Veteran Journalist Ted Koppel To Sean Hannity: You Are Bad For America "In The Long Haul"
Koppel: "You Have Attracted People Who Are Determined That Ideology Is More Important Than Facts"
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From the March 26 edition of CBS's CBS News Sunday Morning:
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SEAN HANNITY: We have to give some credit to the American people that they are somewhat intelligent and that they know the difference between an opinion show and a news show. You’re cynical. Look at that.
TED KOPPEL: I am cynical.
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: No, you know why? Because you’re very good at what you do, and because you have attracted a significantly more influential --
HANNITY: You're selling the American people short.
KOPPEL: Let me finish the sentence.
HANNITY: I’m listening. With all due respect. Take the floor.
KOPPEL: You have attracted people who are determined that ideology is more important than facts.