Sean Hannity needs a safe space after Ted Koppel called him “bad for America” on CBS News Sunday Morning yesterday. The bullyboy snowflake has been ranting on Twitter and on his radio show.
On Sunday Morning, Koppel did an extended piece about the political divide in the United States, with particular focus on the news. His point was that partisan/ideological news has fueled a gap among Americans which is nearly impossible to bridge.
Hannity discounted his role in the process saying, Americans “know the difference between an opinion show and a news show.” But when Koppel acknowledged his skepticism, there was the following exchange (via Media Matters):
HANNITY: You think we’re bad for America? You think I’m bad for America?
HANNITY: You do.
KOPPEL: In the long haul, I think you and all these opinion shows—
HANNITY: Really? That’s sad, Ted. That’s sad.
Koppel tried to soften the blow by saying that it’s because “you’re very good at what you do” and that Hannity has attracted an influential audience. But Koppel also said, “You have attracted people who are determined that ideology is more important than facts.”
Media Matters caught his radio rant today:
HANNITY: But the difference, Ted respectfully, is I’m honest with my audience, you’re not. You pretend to be fair and balanced, I don’t. And if you really cared about truth in journalism how do you work for a network that’s so abusively biased with the history it has? How can I be bad for America when I offer the American people news and information your network will never touch because you have an agenda? I’m proud of the work I do on radio and TV. We have a team that works hard every single day to bring people news and information. Now if you’re going to suggest I’m lying to people and I’m putting ideology ahead of facts, I want your examples.
For the record, I just linked to four examples above. I’ll repeat the sentence here:
Hannity has also been having a Twitter tantrum yesterday and today. Notice that his top tweet indicates there will be more pouting on tonight's Fox television show:
They will also hear me throughout the tape challenge Ted repeatedly to include specific comments. "Anatomy of EDITED Fake News" FNC 10 P EST https://t.co/AwVxjIommV— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) March 27, 2017
Will @CBSNews release the 45 plus minute unedited tape? I doubt it. They will hear Ted say he's not including substantive answers.— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) March 27, 2017
Hero? Not at all. Nightline during The American Hostage situation was must see TV. Personally i like Ted. His cheap edit tactics are Fake https://t.co/CdqAL6QcSH— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) March 27, 2017
Fake "edited" news. I did about a 45 minute interview with CBS. They ran less than 2. Why did Ted cut out my many examples of media bias? https://t.co/prynzE2yLQ— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) March 26, 2017
I should thank @CBSNews for providing me the opportunity to unmask "The Anatomy of Edited Fake News!" Stay tuned...Hope David and Ben watch.— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) March 26, 2017
There are many more tweets like that but you probably get the picture by now.
Meanwhile, watch Koppel’s interview with Hannity below, from the March 26, 2017 CBS News Sunday Morning. Underneath is his reaction on The Sean Hannity Show today.
Hannocchio is The Omen of television and radio broadcasting.
If you openly admit you don’t fairly present an argument, as Hannity does above, how can to feign honesty? Hannity appears to believe you can spin like a top as long as you tell the Kool Aid drinkers with eyeballs glued to your show you’re spinning.
I will agree with Hannity in one respect. While I understand why ABC won’t air the entire 45 minute interview they should post it online.
Like all right wingnut believers of free speech, that freedom is conditional on them agreeing with it.