Dick Morris asserted that the Bush administration fired eight U.S. attorneys "because they wouldn't prosecute voter fraud and other crimes." In fact, two of the fired prosecutors have said that they investigated such allegations, but found insufficient evidence to warrant prosecution or a grand-jury investigation.
Sean Hannity falsely asserted that "Hillary Clinton is claiming she is the JFK of 2008," referring to a speech she gave in New Hampshire. Hannity and Dick Morris also suggested without evidence that Clinton's presidential campaign was behind the posting on YouTube of a 1989 video of Rudy Giuliani expressing support for Medicaid-funded abortions and revived the much-repeated falsehood that Clinton announced her allegiance to the New York Yankees only upon deciding to run for Senate.
On Hannity & Colmes, Hugh Hewitt claimed that Mitt Romney is "not going to have a problem with pro-lifers" in seeking the presidency in 2008, but rather "[h]e's going to have problem with anti-Mormon bigots on the left, especially." However, recent polls indicate that more liberals than conservatives would be willing to vote for a Mormon.
On January 17, InsightMag.com posted a story stating that Sen. Barack Obama attended a madrassa as a boy and that this information had originated from Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's camp. With the aid of the conservative media, InsightMag.com's anonymously sourced report turned into 11 days of baseless accusations against two leading contenders for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination.
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