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shellgame26 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:02 AM
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Deepak Chopra slams Sean Hannity
Letter to Sean Hannity of Fox News
I sent the following letter to Sean Hannity recently in response to his misrepresentation of what I said on his show regarding the Mumbai terrorist attacks. I have not received any response back from him. Today I read it aloud on my Sirius-XM radio program and am now making it public here as well.



Dear Sean,

I saw a report about last night's show that quotes you as follows:

"Hannity continued by saying, "We had Deepak Chopra on last night and he's blaming America! ...He was blaming America for the attacks in Mumbai and I challenged him on it and I'm like, 'Wait a minute. You've done so well in America. Why are you blaming us?' We protect 100% of the world's population. We're 4% of it."

I am really disappointed in you. Do you not remember your other guest when I was on, former Defense Secretary Bill Cohen? He made the same point I did about America's policy toward the jihadists: "Are we creating more terrorists than killing them?" Ironically, this question is attributed to Donald Rumsfeld.

It really doesn't matter to me personally whether you agree with me or not. Leaving our debate aside, your habit of taking statements out of context and playing the blaming game is sad. You have a powerful platform that influences many people. Why do you use your influence to monger fear, militancy, divisiveness, and jingoism?

I was hoping to come back on your show and have a reflective, intelligent dialogue, but perhaps the attack mode is the only way you know to make a living. The best excuse for your dishonest accusations against me is that you don't believe what you're saying. The far right has deflated, so you are there to pump it up with hot air. If you stop blowing, you'll be out of a job. I empathize.

Love,
Deepak

PS: No one expects the right wing to change, but for what it's worth, they have entered an era of reconstruction. They've lost both their power and their credibility. Instead of trying to educate me about being an American, you might want to re-educate yourselves about dirty pool and below-the-belt attacks. Just a thought.



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alphafemale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:06 AM
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1. And he signed it Love, Deepak
:rofl:

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shellgame26 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:15 AM
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2. Yeah he's so polite
What a pleasure it must be to have your ass handed to you by Deepak.
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Shiver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:13 AM
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13. .....
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:17 PM
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27. Yeah. What is with THAT??!!
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 07:18 PM by BrklynLiberal
If Chopra feels so strongly, he should not go his show and add to his credibility.
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rosesaylavee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:26 AM
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3. Great loving response
Will Hannity be a responsible journalist and admit his mistake or will he see this as an opportunity to blow some more hot air into the situation? "If you stop blowing, you'll be out of a job." Great line.

I am betting on the latter.
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Warren Stupidity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:31 AM
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4. Dear Deepak
Irony is lost on the right. Your efforts are admirable, pointless, but admirable. On the other hand, "If you stop blowing, you'll be out of a job. I empathize" is a grandly subtle slap in the face. Too bad they don't do 'subtle' either.
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:47 AM
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5. i used to dislike deepak chopra till he got political. now i really like some of what he has to say
i didnt really dislike him as much as i thought chicken soup for the soul was garbage.
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teknomanzer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:11 PM
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15. Chopra didn't write "Chicken Soup"
That was Jack Canfield. I personally would like to choke the "Who moved my cheese?" author though.
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:33 PM
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16. oh my god ! i have disliked the wrong man! how daft of me!
thanks for pointing that out.
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endarkenment Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:40 PM
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23. "Who Cut the Cheese" is a much better book.
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Bluenorthwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:59 AM
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6. Go Deepak!
If you stop blowing....man, that Deepak has backhand!
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grace0418 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:07 AM
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7. It's nice that he tries, but Sean Hannity is probably too far gone to ever be a human again.
Still, it's nice of Deepak to try.
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peacetalksforall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:15 AM
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8. Hannity is Murdoch brainwashed and too far over to recognize civility.
He is in the top twelve positions for lighting and throwing hate torches.

He is a bigot in a red gown, pointed red hat, with a orange red torch

spreading the hate.
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Rebubula Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:33 AM
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9. Chopra
Hannity is an idiot without peer...but Chopra (in my humble, uneducated opinion) is nothing better than a charlatan.

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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:34 PM
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17. why? i mean i dont care much for self help type of books etc, but why is he more of a charlatan
than most self help writers etc.

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Rebubula Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:39 PM
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18. They ...
...are all charlatans.

When I was working in a bookstore, Chopra was new on the scene (sort of) and was the hot ticket. I confess to sometimes disliking something because everyone else likes them. Same reason I never watched (and still avoid) Seinfeld.

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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:44 PM
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19. ahh i see. whatever deepak chopra is he is not vile and hateful like hannity
i think selling a product as useless as it maybe, is still better than spreading hate across the land
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Rebubula Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:51 PM
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24. Never ...
...said he was hateful.

I just do not like his particular brand of snake oil. I am sure that he is a nice and decent man.
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1776Forever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:45 AM
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10. Hannity is like all the other GREEDY bastards that like to twist the facts - Right wing tactics!
Rush, Savage, etc., all of them are only in it for the MONEY. It makes no difference to them who they hurt or what hatred is built up by their lies. It is all in the name of their million contracts that they spew out the hatred to the ditto headed sheep that go along with the lies and eat from their deceitful trough. Faux news is the last place any intelligent caring person should ever appear on and if they do they know what to expect.

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balantz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:57 AM
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11. Yay Chopra! You rock!
Put him in the administration.

Or, run for senator Mr. Chopra.
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GOPBasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:56 AM
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12. What an awesome letter! Ilove Deepak! n/t
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jazzjunkysue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:15 PM
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14. Link?
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tomreedtoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:49 PM
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20. DeepFried Okra is a mountebank and fraud...
...but who better to attack another mountebank and fraud? May he and Hannity attack one another and die in each other's arms.
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ZombieHorde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:21 PM
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22. The OP was the first thing I have ever read by Chopra, why do you dislike him?
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tomreedtoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 05:58 PM
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25. An apologist for Michael Jackson, to begin with.
And among self-help people (a field I listen to quite a bit) he's the most self-congratulatory and the biggest "you don't really need to change" advocate around.
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:01 PM
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21. Deepak rocks, Hannity is a boy playing with dynamite.
Maybe one day Sean will reach Chopra's level of maturity, but I don't believe it will occur during this life time.

Thanks for the thread, shellgame.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:49 PM
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26. hannity has no chance against
intelligence and grace.
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