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?
"... much more to be revealed in the coming days."
Yup, I'll bet. Ollie's reputation precedes him--he's probably using the money to finance drug-running in Afghanistan and using the proceeds to fund a civil war in some African country with oil.
That, or creating a slush fund to hide Bush and Cheney if the indictments come down from the Hague.
Or, maybe he's just building a security fence again... this time, around Paraguay.
Gin up a phony war, get others to fight it for you, make huge personal profits after granting yourself, yet another - tax cut. Then, to squeeze out that last dropt of blood money, steal from the children of those killed or maimed in your ruse.
It's called "Compassionate Conservatism". And it works.
Any guesses as to what criminal enterprise Ari Fleischer gets involved with in twenty years? Alberto Gonzalez? Josh Bolton? Scooter Libby? Davis Safavian? There is no honor among these people.
DanF... I was speculating the other day after having the misfortune of actually caring enough to read Tiger's sexts, just who dumped who...
If maybe it was Ari who figured that there was NO WAY anyone could "rehabilitate" Tiger's image this soon after those came out and decided to bail.
ollie can upgrade the fence.
hard to imagine hannity greenlighting this scam without a lawyer signing off on it.
But one of the researchers who worked on this matter says there is much more that will be revealed in the coming days.
Soon it's off to the "Albatrosses' Lair" in Paraguay for Dick, Dubya, Sean, and Ollie. Guarded by fanatical "Weremolerats" they hope to keep the forces of justice and karma at bay until the American public forgets the history. Which should take about another month.
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