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Hannity Gets It Wrong About Obama Earmarks Promise

Reported by Ellen - March 12, 2009 -

Sean Hannity, Media Matters' Misinformer of 2008, went a good way toward retaining his title for 2009 last night (3/11/09) on Hannity. Throughout his show, Hannity repeated the falsehood that Barack Obama had promised to eliminate earmarks. In fact, as I previously posted when FOX News' Ainsley Earhardt put forth that falsehood on Hannity the night before, Obama did not make that promise. He promised to reform the earmark process and cut wasteful spending. Even Politifact, which Earhardt and FOX News relied on so heavily to “prove” that Obama has broken campaign promises, noted, “Obama did not promise to end earmarking, only to 'reform' it, and eliminate 'screwy' or wasteful earmarks.” Video after the jump.