Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that Jon Stewart caught Sean Hannity using footage of a summer teabagging rally while stating that it was footage from a much-less-well-attended fall anti-health care rally.
A reader of The Daily Dish, the blog of conservative writer Andrew Sullivan, takes apart Hannity’s claim that mixing footage of two D.C. rallies was “inadvertent,” labeling it completely unbelievable:
I have been working in television for the past 15 years. I know in detail how these things work: 1) you are assigned a story, 2) you send out a crew to shoot the necessary footage, 3) the footage is brought back to the studio and loaded into the Avid, or whatever editing system you are using, 4) you cut together your piece based on THE FOOTAGE AT HAND.
For footage from a different event that took place months earlier to find its way into an entirely new piece, well, someone had to: 1) make the decision to lie in the first place (and lets be clear, it IS a lie), 2) locate the old footage, 3) cut the footage into the new piece, 4) a producer or the like had to approve the clip for air.
Just more BS from Fox.