HANNITY ANGRY AT TREATMENT BY CBS IN INTERVIEW
new york» Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity is calling on CBS News to release the full tape of his interview with Ted Koppel for “Sunday Morning,” in which the veteran “Nightline” anchor answered yes when Hannity asked if Koppel thought Hannity was bad for America. The exchange between two generations of television news personalities continued to resonate Monday.
Hannity was interviewed for the show’s cover story about partisan media and sensed some unease by Koppel when he discussed his role as an opinion host. Hannity is a fervent supporter of President Donald Trump and has attacked his opponents and traditional media outlets for how they report on the president. “You’re cynical,” Hannity said. “I am cynical, Koppel replied. “Do you think we’re bad for America? You think I’m bad for America?” Hannity asked. “Yeah,” Koppel said. Koppel said he lumped Hannity in with other opinion shows and that while he thought Hannity was “very good at what you do,” his audience feels ideology is more important than facts. AP