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New York Times Highlights Hannity 'Boomtown' Cronyism Special
Briebart, New York TImes ^ | Jan 25, 2013 | Wynton Hall

Posted on 01/25/2013 6:55:56 PM PST by bushwon

On Friday, the New York Times Television section highlighted tonight's Sean Hannity one-hour special “Boomtown,” a program featuring Government Accountability Institute President and Co-founder Peter Schweizer and Breitbart News Executive Chairman and Government Accountability Co-founder Stephen K. Bannon. 9 P.M. (Fox News) BOOMTOWN: WASHINGTON, THE IMPERIAL CITY In this edition of “Hannity,” the host, Sean Hannity; Peter Schweizer, the president and co-founder of the Government Accountability Institute; and Stephen K. Bannon, the executive chairman of Breitbart News and co-founder of the Government Accountability Institute, investigate what they call crony capitalism among the city’s power elite and the tactics used by lobbyists, bureaucrats and legislators to finance their lifestyles with taxpayer money.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cronyism; debt; deficit; federalspending; foxnews; hannity; hannityboomtown; hannitywashdc; rulingelite; washdc
This is on at 8:00 central and hopefully at 11:00 central on Friday 1/25.

Hannity guests are Accountability Institute President and Co-founder Peter Schweizer and Breitbart News Executive Chairman and Government Accountability Co-founder Stephen K. Bannon

I think it is very current and informative. Anyone watching??

1 posted on 01/25/2013 6:56:02 PM PST by bushwon
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To: bushwon

Information covered in this program further reinforces my opinion that we desperately need term limits.


2 posted on 01/25/2013 6:58:13 PM PST by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: bushwon

Information covered in this program further reinforces my opinion that we desperately need term limits.
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It’s going to take more than that. JMO.


3 posted on 01/25/2013 7:16:12 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: bushwon

All I can say from watching is that it’ll make you mad as hell.


5 posted on 01/25/2013 7:21:12 PM PST by Marathoner (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: bushwon

An excellent program. I hope it makes some waves. Sickening corruption.


6 posted on 01/25/2013 7:37:04 PM PST by Albion Wilde (Gun control is hitting what you aim at. -- Chuck Norris)
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To: bushwon

An excellent program. I hope it makes some waves. Sickening corruption.


7 posted on 01/25/2013 7:37:26 PM PST by Albion Wilde (Gun control is hitting what you aim at. -- Chuck Norris)
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To: Marathoner

I don’t think I can be any madder than I already am.


8 posted on 01/25/2013 7:39:11 PM PST by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: clintonh8r

Somehow seeing some of this on tv versus reading about it on internet really hit home to me. Not that it covered a lot of new territory, it was very current.

As I said on another thread, hope my neighbors and kids can see it! Hope they post it on Fox News.


9 posted on 01/25/2013 7:42:43 PM PST by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: bushwon

This program should be ‘must watch’ for every American.
I’ve e-mail several friends to DVR it later tonight.

While we knew it is going on, Boomtown slaps you in the face with the reality.

IMO it explains the bipartisan opposition to Sarah Palin.
She was on a crusade to shut crony capitalism down.
Neither party wants the money to stop flowing.

(now where did I put those BP pills)


10 posted on 01/25/2013 7:43:55 PM PST by Vinnie (A)
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To: Vinnie

While we knew it is going on, Boomtown slaps you in the face with the reality.
~Exactly!

(now where did I put those BP pills)
~I know the feeling!


11 posted on 01/25/2013 8:22:32 PM PST by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: Vinnie
"(now where did I put those BP pills)"

I probably should be taking BP pills, but for that I am still in denial. I did finally break down and go to the doctor for a pain in my gut and am now taking Prilosec.

Watching "Boomtown" didn't help with my BP or stomach pain.

12 posted on 01/25/2013 8:25:37 PM PST by Spunky
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To: bushwon
Watched it. They covered a story that David Webb had talked about on his show, last week.

Seven counties surrounding DC are some of the richest in the country.

The DC Maserati dealership is the largest in the country -- not the most profitable (that's in Miami), because they don't finance -- the customers mostly pay CA$H!!

For every lobbying $1 spent, the return is $220. (Trent Lott has partnered with Dims/libs in lobbying). They're all *related* via lobbying family connections. Pathetic.

Great show. And, yes, it WILL make your blood boil. The ruling class look down their noses as we taxpayers foot the bill.

13 posted on 01/25/2013 8:36:55 PM PST by Jane Long
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To: bushwon

That show was very informative. We sure have problems. How do we clean it up is the question.


14 posted on 01/25/2013 8:44:17 PM PST by Logical me
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To: bushwon

I broke the tolerance barrier election night and have, until the Hillary hearings, unfailingly celebrated my ongoing TV news blackout. The FAUX News, CNN hype is about profit and it thrives on anxiety.

Deciding not to participate in the hype, the ratings profit and the anxiety has proved remarkably easy, with the ability to read the nuts and bolts here.

Hillary hearings were irresistible TV. However, the five hours of Republican performance was resistable, and embarrassingly pathetic. She buried them instead of the other way around, but for the brief blurbs of coherent mutterings from two or three R’s.


15 posted on 01/25/2013 8:45:33 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Spunky

Over the past 4 years, my biggest stress reactions have occurred in my mouth when I sleep. I now suffer TMJ and grind my teeth :( Money in the flex account for a mouth guard this year....

I will dvr the program again at 11, may need to go run on treadmill or watch a sitcom after to reduce the TMJ tonight....


