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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

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CNN host calls out Sean Hannity for ‘deceptive’ video editing

By David Edwards and Stephen Webster

Fox News personality Sean Hannity is an opinion host, not a reporter: a fact made abundantly clear in last week's fracas over what one CNN host called on Sunday "deceptive" video editing.
Most journalists would get fired over something like this.
Last week, Hannity featured a clip of President Obama explaining why he will allow the Bush tax cuts to expire, just as the prior administration had planned. Introducing the video, Hannity called Obama's words "a rare moment of honesty" that he hopes voters will watch.
"... [Taxes] are scheduled to go up substantially next year, for everybody," the president said.
Cut back to Hannity. 
"I know the anointed one will make sure that happens," he quipped disapprovingly.
But, that's not really what the president said.
"Under the tax plan passed by the last administration, taxes are scheduled to go up substantially next year, for everybody," he explained, in an unedited version of the remarks. "By the way, this was by design."....................

he doesn't start talking about hannity till a while into the vid:
 

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