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Hannity Distorts Dean's Words Again

Reported by Deborah - June 2, 2005

Hannity, so confident that his distortions will go unchallenged, tries to discredit Howard Dean every time the man utters a word. Today Dean spoke at the Take Back America Conference in Washington,DC and Hannity took a few of his comments and sculpted them until they could be used as weapons against Dean and all Democrats. Michael Reagan was on hand to help Hannity mislead the viewers on H&C tonight and Roy Neel, Dean Campaign,became the victim of their irrational, predictable and tiresome gang up routine.

Hannity loves to paint Dean as a wild man just running around the country saying mean things about the poor Republicans. Of course, the viewers never get to hear more than one or two sentences from Dean. Here is an excerpt from Dean's speech today from Alternet.This speech can hardly be characterized as hate filled or irresponsible.

There was a film clip shown of Dean talking about hard working people having difficulty getting to the polls on election day after working and taking care of their kids at the end of the day. He made a comment about some Republicans not understanding what it's like to put in an honest days work. Roy Neel gave the comment more clarity claiming that Dean was talking about the problems in Ohio with inadequate voting booths leaving people waiting for hours at night in the rain.Most of these problems were in working class neighborhoods.

Hannity did not express any of this information to his viewers to put the comment in context. Instead Hannity kept repeating that Dean said that "Republicans never made an honest living." Michael Reagan turned the phrase a bit claiming he said, "Republicans never got an honest days work in." Reagan told viewers about his wife being a farm girl and how hard her Father worked. Hannity as always listed all his other Dean distortions repeated so often, nobody can remember where or if they were ever really said by Dean.

Colmes and Neel were prepared with some good defense points but once the massive distortions are permitted to air, no defense will be completely effective. The Republicans who continue to accept the ridiculous propaganda from Hannity and Reagan would be forced to reconsider if they recieved the facts.

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