcript from "Hannity,... http://bit.ly/qYEADP [via Twitter]

6:56

XKatieLynn1230X: @gvghfan Yeah, he's okay sometimes, but I can only watch him for so long, lol, Hannity's great with him though [via Twitter]

7:51

tomscheck: RT @Stowydad: Bachmann on Tour de Fox _ O'Reilly tonight, Hannity tomorrow and Van Sustren on Weds with a CNBC stop on Kudlow worked in [via Twitter]

7:51

FLItalia0629: Marco Rubio speaking out & telling it like it is. On HANNITY tonight. I wish he was ready for 2012. [via Twitter]

7:51

Chapman_Jamie: Just heard #PiersMorgan on AH talking about the Prince and Kate putting celebs in their place. #Hannity does the same thing to him nightly. [via Twitter]

7:51

TheAdamRussell: Hannity rhymes with insanity. Coincidence? [via Twitter]

8:43

Konservative_1: Can't wait for Hannity to get O'Reilly off the mic. [via Twitter]

8:43

ConservativTeen: Atty General Eric Holder http://ow.ly/1dKDUO [via Twitter]

8:43

ConservativTeen: Monday, July 11, 2011 - The world won't end if US defaults on debt; Sen. Marco Rubio on 2012 GOP field, debt ceiling... http://ow.ly/1dKDUQ [via Twitter]

8:43

ODESSA_Z: @mkhammer I dont know how you handle it sometimes...you were interrupted a bunch of times-thought I was watching Hannity. [via Twitter]

9:33

velvetacidexper: @ABCGoldfieldsWA *VAE] Google] July 11th 2011 illuminati Fraud 135,000 results Google] July 11th 2011 Sean Hannity Obama Fraud 37.1K results [via Twitter]

9:33

PinkSolitaire: I mean other than hannity [via Twitter]

9:33

PinkSolitaire: Who pays 55% in taxes other thann. Hannity [via Twitter]

9:33

phjwi2: RT @ParkergirlUSA: Bingo! Hannity just said, "David Brooks has never been a conservative." [via Twitter]

10:28

MahsaWho: What a great show tonight. I love hannity! En route home and starving...pizza? [via Twitter]

10:28

mofopolitics: Marco Rubio on "Hannity" - 7/11/11 http://bit.ly/olQ9cN [via Twitter]

10:28

ARC4Freedom: When will Levin, Hannity, Limbaugh, & "conservative" media speak the TRUTH that $4 trillion + spending plan by Paul Ryan is RINO & bad? [via Twitter]

10:28

jjauthor: If you like my tweets, you'll love my book "Don't Take My Lemonade Stand "-Endorsed by Hannity,Forbes,Bolton- http://t.co/lt0OCtU Thanks [via Twitter]

11:19

hannipocrisy: Hannity today on radio and TV: we need to celebrate when the rich hire us for jobs, for example building yachts.

That Hannity is advocating that we build yachts when we could be building ferries, buses, mass transit is insane. It's almost as if rich people were paying him to make a narrative that convinces middle class people that there is no choice but to revert to economic serfdom.

11:23

elmorse: There are 2 kinds of tone deaf: there's Gwyneth at the Grammys and there's Hannity lecturing autoworkers about economics.

#themoreyouknow [via Twitter]

11:23

TheMikeKennedy: RT @dickmorristweet: THE VIRTUAL PRIMARIES: CAIN V. OBAMA; BACHMANN V. PALIN: http://www.dickmorris.com/blog/?p=3531 #hannity #tcot #gop [via Twitter]

11:23

stanscates: @elmorse RWNJs say "Job Creators" but they really mean Rich People. Hannity flubbed that one. #p2 #tcot [via Twitter]

11:23

Stevejack312: I just took a shit and I swear to god, Sean hannity was starring at my brown eye. [via Twitter]

11:23

hannipocrisy: Rubio today on radio saying plainly that we cannot raise taxes on the people that make jobs. Again, they make no difference between the small business owner at the low end of the top bracket and the obscenely rich folks at the other end.

Remember there is only one bracket from about a quarter million to infinity and there are serious demographic difference between the top .1% and the top 10%, the difference between small businesses and people so rich they buy Senators, Congressmen and radio hosts.

11:27

hannipocrisy: Hannity tells unemployed caller Andrew not to worry, his rugged individualism will make everything all right. The caller assured Hannity he knew the rich were the ones that make jobs for the rest of us.

