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Giuliani Talks Tough While Dodging Colmes

Reported by Ellen - December 17, 2007 -

Rudy Giuliani got the top two segments on Hannity & Colmes tonight (12/17/07) in which to boast about "staying on the offense against Islamic terrorism" (he mentioned it twice) and yet he was too chicken to face questions from Alan Colmes. Likewise, Sean Hannity was too timid to ask anything tougher than why Giuliani had pulled some ads from New Hampshire (Answer: Someone else plans the advertising campaigns and he views it as a nine-inning game). Also, Giuliani and Hannity each put forth an untruth that went unchecked and uncorrected by the other.

Hannity falsely told Giuliani that Hillary Clinton "had a surrogate on the campaign attack (Barack Obama) and lay the foundation or the suggestion that Barack Obama, well, the question needs to be raised was he dealing drugs?” In fact, as Hannity ought to know, Clinton has specifically stated that the advisor's comments were not authorized. Furthermore, the advisor in question, Billy Shaheen, said that Republicans would try to make an issue of Obama's youthful drug use (as Hannity had just proved) and never said anything about Obama dealing drugs.

Giuliani falsely claimed, "Most Republicans, most Democrats like the people that are running and when they hear these kinds of negative attacks, it’s kind of counter productive."

In reality, a New York Times/CBS poll released last week found that none of the Republican candidates is viewed favorably by even half the Republican electorate.

Part 1 of the interview is now on FOXNews.com. I'm sure Part 2 will appear there before long.