In the current landscape of politics, the media has a major role in helping to shape the opinions of the American people. One of the leading voices in the right-wing media is Fox News host Sean Hannity, who received a reality check on Sunday morning.

Hannity, bad for America?

Over the last two decades, Fox News has been the leading voice in conservative media, routinely holding the number one spot in cable news in recent years. With names like Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity, Fox News has helped spawn other conservative voices to give their thoughts on a variety of topics.

During the 2016 presidential election, the media played a decisive role in the election of Donald Trump, who received 24 hour around the clock coverage, even if much of the promotion was seen as negative. These issues were discussed during the March 26 edition of CBS' Sunday Morning show with Hannity and veteran broadcaster Ted Koppel.

Joining former Nightline host Ted Koppel for a discussion was Sean Hannity, which quickly became slightly uncomfortable. "Do you think I'm bad for American?" Hannity asked. "Yeah," Koppel quickly responded, before adding, "in the long haul, all of you opinion shows." "That's sad Ted, that's sad," the Fox News host replied.

Koppel explained that he believed Hannity and others were bad for the United States because "you have attracted people who are determined that ideology is more important than facts." The fight over facts and "alternative facts" has been a debate in recent weeks after Presidential Counsel Kellyanne Conway first used the term last month.

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Media trouble

Ever since the early days of his campaign for president, Donald Trump has lashed out at the mainstream media, labeling any and all reports he disagrees with as "fake news." Trump's war of words with reporters and journalists has only increased since he was sworn into office, which led to multiple respected news outlets being banned from a White House press briefing last month.

While Trump is not pleased with most of the press, targeting CNN and the New York Times on a regular basis, he's found a safe space on Fox News, with Sean Hannity being at the top of his favorite's list.