Powell calls out Hannity over obsession with Bill Ayers and Rev. Wright | The Raw Story Retired Gen. Colin Powell is encouraging Fox News host Sean Hannity to give up his obsession about President Barack Obamas former relationships with Bill Ayers and Rev. Jeremiah Wright. I find him one of the most divisive figures in that Ive witnessed in politics today, Hannity told Powell during an interview on Tuesday. [T]hats a term thats being used rather freely, Powell noted. I dont think hes that divisive an issue. What could have been more divisive than, when President Obama was inaugurated, for a number of Republicans, friends of mine, and a number of commentators to say, Were going to destroy him. Were going to destroy him? I wasnt out to destroy him, Hannity insisted. I was critical about Bill Ayers and Rev. Wright. Bill Ayers and Rev. Wright are just passing things, Powell pointed out.