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democracy1st Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 03:26 AM
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Ed Schultz: Hannity Steals From Veterans Charity!
Edited on Sat Mar-20-10 03:29 AM by democracy1st
 
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Sean Hannitys Freedom CONcert Scam: Almost None of Charitys $ Went to Injured Troops, Kids of Fallen Troops; G5s for Vannity?

For the last several years, Sean Hannity and the Freedom Alliance charity have conducted Freedom Concerts across America. Theyve told you that they are raising money to pay for the college tuition of the children of fallen soldiers and to pay severely wounded war vets. And on Friday Night, Hannity will be honored with an award for this Outstanding Community Service by a Radio Talk Show Host at Talkers Magazines convention.

But its all a huge scam.

In fact, less than 20%and in two recent years, less than 7% and 4%, respectivelyof the money raised by Freedom Alliance went to these causes, while millions of dollars went to expenses, including consultants and apparently to ferry the Hannity posse of family and friends in high style. And, despite Hannitys statements to the contrary on his nationally syndicated radio show, few of the children of fallen soldiers got more than $1,000-$2,000, with apparently none getting more than $6,000, while Freedom Alliance appears to have spent tens of thousands of dollars for private planes. Moreover, despite written assurances to donors that all money raised would go directly to scholarships for kids of the fallen heroes and not to expenses, has begun charging expenses of nearly $500,000 to give out just over $800,000 in scholarships.

In February 2009, a well-known conservative writer sent me this, about a friend at FOX News:

The guy went on to tell me about Hannitys Freedom Concerts, which are staged across the country with the proceeds going to children of slain soldiers. Of course, as the guy tells it, thered be a lot more money every concert to go to the cause if Hannity didnt demandand getuse of a Gulfstream 5 plane to fly him and his family/entourage to the concerts; a fleet (thats the word the guy used) of either Cadillac or Lincoln SUVs for him and his family/entourage; and several suites at really expensive hotels for him and his family/entourage. The promoter apparently values Hannitys star demands at well over $200,000 per event. The source says he heard that Oliver North pulled Hannity aside at one of the concerts and told him that this had to stop. But that may mean that, from now on, Hannity has to fly on a G4 instead of a G5, gets only a few luxury SUVs, and two or three suites.

North is the founder and honorary chairman of Freedom Alliance.

http://www.debbieschlussel.com/6938/sean-hannitys-freed... /

More to come!
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DeSwiss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 03:45 AM
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1. Mallet-Headed Moron!
:rofl: K&R

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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 05:58 AM
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2. I seriously hopes he gets
Busted well for this. Seeing Hannity's career sink like the Bismark would be so satisfying. Right wingers always
think they are above the law. Guess what Sean, Bush isn't in office any more.
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TorchTheWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 06:46 AM
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3. I hope he goes to jail
along with everyone else responsible.

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tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 07:19 AM
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4. I love the smell of schadenfreude in the morning
But what really pisses me off is scamming vets and their kids. It has to be slimy if Oliver North is uncomfortable with it.

On the other hand I feel no sympathy whatsoever for the rubes who got scammed out of their money and even less for the D list musicians who paid their own way to these suckfests while Hannity was traveling around in a Gulfstream 5 like some oil soaked sheik.

Life has gotten unpleasant for this POS lately. First, a new nutcase steals his thunder at the foxsnooze (one who is a bit smarter and a whole lot crazier), and now this. It's enough to make him wish he was back verbally pummeling Alan Colmes every night.
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JHB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 08:48 AM
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5. This is a variant of an old televangelist scam...
...Guys like Pat Robertson would run a tear-jerker clip, then ask for donations, telling people "the fist $200,000 will go to support the work you've just seen". But their faithful, shorn-again flock would pledge a miilion or more to that appeal. Sure, the first 200K goes to the charity, but the other 80% had no strings attached, and went to building his personal empire.

Can't say I wish he was back with Allan Colmes, though. If these allegations are true, I want him behind bars for fraud. And I'd like some even bigger swindlers in there to keep him company.
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Stumbler Donating Member (599 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 02:41 PM
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6. Boy would I love to see some justice served...
..but I won't hold my breath. The very fact that Ol' Ollie North is running around outdoors instead of trading his life for cigarettes doesn't give me much hope anything serious will happen to Hannity. Knowing how the current American legal system favors the wealthy elite, I'd probably get a bigger penalty for stealing $10 from an old lady's purse...
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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 10:09 PM
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7. Just another republican
getting rich from war
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upi402 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-10 01:22 AM
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8. Kick- sick if true n/t
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ericinne Donating Member (251 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-10 04:36 AM
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9. I have another
Don't know if this is posted here somewhere, but here's an AWESOME commentary on that

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MThQtGMq5g
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bulloney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-10 08:41 AM
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10. How much play has this gotten from the MSM gerbils? I haven't heard any.
Will "Press the Meat" or "This Weak" have anything?

I won't hold my breath.
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