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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

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