Hannity gets caught by Jon Stewart ... and apologizes?!?
by Danny Gallagher, posted Nov 13th 2009 8:33AM
Once again people, I'm forced to ask the obvious question: what the hell is going on here? Have we crossed over into the bizarro world? Is up now down? Has black become white? Did Lou Dobbs just announce that he's leaving CNN to take over the host chair of G4's Attack of the Show?
The other day, Jon Stewart called out Sean Hannity and his self titled show for what appeared to be doctored footage of Michelle Bachmann's recent health care rally dubbed the "Super Bowl of Freedom" (does that have anything to do with the Tostidos Fiesta Bowl of Human Rights?) spliced together with images from Glenn Beck's "9/12 Rally" to make the crowd look bigger.
As Stewart pointed out, the two images were clearly different, since one crowd was significantly larger than the other and the skies alternate from light to dark several times. If they were trying to fake the footage -- and I'm not saying they were, but if they did -- Ed Wood could have done a better editing job.
Hannity not only admitted that the images were from two separate rallies, but he also (gasp!) confirmed and apologized for the mistake. He also thanked Stewart and his writers for watching his show. I'm assuming they are still waiting for a second apology from Mr. Hannity for having to watch his show.