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Hannity And Fox News So Eager To Boost Doug Hoffman’s Campaign, They Leave Out Important Facts In His Resumé

Reported by Ellen - November 3, 2009 -

Conservative candidate for Congress in upstate New York, Doug Hoffman, got a lengthy segment at the beginning of Hannity last night (11/2/09), for a last minute campaign stop disguised as an interview. Sean Hannity carefully noted in his introduction that Hoffman had received endorsements from Sarah Palin, Tim Pawlenty and others. Appearing with Hoffman were two of his boosters, the out-of-towners (some might call them “carpetbaggers”) Fred and Jeri Thompson. Jeri Thompson enthused over the fact that Hoffman is “not a politician” but “A CPA… a small businessman that knows what the Pelosi agenda’s gonna do. So God bless him for doing it.” While Thompson was eager to let us know what a good Christian she is (she later uttered “Amen” and “Bless you, Sean”), she was a lot less interested in making sure the public knew much more about Hoffman. The only other thing we learned about him was that he’s – supposedly – a real conservative, unlike the former Republican candidate, Dede Scozzafava, who has since dropped out of the race. But nobody told the “we report, you decide” network’s viewers that, as real New Yorker Frank Rich noted in The New York Times, Hoffman does not even live in the district, he has shown “no grasp” of local issues, and despite the constant crowing about his conservative bona fides, Hoffman is on the finance committee of a hospital that "happily helped itself to a $479,000 federal earmark." With video.