Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Macon Telegraph's Travis Fain interviews Sean Hannity

Posted By on Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 5:22 PM

click to enlarge Fox News Host Sean Hannity
  • Fox News Host Sean Hannity

Travis Fain, one of the state's best political reporters, interviewed Fox News Host and Master Teabagger Sean Hannity about his role in tonight's Tea Party protest at the Capitol. It's an excellent interview and worth checking out — mainly because he gives Hannity a fair shake and actually debates him.

TELEGRAPH: How many of the things that you and Rush Limbaugh, other talk show hosts — how much of what you say is an absolute belief and how much is to draw in readers, listeners and viewers?

HANNITY: I can tell you Sean Hannity doesn't — you know, everything I say is true. I'm surprised you'd even ask that question. You mean you think I would contrive opinion just to get reaction?

TELEGRAPH: I wouldn't say... I certainly wouldn't say that. But it is an entertainment business, although you're in the news business. There has to be a, sort of, flair to it. I'll give you an example if you like. ... Today on your show I heard you say that Barack Obama has this country headed for a total economic collapse, much worse than anything we're experiencing now, within the next few years.

HANNITY: What I was saying there is, when I add up all those numbers that I just mentioned to you... and I look at the Congressional Budget Office analysis, which for years was the gold standard in terms of predicting what the deficit and the impact on the economy economic plans are going to have ... and they're telling me that the numbers are not sustainable. ... That is a formula for economic — potential economic — collapse. ... You can't really fully, completely predict. But I was saying that in the context, with the texture of, these numbers are frightening.

TELEGRAPH: They are frightening. The (Government Accountability Office), though, has been saying for many years that our way of life is unsustainable. I'm not certain that this is a Barack Obama problem. I think this may be an America problem.

Definitely worth reading.

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