Hours after being named Misinformer of the Year, Hannity awards Media Matters his "Left-Wing Obamamania Media Propaganda Sleaze Award"

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Hours after Media Matters named Sean Hannity its Misinformer of the Year, Hannity announced on his radio show that Media Matters was the "winner" of "our first-ever Left-Wing Obamamania Media Propaganda Sleaze Award." He added: "Now, this award goes to the group or the person that does more lying and smearing than your average left-wing Obamamania media supporter."

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Hours after Media Matters for America named Sean Hannity its 2008 Misinformer of the Year for promoting and embellishing a vast array of false and misleading claims about President-elect Barack Obama and attacking members of Obama's family, as well as Sen. Hillary Clinton and other progressives, Hannity announced during the December 17 broadcast of his radio show that Media Matters was the "winner" of "our first-ever Left-Wing Obamamania Media Propaganda Sleaze Award." He added: "Now, this award goes to the group or the person that does more lying and smearing than your average left-wing Obamamania media supporter."

Hannity also stated: "And by the way, as a prize, we are going to send you a loop tape of something that can inspire you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. And we will give copies to all members of Media Matters that request it. And that is that you could listen 24 hours a day at work, in your car, at home, when you sleep -- you can listen to your leader." He then aired a compilation of audio clips of Obama statements that use the word "change."

Hannity also referred to the award as "our first annual Left-Wing Obamamania Media Propaganda PC Police Award."

From the December 17 broadcast of ABC Radio Networks' The Sean Hannity Show:

HANNITY: By the way, I want to make an announcement today, and we are going to announce the winner today of our first annual Left-Wing Obamamania Media Propaganda Sleaze Award. That's right, our first-ever Left-Wing Obamamania Media Propaganda Sleaze Award. Now, this award goes to the group or the person that does more lying and smearing than your average left-wing Obamamania media supporter. So -- and this year, the winner goes to the group Media Matters. Media Matters is the winner of our Left-Wing Propaganda Obamamania Media Award, and it's a group -- radical, left-wing group funded by radical, left-wing millionaires -- which, by the way, has successfully deceived the IRS into granting them a tax-exempt status reserved for, by the way, nonprofit, nonpartisan charitable groups.

So, we say congratulations to the PC police, the propagandists, the misinformers. The Left-Wing Obamamania Media Propaganda Award goes to the group Media Matters. OK? I just wanted to send that out here today.

And by the way, as a prize, we are going to send you a loop tape of something that can inspire you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. And we will give copies to all members of Media Matters that request it. And that is that you could listen 24 hours a day at work, in your car, at home, when you sleep -- you can listen to your leader.

OBAMA [audio clip]: Change we seek. Change America. And this is what we need to change today. We're here because we still believe that change is possible. We're here because we know that we've never needed it more than we do right now. That's the change they need. She needs change today. They need change, Houston. Change in America does not happen from the top down, it happens from the bottom up. Remember, change doesn't happen from the top, it happens because of you. Are you really ready for change? Because if you are ready for change. If you are ready for change. If you are really ready. Something is wrong and something has to change. That's the change we want. If you are ready for change. If you are ready for change. That has to change. And by the way, they have to change their ways. Change. Change. Change. Because if you are ready for change. If you are ready for change. You and I together will change this country and change the world.

HANNITY: That is right, our first annual Left-Wing Obamamania Media Propaganda PC Police Award goes to the group Media Matters. Any member that requests that tape, so they can never be without the bumper sticker, the mantra, the chant, we'll send you a copy.

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