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15 December 2005

 

If it aint O'Reilly, it's the other hypocrite, Hannity

From ThinkProgress:

Hannity’s Hypocrisy: Criticizing Colleges For Taking Money From Saudi Prince Who Funds Fox

Sean Hannity and his guest last night attacked Harvard and Georgetown Universities for accepting money from Saudi Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal:

HANNITY: Now, you may remember this Saudi prince from the days after September 11, when Rudy Giuliani turned down his so-called gift of $10 million, because he said that the U.S. needed to, quote, “reexamine its policies in the Middle East and adopt a more balanced stance towards the Palestinian cause,” unquote.

Well, Harvard and Georgetown universities are now accepting $20 million each from Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal for their Islamic studies programs. … This is a bad guy. Rudy was right to decline the money. Why would these universities take money from him?

MINITER (GUEST): Because these universities already believe this message. They already believe that America is the problem, that our support for Israel and our arguments against terrorism are the problem. And some professors on these campuses — Churchill doesn’t teach there, but they still do teach at Harvard and at Georgetown in many cases — they believe his message.

So it’s not as if this Saudi prince is changing their views. He is rewarding them financially for views they already have.

Hannity conveniently forgot to mention that his own employer, Fox News, also accepts money from Talal; he owns 5.5% of Fox News. Not only is Talal “rewarding them [Fox News] financially for views they already have,” he’s also changing their views.

(HT: News Hounds)


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