Koppel to Hannity: You're 'Bad for America'

Hannity says CBS didn't air full interview
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 26, 2017 5:05 PM CDT
In this Monday Sept. 24, 2007, file photo, Ted Koppel poses for photographers as he arrives for the 28th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards gala in New York.   (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg, File)

(Newser) – Veteran newsman Ted Koppel told Fox News host Sean Hannity that he is "bad for America" while interviewing Hannity for a sit-down that aired on CBS' Sunday Morning and quickly became a trending topic on social media Sunday, the AP reports. Hannity fired back on Twitter alleging that the interview had been cut significantly from 45 minutes to less than two. The Fox News host said he provided many examples of media bias in the cut footage and challenged the network to air the full segment. The CBS Sunday Morning segment examined the polarization of the country and the phenomenon of "fake news" and how conservative pundits like Hannity may be contributing to broad societal confusion and the inability to distinguish between ideology and fact. (Read more Ted Koppel stories.)

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