Ted Koppel Tells Sean Hannity He Thinks He's Bad for America

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Speaking to CBS about opinion-based journalism, veteran broadcast journalist Ted Koppel told Fox News commentator Sean Hannity that he is "bad for America".

Sean Hannity wants to give credit to the American people for being "somewhat intelligent" enough to tell the difference between an opinion show and a news show despite the fact that he presents his opinion as unadulterated fact.

Ted Koppel had some bad news for Sean Hannity.

"I think if we don't do that, meaning the press, I don't think anybody else will", said Baquet.

Koppel brought up the rise of conservative media in particular, though he included liberal hosts like Rachel Maddow and John Oliver, suggesting that they were serving to further divide Americans.

"Yeah", Koppel responded. "In the long haul". "Because you're very good at what you do, and because you have attracted a significantly more influential-" Koppel offered. "Socialism must be defeated in a political sense", Hannity said while complaining about "angry snowflakes" and accusing the media of being "out to destroy the president".

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

Koppel made the claim on CBS' Sunday Morning while the two were discussing the media landscape in America. "And also you have to understand that when you have 140 characters, that somebody trying to look at that and say, "This means the following" is a little bit too much", Spicer said.

In the same column, Koppel called then-MSNBC host Keith Olbermann the "most opinionated" among the network's "left-leaning, Fox-baiting, money-generating hosts", saying more than a million viewers flocked to his nightly program because Olbbermann was "unabashedly and monotonously partisan".

It's just hard to figure out exactly what Hannity is really upset about, other than perhaps Koppel calmly telling him to his face he thinks he's bad.

In a series of tweets, Hannity later accused CBS of offering "Fake Edited News".

Wait, is Hannity bad for America?