Hannity, Rather cases are different

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Regarding Matt Alan's letter to the editor ("Chastise Hannity as you did Rather," Dec. 2):

I don't believe The Chronicle needs to accept Mr. Alan's challenge to chastise Sean Hannity as it did Dan Rather.

I am not a fan of Hannity, either. But let's remember the differences in the reporting of Hannity and Rather.

Rather was doing an intentionally negative report in 2004 on President Bush and memos critical of Bush's Air National Guard service. It was proved that the documents Rather produced were bogus. He has not apologized that I know of.

It was proved that the video footage Hannity used of a rally was from another rally. Yet it was actually "real" not faked footage from a very similar event. Hannity was not malicious in his intent. As a matter of fact, he was being positive. Hannity did apologize.

I hope everyone sees the difference.

Ray Pierce, Aiken, S.C.

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johnston.cliff
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johnston.cliff 12/20/09 - 01:26 am
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This was and is a non-story

This was and is a non-story for morons.

GGpap
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GGpap 12/20/09 - 04:17 am
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While I must agree with JC, I

While I must agree with JC, I must also add (for Mr Pierce's benefit) that both were equally guilty of trying to lead their viewers into believing something that wasn't the truth. Whether the material they presented as proof of their contention was fact or fiction doesn't matter, the "intent" of their message was to create a false impression of an actuak fact. It's the INTENT that counts, Mr. Pierce. GGpap

carcraft
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carcraft 12/20/09 - 04:55 am
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GGpap on Sun Dec 20, 2009

GGpap on Sun Dec 20, 2009 3:17 AM Rather tried to throw an election with questionable documents by presenting the story a week before the national election for president. The document experts told both Rather and Mapes that there were problems with the documents. What did Hannity try to influance? Mapes and Rather are still trying to pretend they are the victim!

GGpap
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GGpap 12/20/09 - 05:25 am
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Carcraft, Thursday, November

Carcraft, Thursday, November 19, Sean Hannity apologized for using a wrong background tape; one that made a tea-party protest group appear much bigger than it actually was. He only apologized after Jon Stewart publicly humiliated him. And of course, he tried to blame the help in the control room for making the mistake. Obviously, blame it on the help in the control room, we all KNOW that it's not the people trying to CREATE AN ALTERNATE REALITY! GGpap

carcraft
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carcraft 12/20/09 - 05:38 am
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by GGpap on Sun Dec 20, 2009

by GGpap on Sun Dec 20, 2009 4:25 AM Well Rather tried to blame pressure from sources outside the management for causing the managemnt to can him. Don't forget that Kerry's folks got copies of the material from 60 Minuets just before the show was broadcast.. This was a set up hit piece by Rather to help Kerry period..It was not news and it was not journalism..Hannity runs an opinion program not a news show..I expect some bias from Hannity..What did Hannity give to the tea party?

justus4
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justus4 12/20/09 - 07:35 am
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Bush was a failure in
Unpublished

Bush was a failure in uniform. His service was influenced by his father and he failed to even show up during routine musters. That fact is given a complete pass - yapping about Rather and the documents. Some are not fooled by that distraction and that other guy is a daily joke. With unemployment at 10%, many non-minority males have TWO so-called "jobs", wow! Nothing is said about these losers in life being able to yap & yap and get paid.

Tigger_The_Tiger
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Tigger_The_Tiger 12/20/09 - 08:51 am
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Hannity blamed the crew,

Hannity blamed the crew, Obama continues to blame Bush...........sound familiar? People need to start taking responsibility for their own actions.

Tigger_The_Tiger
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Tigger_The_Tiger 12/20/09 - 08:54 am
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Justus cracks me

Justus cracks me up........whining that some have 2 jobs, yet there are those who can't get motivated enough to get even one.........even with the help of Affirmative Action. WOW!

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donnymack 12/20/09 - 09:05 am
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And Bush blamed Clinton. Lest

And Bush blamed Clinton. Lest we forget!!!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 12/20/09 - 09:12 am
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How many times a day does the

How many times a day does the media do this to us?? Heads put on different bodies,,,made to look thinner,,, facial imperfections removed,,you almost can't believe what you see,,the nightly news is no different from movie mags,,sometimes the national enq. puts the news out before the tv gets it...Such as TWoods story,,,heard they got full page photos & interviews because they had the goods on him before others had it...Where is Cronkite when we need him?

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carcraft 12/20/09 - 09:20 am
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How much of the faked global

How much of the faked global warming are you reading about in the media? I just read an interesting article where Scientist who wrote an article demonstrating that the data didn't support the global warming models could never get a rebuttal to the defense of global warming printed because the global warming folks blocked them..How many reporters actual ask Obama about writing Dreams of my Father and the errors in it? Now seems Ayers actually wrote it..How many Reporters looked at Blagojevich and Obama's connection, or ask any questions about Obama's real economic beliefs?

Tigger_The_Tiger
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Tigger_The_Tiger 12/20/09 - 09:29 am
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Ok donnymak....give us a link

Ok donnymak....give us a link to where we can see Bush blaming Clinton. I'll call your bluff.

