Over the weekend, Fox News host Sean Hannity was reminded of the old saying, “don’t ask a question if you aren’t prepared to hear the answer,” when he asked veteran reporter Ted Koppel if he thought that Hannity’s show was “bad for America.”

Rather than sugar-coat the truth, Koppel said absolutely and unequivocally that he did think Hannity and the false ‘news’ he peddled was bad for America as a whole.

The fiery exchange began when Koppel posed his own question to Hannity, asking him how he could justify his highly partisan stance on a national platform.

“Honestly, I think liberalism has to be defeated.” Hannity replied. “Socialism must be defeated in a political sense. We don’t want a revolution in this country.”

Equating liberalism with socialism – what a good, honest start.

“What more do you want?” Koppel asked. “You’ve got the White House, you’ve got the House, you’ve got the Senate.”

Hannity then accused Koppel of being cynical before asking the fated question:

“You think we’re bad for America? You think I’m bad for America?”

“Yes,” Koppel replied instantly. “Because you’re very good at what you do. And you have attracted people who are determined that ideology is more important than facts.”

Don’t ask a question, Hannity, unless you want the cold hard truth – something you don’t spend much time with on Fox News.



Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at srobinson@ringoffireradio.com