Skip to comments.Sean Hannity’s Freedom CONcert Scam
Posted on 03/18/2010 12:54:44 PM PDT by TRY ONE
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.
(Excerpt) Read more at debbieschlussel.com ...
If true, Sean Hannity may be through.
Be still my beating heart...
I know Debbie doesn’t like Sean. I wish Sean would respond to this, or Mark Levin would respond to this. I happen to like Sean Hannity and I don’t think this is fair.
This is a LIE!!! My sister works for Freedom Alliance and I can assure all here that it is an incredibly good group. I donate every year. They exist to do good. What a horrible bunch of distorted dribble.
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I agree...I call this major B.S.!
If it’s true, how is it unfair? I’m not saying it is true, but it looks bad, so unless someone comes through with different numbers, this stinks.
9 cents on the dollar? that’s lame as hell.
Sean definitely needs to make a detailed response. What doesn’t make sense, at least my initial impression, is that Hannity sure doesn’t need the $$$..
I don’t care for Sean...I can sense his ego coming through all the time. And when he gets challenged by those of different opinions he frequently resorts to childish tactics. That said, I hope this is not true. The libs would have a field day with this.
Wow, very hard-hitting, and very disappointed.
Hannity has lost our respect with this one.
I wouldn’t mind if 10-20% went to expenses, even if the Hannity entourage stayed in a good hotel (security and all that). But this is outrageous.
He has a lot to answer for. Yikes.
“If true, Sean Hannity may be through.”
I’m not a big Hannity fan, I have to admit...the football thing is petty, I know, but I don’t think this guy has ever done anything athletic in his life. Having said that, I think I would need a lot more than this gal’s rant to throw him out on his head..she LIES for vengeance and I don’t think she is quite right in the head...just my opinion.
Can you speak to the cited documents that show a 9% disbursement? They aren’t things Debbie Schlussel made up.
Ollie has to go on Hannity and clear this up.
This Debbie has postet so much BS, I think her whole site is one big troll. Remember, she is a lawyer. Nuff said!
Hannity has some ‘splainin’ to do.
Sean best answer this one and show how much money was raised and where it was spent.
Yikes - if proved these allegations are devestating.
Sean sure did good with the Stop Hillary Express, though, right?
I have always considered Hannity to be a whore.
DEBBIE SCHLUSSEL IS NO SLOUCH!
SHE IS ONE SMART COOKIE AND THIS IS SHOCKING!!
HUGE AND SERIOUS!!!
Ever since Hannity insulted Freepers live on the air, I never liked him or listened to him on any regular basis. I was scorned for making snide comments about him by some but I dont care.
I always thought the guy was just a phony clone who did nothing but copy Limbaugh word for word, even stealing his soundbites to use on his show right after. Limbaugh even chastised him on the air for it, telling him that since he makes a few million hire a staff to work like he does. Rush started speaking over his soundbites to make sure that if Hannity stole them for his show, people would hear Rush’s voice so they would know which one was ripped off from Rush.
Maybe to his friends he is okay, but I never thought he was great, and after bad mouthing 100,000 Freepers because 7 posted negative things about him...is that all he’s got??
Debbie wrote another piece on Sean ripping him for having the disgraced congressman (whom just got out of jail), because this congressman was “anti-Semitic”. That column was not fair. Sean let the guy hang himself by letting him speak.
In this case, what she said doesn’t look good for Sean, but knowing her bias, I am skeptical until it’s proven/dis-proven.
It doesn’t sound good and I think that Sean should respond.
Better be true...or one H of a lawsuit is headed the writers way. PROOF?
The tax records speak for themselves. Perhaps Sean can clear up the matter.
Well, you do not understand the honor of the people behind the Freedom Alliance, it is an incredibly good organization with people who do good all over the world for our people in service and their children. This person who is slandering them obviously distorts facts to make them appear worse than what they are. For instance, taking private planes for some of the celebrities is common practice all over the country. I can tell you my niece who also works with Freedom Alliance and travels with the show each year does not fly private jets, but takes commercial. That is a fact...This is an article to divide Americans (once again) and I suppose there will be those only too eager to join in. Oliver North is also involved heavily in the Freedom Alliance, he is also a man of great honor and love for the service people his organization serves.
Sean at times is very left-wing RINO’ish, with his support of McCain and Romney.
IF true he should be toast.
I hope this is not true.
Hannity needs to come out now and either fully debunk this or apologize and start making restitution.
If this is true, this will be a HUGE mark, not just against Hannity, but against people who have supported and followed Hannity, conservatives in general, and last but not least Fox News.
Charity Navigator rating on the Freddom Alliance:
4 out of 5 Stars
Overall Rating (65.65)
Program Expenses 81.5%
Administrative Expenses 4.8%
Fundraising Expenses 13.5%
Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
Efficiency Rating (35.65)
Primary Revenue Growth 7.4%
Program Expenses Growth 28.3%
Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.57
Capacity Rating (30.00)
What point is a lie? The tax forms show that they took in ten million, and only handed out 300 thousand.
Is your sister a volunteer, or does she get paid? If she gets paid, then the story is actually true. Money is going for administration costs, and NOT every dime is going to orphaned children and wounded warriors.
Gotta say one thing for Alinski tactics - they are effective!
Sean Shammity...”You’re a great American!”
I hope he “weighs in” on this. Or his “busy busy” telephones are going to be even busier, busier with “Great Americans” who are “letting their hearts be troubled.”
Sean has always bugged me — always trying to promote something in the cheesiest way. And he’s a lightweight conversationalist. I flip over to WOR for Lou Dobbs and Steve Malzberg as soon as Rush is over.
Those figures are not true, the article badly distorts the truth!
Never liked Hannity, but I do hope he is more honest than is being portrayed.
So the tax returns aren’t accurate?
I’m not buying this....sorry.
SH is always saying how he took Jet blue to this place and that. If he is expensing Gulfstream trips under cover of a charity then shame on him. He had better nip this in the bud or it will not go away.
Hannity (”I have a new book coming out...”) had better hit this one hard and fast, with documentation - great specificity - to prove his claims, whatever they may be.
Out of my three favorite talk show hosts (Rush, Mark, Glenn), Hannity is fourth.
How could you overlook his on-the-air affair with Rudy Giuliani?
Don’t forget Giuliani.
If Freedom Alliance won’t talk to her where did she get the figures?
Is it your sister or your niece who works for Freedom Alliance?
This article is incredibly well researched. It could be your sister, niece and nephew and cousin were “had” also. Hope not!
The story is backed up by tax return information. This puts Hannity in the Jim Bakker class. Good to know information. At times I think there are more scams in the world than honest charities.
He needs to come out fast and clear this up. If this is true he’s finished. I can’t watch him but always thought he was one of the good guys.....sigh.
Not the interpretation of what they mean...for instance...you are led to believe that travel is Sean Hannity. You probably are not aware that Freedom Alliance flies families overseas (often) and pays for their hotel rooms, food, etc. to visit their wounded family member. The author is aware of this, but chose to ignore that fact and distort the information to you so that they can harm an American.
Shame on all who buy into this crap!