16 posted on 01/25/2013 8:58:56 PM PST by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: RitaOK

I broke the tolerance barrier election night and have, until the Hillary hearings, unfailingly celebrated my ongoing TV news blackout. The FAUX News, CNN hype is about profit and it thrives on anxiety.

Deciding not to participate in the hype, the ratings profit and the anxiety has proved remarkably easy, with the ability to read the nuts and bolts here.

Hillary hearings were irresistible TV. However, the five hours of Republican performance was resistable, and embarrassingly pathetic. She buried them instead of the other way around, but for the brief blurbs of coherent mutterings from two or three R’s.


Agree about the hearings and the tv news stations. However, the Hannity program was a notable exception to the current pablum offerings


17 posted on 01/25/2013 9:01:04 PM PST by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: Jane Long

Watched it. They covered a story that David Webb had talked about on his show, last week.

Seven counties surrounding DC are some of the richest in the country.

The DC Maserati dealership is the largest in the country — not the most profitable (that’s in Miami), because they don’t finance — the customers mostly pay CA$H!!

For every lobbying $1 spent, the return is $220. (Trent Lott has partnered with Dims/libs in lobbying). They’re all *related* via lobbying family connections. Pathetic.

Great show. And, yes, it WILL make your blood boil. The ruling class look down their noses as we taxpayers foot the bill.


Have not listened to David Webb, but sounds like he had the same buys on the show..Bannon and Schweizer. Where is Webb located?


18 posted on 01/25/2013 9:05:25 PM PST by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: bushwon

Not sure what this is about, but Hannity is re-airing in a minute.


19 posted on 01/25/2013 9:05:30 PM PST by Gene Eric
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To: bushwon

Sorry to go against the grain, but this was a terrible, misleading show.

Yes, the Washington area (which is not just DC but also Maryland and Virginia suburbs) has benefitted from the huge spending tsunami. But that money goes into a lot of pockets, a lot of them doing legitimate work. Focusing obsessively on silly things like a Masserati dealer does not tell the whole story.

Some of those companies that the show “exposed” are doing essential work because the government itself lacks the skilled people to do the job. The affirmative action GS-15 who is vastly overpaid and underworked is backed up and made to look good by a bunch of private sector system analysts and engineers who actually come up with the new air traffic control system, or the satellite communications network, or the medical vaccine distribution.

There are overpaid parasites, like the lobbyists, lawyers, media whores, pundits, and the finance gurus, but they are not 100% of the populace, which includes a majority of average hard-working waitresses, salesmen, tradesmen,etc. They are not buying Masseratis and million dollar homes.

So, yeah, get your dander up, but the area is not the promised land for everyone like this show pictured.


20 posted on 01/25/2013 9:06:01 PM PST by oldbill
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To: Gene Eric

Not sure what this is about, but Hannity is re-airing in a minute.


Thanks and it is the Special Report. It was excellent. I highly recommend everyone watch it! Hoping it will be on Fox website later as well


21 posted on 01/25/2013 9:07:22 PM PST by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: bushwon

It is interesting that the big-government-loving New York Times would note that this program was scheduled.
Somebody there obviously wasn’t paying attention.


22 posted on 01/25/2013 9:07:33 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

Watching now. 2 minutes in and my blood is already boiling.


23 posted on 01/25/2013 9:09:04 PM PST by Gene Eric
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To: bushwon
Where is Webb located?

Not sure where he's out of, but I listen to him on XM - Patriot Channel.

24 posted on 01/25/2013 9:12:19 PM PST by Jane Long
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To: oldbill

There are overpaid parasites, like the lobbyists, lawyers, media whores, pundits, and the finance gurus, but they are not 100% of the populace, which includes a majority of average hard-working waitresses, salesmen, tradesmen,etc. They are not buying Masseratis and million dollar homes.


No one is saying 100 percent of the D.C. population is elite....however, the demographics indicate Washington is roaring....and it is doing so because of all the spending...

The program is referring to the excess of the “ruling/elite” class of lobbyists and cronys...that has expanded due to our deficit spending. Of course there are hard working folks there who are not buying $$$$ wine and paying cash for Masseratis.


25 posted on 01/25/2013 9:14:58 PM PST by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: Jane Long

Oh, now I recall, I have heard him when I have rented cars that have Sirius radio.


26 posted on 01/25/2013 9:17:21 PM PST by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: Lancey Howard

It is interesting that the big-government-loving New York Times would note that this program was scheduled.
Somebody there obviously wasn’t paying attention.


HaHa


27 posted on 01/25/2013 9:18:35 PM PST by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: Gene Eric

Watching now. 2 minutes in and my blood is already boiling.


Seems to have that effect on everyone!


28 posted on 01/25/2013 9:26:03 PM PST by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: bushwon; Gene Eric

And I rarely watch Hannity—especially on Friday night....


29 posted on 01/25/2013 9:27:18 PM PST by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: bushwon

Stephen K. Bannon, Peter Schweizer, Sarah Palin and Alan West. They already all are connected and would make a great team going forth to clean out the corruption in our government.


30 posted on 01/25/2013 9:39:11 PM PST by upsdriver ( Palin/West '16)
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You have an interesting idea!


31 posted on 01/25/2013 9:41:59 PM PST by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: bushwon

An excellent production that exposed truly egregious affairs.


32 posted on 01/25/2013 10:13:11 PM PST by Gene Eric
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To: oldbill

Oldbill has it exactly right. The DC area is certainly booming, but it’s not because DC is thoroughly corrupt. Most folks here are hardworking.


33 posted on 01/26/2013 5:10:23 AM PST by Poundstone (A recent Federal retiree and proud of it!)
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