TV Showdown: You Are Bad For America!

By ShowDown TV - "YOU ARE BAD FOR AMERICA" - TED KOPPEL TO SEAN HANNITY Updated at 2017-03-31 04:10:05 +0000


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On Sunday’s episode of “CBS Sunday Morning,” CBS News aired a featured story by veteran broadcast journalist Ted Koppel that included a clip of a heated interview between Fox News right-wing political host Sean Hannity and Ted Koppel.

Koppel’s story was about the significant political divide currently facing the United States, which Koppel believes to be a serious and potentially dangerous problem. During one section of the interview, Koppel interviewed Hannity at Fox News’ studios, and things got feisty between the two popular news hosts.

Ted Koppel leveled a charge against opinion news shows like the one Hannity hosts in prime time, to which Hannity responded, “We have to give some credit to the American people that they’re somewhat intelligent and that they know the difference between an opinion show and a news show,” Hannity said.

(Hannity starts to interrupt Koppel at several times.)

Hannity: "You’re cynical.”

Koppel: “I am cynical.”

Hannity: “Do you think we’re bad for America? You think I’m bad for America?”

Koppel: “Yeah.”

Hannity: “You do? Really?”

Koppel: “In the long haul I think you and all these opinion shows...”
(Then Hannity tries to interrupt.)

Hannity: “That’s sad, Ted. That’s sad.”

Koppel: “No, you know why? Because you’re very good at what you do, and because you have attracted a significantly more influential...”
(Then Hannity tries to interrupt.)

Hannity: “You are selling the American people short.”

Koppel: “No, let me finish the sentence before you do that.”

Hannity: “I’m listening. With all due respect. Take the floor.”

Koppel: “You have attracted people who are determined that ideology is more important than facts.”

After the segment aired, Hannity responded with a series of tweets calling the show “Fake Edited News” and accusing CBS of leaving out parts of his answers that discussed media bias. He asked CBS to release the raw recording of the interview, which he said ran about 45 minutes.