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Obama Spokeman Takes Sean Hannity to Task for Anti-Semitic Guest

By Brett Lieberman

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After the debate between Barack Obama and John McCain, Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs and Fox’s Sean Hannity played the guilt by association game.

Gibbs asked the Fox host whether he was anti-Semitic for having Andy Martin on his show.


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Josh Thu. Oct 9, 2008

Sean Hannity is a journalistic joke.

Andrew Thu. Oct 9, 2008

Hannity would sell his soul to the Nazis if it would get him ratings. He (and Fox News) are laughable. And his racist spews are abhorrent.

Steve Sat. Oct 11, 2008

Even your beloved NPR and Pacifica has anti Jewish neo nazis on when it comes to bashing Israel.They forgot they are progressive stations when it comes to hate Israel fests on YOUR stations.

Denis Charles- Gray Sat. Oct 25, 2008

Talking over one another the other with nobody listening, seems to be a style which is taught and learned well in US politics. For the viewer this anti-intellectual display is frustrating and time-wasting to boot. Point 2 Playing the anti-semitic card has become a tiresome tactic used by those who clearly wish to stifle free speech and free opinion. It would seem to be the refuge of those who have run out of ideas.




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