Sean Hannity = Liar

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2010/09/08/remarks-president-economy-parma-ohio

“I’ll give you one final example of the differences between us and the Republicans, and that’s on the issue of tax cuts.  Under the tax plan passed by the last administration, taxes are scheduled to go up substantially next year — for everybody.  By the way, this was by design.  When they passed these tax cuts in 2001 and 2003, they didn’t want everybody to know what it would do to our deficit, so they pretended like they were going to end, even though now they say they don’t.

Now, I believe we ought to make the tax cuts for the middle class permanent.  (Applause.)  For the middle class, permanent.  These families are the ones who saw their wages and incomes flat-line over the last decade -– you deserve a break.  (Applause.)   You deserve some help.  And because folks in the middle class are more likely to spend their tax cut on basic necessities, that strengthens the economy as a whole.”

See the clip from the Daily Show, week of 9/7/10 exposing Sean Hannity as a liar.

Or click here for the context:

http://lynnrockets.wordpress.com/2010/09/10/sean-hannity-a-faux-news-calamity/

“Sean Hannity does share at least one trait with all other Fox News hosts. He can be counted on to do very little research and then to misquote, misconstrue and take all sorts of President Obama’s words out of context. Case in point:  Newshounds reports that on Wednesday night’s show, Hannity said, ‘Now the president did have a rare moment of honesty during his speech and I hope voters around the country are watching this.’ He played a clip of Obama saying, ‘Taxes are scheduled to go up substantially next year. For everybody.’ Hannity then sneered, ‘ know the anointed one will make sure that that happens.’

Of course the quote was taken entirely out of context. Hannity did not tell his viewers that Obama was talking about how Republicans scheduled that tax increase and how he wants to avoid it for the middle class. Here is the excerpt from that portion of Obama’s speech in its entirety:

I’ll give you one final example of the differences between us and the Republicans, and that’s on the issue of tax cuts. Under the tax plan passed by the last administration, taxes are scheduled to go up substantially next year — for everybody. By the way, this was by design. When they passed these tax cuts in 2001 and 2003, they didn’t want everybody to know what it would do to our deficit, so they pretended like they were going to end, even though now they say they don’t. Now, I believe we ought to make the tax cuts for the middle class permanent. (Applause.) For the middle class, permanent. These families are the ones who saw their wages and incomes flat-line over the last decade -– you deserve a break.

This is just another example of why those people that seek their news from Sean Hannity and all the other Fox News hosts are so dreadfully uninformed. In the realm of news coverage, Sean Hannity is a disastrous calamity.”

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