Ted Koppel's Hit Job on Sean Hannity Discredits Koppel and CBS News, Not Hannity
Hannity promptly and smartly called for the whole interview to be posted on the CBS News website, because he wanted the public to have all the facts, not skewed or fake news.
Ted Koppel, the broadcast journalist who has been a contributor to CBS Sunday Morning since 2016 is 77 and, for Sean Hannity, low hanging fruit.
Hannity, 55, is the radio and television host, author, and conservative political commentator. The Sean Hannity Show is a nationally syndicated talk radio show. Hannity is a cable show on Fox News Channel.
Unambiguously and sincerely conservative, Hannity played a key role as a commentator in the election of President Donald Trump.
Koppel is not a fan of Trump.
Koppel is a hypocrite.
Koppel interviewed Hannity for last Sunday's CBS Sunday Morning.
The interview lasted about 45 minutes, but only a snippet was broadcast in a pathetic attempt to discredit Hannity as a person who ignores facts in his pursuit of ideology.
Hannity called it "edited fake news" (www.familysecuritymatters.org/blog/detail/hannity-koppel-interview-is-example-of-edited-fake-news).
I'd called it deceptively edited fake news, but good enough.
Hannity is not a purveyor of fake news.
That's what Koppel and CBS News did.
Hannity boldly deals in facts that the Left prefers to ignore or to deny.
Is Koppel's memory failing?
Doesn't Koppel remember the Duke lacrosse NO rape case?
Ironically, CBS's "60 Minutes" was instrumental in exposing Crystal Gale Magnum's gang rape claim as a hoax.
Kudos to the late Ed Bradley.
Bigger Kudos to Hannity for pursuing the facts and setting the stage for "60 Minutes" to break the news that it was many (but not all) "liberals" who were ignoring the facts in the alleged interest of "a greater truth."
The entire interview is readily postable, but it has not been posted.
The entire interview is a fact.
It should be posted.
Obviously Hannity isn't afraid to have the public see it all.
Who's trying to manipulate the public?
Who's trying to manipulate the public?
Who's putting ideology ahead of facts?
Koppel and CBS News should be ashamed that Hannity was wrongly blamed.
Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member.
Gaynor graduated magna cum laude, with Honors in Social Science, from Hofstra University's New College, and received his J.D. degree from St. John's Law School, where he won the American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence and served as an editor of the Law Review and the St. Thomas More Institute for Legal Research. He wrote on the Pentagon Papers case for the Review and obscenity law for The Catholic Lawyer and edited the Law Review's commentary on significant developments in New York law.
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