11:32

hannipocrisy: Hannity announces upcoming Heritage Foundation teleconference and then directly goes into story about the CRA causing the "economic mess" we're in.

He says the idea was to have banks and lenders lower their standards so "everyone could own a home". Hannity talks about his struggling days, pinching pennies as he waited to one day but a home.

11:39

hannipocrisy: Hannity says people with bad credit ratings should not be lent money, saying Democrats now calling for banks to lend to risky borrowers again, saying we're going back to "the same idiotic policies" again.

Hannity pretending he doesn't know the banks intentionally lent to risky borrowers before the crisis so they could create complex derivative instruments. Michael Moore told him right on his show the FBI determined the lender was at fault in 80% of underwater loans.

11:41

hannipocrisy: The CRA actually required background checks - the banks just didn't do the work in the sub-prime crisis. They knew what they were doing. They sold out their interest early to consolidators who made complex securities out of them.

Tuesday July 12, 2011

12:07

hannipocrisy: Next caller Sam in Atlanta, says he runs five trucks in his business, made $715k last year and paid out $665k in expenses and made only $60k for himself.

He said this is one of, if not the most highly taxes countries. He said he is a devout patriot but is considering leaving the US. He says he is not rich, but if we take away money from the rich, they are not going to give jobs to the people out here.

"It stupifies me, the idiocy out here". Hannity says people should see this is class warfare. Obama is trying to tax people like Sam.

Wrong and wrong. It might surprise Hannity listeners, but the US has one of the lowest business tax rates in the world and we also currently have some of the lowest rates in US history, now at a 60 year low. So Sam is wrong, but so is Hannity.

If Sam nets only $60k after expenses, he is in an average bracket and would be unaffected by letting the Bush cuts expire, in fact, he'd be better off for it because business owners in higher brackets would have more incentive to reinvest in their business, not taking out profits but creating jobs. That could boost his shipping business.

As a side note, it sounds like Sam is being killed by expenses, not taxes. I'm sure the increase in gas prices reduced his standard of living. The reasons for this? Oil company profits are the highest in the history of money, unrest and uncertainty in the MidEast have caused prices to shoot up and production to be halted and a full 20-30% of the cost of fuel is said to be purely attributable to speculation by hedge fund and derivatives traders.

Also, he might not be right-sized for today's economy. Maybe having three or four rigs instead of six would be wiser these days if so much of his income is just a wash. Sounds like he could use a middle class tax break!

12:19

Tim_Bock: The people who watch, listen, and believe the shit that Sean Hannity spews on a daily basis scare me. [via Twitter]

 


Thurs July 7, 2011

The Economist: Fox News Has Taken America Centuries Backwards

Citing blatant bias, an investigative piece published today by the Economist highlights the unique imbalance shown by Fox News in modern news reporting. Arguing some news outlets do not hide a clearly defined point of view, there is a professional, transparent way of doing so that includes all relevant disclosures. Fox not only eschews this, in gross fabrications, distortions and staging events, but makes claims of fairness and balance in spite of widely accepted criticism for journalistic breaches and conflicts on interest.


THE DAILY HANNI-DEBUNK Thurs July 7, 2011

2:45

TheCommShop: @ElishaKrauss Did you get my request for Hannity radio interview with CA CD-36 candidate Craig Huey? [via Twitter]

3:36

TavariusWebster: @foxnewsalert I'm floored that Sean Hannity would even say there was no proof .... Gotta say i have lost respect for yah Sean. [via Twitter]

3:36

MrErnestas: #homebusiness Hitch vs. Hannity on Falwell http://bit.ly/qjdo5o http://bit.ly/idMq6y [via Twitter]

3:36

branicole: RT @dickmorristweet: DICK MORRIS TV; LUNCH ALERT! HERMAN CAIN: NO CLASS WARFARE: http://www.dickmorris.com/blog/?p=3455 #hannity #tcot #gop [via Twitter]

3:36

DarethBeaver: What's Next for Casey Anthony, Family?: And now, according to "Radar Online," the couple is in hiding after rece... http://bit.ly/p6CRY9 [via Twitter]

3:53

Hannity: We are not afraid of liberals, we are willing to have fair and open debate on this program

4:23

FAAFGA: @640WGST had to switch to hannity. Maybe he'll get it together tomorrow. [via Twitter]

