Friday, October 08, 2004


Phony Fox "regular guy" Sean Hannity canceled an upcoming appearance at Washington University in St. Louis because he wasn't satisfied with the available selection of private planes:

Since he can't fly in style, Sean Hannity says he won't come to St. Louis at all.

After promising to counter Michael Moore's speech this Friday, the conservative commentator pulled out of the deal less than a week before his scheduled appearance-but reportedly asked that the media not be informed of his motivations for the decision.

Hannity cited personal reasons for his cancellation, said law student Ruth Hollander after speaking with the right-wing pundit over the phone yesterday.

Hannity, Hollander said, requested a private jet to fly him to St. Louis for the speech, but then rejected "several" different jets offered by a private donor. He told Hollander about a "bad experience" with the prominent company that had manufactured all the jets offered for his trip....

"We've really put our hearts and souls into getting this thing taken care of," said Hollander. "The amount of time that we've spent every single day for the last week working on this thing non-stop. It's been such a huge time commitment for two people that don't have a lot of time to waste on this."

Also on their to-do list: canceling the four off-duty police officers Hannity had requested for extra security...

I particularly like this because Hannity was invited specifically to balance Michael Moore, who's often chided for talking populist talk while living a millionaire's life. (Alas, I can't find the old New York Press column -- columns? -- in which Russ Smith, aka Mugger, said Moore had a reputation for insensitivity to the people who work for him.)

Link via Hard Attack News.

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