Ted Koppel told Fox News host Sean Hannity that he is bad for America.
Sean Hannity asked Koppel: “Do you think we’re bad for America? You think I’m bad for America?”
Koppel responded: “Yeah,” Koppel responded. “In the long haul I think you and all these opinion shows” are.
Koppel continued: “No, you know why? Because you’re very good at what you do,” Koppel said, adding, “You have attracted people who are determined that ideology is more important than facts.”
Many Americans have expressed their dissent towards Fox News and their shows like the O’Reilly Factor and Sean Hannity’s program because they are opinion shows that often have to disregard facts to support their ideology or politician.
Sean Hannity has been a big supporter of Trump, never blaming Trump for any shortcomings or failures of the Republican party.
“Let me be very clear here: This is not President Trump’s failure,” he added. “The president went above and beyond — did everything in his power — to get this bill across the finish line.” Hannity said.
Rather than saying that it was at the very least a failure on both sides, he went to the defense of President Trump. Many Fox News hosts criticized Former President Obama for not being able to get legislation through or failing to achieve their goals, yet they still went after President Obama for it.
It would seem that Koppel was trying to explain that Fox News has many opinion shows that functions as a defense mechanism for President Trump or the Republican Party, and often must disregard facts in the process of doing so.