4:23

OKCGOP: When u think you've seen it all: #hannity #gop Civilians killed in Afghan airstrike http://bit.ly/pjhyFJ [via Twitter]

4:23

OKCGOP: When u think you've seen it all: #hannity #gop NATO denies trying to aid Libyan rebels' advance http://bit.ly/nNzUZE [via Twitter]

4:23

Bobbizk6: Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Sarah Palin, Fox News, Rebekah Wade, NOTW etc. Rupert Murdoch is common to all this hate. Please dont pay him. [via Twitter]

5:15

WhiteHouse2012: RT @hannityshow: 'CSI effect' to blame for #CaseyAnthony #notguilty verdict? http://t.co/jDbi5ZC [via Twitter]

5:15

BluesPage: @judifranco TY for the dialogue, btw. At least u have the spine to stand up for yourself. Hannity blocked me almost immediately. Coward. [via Twitter]

5:15

L_Crabtree: Hannity [via Twitter]

5:15

Herman2012Cain: RT @JnConstitution: @THEHermanCain featured on Hannity Primary http://bit.ly/kQNyiX Cain is a problem solver #GOP [via Twitter]

6:01

shadoseer: No way will I watch hannity. Sorry JoeTrippi [via Twitter]

6:01

JCTRambler: Sharron Angle will go on Hannity tonight to try and sell your town a monorail. #NorthHaverbrook [via Twitter]

6:01

BrnEyeSuss: Sharron Angle claims she will go on Sean Hannity to raise money for GOP senate campaign,,so she can fire Harry Reid #p2 [via Twitter]

6:01

GrumpyDem: RT @BrnEyeSuss Oh Ohhh Sharron Angle will be on Sean Hannity :::barfing::: [via Twitter]

6:55

Threatfinder: @kimguilfoyle Watched you on Hannity last night, you seemed really mad, you even had Hannity trying to calm you down, what's up???

 



Weds July 6, 2011

Hannity Gets an F for "Literally" Butchering Grammar

As we have delineated in the past with Hannity serially using the non-existent expression "bandered about", he is not the model for grammar required for broadcast commentators, but today his overuse of the word "literally" reached an eye-rolling low in a commercial for the Heritage Foundation.

Hannity said they "literally provide the intellectual firepower" for conservatives. To be sure this was as wrong as it sounded, we consulted a sixth grade English teacher who gives speeches at national Middle School conferences. She assured us "intellectual firepower" is hyperbole, or figurative language, and contradicts the meaning of "literally". Hannity's improper use of language earns him a "literally" losing grade.

This issue might seem minor compared to his political distortions, but Hannity makes it a point of criticizing Obama for mispronouncing "corpsmen" as if was important, so apparently one's grammar and pronunciation mistakes are valid topics.

Fri July 1, 2011

How Fox Propaganda Works: Anatomy Of A False Headline, Manufactured Story

On Hannity's TV show today, guest host Monica Crowley trumpeted the headline "Obama Administration Recognizes Egypt's Dangerous Muslim Brotherhood". Sounds bad, but let's see how Fox got there. First they quote an administration official: "It is in our interests to engage with all of the parties that are competing for parliament or the presidency". Fox then digs out a 1991 statement by the Muslim Brotherhood which includes a translated message of "jihad" which some sites actually translate as "cultural jihad" or non-violent.

Since the Muslim Brotherhood pledged non-violence generations ago, there have been splinter groups resulting in separate factions, some linked to terror and violent acts. Fox has chosen to broadbrush the entirety of the organization under the extremist umbrella, ignoring the other factions as window dressing. Defenders of the Brotherhood say a few rogues sully the good name of the movement which is a puny percentage of Egypt's population and not so influential politically.

Next, Karl Rove is brought in to demonize the White House ,the same guy who orchestrated dozens of alleged crimes during the Bush era and won't go out of the protective Fox softball bubble. Rove seems to make claims that Obama is weak in foreign policy matters, but Rove and Crowley bury under the rug that Ronald Reagan and Don Rumsfeld were directly aiding much worse terrorists and regimes in funding and supporting Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein. Until these charges are rebutted, I'm not sure how we can trust Fox or Rove as they use a desperately strained brand of guilt-by-association against Obama.

