Hannity sandbags guest. Anyone surprise?
Ted Rall, a cartoonist (I don't know much about his work) was on H&C to discuss the Tom Tole's WaPo cartoon. Hannity did his usual bit of wankery during the first segment, (He apparently doesn't understand what's written in the constitution) but then the second segment started and the classless Hannity played his usual game- he lied to Rall and sandbagged him. Watch and see.
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(just bits of the dialogue)
Rall: You're unbelievable, before we came on the air--I talked to your producer and your producer promised--You're just unbelievable. You lie just as much as the Bush administration--Your word is worth nothing--You have no integrity-Don't you have anything to say thats original?
Hannity proclaimed that he never promised not to show Rall's old cartoon that they fought about last year. Hannity used the simple tactic of shifting the dialogue to another subject so he can take control and embarrass his guests.
Newshounds has more on the segment.
That same game was played by Bill O'Reilly on his guest David Kline who wrote.
"Last night I appeared on the conservative TV talk show The O'Reilly Factor, ostensibly to talk about political blogs and the impact they are having on the American political process. Or so I was told by the two producers for the show who spent over an hour pre-interviewing me. Unbeknownst to me, however, the show turned out to be a total set-up job in which host Bill O'Reilly and guest Jed Babbin spent the entire time attacking the web site Media Matters for having posted commentary in the past critical of them both. If you're interested in how shows like the O'Reilly Factor work, then let me explain how the ambush...read on"
Ted Rall reacts to his appearance from last night:
"I certainly lit into Hannity, but that's not the point. The point is, if you go onto that show, you cannot trust their producer. If they tell you you're there to discuss a cartoon, they may ambush you with anything and anyone they want...read on