It was like old times on the television on Sunday morning. There was Ted Koppel, patiently listening to the person he was talking to — Sean Hannity — shortly before destroying him on the question of the death of journalism.
Then Koppel told Hannity he’s bad for America, after Hannity made the mistake of asking if he was bad for America.
The interview was part of an 11-minute segment from Koppel on the divided nation and the people whose business depends on it staying that way.
Related: Why does Sean Hannity care what Ted Koppel thinks? (Washington Post)
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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