If there is doubt about Fox News's Sean Hannity's commitment to feeding his viewers and listeners over-the-top propaganda, consider performing a Google search on his frequent need to publicly apologize for false stories. Hannity is the consummate demagogue:
1. a person, especially an orator or political leader, who gains power and popularity by arousing the emotions, passions, and prejudices of the people.2. (in ancient times) a leader of the people.verb (used with object), demagogued, demagoguing.3. to treat or manipulate (a political issue) in the manner of a demagogue; obscure or distort with emotionalism, prejudice, etc.verb (used without object), demagogued, demagoguing.4. to speak or act like a demagogue.
booked Hannity for an interview on its weekend show Sunday Morning (Ted Koppel host).
While the 45-minute interview was cut to a length desired by CBS producers and manager, we feel Koppel's face-to-face assessment of the demagogue covers our interest in posting about Hannity.
The next day Hannity culminated a period of contemplation between the Sunday Morning segment and his next morning radio show with a response to Koppel.
It is important to recall Hannity's comments from the initial video above he mentioned he is an "opinion journalist." After you view or listen to the linked video (below) Hannity's disjointed ad unhinged remarks you will have heard the demagogue say the following:
But the difference, Ted respectfully, is I'm honest with my audience, you're not. You pretend to be fair and balanced, I don't. And if you really cared about truth in journalism how do you work for a network that's so abusively biased with the history it has? How can I be bad for America when I offer the American people news and information your network will never touch because you have an agenda?He didn't mention "opinion" in the statement.
I often think of people who I know who spend each weeknight anxiously awaiting an hour of B/S feeding from Hannity.
If you want to view the full segment on a polarized nation, here you are. The segment isn't exclusively Hannity.