Fox: Hannity a Journalist? Laughable.

Posted by: David Kiley on October 8, 2008

This blog has previously held up Fox’s Sean Hannity for what he is: a circus clown. But last night, in post-debate chatter [The McCain-Obama debate in Nashville, TN], Hannity took his act to new heights of absurdity when he referred to himself as a “journalist” in a discussion with Barack Obama strategist Robert Gibbs.

Gibbs effectively neutralized Hannity’s carping about a conflated relationship between Obama and 60s radical William Ayers that has become a talking point for the McCain campaign this week. Ayers has been a hobby horse of Hannity’s for over a year. As Gibbs deftly points out, Hannity turns to gas-bags and partisans with anti-semitic ravings in their writings to make his points for him.

In one of Hannity’s Hannity and Colmes telecasts, he referred to himself as a McCain surrogate.

Tricky example of “Fair and Balanced” to be both a “journalist” and an admitted “surrogate.”

Reader Comments

frank loweser

October 9, 2008 11:47 AM

This guy isn;t just a boob...he is dangerous and somehow should be stopped from polluting the airwaves. His brand of lying commentary is akin to being as dangerous as yelling fire in a crowded theatre when there is no fire.
By the way...if you try and call hannity a liar on his website....they ban you.

Gene Quinn

April 28, 2009 11:04 AM

What would you call the folks at MSNBC? Are those who openly routed for Obama, distort the news, hide the facts and get tingly sensations whenever they hear Obama speak objective journalists? Of course not. Newsweek is the real joke.

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