Hannity ‘Worst Excuse’ : A Democratic lawmaker slammed Fox News’ Sean Hannity on his show last night, calling him the “worst excuse for a journalist.”
A Democratic lawmaker blasted Fox News commentator Sean Hannity, saying he was the “worst excuse for a journalist [he’s] ever seen.”
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) got into an argument with the Fox News host on Tuesday night in possibly one tenser moments of Hannity’s broadcasting career.
Ellison was incensed over Fox News showing clips of President Barack Obama discussing sequester cuts with superimposed orchestral music playing in the background.
Hannity described the segment as a way to show that Obama is more engaged in “fear-mongering” rather than coming to an agreement to avert the some $85 billion in automatic cuts this Friday.
“I guess that’s what we can describe as staying on message, something the Democratic Party I would argue is very good at,” Hannity told Ellison at the beginning.
Ellison wasn’t too pleased with the comment, saying: “You’re pretty good at it, too. Quite frankly you are the worst excuse for a journalist I have ever seen.”
“What you just displayed was not journalism. It was yellow journalism. It wasn’t anything close to trying to tell the American people what’s really going on, and I mean, it’s just shocking,” Ellison said of the segment of Obama. He added: “Every journalistic ethic I have ever heard of was just violated by you.”
Hannity shot back: “Yellow journalism … to play Obama in his own words is yellow journalism?”
The segment then turned into both Hannity and Ellison trying to interrupt each other. “I’m moving on because our audience deserves better,” Hannity eventually said.
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