Freedom Concerts Downgraded

For all the recent hullabaloo over the nonprofit linked with Sean Hannity’s Freedom Concerts, the organization may have been dealt its biggest blow yet – and this time not from politically motivated “smear-mongers.”

Charity Navigator, an independent and nonpartisan Web site that rates charitable organizations, recently downgraded the four-star rating of Freedom Alliance to two stars.

The downgrade followed Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics’ complaints with the FTC and IRS alleging Freedom Alliance had engaged in deceptive marketing practices and abused its tax-exempt status.