I come close to agreeing with Ramesh that this isn’t as big a deal as people are making it (made it). However, Koppel’s “An agenda? Moi?” attitude does get under my skin.
However, one thing I think Koppel is indisputably guilty of is committing bad television. It’s just not good TV. And, as a former television producer who’s produced his share of bad television (never mind a pretty dedicated television watcher) I know what I’m talking about.