A potentially damaging scandal erupted today that implicates Fox News Channel personalities Sean Hannity and Oliver North in the worst kind of charitable fraud. According to complaints filed with the Federal Trade Commission and the IRS, the two right-wing icons have exploited American veterans for personal and partisan gain.
Is Iran involved? Is Hal Turner?
[cross-posted at Firedoglake]
In its IRS complaint against Freedom Alliance, CREW says that the group’s charitable tax status should be voided because it has engaged in "prohibited political activities" such as its annual "Freedom Cruise" with Republican politicians, including Newt Gingrich and Michael Steele.
Michael Steele "makes it rain" and Newt then leaves his last wife for the one who collects the most bills. It's quite a system.
This sure sounds like the ultimate summation of how conservatives have exploited the armed forces over the last ten years. And who better as representatives than Hannity and North?