Hannity, Limbaugh and O'Reilly are Union members

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    Confirmed: Union-Bashing Right-Wing Media Stars Hannity, Limbaugh and O'Reilly Are AFL-CIO Union-Affiliated Members | | AlterNet




    report voted to the front page of Reddit Friday claimed that Hannity, Limbaugh and O'Reilly were union members, as well as Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin and Ann Coulter. Right-wing blogger Michelle Malkin called it the "stupid lie of the week," insisting that neither she nor the "other Fox News personalities being accused of 'hypocrisy' belong to the union." As one might expect, Malkin didn't know what she was talking about and the liberals were right (she herself, as just a frequent guest on the network, is not a member of the union).

    A representative from Beck's camp denied the claim, but a source within AFTRA confirmed to AlterNet Friday that O'Reilly, Limbaugh and Hannity were indeed union members.
     
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    In the same segment where O'Reilly blamed government financial woes on union benefits, he not only said he was an AFTRA member, but that his membership had benefited him in the past. "On a personal note, I'm a member of a union, AFTRA, and when I was working at 'Inside Edition' some years ago, the King World company tried to renege on pension benefits," said O'Reilly. "AFTRA took them to court and the case was settled. If the shop had been non-union, we might have been stiffed."
     
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    Thats a private sector union.
     
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    Look for the union label......when you are listening to right wing....hate speech
     
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    as well as Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin and Ann Coulter
     
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    Is he a PRIVATE sector union member or a PUBLIC sector union member?
     
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    When they're paid with taxpayers money, then it's our business. They aren't. It isn't. I have no real issue with private sector unions. It's the bastards sucking the taxpayer dry that's the problem. Public sector employees are paid for by us, we pay for their greed.

    *I'm not saying that all public sector people are greedy - but their unions are destroying the country.*
     
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    ^^^
    Beat me to the punch.
     
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    How rude of me. I do apologize. :eusa_angel:
     
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    How come all the union members rebutal of facts always seem so weak?
     

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