Sean Hannity Slams CBS and ’60 Minutes’ ‘Hit Piece’ About Iraq Troop Withdrawal

As NewsBuster Brent Baker reported Friday, CBS’s “60 Minutes” will be airing a piece this Sunday about a small number of American troops in Iraq that have signed a petition in favor of immediate withdrawal.

Fox News’s Sean Hannity is planning to present the opposite side of this issue on the March 4 installment of that network’s “Hannity’s America,” and spoke about it on Friday’s “Hannity & Colmes.”

As Hannity devotees would expect, Sean didn't pull any punches concerning his negative opinion of CBS (video available here):

This Sunday "60 Minutes" will run a hit piece. About 1,000 or so active duty servicemen and women sign what's being called a redress saying that they think the U.S. troops should leave Iraq.

Now, since we want to give both sides of the story, what we'd like to hear from active duty reserve and National Guard members, those that think that we need to stay in Iraq until victory is achieved.

Hannity then appealed to the troops to voice their opinion on this issue:

Now, if you're one of these great Americans serving our country and think that we need to stay until the job is done, well, you can e-mail us at VictoryInIraq@FOXNews.com.

We're going to have the full explosive report. It's one week from this Sunday in our next edition of "Hannity's America".

Hannity then really went after CBS:

By the way, we should note this is the same network, Alan, that you know, forged documents 40 some odd days before an election. And this is a hit piece. It is designed to, as far as I'm concerned, work with the Democrats in congress, embolden the enemy, undermine the troops.

What follows is a full transcript of this brief segment.

COLMES: Finally tonight, we will give you a sneak peek of what investigative peace "Hannity's America" is working on for the next show on March 4.

Sean, I understand you're going to have some reaction to a piece that "60 Minutes" is planning to run this Sunday night.

HANNITY: Alan, not even a piece worth watching, to be honest with you. This Sunday "60 Minutes" will run a hit piece. About 1,000 or so active duty servicemen and women sign what's being called a redress saying that they think the U.S. troops should leave Iraq.

Now, since we want to give both sides of the story, what we'd like to hear from active duty reserve and National Guard members, those that think that we need to stay in Iraq until victory is achieved.

Now, if you're one of these great Americans serving our country and think that we need to stay until the job is done, well, you can e-mail us at VictoryInIraq@FOXNews.com.

We're going to have the full explosive report. It's one week from this Sunday in our next edition of "Hannity's America".

By the way, we should note this is the same network, Alan, that you know, forged documents 40 some odd days before an election. And this is a hit piece. It is designed to, as far as I'm concerned, work with the Democrats in congress, embolden the enemy, undermine the troops.

COLMES: Well, I haven't seen the piece yet. I don't necessarily believe that because you object to the war, you're undermining the troops.

HANNITY: They never told the good story. They've never taken the time to tell the other side of that story, about all the good things that have happened because they have a bias.

COLMES: We'll be following it.

HANNITY: We don't.

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.