Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Jon Stewart Catches Faux News Hannity Manipulating the Videos (Video)

Uh-0h. Sean Hannity has been caught in the act of making up some more faux news. No surprise. Fox News holds the record for manipulating the news. In the video clip below, the world's favorite media critic Jon Stewart presents the evidence and demonstrates conclusively that Hannity is getting pretty sloppy over at the faux news factory. Fox News says Hannity will respond, no doubt with lame excuses, sometime tonight. See more examples of Fox News making it up here.

Jon Stewart, the host of “The Daily Show,” presented excerpts from a segment of Mr. Hannity’s show in which he discussed the so-called tea party protests in Congress last Thursday with Representative Michele Bachmann, a Republican from Minnesota who had urged supporters to turn up at the Capitol to protest the health care bill.

Beyond questioning the crowd estimates cited by Mr. Hannity, Mr. Stewart demonstrated that the Fox News program had included several scenes of the crowd, one of which he conclusively proved had not been shot the day of the health care protest but at the much larger tea party protest in Washington last summer. Fox News would not comment on the use of the video Wednesday beyond having a spokeswoman say: “Sean will address this on his show tonight.”