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If Sean Hannity’s So Sure He Has Truth On His Side, Why Does He Twist It So Much?

Reported by Ellen - January 31, 2006

It’s a rare night that Sean Hannity doesn’t distort the truth in his endless quest to demean Democrats and polarize the nation further. Last night (1/30/06) was another perfect example as Hannity either lied or proved himself shockingly ignorant about why people are upset over Bush’s domestic spying program. As usual, Hannity was smug and sanctimonious toward those with whom he disagrees. But if he’s so confident, why isn’t the truth good enough for him? If right is on his side, why not reality?

In an interview with the disreputable but FOX-News-favored Bernard Kerik (another beneficiary of FNC’s Republican rehab program), Hannity dramatically lowered his voice to signal a serious intent (read serious attack against anyone who disagrees with George W. Bush). Hannity listed a litany of terrorism concerns facing the US. “And we’re arguing in this country whether or not we’re allowed to tape the conversations of incoming Al Qaeda members. Can you believe we find ourselves in that position?”

Kerik wisely ducked the question. He probably knew that the truth is we do not find ourselves in that position. If Hannity doesn’t know that what people are really arguing about is taping conversations of Americans without getting a warrant first, then he is a disgrace to any news network, especially one that likes to call itself “Real journalism, fair and balanced.” If Hannity does know the truth and deliberately lied about it, he is just as much a disgrace. Whatever the reason that Hannity cannot or will not be truthful, it’s a disgrace.

Tell FOX News that real journalism respects reality.



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