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Sarah Palin Says She Won't 'Sit Down' or 'Shut Up' in Wake of Arizona Shooting Controversy (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Jan 18th 2011 12:25PM
Sarah Palin sat down for an exclusive interview on 'Hannity' (weekdays, 9 PM ET on Fox News) last night, and addressed the controversy that's been swirling around her in the wake of the Arizona shooting. She continued to express outrage at accusations in the media that her rhetoric and crosshairs maps may have pushed shooter Jared Lee Loughner to commit his horrible crimes. Palin also addressed her political future in the wake of the last week's tragedy.

"I am not ready to make an announcement as to what my political future is going to be, but I'll tell you, Sean, I'm not going to sit down, I'm not going to shut up," Palin proclaimed. "I'm hopefully going to be able to help empower others who believe that one the of things that makes America so exceptional is our right to free speech . . . and if that leads to being a candidate for high office then I will announced that at the appropriate time."

Shorter version: The "lamestream" media will still have Sarah Palin to kick around for the forseeable future.

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Conservatives Sean Hannity and Rich Lowry Are Worried About John Boehner's Crying Habit (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Jan 5th 2011 3:25PM
Republican congressman John Boehner, who just became the 61st Speaker of House, has a well-demonostrated propensity to well up with tears whenever he gets the slightest bit emotional. This often happens when he's on-camera, or giving speeches on the House floor.

Boehner's crying became a topic of discussion on 'Hannity' (weekdays, 9 PM ET Fox News), as dyed-in-the-wool conservatives Sean Hannity and Rich Lowry agreed that the publicly-shed tears were bound to turn into a problem for Boehner.

"I think because of what is going to become a running attack on him, I wish he wouldn't (cry)," Hannity said.

Rich Lowry, editor of the conservative news magazine 'The National Review' was more blunt in his assessment of Boehner's tears:

"Sean, let's be honest here, men who cry in public all the time are going to be made fun of, and probably should be."

Ouch, fellas. So has Boehner lost Fox News and the National Review already? Excuse us while we shed one lonely tear for the new Speaker.

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Tucker Carlson Says He Didn't Mean It When He Said Michael Vick Should Be Executed (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Jan 4th 2011 2:55PM
Last week on Hannity (weekdays, 9 PM ET on Fox News) Tucker Carlson matter-of-factly stated Michael Vick should have been executed for his crimes against dogs. Appearing on the show again Monday, Carlson backtracked from his statement.

"Of course I don't think he should be executed," Carlson told Sean Hannity, admitting that as a dog lover he let his emotions get the best of him when he suggested otherwise.

Later when Hannity began to list the positive ways in which Vick had rehabilitated himself, Carlson had an odd retort.

"As a friend of mine pointed out, a convicted child molester doesn't get to adopt children," Carlson said, even though Hannity hadn't mentioned anything about Vick owning a dog.

Realizing he had let his emotions get the best of him again, a flustered Carlson quickly retracted his comparison of Vick to a child molester.

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Larry King: Sean Hannity and Rachel Maddow Are 'Preachers of Their Own Opinion' (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Dec 27th 2010 1:00PM
On 'Reliable Sources' (Sundays, 9PM ET on CNN), Larry King spoke about Fox News' Sean Hannity and MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, both of whom had been his cable news time slot competitors during the last few years of 'Larry King Live.'

King acknowledged they both used to beat him in the ratings, but said he did not regret not being more forthcoming with his own opinions, as Hannity and Maddow are.

"They're both very good at what they do" King explained. "But I never learned anything while I was talking. So what they are are preachers. They're preachers of their opinion. They're telling you what they know. They're not learning. There's no learning experience from either of those programs. They're just telling you what they know."

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Karl Rove Isn't Sure Sarah Palin Has Thick Enough Skin To Run For President (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Nov 19th 2010 5:40PM
A few weeks ago Karl Rove questioned whether Sarah Palin had the requisite gravitas to be president, in light of the fact she was doing a reality TV show. Palin very strongly and publicly disagreed with Rove's analysis. On 'Hannity' (weekdays 9 PM ET on Fox News), Rove addressed the dispute.

