February 18, 2008, - 4:53 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Egomaniac-with-no-substance, Sean Hannity, strikes again.
Many readers have written to inform me that, today, on his nationally syndicated ABC radio show, Sean Hannity a/k/a Sean Vannity decried the allegations by both Hillary Clinton and Barack Hussein Obama leveled at each other that they engaged in plagiarism.
Readers wrote because they recognized the hypocrisy of Hannity–who regularly plagiarizes me, Michelle Malkin, Hot Air, and others, including two cases where I documented exclusive stories I broke (on Imam Husham Al-Husainy’s Hezbollah activities and the Muslim Footbaths at University of Michigan-Dearbornistan), which he ripped off without credit–in decrying plagiarism by others. He reads our sites word-for-word, presenting it as his own work and thoughts. At the beginning of his week-long rip-off of my work on Al-Husainy, Sean admitted to me that he got the info from my New York Post column and this site and promised to repair his misdeed, but instead kept ripping me off without credit.
His show is a daily three-hour substandard plagiarism of Rush Limbaugh, so much so that Rush, years ago, had to post an audio watermark on his soundclips that Sean was stealing and re-running on his show. (Like the old adage about flatulation–“the one who denies it, supplies it”–Hannity ran around flagship station WABC, asking, “Who is stealing Rush’s clips?”) Now, Vannity rips off many of his clips from Hot Air to avoid that. Even the stupid “You’re a great American” greeting he gives callers who call his show is ripped off from another radio talk show host.
Reader Marlene writes:
In case you don’t know, Sean Hannity is on the air making a big deal about the plagiarism rift between Clinton and Obama. I sent him a e-mail telling him that he had a lot of nerve to even address this topic and brought up him that you had accused him of plagiarism and proved it. I asked him to hurry up and ban me. He is such a punk.
Hey Sean: Pot. Kettle. Black. And here’s a clue for Sean, since he’s constantly lecturing listeners on what “conservatives believe”: Conservatives believe in intellectual property ownership and respecting that ownership. They don’t believe in shoplifting, as you regularly do from other conservatives who dream up the thoughts you rip off.
I must ask: If Sean Hannity can do it, why can’t B. Hussein O. and Cankles do it, too? Talk about hypocrisy.
* The Sean Vannity nickname was coined by Michael Savage.
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