The Daily Show host Jon Stewart slams Sean Hannity for trying to dupe his viewers by showing footage of the crowds from the 9/12 Project event in Washington DC and saying it was from Rep. Michele Bachmann’s (R-MN) anti-health care reform protest. First, 9/12 supporters use attendance numbers from Obama’s Inauguration to inflate their own attendance, and now they’re using the actual 9/12 footage to inflate the numbers of the latest event.

Update: Sean Hannity has apologized. Did I just see something porcine go past my window?

HANNITY: 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.

Translation: We inadvertently got caught.

Notice how he only apologized to Stewart? Where is the apology to his viewers? Perhaps his fans don’t expect one, because he is simply mirroring their own preconceived notions, right or wrong.

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3 Responses to “Sean Hannity Caught Using 9/12 Video to Inflate Bachmann Rally #s”

  1. It doesn’t surprise me at all, Hannity is the biggest idiot behind Beck.

  2. Crowdaddy13 says:

    What makes me mad though is they cant ever genuinely apologize……they have to always add some sarcastic remark at the end to save face……….”oh, by the way, thanks for watching our show”. they always have to have a “by the way”, because they cant actually apologize for anything they do, even when they blatantly get caught.

  3. One must not rely on television for truth. Money talks, but says only what is in it’s best interest. Because so many of the American populace love to hear things that support their biases but do not check the veracity of what they hear, we now have a culture of “don’t confuse me with the facts, I have already made up my mind.” I have boycotted Fox (especially the shows masquarading as News) for many years. I am a true Independent, so this is not politically motivated. However, it is important to me that my opinions and stances be based on truth. I rely on Factcheck.org and not on anything on TV. When did being intelligent and informed become a bad thing in this country – something to be scorned?

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