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Blue Skies ...

Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009 3:46 AM

Lou Dobbs announced his departure from CNN, trying to make it out that he's just a simple, honest sort who tried to 'deal honestly and straightforwardly with those issues' affecting our country.

An honest man would not spend hours on end with Orly Taitz' bizarre conspiracy theories about President Obama's birth certificate.

Jon Stewart called out FOX News' Sean Hannity for using video of a September protest in reference to last week's 'news conference' by various Republican members of Congress, noting the change in the color of the sky and the difference between late summer and fall.

Hannity admitted on-air that, yes, the video was from the earlier protest. It was an 'inadvertent mistake,' according to Hannity.

This video editor calls bullshit.

An editor must be aware of the nuances of what they are cutting, so that their work accurately reflects the story. File video is commonly used, but must be appropriate - you don't show homes for sale in Pennsylvania when the story is about prices in California, and so on.

The only possible explanation is that the video was from an entirely different show, re-used for Hannity's broadcast without any thought on the part of Sean Hannity, the producers, the writers, or the editors.

And we're also left with the impression that Hannity would have been fine with the error had Jon Stewart not pointed it out.

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