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.
We're becoming as bad as the media, shoot first and question later.
That was a vicious hit job by Deb, I don't understand what has happened to her.
'series', The little Princess is peed that with our new conservative female 'stars' like Sarahcuda and Michele Bachmann, little Debbie has become irrelevant.
('New' FR Picture Rules)
Debbie needs a shopping trip to Bloomingdale's to cheer herself up. /s
Exactly...this is what I mean when I say FR can be an ugly place. I kept calling this story BS and many on FR said Sean really needs to address this NOW! We are in the middle of losing our country as we know it and Sean is working his ass off to get people out there to be a part of the solution, yet many on here were calling him out to address this NOW! If Sean had to address every accusation about him...that’s all he would be doing. Again, PATHETIC!
I imagine there are a lot of liberal "sleeper agents" here on FR.
I don't recall visiting her site, so I had to take a look for myself. Wow, you weren't kidding.
After reading the article and comments here I still have no idea what this is all about. What caused all this?
There has been bad blood for years. I have seen Deb claim that Sean was not crediting her for this or that scoop and I’ll bet she was right on that stuff at least
“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.”
Pretty good trick for the “FrumForum” (a forum restricted to Orthodox Jews) to be anti-semitic!
I don’t listen to Hannity or watch his TV show. I just had to give up all that stress-producing barrage of information after a heart attack 3 years ago, so I don’t listen to or watch anything like that much. Sometimes MSNBC for pure amusement at watching them slobber and froth. I do know personally some of the performers and musicians who have worked with Hannity on these gigs, however. One in particular is a very wise man and good steward of the gifts God has given him. He would NOT be fooled into doing such a thing as donating his talent and time to a fraudulent charity. That’s all I have to go on, but it’s enough for me.
Probably - and kind of naive of me to trust in posters’ committment to the conservative cause...
But this is still my first site to go to for all political info - I go to others afterward - and I love the folks who are “regulars” - sanity in the midst of shear LUNACY!!!!!
Rock on, fellow freepers...
Thanks for posting that.
She is nuts.
isn’t THAT scary?
I’m not Sean’s greatest fan- but it was really hard to believe and I was hoping there was no truth to any of her “research”. I’m delighted and relieved.
sean is annoying but i don’t believe he’s dishonest or self-enriching, i don’t doubt his sincerity in supporting the troops. the organization has to rise or fall on it’s own numbers, but Hannity is a DONOR to the charity, not an administrator so her attempting to attack Hannity via Freedom Alliance is misguided.
Sorry wrong one
Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence.
You are kidding me! Surely that is not Schlussel!
Is that actually the same person?
Every picture I see of her she looks like the south end of a north bound donkey.
I borrowed that quote. I must remember that.
It is either incompetence or sleeper agents but either way, there was a lot of judging of Sean.
I appreciate Schlussel’s brave work to expose the Islamic threat to Americans. I read her work regularly and yes, she can be reckless and start unnecessary fights. It seems that her personal attacks are becoming more frequent. Sean Hannity can simply ignore her. And hopefully she gets more respect for genuine authority.
There is such a thing, however, as “malicious stupidity”.
Debbie Schlussel is as worthless as Peggy Noonan.
You can quote me on that.
I’m glad Hannity is vindicated, and for those who took my rather benign questions/comments about it PERSONALLY, I would encourage you to afford others their opinions or questions on the matter.
But the vindication of Hannity does not grant you a free pass to smear FReepers who expressed doubt about this charity without any malicious intent.
So anyone who did question Hannity and the charity are “pathetic”. Anyone who has doubts or questions about anything in the future are to remain silent on the matter? Are we not allowed to express our opinions in your mind?
Sorry Wpin, I didn’t mean to attribute any of those comments to you. I was only trying to acknowledge my error in previous postings on the subject and included you in the address by mistake.
No...I will not chill out. It’s one thing to question and it’s another to say he has to address this NOW and statements about how the libs are going to run with this story and how it will make us (conservatives) look bad, while the country is headed for the shitter. The comments about how Hannity was keeping silent like the way Bush was and did not fight the constant accusations from the liberal media...etc. There were many uncalled for comments, IMO that went beyond just questioning. I never called out any FReepers by name and I do not remember your comments. But again...I linked to a liberal website from 2006 that had basically the same crap that this Debbie BITCH was spewing and yet many people here chose to question Hannity over her (and her intentions). I am sorry...but I am not smearing anyone here...but if you/they side with someone who has a history of of this crap(Debbie), I will not hesitate to give my opinion.
Oh but you were/are smearing FReepers and you lack the courage to name names.
If you’re going to make accusations you had better be prepared to defend yourself when those FReepers come knocking.
I at least posted my mea culpa, but at the same time questioned your intentions with your emotional outbursts against other FReepers.
Your emotions are getting the better of you.
Like you, I am free to post my opinions on the matter if I so choose. If you disagree, that’s fine, that’s what debate is about. But you don’t get to define what is and is not “uncalled for”.
And your “sorry’s” don’t cut it. You can’t throw the stone intentionally and then claim you didn’t mean it.