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Ted Koppel tells Sean Hannity he’s bad for America, Hannity cries ‘fake edited news’

That escalated quickly.


Josh Katzowitz


During an interview with veteran and well-respected newsman Ted Koppel, Fox News personality Sean Hannity, one of the biggest stars in conservative media who seems to have the ear of President Donald Trump, was told by Koppel that he is bad for America. Hannity didn’t take it very well, and he later railed on Twitter about it.

In a piece for CBS Sunday Morning that discussed and dissected the polarization of America, Koppel sat down with Hannity for an interview. As Hannity said he believed Americans could distinguish between a news show and an opinion show, Koppel showed skepticism at that theory. Here was the following exchange in which Koppel says Hannity—who preaches to 2.9 million viewers a night—is bad for America, a view Hannity calls “sad.”


Clearly, Hannity wasn’t a fan of the way that interview landed and the way it was received. Later on Sunday, he began tweeting that the discussion was edited unfairly. And then, building on the “fake news” movement Trump has led since he took office, Hannity delivered the newest version of the term: Hannity repeatedly called the interview “fake ‘edited’ news.”






Hannity, though, is no stranger to accusations of deceptive editing.

Here’s Koppel’s entire piece, including an interview with White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer and New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet, which CBS ran on Sunday.

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