Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity is angry about CBS’s handling of his interview with veteran newsman Ted Koppel, which was incorporated into a report by “CBS Sunday Morning” about America’s political polarization.
The full 10-minute-plus report from the CBS show can be seen by clicking here. CBS included only two brief segments from the interview in the report, which aired Sunday.
The AP reports that Hannity wants CBS to release the full tape of the interview, which Hannity says runs about 45 minutes.
“Hannity, in a series of tweets, criticized the report as ‘fake edited news. I did about a 45-minute interview with CBS. They ran less than two. Why did Ted cut out my many examples of media bias?’ He called on CBS to release the unedited interview so people could see the ‘games’ being played by editors,” the AP reports.
“Hannity didn’t indicate that his words were edited to make them appear misleading; he just seemed upset that so much got left on the cutting-room floor,” the AP story adds. “CBS News didn’t respond to Hannity’s request Monday. Koppel said he was content to let the story speak for itself.”