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[error]Hannity Panel Explodes Over Media Matters Report: ‘There Was No Cover-Up!’[/error]

 >by | Posted on September 18, 2012 at 10:46pm | Re-post DLU September 22, 2012 |

During a tense and fiery segment on Fox News, Sean Hannity’s panel exploded over a recent Daily Caller report that argues the U.S. Department of Justice regularly works with the liberal Media Matters to spin news reports. While Hannity set up the segment to tackle what he perceives as blatant bias in the mainstream media, it quickly turned into a one-on-one shouting match between two panelists.

Hannity began by expressing his opinion that the media is doing a “disservice” to the American people by not being honest in its reporting. The host explained that the media has been pursuing Romney’s recent “47 percent” remarks aggressively but giving President Obama a pass when it comes to his failed economic and foreign policy record.

“Do you think the sellout media in this country is doing the American people a service in exposing the truth before a tipping-point election?” Hannity asked Fox News contributor Tamara Holder, referring to the DC’s report on Media Matters and the DOJ.

Sean Hannity’s panel exploded!

Holder said the Daily Caller issued a Freedom of Information Act request and the White House complied, insinuating there was no cover-up by the DOJ. She was then interrupted by her co-panelist and fellow Fox News contributor Angela McGlowan who clarified Holder’s statement.

“When you ask for information, they are supposed to respond in 20 days. It took them 9 months for the Daily Caller to get 70 emails,” she said.

It was at this point that the two panelists began to get heated, neither one of them shy about getting in the other’s face.

“Did you read the letters,” Holder asked McGlowan, referring to specific White House correspondence related to the matter.

“First of all, I’m not on trial here, and I’m not being questioned by you. This is [Hannity's] show number one,” McGlowan shot back. “Number two, when you have the highest law enforcement in the land working with  a left wing organization to spin a message, they are supposed to enforce the law.”

Hannity was eventually forced to interrupt his feuding guests. He then went back to his initial point that the media has seemingly given Obama a pass for the crisis in the Middle East but slammed Romney for a statement he released shortly after the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Holder told Hannity that he was just “upset” about Romney’s now infamous “47 percent” remarks that were supposed to be private. The host countered his guest by bringing up Obama’s comments allegedly made in 1998 about being in favor of “redistribution.”

For the second time during the show, a visibly frustrated Holder asked what the segment was actually about and got back to the previously mentioned Daily Caller report, sending her and McGlowan into another heated exchange.

“There was no cover up! There was no cover up by the left wing media,” Holder shouted.

Watch the entire segment via Fox News/Mediaite here:

[error]Hannity Omits The “Food Stamp” Facts: Most Recipients Have Jobs, Or Are Seniors Or Children [/error]

>by MELODY JOHNSON |Tue 9/18/2012 11:44 AM |

Sean Hannity
Sean Hannity

On Fox, Sean Hannity asked if people are “better off on food stamps” or “better off with a job.” But most recipients of food stamps, or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, are working-class Americans with jobs, or are senior citizens or children.

Hannity Asks If Americans “Are Better Off On Food Stamps” Or “Better Off With A Job”

Hannity: “Do You Think People Are Better Off On Food Stamps, Or Are They Better Off With A Job?” During the September 18 edition of Fox News’ Hannity, host Sean Hannity asked Fox News contributor and Democratic strategist Joe Trippi: “Do you think people are better off on food stamps, or are they better off with a job?” [Fox News, Hannity, 9/18/12]

But Many SNAP Recipients Do Have Jobs …

USDA: In 2010, 41 Percent Of SNAP Participants Lived “In A Household With Earnings.” According to a USDA report on SNAP recipients for fiscal year 2010, “many SNAP participants had jobs.” The report stated that “[n]early 30 percent of SNAP households had earnings in 2010″ and “41 percent of all SNAP participants lived in a household with earnings.” The report added, “For most of these households, earnings were the primary source of income.” [USDA.gov, September 2011, emphasis original]
CBPP: In 2010, “Over Three Times As Many SNAP Households Worked As Relied Solely On Welfare Benefits For Their Income.” A July report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) noted that “[n]early half of SNAP families with children are working families” and continued:
Over the last two decades, large shares of SNAP households have become working households. In 1989, 42 percent of all SNAP households received cash welfare benefits and only 20 percent had earned income. By 2010, over three times as many SNAP households worked as relied solely on welfare benefits for their income.
Despite the large jump in unemployment during the recession, the share of SNAP families with earnings has continued to increase in recent years.  This suggests that for a growing share of the nation’s workers, having a job has not been enough to keep them out of poverty. [CBPP, 7/9/12]

… Or Are Seniors Or Children

USDA: In 2010, Most SNAP Participants Were “Children Or Elderly.” According to the USDA report, most SNAP participants in 2010 “were children or elderly” Americans:
Most SNAP participants were children or elderly. Nearly half (47 percent) were under age 18 and another 8 percent were age 60 or older. Working-age women represented 28 percent of the caseload, while working-age men represented 17 percent. [USDA.gov, September 2011, emphasis original]
USA Today: Many SNAP Beneficiaries Were “Children Under Age 18,” “Age 60 Or Older,” Or “Working Poor.” A January 18 USA Today article described what types of people receive SNAP benefits, according to the same USDA report:
Who gets food stamps?
The most recent Department of Agriculture report on the general characteristics of the SNAP program’s beneficiaries says that in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, 2010:
••47% of beneficiaries were children under age 18.
••8% were age 60 or older.
••41% lived in a household with earnings from a job — the so-called “working poor.”
••The average household received a monthly benefit of $287.
••36% were white (non-Hispanic), 22% were African American (non-Hispanic) and 10% were Hispanic. [USA Today, 1/18/12, emphasis original]

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