For the last several years, Sean Hannity and the Freedom Alliance "charity" have conducted "Freedom Concerts" across America. They've told you that they are raising money to pay for the college tuition of the children of fallen soldiers and to pay severely wounded war vets.....
....In fact, less than 20% and in two recent years, less than 7% and 4%, respectively of the money raised by Freedom Alliance went to these causes, while millions of dollars went to expenses, including consultants and apparently to ferry the Hannity posse of family and friends in high style. And, despite Hannity's statements to the contrary on his nationally syndicated radio show, few of the children of fallen soldiers got more than $1,000-$2,000, with apparently none getting more than $6,000, while Freedom Alliance appears to have spent tens of thousands of dollars for private planes. Moreover, despite written assurances to donors that all money raised would go directly to scholarships for kids of the fallen heroes and not to expenses, has begun charging expenses of nearly $500,000 to give out just over $800,000 in scholarships.....Source: debbie Schlussel.com
Talk radio is show business.
So Hannity has these 'Freedom Concerts' that are supposed to help veterans and their families. A little money goes that way. But the 'Freedom Concerts' main goal is to promote Sean Hannity and to have his gullible listeners pay for it.
It is certainly shameful that a great deal of the money generated for Hannity's charity actually goes for consultants and expenses. But what is even more shameful is that the very policies that Hannity and the other clownish right wing radio talkers advocate have contributed so much suffering of the Veterans and their families.
Hannity does seem to know how to generate a lot of money off suffering. Interestingly, he and the other radio freaks promote unlimited war and free enterprise (meaning no social safety nets or protections for people). Yet they pretend to care so much for our Veterans.
Hannity cares so much that he will even give a 'Freedom Concert' that not only promotes Hannity, but also promotes more war and political policies that lead to the fleecing of the Vets, their families, and every other American in this country.
Some great guy that Sean Hannity is.