Hannity admits Stewart was right about protest video

The Fox News host says his show "inadvertently" aired a clip that made a rally look bigger than it was

Published November 12, 2009 3:45PM (EST)

Sometimes, even Sean Hannity admits he got something wrong. It helps when that error is blatant, and when it's exposed on another national television show, of course.

On "The Daily Show" Tuesday night, Jon Stewart had shown that Hannity's show last week had, in trying to bolster a claim about high attendance at an anti-healthcare reform rally led by Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., used a clip that was actually taken from a larger rally held two months before. So on Wednesday night, Hannity admitted the error -- he didn't exactly look contrite, though. Indeed, he seemed to be enjoying himself, almost at Stewart's expense, not to mention at the expense of Stewart staffers and fans who'd tuned in to watch. Video is below.

By Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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