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Hannity & Rove Together Again

Reported by Deborah - March 3, 2005

Hannity gave viewers a little nibble of an exclusive telephone interview with Karl Rove tonight on H&C. Social Security was the subject of choice but Hannity didn't let Rove do too much talking spending more time fishing for compliments and putting on a little show for Rove's approval. 3/3/05

Hannity opened the interview asking Rove if he ever pinches himself about his job and closeness to the President. Rove claimed that he gets a special feeling each day coming through the gates of the White House. Hannity then brought up the Christmas parties that he has attended, joking about how he must have been invited by mistake. Of course, Rove assurred Hannity that he was indeed a welcome guest making Hannity all gushy and grateful.

Then the Social Security issue was raised and Hannity had a special audio montage of comments made by Democrats indicating that there is a problem. Quick voice clips of Clinton, Gore,Kerry, Kennedy were played for such a long time that it was embarrassing to have Rove on the line listening during his scheduled interview time.

When it was finally over, Hannity immediately starts complaining about how the media is framing the issue. At last, Rove gets in a word adding that it's just the beginning of the battle and the media always has a negative attitude at first. "Then he gets it done."

Interview over.

Comment:What could have motivated such journalistic klutziness. Either Hannity is so starved for Rove's approval that he was blinded by his own needs or so self centered that he was blind to Karl Rove's needs. In any case, Karl Rove was left to hang on the telephone while Hannity did a soft shoe for the audience.As for the big push for Social Security, Hannity botched that too.

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