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Hannity: Ted Koppel and CBS are bad for America – not me

It all started three weeks ago, when I agreed to do an interview with “CBS Sunday Morning” and their special contributor, Ted Koppel. The interview lasted well over 45 minutes, and we discussed in great detail why there’s such a great divide in America in politics and in media. In my honest opinion, the exchange was a substantive give-and-take, worthwhile for any audience to see. But what the audience saw was a distorted fraction of that discussion. “Honestly, I think liberalism has to be defeated,” I told the veteran newsman. “Socialism must be defeated in a political sense. This is not a — we don’t want a revolution in this country.” “Well, what more do you want?” he replied. “You’ve got the White House, you’ve got the House … you’ve got the Senate.” “And then we have angry snowflakes and then we’ve got a Democratic establishment,” I answered. “I say the press in this country is out to destroy this president. “We have to give some credit to the American people that they’re somewhat intelligent and that they know the difference between an opinion show and a news show,” I added. I noticed Koppel was looking skeptical, and I said so. “I am cynical because,” he said, “you know…” I knew where this was going. “You think we’re bad for America?” I asked. “You think I’m bad for America?” “Yes,” he said, before proceeding to insult me and my TV, radio and Web audiences with this fine piece of objective reporting: “You have people who are determined that ideology is more important than facts.” Wow. One minute and 10 seconds from a 45-minute interview, and he basically called me a liar. He doesn’t like opinion shows, but he’s certainly free with his opinion. I guess people like Ted Koppel feel the American people can’t distinguish between opinion and news. That’s kind of like Obama, remember? He said people clinging to their God, guns and religion. Or Hillary Clinton who said we were ignorant, irredeemable deplorables. Now, beyond this interview being a total waste of my time, it is a flagrant example of what I call “edited fake news.” Remember, CBS News is the former home of Dan Rather. Remember him? He was forced to resign after reporting an inflammatory fake news story about President George W. Bush. Rather used fake documents to bolster his story. CBS News is also the former home of Sharyl Attkisson. She was marginalized and stonewalled, and they wouldn’t show a lot of her investigative journalism into President Obama and his administration. Is that agenda-driven? And now CBS has produced a package taking shots at me all while prominently displaying their dishonesty, their bias and total hypocrisy here for every viewer to see. Koppel’s interview with me wasn’t about substance. It wasn’t about getting my real opinion. The story was written long before he walked into our studio at Fox. I was just used as a prop to advance his narrative, which is why so little of the interview was actually used. That is “edited fake news.” Other networks — they play the same game and they have for many years. It is time to expose this for what it really is: Cheap shot attacks in the name of, quote, “journalism,” all to advance their biased agenda. What Ted was really asking is this: Are our opinion shows bad for America? He thinks they are. We know, because he gave his own opinion. He did exactly what he said is bad for America. I express my opinion because I am a talk show host and commentator. I claim to be no more, no less. But Ted Koppel? He thinks he’s down-the-middle, fair and balanced. A real journalist. That’s the difference between me and Ted Koppel. I’m honest with my audience. He is not. But if CBS and Ted Koppel want to prove they have at least a shred of honesty, there is one thing they could do. They could post on the Internet the entire, unedited footage of the interview. Let Americans see the footage they didn’t want to air, and the public can decide. Until they do, it is Ted Koppel and his “edited fake news” cronies who are bad for America.

This is a follow up to the story posted earlier (scroll down 4 articles)..and is Sean’s assessment of what happened.  To be sure, Ted Koppel, the former ABC “Nightline” host is clearly a self-righteous, elitist, entrenched member of the dominantly liberal mainstream media who has no use for alternative news.  He was from the era of the three big networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC)..  And now, there are cable news outlets, talk radio, and God-forbid…the internet.   In other words, there is competition.  So, those three no longer have total control of the information that is available to we-the-consumer.  And, to Ted, that’s “bad for America.”  On the flip side..  Sean was a sucker for having allowed himself to be a “useful idiot” for Ted.  Rush Limbaugh was offered the same opportunity to be interviewed for Ted’s hit piece, but was smart enough to turn Ted down as he saw what Ted, and CBS, were up to.

Colbert: It ‘Wouldn’t Hurt’ for Trump to Read the Constitution

Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” comedian and host of the network’s late-night program Stephen Colbert sarcastically recommended President-elect Donald Trump should read the Constitution. When asked what one thing Trump should read before entering office Colbert said, “Well, the Constitution wouldn’t hurt because I’m not sure if he’s as familiar with it as, as, as one would hope, and it’s a pretty good read. Pretty good read. It’s well thought out.” He added, “I actually don’t know what he’s lacking in information. I mean, if we’re to believe his ghostwriter, he might want to read ‘Art of the Deal’ because he says didn’t write a word of it.”

Wow..  This is so rich..  Stephen Colbert is a very liberal, almost socialist (big surprise) Canadian…and he’s suggesting that Trump read the U.S. “Constitution?”  lol   Maybe he should tell Obama, who has spent the last 8 years penning brazenly unconstitutional executive orders, to read that great document.  What a self-righteous moron Stephen is!  He tries to portray himself as this thoughtful, smart comedian..who can talk politics and other heady topics on liberal Sunday talk shows..  Yet, he’s making a total fool of himself, if you actually consider what he’s saying.  And these idiots at Face the Nation don’t have the journalistic competence to simply ask, “what specific part of the Constitution, or it’s Bill of Rights, do you think Trump, who hasn’t even been in public office yet, needs help with?  Clearly you have some fear that he’ll violate some provision.  Which part? And please be specific.”  Any even remotely mediocre journalist would follow up like that.  But, since Stephen is on their side politically, and is feeding their agenda to discredit the President elect, they just give stupid comments like his a pass.  Typical..

 

CBS’s John Dickerson Tries To Link Omar Mateen To Gun Shows

Face the Nation host John Dickerson twice asked Attorney General Loretta Lynch if alleged Orlando attacker Omar Mateen had tried to get guns at a “gun show.” Dickerson made the “gun show” reference June 19 when asking Attorney General Loretta Lynch about the fact that Mateen raised the suspicions of at least one gun dealer while shopping for firearms or firearm accessories. Lynch asked for clarification: “You’re referring to the gun store owner whom the killer met with a while ago and talked about body armor?” Dickerson responded by adding an unexplained reference to guns-shows, which are strongly opposed by Democrats: “Any gun show owner anywhere. So that’s the one. And, so what do we know about contacts between gun show owners and the killer?” Senate Democrats are pushing for a vote on legislation that would expand background checks to include sales at gun shows. The vote is expected on Monday. Mateen passed a background check for both his guns, which he purchased at a gun store.

These self-righteous, self-serving, agenda-driven, extreme liberal Democrats, and their supporters in the dominantly liberal mainstream media, make me want to vomit!  They have zero interest in actually doing something to fight Islamic terrorism.  Instead, they just want an excuse to rid law-abiding Americans of their Second amendment rights.  So, they shamelessly are seizing the tragedy in Orlando to push their fascism.  Typical..