Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Ted Koppel: Fox News is bad for America

Yesterday I had the fortunate to bump into former Nightline anchor Ted Koppel -- a very warm, engaging and gracious man (I'm waiting for that new book).

As an fellow journalist, I consider Koppel to be the gold standard of this once honorable profession. Unfortunately -- on a national level -- he is among a dying breed.

With our feed the beast 24/7 news cycle, we have created space for far too many blowhards of all political stripes. These soapbox reporters have muddied the water and stripped away most of the integrity of the industry.

And as one commenter stated, these blowhards sell fear, hate, and paranoia and are completely dishonest and misleading...

I discovered a two year old video of Koppel bravely trying to tell Blowhard-in-chief Bill O-Reilly how this phenomenon is damaging our country.

Watch and enjoy. Spoiler alert: The kiss-off at the end is epic!

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