Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Hannity's Memory Hole: Short, Convenient and Wrong

Sean Hannity, professional blowhard over at Fox News, has an extraordinarily short memory, one that always seems to correspond to his political leanings.

That's why he could claim this week that no one at Fox at ever referred to Barack Obama as a Muslim.

Well, no. Thanks to digital recording technology and the Internet, we have records. And, yes, the record shows five (count 'em: 5) instances of Fox News broadcasters suggesting that Obama was or is a Muslim. Remember the so-called "terrorist fist jab," a bogus Fox News reference to the Obama and his wife, Michelle? 

This is of little concern to the Sean Hannity's of the world, of course, since these folks are more interested in making up the news than actually reporting facts or providing verification.

2 comments:

Tulsan said...

The GOP is now committed to Big Lie mode, as practiced by Bush/Rove, only to a higher power. Who said this, and this?
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Never allow the public to cool off; never admit a fault or wrong; never concede that there may be some good in your enemy; never leave room for alternatives; never accept blame; concentrate on one enemy at a time and blame him for everything that goes wrong.

To tell deliberate lies while genuinely believing in them, to forget any fact that has become inconvenient, and then when it becomes necessary again, to draw it back from oblivion for just so long as it is needed...

Alternative Tulsa said...

Well said, tulsan. Rings true.