"Guess what? I'm a commentator, and I'm sorry that she took offense at it," Rove said. "I've said nice things about her and I've raised a question. But a confident candidate doesn't get thrown off by that."

Rove then went on to add that he hopes Palin has a "thicker skin" than she displayed in responding to him if she plans on running for president.

The fact that they are both Fox News employees probably prevents Rove from spelling out exactly what he feels about Palin, but it's still pretty clear that the man who helped successfully sell George W. Bush to the nation doesn't think Palin would make a credible GOP nominee for president.

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George W. Bush Makes Fun of His Tendency For Verbal Bloopers (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Nov 11th 2010 5:08PM
On 'Hannity' (Weekdays, 9 PM ET on Fox News) Sean Hannity played an outtake from his recent interview with George W. Bush in which the former president had a humorous response to Hannity flubbing a line and then asking for a retake.

"They never let me do it again," Bush said, to the amusement of the studio audience. "It would have been underestimate, not misunderestimate. Strategy not strategery, I mean come on."

While Bush did once use the term misunderestimate, the mispronunciation "strategery" actually comes from a 'SNL' sketch, in which Will Ferrell was spoofing Bush.

However "strategery" has become so associated with our 43rd president, that it's entirely possible Bush now believes he really did say it.

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John Boehner and Barack Obama Like to Talk About Their Skin Color (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Oct 5th 2010 8:18PM
On 'Hannity' (weekdays, 9PM ET on Fox News) Sean Hannity asked House Minority Leader John Boehner how he gets along with President Barack Obama. Boehner answered that they get along "fine," which prompted Hannity to wonder if the two smokers smoke cigarettes when they get together.

"No, we don't. But first thing that happens is I come in and (Obama) will say, 'Oh Boehner, you are almost as dark as me,'" the notoriously (and possibly artificially) tan congressmen told Hannity.

"We talk about golf," Boehner continued, mentioning another habit both he and Obama have received criticism for overdoing. "We'll talk about our skin color. We have a nice relationship."

Actually, it is nice that both our president and the leader of the opposition are so, ah, comfortable in their own skins.

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Stephen Colbert to Tea Party Candidate Christine O'Donnell: "Come on My Show!" (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Sep 28th 2010 2:46AM
Stephen Colbert to Tea Party Candidate Christine O'Donnell: 'Come on My Show!'Well, it's time for Round Two of Stephen Colbert vs. Christine O'Donnell. Previously, as you may remember, Stephen unleashed the 'CHRISTINE O'DONNELL CLIP PREDICTOR 3000,' as part of an effort to determine what would be the next bizarre story involving the Republican candidate from Delaware.

He also threatened to keep on predicting weird stories about Ms. O'Donnell -- unless she gave up and made an appearance on his show. (This, by the way, was a parody of host Bill Maher, who has said he will keep showing video clips of Christine until she returns to his show 'Politically Incorrect.')

But sadly, Stephen's last ploy failed ... and failed badly, because O'Donnell wants nothing to do with him. So on the latest 'Colbert Report,' (weeknights, 11:30PM ET on Comedy Central), he resorts to a different tactic.

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Jerry Springer And Sean Hannity Face Off Over Obama (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Aug 27th 2010 2:30PM
Sometimes people forget that before dumbing down television forever, Jerry Springer was the mayor of Cincinnati. We're also reminded -- every time a political bloviater like Sean Hannity does his thing -- how similar the cable news shout-shows are to the kind of daytime yell-fests that Springer revolutionized.

All of which is to say we can't imagine two men more equally qualified to debate politics than Hannity and Springer.

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World goes nuts because the President preempts A Charlie Brown Christmas

by Danny Gallagher, posted Dec 3rd 2009 1:02PM
A Charlie Brown ChristmasIt's official: President Barack Obama has officially ruined Christmas.