HollyHoly
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HollyHoly 12/20/09 - 09:59 am
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wah wah wah

wah wah wah

chascush
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chascush 12/20/09 - 11:11 am
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At least Bush served. The

At least Bush served. The only thing Hussein served was as a community organizer and a servant for SEIU. There was no way Hussein was going to serve in the military but he does make a good servant.

Tigger_The_Tiger
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Tigger_The_Tiger 12/20/09 - 11:12 am
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Still waiting,

Still waiting, donnymak..........I guess you just made it up.

confederate american
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confederate american 12/20/09 - 12:52 pm
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the fox nation still rules

the fox nation still rules the air way,be afraid be very afraid you liberals and demo's just hate truth.there will be a reckoing in 2010.we will over turn all the BS

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jedex6 12/20/09 - 01:20 pm
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Hannity is a jerk of the

Hannity is a jerk of the highest order. Bush served, but he flew a desk when he wasn't snorting coke, getting laid and chugging Jack Daniels. And he was never in any danger. Unlike the thousands of innocents he offed in Iraq and Afpak in his useless wars. And now "Hussein" as you call him because you stupidly think he's a Muslim and wasn't born in Hawaii, continues your hero's wars and killing. Why vote Repub? You've got your wars already, including a gift to the insurance companies, that you also love. You've already won. You and Hannity. "Hussein" is a coporate shill. What more do you want?

Tigger_The_Tiger
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Tigger_The_Tiger 12/20/09 - 01:22 pm
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Ok jed.......tell us when and

Ok jed.......tell us when and where you served, and what danger you were in. And maybe people call him "Hussein" because it's his name.

Tigger_The_Tiger
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Tigger_The_Tiger 12/20/09 - 01:23 pm
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And you never answered the

And you never answered the question as to the definition of an "obscene profit." Who makes the determination of how much is too much?.......you? Your wealth envy is just sickening.

Tigger_The_Tiger
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Tigger_The_Tiger 12/20/09 - 01:25 pm
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And you disparage Bush for

And you disparage Bush for using coke, but you give Obama a pass..........why is that? Could it be hypocrisy?

jedex6
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jedex6 12/20/09 - 01:27 pm
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Tigger, you asked questions

Tigger, you asked questions about the rich. Go to the "gov't position" thread of yesterday and read my answers. The last post there explains why I do not, in fact, have "wealth envy". You, on the other hand, may have a slight case of blissful ignorance.

Tigger_The_Tiger
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Tigger_The_Tiger 12/20/09 - 01:27 pm
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You disparage Bush for

You disparage Bush for sending people to war, but you give Obama a pass........why is that?

Tigger_The_Tiger
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Tigger_The_Tiger 12/20/09 - 01:29 pm
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Anyone who criticizes people

Anyone who criticizes people for making a large profit, instead of working as hard as they did to make the same profit suffers from wealth envy......plain and simple.

Tigger_The_Tiger
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Tigger_The_Tiger 12/20/09 - 01:30 pm
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Please tell me how I'm

Please tell me how I'm blissfully ignorant. Please try to explain that with a fact or two.......I dare you.

jedex6
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jedex6 12/20/09 - 01:30 pm
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I do not give Obama a pass!!!

I do not give Obama a pass!!! Can't you read? I just said that he's Bush lite!!! He has betrayed all progressives!!

jedex6
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jedex6 12/20/09 - 01:33 pm
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I don't envy ordinary rich

I don't envy ordinary rich people for making a large profit, Tigger. Will you stop shooting off your mouth and go read my explaination at yesterday's thread?

Tigger_The_Tiger
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Tigger_The_Tiger 12/20/09 - 01:34 pm
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Progressives........is that

Progressives........is that code for Socialist now? People who what the achievers to surrender their wealth to take care of the non-achievers?

Tigger_The_Tiger
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Tigger_The_Tiger 12/20/09 - 01:36 pm
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I read it............you seem

I read it............you seem to think that YOU are the one to define how much wealth is too much.....there should be NO LIMIT to the wealth you can accumulate if you are smarter and work harder. Tell us what is the difference between an ordinary rich person and an "obscene" one. You are helping me expose your wealth envy with every post.

Tigger_The_Tiger
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Tigger_The_Tiger 12/20/09 - 01:45 pm
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According to jedex, the rich

According to jedex, the rich have screwed me by offering me a job at a competitive salary. He/she seems to think there is a magical number that only he/she knows that above which you are unethical if you earn......yes I said EARN. He/she thinks that those who have employees that don't make as much as the business owners are somehow "screwing" the workers. THIS is textbook wealth envy. If you feel screwed by the rich, then work as hard as they did and become rich.......it's as simple as that.

Tigger_The_Tiger
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Tigger_The_Tiger 12/20/09 - 01:47 pm
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Jedex admits he/she doesn't

Jedex admits he/she doesn't envy those that only have a "little" more....just those who have a "LOT" more. Classic wealth envy.

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