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Was Hannity Talking About Himself?

Reported by Deborah - January 25, 2005

Hannity was talking to Lisa G, Radio Host, about a really ugly parody about the tsunami victims that was played on an AM show. Lisa G, Hannity and Colmes all agreed that this parody really crossed the line and the responsible people should be fired. Hannity added that there should be room for people to apologize and be given a second chance and considering the article in the Washington Post about Hannity, maybe he was talking about himself.

Here's an article by Howard Kurtz concerning a conflict of interest with a frequent guest on Hannity&Colmes.

By Howard Kurtz
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, January 24, 2005; Page C01
Ties That Bind

Jesse Lee Peterson, a talk show host and conservative black activist,
appeared on Fox's "Hannity & Colmes" earlier this month to tout his fifth annual "National Day of Repudiation of Jesse Jackson."

Co-host Sean Hannity defended Peterson against criticism from the other guest, Ron Daniels of the Center for Constitutional Rights. "Jesse has devoted -- let me finish -- his adult life to building homes and giving opportunity and finding work and developing skills for young African American men. Isn't that true, Jesse?" He even suggested that Daniels "donate" money to Peterson's group.

What Hannity didn't share with viewers is that he serves on the advisory board of Peterson's organization, Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny.Nor did he mention it on Peterson's 12 previous appearances on the program since 2002, though on one occasion he called Peterson "my good friend."

Hannity says he has mentioned the link on his radio show and "I probably should have done it that night. If I had it to do over again, I would." He says he took the non-paying position with BOND after the group gave him an award several years ago and "it's not something I've ever hidden." Hannity says his suggestion that Daniels make a donation was just tongue-in-cheek.
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Comment:I'm sure if anyone took a good look at Hannity's journalistic practices, there would be lots of apologies needed. He's been arrogantly bending and breaking the rules for years because nobody has been watching him. His surprising tolerance and call for forgiveness tonight could mean that he's getting nervous about what could emerge.

His call for forgiveness is beyond hypocritical when you think about how he treated Dan Rather after he apologized.Also, think about all the horrible things he has said about people that were either distortions or lies. Has he ever apologized for anything he has done to hurt others? Lisa G mentioned that when you're in broadcasting you can never forget about crossing that line. Hannity agreed saying that he never forgets. Hannity when that karmic wheel starts turning, you will be one sorry guy.

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