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On a feature segment for CBS Sunday Morning, veteran newsman Ted Koppel bluntly but calmly explains to Sean Hannity why the broadcast antics of Hannity and others of his ilk are “bad for America, in the long run.”

Specifically, Koppel tells Hannity why substituting his own (extremely right-wing) opinions for facts, a phenomenon that has contributed heavily to the spread of “fake news” in recent years, is so toxic.

Of course Hannity later pretended to be indignant that his 45-minute interview was “edited” — a standard practice at Fox and literally everywhere else. Also feigning outrage were his fellow Fox disinformers, who predictably slagged Koppel the following morning on Fox & Friends. It is safe to assume that Koppel, now 77 and still working after earning every award in broadcast journalism, doesn’t care what anybody at Fox thinks about him. It is also safe to assume he would laugh at their attempt to categorize him as “leftist.” (Koppel’s  old friend Henry Kissinger would probably chuckle, too.)

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