October 03, 2008

I'm getting multiple reports that Hannity did indeed rip me off

Whether by accident or design, he used my "Ifill questions" on his 10/2 radio show without crediting me. If you like this blog, I need your help. Hannity's contact page is here. And this is the URL to send him:

http://jimtreacher.com/archives/001643.html

Please let him know that we're not all as dumb as Colmes. It's bad enough that the news uses bloggers as unpaid researchers. Now we're unpaid humorists? No. What I do is in no way humorous. But even so, we can't let these rich creeps steal our work just because they've got hours to fill and they're too lazy to think of something interesting themselves. I don't like it when Sean Hannity does it any more than I like it when Lorne Michaels does it. But at least Hannity takes callers.

P.S. If anybody's got audio of it, please let me know. I want to hear how he butchered my dumb gags. He's not exactly a comedic mind. I know that Colmes once had a career in stand-up comedy, but I do not know the name of the ventriloquist.

Posted by Jim Treacher at October 3, 2008 12:53 AM