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Confronted with the truth, Hannity refuses to back down

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posted on Feb, 27 2009 @ 10:16 AM
Wow .... Hannity makes a fool of himself in this argument with the representative ... you have to watch the video ... i couldn't find it on youtube, so if anyone finds it please post ... FOLLOW LINK TO WATCH VIDEO ... this guy's words are straight up propaganda ... what do you think?

Summary: On Fox News, Sean Hannity repeated the false GOP talking points that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act directs that funds be spent to protect the salt marsh harvest mouse in San Francisco and on a high-speed rail line between Southern California and Las Vegas. In fact, as Rep. Joe Sestak noted in response to Hannity, the bill does not contain any language directing funds to the salt marsh harvest mouse or its San Francisco wetlands habitat, nor does the bill include a provision directing that funds be spent on a high-speed rail line between Southern California and Las Vegas.

Full Article And VIDEO Here

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[edit on 27-2-2009 by baseball101]

posted on Feb, 27 2009 @ 10:20 AM
Here is the full text from the video ... From the February 24 edition of Fox News' Hannity:

HANNITY: And that was President Obama, delivering his remarks to a joint session of Congress just a bit ago. And joining us now to give us his thoughts on the president's speech is Democratic Congressman Joe Sestak [PA] is with us.

You know, Congressman Sestak, I'm getting a little frustrated. He said in last week's $1 trillion-plus with interest, you know, massive spending bill -- he said there were no pet projects in it. We all know that's not true.

I have a list of the $410 billion omnibus spending bill. I have a list -- I'll start reading them to you, if you like -- of nothing but part of the 9,000 earmarks. How can you say with a straight face that this is not irresponsible spending when it's full of earmarks? Last week's bill; this week's bill being debated. Explain that to me. You're a Democrat. Help me out.

SESTAK: Absolutely. Sean, first off, you try to name me one -- one in the recovery bill of an earmark. Now, with a --

HANNITY: Got it.

SESTAK: -- 9,000 earmarks in this omnibus --

HANNITY: I got it.

SESTAK: -- bill -- just one moment.

HANNITY: Answer.

SESTAK: There were -- OK. If --


SESTAK: -- you could, just answer this: Is -- there's 9,000 --

HANNITY: The salt harvest marsh mouse that gets $30 million. The railway from Los Angeles to Las Vegas: that is a pork project. That is reckless spending.

SESTAK: Sean, that -- those words are absolutely not in the bill, and you know it.

HANNITY: What --

SESTAK: You may be reading them off --

HANNITY: -- the stimulus --

SESTAK: -- the Internet, but those words are not in the bill.

HANNITY: Yeah, of course, because you hide it. But we know where the money's going. It's just like, for example, all-terrain --

SESTAK: Now, Sean, those words --

HANNITY: I'll give you another one.

SESTAK: Sean, if I could.

HANNITY: All-terrain vehicles --

SESTAK: Now, wait a minute, Sean, you're reading off an Internet type of thing.

HANNITY: I'm actually reading the bill.

SESTAK: You've got to read the actual bill, and I've read every word.

HANNITY: You know --

SESTAK: Now let's talk about the 9,000 earmarks.

HANNITY: Wait a minute. Wait a minute. You know and I know that Nancy Pelosi's district, that these marshlands to help save the mouse, that's where that money's going. This railway for Harry Reid, these all-terrain vehicle trails, they're in the bill, Congressman. We're spending $1.3 trillion of our kids' money. Why?

SESTAK: Sean, I just don't want to mislead the public. Those words are not in the bill. Number two: We're --

HANNITY: But the money is earmarked for it.

SESTAK: No, there are not, Sean. Number two --

HANNITY: You sound like Bill Clinton.

SESTAK: No, I'm just telling you what the facts are, 'cause I've read every word of the bill.

HANNITY: "I did not have sex with that woman." They -- that is where the money is going, Congressman. Be straight with the American people.

posted on Feb, 27 2009 @ 10:26 AM
Confronted by the truth, THE TRUTH, well heck bro- I've never seen something as silly as the truth, or facts, stop this clown from over-shouting any of his "guests" that have ever appeared on the show.

It's almost funny to watch a fool say something like "well, it may not be in there, but we all know what it REALLY says".. as if this fool has some insight that nobody else has.

The truth stop a clown like this..? NEVER!

posted on Feb, 27 2009 @ 10:29 AM
rush limbaugh keeps talking about that train to disneyland too. hasn't that also been debunked? seriously, what is WITH these clowns?

posted on Feb, 27 2009 @ 10:29 AM
reply to post by uaocteaou

haha i know i don't think anything will stop this guy considering how much of a ratings whore he is ... but i thought the funniest part was where he hit the panic button and pulled out Bill Clinton from nowhere ... i about died ...

posted on Feb, 27 2009 @ 10:30 AM
I think it's above his pay grade to back down ant tell the truth.

posted on Feb, 27 2009 @ 11:14 AM
Actually the Stimulus Bill did have $30 million allocated to preserve the field mice in Nancy Pelosi's district.

In the Washington Times: House Republicans are challenging Speaker Nancy Pelosi's claim that the massive stimulus spending bill contains no pet projects after uncovering in the bill more than $30 million for wetlands conservation in her San Francisco Bay area district, including work she previously championed to protect the salt marsh harvest mouse. "This sounds like spending projects that have been supported by a certain powerful Democrat in the past," said Michael Steel, spokesman for House Minority Leader John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican.

There also was money in the Stimulus for the rail link between southern California and Las Vegas. One of the final changes to the bill before passage earlier this month was the inclusion of $8 billion for high-speed rail programs. In previous versions of the bill, spending for high-speed rail was capped at $2 billion. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., who helped negotiate the bill, said he made the change at the request of Obama. But Bono Mack, R-Palm Springs, said Reid -- a longtime proponent of a Southern California-to-Las Vegas rail line -- stands to gain from the provision at her district's expense. With a fast train in place to take people from Los Angeles to the Vegas Strip, the Inland area would likely lose out on tourist revenue, particularly at the region's Indian casinos, she said.

So I dont really see the problem with what Hannity is saying here. The Democratic has obviously not read the whole bill.

posted on Feb, 27 2009 @ 11:24 AM
the only way it could be debunked at this point is if specifically stated in the bill funds would NOT be used for these purposes. the mouse is the subject of controversy because it gets brought into the picture for wetlands restoration in Cali. The wetlands will be restored so the salt marsh rat will have a better ecosystem to survive and repopulate. So NO, there isn't specific literature regarding the mouse itself. Does that mean millions of dollars won't be wasted in redesigning habitat that will be designed specifically for the purpose of helping the mouse survive. Same thing as the hybrid golf carts, another pet project that most likely will not have a positive or lasting effect on the economy and it is a project that should be pursued with state funds. This project exists, period. It may not include language that refers to a mouse but the wetlands restoration project is in the bill. Call it debunked if you will but the project is still there.

posted on Feb, 27 2009 @ 11:42 AM
reply to post by Jnewell33

uh huh.
second line.

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