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Koppel says Hannity is 'bad for America'; Hannity fires back

Associated Press logo Associated Press 3/26/2017
FILE - In this Monday Sept. 24, 2007, file photo, Ted Koppel poses for photographers as he arrives for the 28th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards gala in New York. Veteran newsman Koppel told Fox News host Sean Hannity that he is "bad for America" in an interview that aired on CBS' "Sunday Morning" that quickly became a trending topic on social media Sunday, March 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Monday Sept. 24, 2007, file photo, Ted Koppel poses for photographers as he arrives for the 28th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards gala in New York. Veteran newsman Koppel told Fox News host Sean Hannity that he is "bad for America" in an interview that aired on CBS' "Sunday Morning" that quickly became a trending topic on social media Sunday, March 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Veteran newsman Ted Koppel told Fox News host Sean Hannity that he is "bad for America" in an interview that aired on CBS' "Sunday Morning" that quickly became a trending topic on social media Sunday.

FILE - In this March 18, 2016, file photo, Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity speaks during a campaign rally for Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in Phoenix. Veteran newsman Ted Koppel told Fox News host Sean Hannity that he is "bad for America" in an interview that aired on CBS' "Sunday Morning" that quickly became a trending topic on social media Sunday, March 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this March 18, 2016, file photo, Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity speaks during a campaign rally for Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in Phoenix. Veteran newsman Ted Koppel told Fox News host Sean Hannity that he is "bad for America" in an interview that aired on CBS' "Sunday Morning" that quickly became a trending topic on social media Sunday, March 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

Hannity fired back on Twitter alleging that his interview had been cut significantly from 45 minutes to less than two. The Fox news host said he provided many examples of media bias in the cut footage and challenged the network to air the full segment.

The CBS Sunday Morning segment examined the polarization of the country and the phenomenon of "fake news" and how conservative pundits like Hannity may be contributing to broad societal confusion and the inability to distinguish between ideology and fact.

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