On Sean Hannity's radio show, David Horowitz attacked nonprofit organization Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington and George Soros, baselessly claiming that Soros has "put $75 million into these congressional elections, and he's doing it behind the façade of -- public interest, tax-exempt, charitable organizations."
David Horowitz and Richard Poe have yet to issue their promised rebuttal to Media Matters' item documenting doctored quotes, shoddy scholarship, factual errors, and baseless insinuations in their book The Shadow Party. Poe has claimed, however, that he and Horowitz are working on an "effective" rebuttal and vowed that Media Matters "will regret having asked for it."
For the second time in recent days, a Fox News host asked Ann Coulter what she would do if she were president. Coulter's most recent reply -- during a discussion on Sean Hannity's radio show of Iran's potential development of nuclear weapons -- was that she would "carpet-bomb them so they can't build a transistor radio" much less a nuclear weapon.
Two days after he criticized the media for suggesting that "we were in the middle of what is going to be a huge crisis with North Korea," Sean Hannity criticized Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton for commenting on the Connecticut Democratic primary "in the middle of a North Korean crisis." Hannity also asserted that the Connecticut primary revealed both Democrats' "rigid lack of openness to any new idea" and inability "to unify and take a solid position on Iraq."
Now that right-wing pundit Ann Coulter has been accused of numerous instances of plagiarism, will the many media outlets on which she has made recent appearances to promote her latest book continue to provide her with a platform to shout her twisted rants, and if so, will they confront her with these charges?
During their radio shows, Rush Limbaugh and Fox News host Sean Hannity used an incorrect news report to criticize Rep. John P. Murtha, even though the newspaper that published the report has issued a correction.
Saying that "I know more about Reagan than you do," Sean Hannity attempted to correct a caller to his radio show who criticized former President Ronald Reagan. But Hannity's defense of the Reagan administration included several false or misleading claims.
On his nationally syndicated radio show, Fox News host Sean Hannity -- after reading the headline of a story on ABC News' website about the death of terrorist leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi that asked "Al-Zarqawi Killing, More Harm Than Good?" -- commented that "if Adolf Hitler was dead," ABC News would write the headline: "Adolf Hitler Dead, More Harm Than Good?" Hannity also proclaimed that CNN is Osama bin Laden's "favorite channel."
On his radio show, Sean Hannity stated that Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) "picked up 12 points in the polls in the last three months" in his race against Pennsylvania Treasurer Bob Casey (D). Available polls appear to contradict Hannity's claim. While polls indicate that Santorum made marginal gains during the past three months, the totals come nowhere near the 12-point gain Hannity asserted.
Sean Hannity compared voting for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) to voting for Hamas or Hezbollah. When a caller to his radio show questioned the prospect of democracy spreading in the Middle East by noting that people are "vot[ing] for Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas on the West Bank," Hannity replied: "Well, you could vote for Hillary Clinton tomorrow, too, for crying out loud."
Fox News' Sean Hannity accused Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of "hypocrisy" on illegal immigration because of her criticism of a recently passed House immigration bill, which she said "would literally criminalize the Good Samaritan and probably even Jesus himself." Hannity said: "But this is the same lady that said, 'Oh, I'm against illegal immigration.' That's just such hypocrisy." Hannity claimed her criticism made her a hypocrite when it comes to opposing illegal immigration, when, in fact, she has supported other immigration reform bills.