For voters looking for real news, try to find sources that provide original reporting from Egypt. Is the Muslim Brotherhood espousing violent rhetoric today or not? Is Egypt arming and training for assaults on American interests, Israel or the West? Let's find out for real, but let's not use Fox or Hannity's pals as a source because they were completely wrong on Iraq and have never owned their misinformation. Salon lays out what the Muslim Brotherhood is saying and doing in Egypt today, answering questions downplaying their radicalism as they have repeatedly fought and repudiated violence.

Secretary of State Clinton has assured the American people that the MB has renounced violence and is likely leveraging America's might (and aid) to lay down demands proactively to ensure extremists do not get a foothold into Egypt's political strata. This is similar to General Petraeus' backing talks with the Taliban in Afghanistan or his original idea to not only negotiate with our enemy, but give them taxpayer money in Iraq's successful Anbar Awakening.

Ignoring recent history and successful counterterrorism tactics, Fox would take one outlier statement from 1991 and refuse to negotiate with the MB so they grow in power? Apparently only when second guessing a Democrat is in office. Other times, Reagan and Bush escorted the Taliban and Mujahadeen right into the Oval Office, which did not work out for the American people or troops they would later kill.

2:49

corpdat: If`#Hannity, #Beck and #OReilly avoid #birthers and #truthers, who must sign their paychecks? [via Twitter]

2:49

owendbanks: RT @Contr4r1an: I concur. Inspirational. RT @owendbanks @carolmswain On Hannity right now. Her Twitter pic does not do her justice. Beautiful! . [via Twitter]

2:49

brookahmusic: RT @ochocinco: You ever watch Hannity? He doesn't play at all. He rips your heart out on tv RT @KoriLurtzman: @ochocinco Don't encourage such a thing. [via Twitter]

2:49

EDMD: RT @ArabWestReport: FoxNews host on Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood: "We are supposed to be at war with exactly these kinds of Islamists." http://j.mp/igwTjH [via Twitter]

3:51

Sarge_87: RT @ThadMcCotter: On the radio w/ @seanhannity today 4:05pm EST / Listen http://t.co/zFEDcyn #tcot #tycot #gop #migop [via Twitter]

3:51

nikkibama: RT @ThadMcCotter: On the radio w/ @seanhannity today 4:05pm EST / Listen http://t.co/JkX57uT #tcot #tycot #gop #migop [via Twitter]

3:51

juniemaroonie: RT @ThadMcCotter: On the radio w/ @seanhannity today 4:05pm EST / Listen http://t.co/zFEDcyn #tcot #tycot #gop #migop [via Twitter]

3:51

Scott_Ott: Meet the new guy. RT @thadmccotter: On radio w/ @seanhannity 4:05pm EST / Listen http://t.co/zFEDcyn #tcot #tycot #gop #migop [via Twitter]

4:49

Liliaep: Listening @fredthompson and @jerithompson (who are subbing for Hannity). They would have made an exemplary 'First Couple'. [via Twitter]

4:49

trvrcnnll: RT @daanielgill: “@ochocinco: Does Hannity or Jon Stewart have a twitter account?” @Jonathanstewar1 that's my homie!!! [via Twitter]

4:49

Sola5Girl: "Hannity, Morris Agree with Conspiracy People About New World Order x264" http://bit.ly/mur6kl - are you a conspirator [via Twitter]

4:49

shadowkobun: RT @Liliaep: Listening @fredthompson and @jerithompson (who are subbing for Hannity). They would have made an exemplary 'First Couple'. [via Twitter]

5:34

OKCGOP: When u think you've seen it all: #hannity #gop DeMint: Tea Party misread as 'right wing' http://bit.ly/mFj1tA [via Twitter]

5:34

Jociboss25: RT @dickmorristweet: DICK MORRIS TV; LUNCH ALERT! DEFENDING MICHELE BACHMANN: http://www.dickmorris.com/blog/?p=3407 #hannity #tcot #gop [via Twitter]

5:34

darealmattoates: @CheapSeatFan Roy Williams, Sean Hannity, Every Royals manager since Hal McRae, Fay Vincent for blocking Pete Rose & Buck ONeil and finally. [via Twitter]

6:24

margaritateresa: RT @JohnFugelsang: Is Hugo Chavez' tumor evil because it's a Socialist tumor? Or is it good because it's a tumor in a Socialist? Tonight - on 'Hannity!' [via Twitter]

 


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