Skip to comments.Schlussel's Hannity Smear Debunked
Posted on 03/20/2010 6:39:41 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
Tim Mak at FrumForum is debunking each of Debbie Schlussel's allegations against Sean Hannity and Freedom Alliance.
Schlussel has been unreliable in the past, and in retrospect I should have approached her report with more skepticism (the lede sentence on my post this morning -- "This is disgusting" -- should have been something more like "If this is true, it's disgusting"). I apologize to Hannity, and (much more importantly) to our readers.
(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...
I notice Schlussel showed up to comment. Her timing is horrendous! Couldn’t she have waited for the Obamacare vote
to go one way or the other?
She has exposed herself, AT BEST, as an attention whore eaten alive by hate, and at worst, as a lib sympathizer— given the timing of her attack.
You know who's unreliable? John Tabin, who--this morning posted excerpts of my column and endorsed them--and then did a 180 when Sean Vannity threatened his boss Bob Tyrell, the editor of this once great publication. It's hilarious that repeating a CYA press release put out by the rip-off charity at issue is now "debunking." Tabin didn't even read the "debunking" yet b/c it's still being put up piecemeal, since there's actually no "debunking" going on at all. You can't debunk Freedom Alliance's tax forms, unless you are admitting they committed tax fraud.
In fact, the Freedom Alliance response doesnt answer any of the questions I raised and goes on to lie more. They dont address why they gave a triple amputee only $200and in fact there are many of these examples provided in their tax return addendum, but I only cited a few for brevitys sake. They also lie and claim that they gave a lot more money to charity b/c they categorize it as program expenses. But Im sorrycalling $3 million in consulting fees, printing, and postage program expenses doesnt change the fact that it still went to their cronies, not to a fund and not the soldiers who only got on average less than $900 apiece. It also doesnt change the fact that out of the money spent (I didnt use the money they claim they raised for their scholarship fund) the vast majority goes to those kinds of expenses.
Also, the scholarship fund is really a war chest for something else. Weve been at war since 2001, when we went into Afghanistan, and were winding down in Iraq. Unless the kids were born in 2001 or thereafter, many of these kids are in college now and Freedom Alliance is giving them a pittance toward their college tuition, while they continue to build this massive warchest. With a giant multi-million dollar fund, why arent they giving the kids a free, complete ride to college? And how many kids of deceased troops will there be in the future? Enough to exhaust a multi-million dollar fund? Doubtful.
Moreover, because they hoarded millions of dollars, their returns show the fund shrunk by several million dollars with bad investments and market losses. That money could have put these kids through college for the entire time. Whats their excuse for the soldiers with no limbs and with severe burns? Are they waiting for two decades from now when technology is better? $165 for a soldier who is blind and his face blew up? No excuse for that. Their response is simply a non-response and an attempt to cover up the fraud. How sad that John Tabin and the American Spectator are going along. Tells me a lot about your journalistic integrity: You have none.
I have learned never to trust anything that Debbie Schussel has to say. She is just a nasty, self absorbed huckster. Her rebuttal to this article is a good example of her work. She’s baked a nonsense pie and now she’s demanding that everyone eat it.
I know how to make Nancy need one more vote, tell Schussel the Bloomingdales in North Miami Beach is having a sale on shoes, tomorrow only. A walking JAP sterotype that woman is.
I’ve never hit a woman but I’d do 12 months w/ the satisfaction knowing DS will poop teeth in 30 hours
Or as a woman scorned.
“Tells me a lot about your journalistic integrity: You have none.”
Pot meet kettle.
If Deb remains true to type, she will move on to accusing all those who are pointing out what a whack-job she is of being raging anti-Semites.
She is such a slut...But then again that may be a complement to her...
Looks like Debbie tried to do a hit job here.....
Debbie hates any conservative that gets more attention than she does, especially conservative women. She hates Coulter and Malkin, has viciously attacked Sarah Palin, and despises Sean Hannity. She fancies herself in the Peggy Noonan/Kathleen Parker mold, but just can’t understand why Meet the Press isn’t giving her a call every Sunday.
I’ve never been a Schlussel fan, so I’m baffled as to her motives for this smear—you hit on the one possibility that seems to make sense: a trojan liberal?
Man, do I agree with you!
I caught this stuff posted yesterday and, as a rule, cringed but thought to wait it out to see if there would be verification...
I was mildly shocked at how many fellow freeps jumped on the band wagon immediately!
How do we fight the “bad guys” if we are so quick to jump on one of our own?
Talk abt self-destructive behavior...and at such a crucial time...geez people, get a grip!
Well Put, My sentiments exactly !!!Thanks
“Frankly, FR can be an ugly place at times.”
Any place with a large gathering of human beings can be, but don’t blame FR. Completely understand what you are saying, though...
Not blaming FR...I just know that I did not see this on FR when I joined...and it seems to be getting worse.
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