Pundits and TV viewers from up and down the dial are calling out President Obama for airing his big speech on the troop surge in Afghanistan and preempting ABC's airing of the classic Christmas cartoon A Charlie Brown Christmas. If this causes a move for impeachment, I may never awake from my laughter coma.

Not only was the story the top headline on yesterday morning's Drudge Report, but the pundits really jumped in to turn the President into their own personal Scrooge.

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MSNBC also apologizes for using wrong Palin footage

by Danny Gallagher, posted Nov 20th 2009 7:12PM
If you're playing a TV news drinking game wherein you and your dumb little buddies have to do a shot every time someone posts fake footage or film for a story, you might want to think about switching to Tang.

Now MSNBC's Morning Meeting has been caught dipping their hand in the Photoshopping jar when they aired rather obvious fake photos of Sarah Palin while doing a diss-session on the former VP candidate and her never ending book tour. Seriously, why is there this much coverage over one book? Even The Never Ending Story has an ending.



Dylan Ratigan issued an official apology to the viewers, Palin and her family for "mistakenly" using the doctored images. He also said he and the network took the weekend to ensure this would not happen again. I guess that means there's one less email forwarding fratboy on MSNBC's research payroll now.

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Fox News caught using wrong footage ... again

by Danny Gallagher, posted Nov 20th 2009 3:07PM
Remember the old saying, "Fool me once (awkward pause), shame on (another awkward pause), shame on you (another longer and more awkward pause). Fool me, we can't get fooled again"?

Less than a week after Fox News host and conservative pundit Sean Hannity apologized for accidentally using the wrong footage from Glenn Beck's "9/12 Rally" as footage for Rep. Michelle Bachmann's "Super Bowl of Freedom" rally, the network used the wrong footage in another story. This time, they used the wrong footage for a story on the "crowds" that showed up during Sarah Palin's book tour.

Think Progress, a blog created by the liberal think tank the Center for American Progress, discovered the footage. The dead giveaway was the "Country First" campaign signs indicating the footage was taken during Palin's campaign run with John McCain back in 2008. The network called the clip mix-up a mistake and issued another apology. Hold on, are we sure that they aired the right apology this time?

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Hannity gets caught by Jon Stewart ... and apologizes?!?

by Danny Gallagher, posted Nov 13th 2009 8:33AM
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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.

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Jon Stewart Responds to Sean Hannity's Apology on 'The Daily Show' (VIDEO)

by Patricia Chui, posted Nov 13th 2009 1:29AM
Sean Hannity must have known that when you apologize to Jon Stewart, that's hardly the end of the story. Particularly not if there's more fun to be had.

Hannity recently apologized to Stewart after the 'Daily Show' host called him out for airing misleading footage during a 'Hannity' segment on a recent rally against health-care reform. The conservative talk show host had admitted to making an "inadvertent mistake" in showing images of a large crowd to illustrate the number of supporters at the gathering -- when in fact, as Stewart pointed out on his Tuesday night show, the footage Hannity was airing came from a different Capitol hill rally held months earlier.

So, post-mea culpa, the ball was squarely back in Stewart's court, and do you think he was just going to let it lie there? Of course not.

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Sean Hannity Apologizes to Jon Stewart

by Chris Jordan, posted Nov 12th 2009 12:33PM
Sean Hannity had two choice words for Jon Stewart last night: thank you.

Hannity "thanked" Stewart on his Fox program 'The Sean Hannity Show' for pointing out that a Hannity report last week on a recent anti-health care reform rally in Washington D.C. was accompanied by older footage of a larger rally, according to a report in the Detroit Free Press.

The video used was part of a "9-12" group rally. The 9-12 rally, affiliated with the anti-tax Tea Party movement, took place on Sept. 12, and had a much larger crowd. Stewart pointed out the video glitch on Tuesday's episode of 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.'

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