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Talk show host Sean Hannity broadcasts from Salt Lake City

Posted - Mar. 31, 2010 at 8:54 p.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY -- The day after the Tea Party Express made a stop in Salt Lake City, a prominent voice of conservative talk radio was in town with a similar message.

Sean Hannity broadcast his national talk show from KSL studios Wednesday.

He told a small gathering before the show that the Tea Party movement is legitimate and will withstand mounting attacks from its opponents on the left.

"We've got veterans, we've got stay-at-home moms, people who really don't like the direction of the country. They're speaking out and they've been compared to terrorists, Tim McVeigh-wannabes. They've been called un-American. They've been called every name in the book. Now, the latest attack is that these people are violent," he said.

Hannity was also in Salt Lake City as part of a book-signing tour. He describes his newly-published book, "Conservative Victory," as a call to action to defeat liberal candidates in the November elections.

Hundreds of people packed the Borders Books and Music store in Murray to get a glimpse at the No. 2 talk show host in the country.

When Hannity said, "We get a vote in November," the crowd of people that does not support the recently passed health care reform measure cheered loudly.

It was definitely a pro-Hannity crowd at Borders. Some fans admitted they camped out overnight to meet Hannity.

A woman waiting to meet Hannity said, "He Hannitized us. We're former Democrats."

Before Hannity started taping his show for the FOX News Network, he gave a preview of what he would talk about: "It's about taking our country back. We're moving in the wrong direction with record debt and record deficits."

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