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Hannity Again “Forgets” To Tell Viewers Key Facts About Obama Pick

Reported by Ellen - March 26, 2009 -

We previously reported about Sean Hannity's misrepresentation of former CIA director John Deutch's record. Deutch, you may recall, served under the Clinton administration but lost his security clearance and pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor after he was accused of storing classified documents on his home computer. Deutch was later pardoned by Clinton. Obama reportedly will appoint Deutch to a board that will review spy satellite programs. But while Hannity is so intent on broadcasting this as “evidence” that the Obama administration is lax on national security, he “forgot” to mention that Deutch's security clearance was reinstated during the Bush administration. Hannity also “forgot” to mention that the position is a temporary one. Hannity made these same omissions on another broadcast. Yet FOX News has allowed him to repeat the misrepresentations. With video.

The discussion about Deutch starts at about the 1:50 mark in the video. Here's a link in case the embed doesn't work.