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Posts Tagged ‘Matt Drudge’

Sean Hannity: ‘I Had to Pay Tens and Tens of Thousands’ in Political Contribution Case

HannityLast night, Sean Hannity revealed a hefty sum he paid his lawyer to win a case charging him with an improper political contribution.

“I had to pay tens and tens of thousands of dollars to a lawyer to win the case,” Hannity said during his show’s #AskSean segment about a legal case that charged him with making improper in-kind political contributions.

Hannity explained his payment was in response to the head of the New York Democratic Party accusing him of an improper contribution: linking to his childhood best friend’s campaign website from his own website.

The revelation came while Hannity responded to a report that suggests government officials are looking to increase regulations on conservative media figures like Hannity and Matt Drudge.

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Matt Drudge: Jorge Ramos is ‘The Last Journalist Standing’

After Jorge Ramos‘ tense interview with Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel last night, Matt Drudge called Ramos “the last journalist standing.” On his Fusion show, Ramos pressed Emanuel on several topics, including President Obama’s campaign pledges that he would close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility and make immigration reform a priority during his first year in office.

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Kurtz Welcomes Gavin on Reliable Sources: ‘Sometime in the next decade’

On “Reliable Sources” this morning, Howard Kurtz and his guests talked about the big media stories this week: Larry King stepping down from his nightly show, the continued fallout of the Gen. McChrystal “Rolling Stone” interview, and blogger Dave Weigel‘s departure from the Washington Post: “I was annoyed because Matt Drudge was responsible for me getting lots of hate mail,” Weigel tells Kurtz.

But Kurtz also took a shot at Politico media reporter Patrick Gavin over this blog post from last month, titled “Kurtz’s teacher’s pets” about Reliable Sources’ “clubiness.”

Kurtz this morning:

“If this is some kind of club, it’s one that Patrick Gavin has been trying to join for quite some time… Sure, Patrick, we’d be happy to have you on. Sometime in the next decade.”

Ouch.

Gavin’s response, and the video, over at HuffPo

Cablers Cover Rejected McCain Op-Ed

One of the big topics of the day on the cable news channels is Drudge Report’s story about the New York Times rejecting Sen. John McCain‘s proposed Op-Ed about Iraq. Fox News has Carl Cameron reporting the story, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews talked about it on Hardball and Howard Kurtz gave his take last hour on CNN: “One irony of the internet age: the rejected piece will probably wind up getting far more attention by the controversy whipped up by Matt Drudge then if the New York Times had just gone ahead and published it,” said Kurtz.

We hear prime time programs are gearing up for more on the story, with Hannity & Colmes, Larry King Live (with Glenn Beck filling in), Campbell Brown: Election Center and Anderson Cooper 360 set to cover it.

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Click continued to see Kurtz’ report from The Situation Room today…

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