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Willie Robertson Of 'Duck Dynasty' Visits FOX's 'Hannity With Sean Hannity'

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Sean Hannity’s vigorous defenses of all things related to Donald Trump often border on the absurd. Yet the Fox News host has attempted to insulate himself from related criticism by insisting, “I’m not a journalist, I’m a talk show host.” Still, Fox News gives Hannity a largely open platform to advocate for his pal, which leads some, like veteran journalist Ted Koppel, to conclude that this is harmful to America in the above clip (with a much longer one at the bottom of this post).

This conversation happened during Koppel’s interview of Hannity on CBS Sunday Morning, and Hannity turned the tables to ask a leading question, but he didn’t enjoy the answer he received. Koppel noted that the current political atmosphere and resulting media coverage are “driving the country further and further apart.” He also wanted to know why Hannity promoted such a “highly partisan agenda” that contributes to the divide, especially since the GOP already controls the White House and Congress. Hannity hit back with comments about “angry snowflakes” and the “Democratic establishment,” and then this happened:

Hannity: “You’re cynical. You think we’re bad for America? You think I’m bad for America?”

Koppel: “Yeah. In the long haul….”

Hannity: [Interrupting] “Really? That’s sad, Ted. That’s sad.”

Koppel: “You know why? Because you’re very good at what you do. And you have attracted people who are determined that ideology is more important than facts.”


Article Courtesy of Uproxx

Picture Courtesy of Paul Zimmerman and Getty Images

Tweet and First Video Courtesy of Twitter, CBS News, and Uproxx

Second Video Courtesy of YouTube and CBS News

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