Appearing on ABC's daytime talk show The View, Fox News host Sean Hannity downplayed the abuse of prisoners by U.S. military personnel at Abu Ghraib by claiming that the extent of the abuse was limited to "underwear on the head of one of them." Numerous photos from news sources and an Army report documenting individual instances of abuse prove otherwise.
From the June 7 broadcast of ABC's The View, as shown on Fox News' Hannity & Colmes on June 7:
HANNITY: I want to ask -- I want to ask one question. Are we better off with Saddam captured and the mass graves and rape rooms closed, yes or no?
ROSIE O'DONNELL (guest co-host): Do you think that we are not raping and torturing the prisoners at --
HANNITY: No. Do you have any evidence that we are?
O'DONNELL: Oh, my God, Sean, don't you see the pictures from Abu Ghraib?
HANNITY: Where's the evidence?
HANNITY: There was underwear on the head of one of them. We're not raping and killing anybody.
O'DONNELL: Oh, my God. I think you're delusional.