THE BIGGEST DAMN LIE: Hannity’s Assertion That POTUS Really Didn’t Want Bin Laden Dead (VIDEO) | Roland Martin Reports

THE BIGGEST DAMN LIE: Hannity’s Assertion That POTUS Really Didn’t Want Bin Laden Dead (VIDEO)

It’s time for The Biggest Damn Lie! This week it’s from Fox News host Sean Hannity. With Hannity, so much of what he says is a lie, and so we had lots to work with; but this week he really outdid himself.

Hannity says that the President Obama really didn’t want Osama bin Laden dead.

MR. MARTIN:  All right.  It’s time now for our new segment, “The Biggest Damn” –

MR. MADISON:  [Crosstalk] –

MR. MARTIN:  — “Lie.”

MR. MADISON:  — lie.  Yeah.

[CHUCKLING.]

MR. MADISON:  Ah, this week it’s from Fox News host Sean Hannity.  With Hannity, so much of what he says is a lie, and so we had lots to work with; but this week he really outdid himself.

[VIDEO CLIP.]

MR. SEAN HANNITY:  I know the President will say, “Well, we got bin Laden.”  Putting that aside –

MR. FRANK LUNTZ:  And the public gives him –

MR. HANNITY: — and –

MR. LUNTZ:  — credit for that.

MR. HANNITY:  — they do.  The public does give him credit for it, but it wouldn’t ’ve happened if he[’d] had his way, and I think that can be proven as well – on tape.

[END OF VIDEO.]

MR. MARTIN:  Re- — really?

[CHUCKLING.]

MR. MARTIN:  Sean, really?  I’m sorry.  Le- — let’s go back to Republican former Defense secretary Bob Gates.  We heard a little bit from him last week, debunking a Mitt Romney lie.  Here’s a bit more, taking down Hannity’s assertion that the President really didn’t want Osama bin Laden dead.

[VIDEO CLIP.]

SEC’Y. ROBERT GATES:  I’ve worked for a lot of these guys, and this is one of the most courageous calls, decisions, that I think I’ve ever seen a president make – for all of the concerns that I’ve just been talking about:  the uncertainty of the intelligence, the consequences of it going bad, the risk to lives of the Americans involved.  It was a very gutsy call.

[END OF VIDEO.]

MR. MARTIN:  See, Sean, when you give the order to take ’em out, that means you – you want ’em dead.  So, Sean Hannity, the once – and no doubt future – purveyor of “the biggest damn lie.”