CINCINNATI (TDB) -- This is juicier than a prime rib rare: Conservative talk show host and FOX News Channel commentator Sean Hannity was chauffeured in Cincinnati by a publicly funded law enforcement agency to a ritzy steakhouse luncheon date with former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
That's what the Whisteblower is reporting. Publisher Jim Schifrin says Hannity was granted special treatment on Thursday, August 9, 2007. Others are wondering: Since when does working for Rupert Murdoch confer the status of governors, heads of state or royalty.
Why else would the cops drive him to lunch? If Hannity was running late, then the right wing mouthpiece should have fought traffic like the rest of the citizenry, the great masses who actually work for a living. Here's Schifrin's item mentioning the luncheon (and if you are an Ohio taxpayer, please don't choke while reading):
"Republican Presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani came into town on Thursday for several whirlwind appearances here. Oddly, Sheriff Si Leis used his offices and vehicles (not the Cincinnati police) to escort Giuliani to Ruby's Steak House on Walnut Street downtown, with blue lights and sirens, for a lunch-time fundraiser. Leis again used his staff and vehicles to bring Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity to the restaurant half an hour later. Semper Si never has realized the County vehicles are not a private chauffeur service for the use of his friends."
So far, no response from authorities. The Aug. 11, 2007 issue of the Whistleblower is available online at this Website, and contains the account of Hannity's chauffeured trip to lunch in a law enforcement vehicle. One must read down through several items. Schifrin often breaks news, and he oftens insults people, and he's been doing it for years. If his account of Hannity's special treatment holds up, he's scored a major scoop about a fatheaded hypocrite named Hannity who saw nothing wrong with abusing the taxpayers. Cops as chaffeurs?
Hannity was in town for a "Freedom Concert" Thursday night at Kings Island amusement park, where money was raised for military families. Giuliani took the stage and addressed the concert crowd of about 10,000 and delivered a barb that appeared directed at politicians who don't support the War in Iraq:
"There's nothing wrong with the morale of the American troops. There is something wrong with the morale of some American politicians."