Hannity Apologizes

TMP runs the story of Hannity's apology as Cold Day in Hell.

Hannity claims it was an “inadvertent” error. (See Hannity = Dishonesty for background.)

Now on his program last night he mentioned that we had played some incorrect video on this program last week while talking about the Republican health care rally on Capitol Hill. He was correct. We screwed up. We aired some video of a rally in September, along with the video from the actual event. It was an inadvertent mistake, but a mistake nonetheless. So Mr. Stewart, you were right. We apologize. But by the way, I wanna thank you and all your writers for watching.

I find that hard to believe (how does fresh video get mixed up with archival stuff?), but there you have it.

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4 Responses to Hannity Apologizes

  1. Vic says:

    It happens very easily (having worked in a closely related biz I know). The on-air talent is controlling the flow, but it’s the interns and low-level peons that are often gathering B-rolls and putting things together – often last minute and in a rush. This could easily be a complete mistake and not an attempt to mislead anyone. Of course SH being the polarizing figure that he is…

  2. Rhodo Zeb says:

    Ludicrous assertion, flat out. So, they just had film from months ago laying around? Oh but you have intimate understanding of the industry, you see, and this totally happens all the time. Right. It would be funny but for the welling up of pity….

    This was intentional, just like all those (D)’s beside Republicans when under arrest or indictment. Games that Fox News has been playing for years already.

    Constant equivocation. Everything is excused, but all in the name of balance and objectivity.

    Not choosing sides, mind you, but everybody does that, don’t you know. So it is ok.

  3. PHB says:

    What are the standards to which Hanity and co hold others?

    I don’t think that they would have the slightest hesitation in pointing out that the excuse is not credible in the slightest.

  4. Sue Ann says:

    How does fresh and archival video get mixed up? It’s called “selective editing.” You only have x usable footage, you need to stretch it to fit a time slot, you add something old.

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