CNN’s Jim Acosta and Fox News’s Sean Hannity’s budding Twitter war heated up Wednesday night after Acosta dragged Hannity for being “just a talk show host, not a journalist.”
Acosta is CNN’s Senior White House Correspondent and has drawn the ire of the president for asking tough questions and not backing down in his pursuit of the truth.
Hannity is a right-wing entertainer who has suggested that Trump should revoke the press credentials of major news organizations.
Acosta tweeted that Hannity’s constant defense of President Donald Trump, and his relentless attacks on the free press, makes Hannity a “propagandist for profit, peddling lies every night.”
Hannity is a propagandist for profit, peddling lies every night. He says he’s just a talk show host, not a journalist. But he’s injecting poison into the nation’s political bloodstream warping public attitudes about the press. I’m confident in the long run the truth will prevail.
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) August 2, 2018
Acosta reminded Hannity and the world that the Fox News conservative once admitted: “he’s just a talk show host, not a journalist.”
“But he’s injecting poison into the nation’s political bloodstream,” Acosta wrote of Hannity, “warping public attitudes about the press.” Acosta concluded that he’s “confident in the long run the truth will prevail.”
Hannity fired back Wednesday evening, tweeting to “Jimmy” that he doesn’t care about Acosta’s feelings and referring to his career as a journalist as “lying bullshit.”
Acosta was heckled during a campaign rally headlined by Trump in Florida Tuesday night by a horde of rowdy Trump fans. Rallying cries of boos, people shouting “traitor,” and “you’re a liar” were lobbed at Acosta. “CNN sucks” was also shouted at Acosta as he reported on the event.
— Ali Vitali (@alivitali) July 31, 2018
— Octavio Jones (@OctavioJones) July 31, 2018
Twitter wasn’t having it with Hannity’s less-than-courteous response.
Always a class act, Seanny. Your day in court will be coming soon. Remember to smile for your mug shot.
— Jon Cooper (@joncoopertweets) August 2, 2018
Hey Sean (should be Shawn) why are you attacking real journalists? Don't you just play one on TV? If you arent a journalist then why should you be doing these interviews asking political questions? pic.twitter.com/NGEAl9uQHN
— Troll Hunter M🍑45 (@ResistWarrior1) August 2, 2018
Sean Hannity is neither a journalist nor a reporter.
He's just fake news.
No prestigious awards, no accolades, no credibility.
Just a fake.
And a yooge d!ck.
— MariaC🐾 (@ArgentinaMama) August 2, 2018
One person accused Hannity of being the “Joseph Goebbels of this administration.” Oh please, he wishes.
You will go down infamously in history as the Joseph Goebbles of this administration.
— Boiling Frog (@enjoyyourwall) August 2, 2018
Speaking of “lying bullshit…”
I don’t think Jim’s feelings are hurt nor do I think his work is lying bullshit.
Now (flips the page) let’s talk about your show, darling….
— Red™️ (@Redpainter1) August 2, 2018
“Irony truly escapes Sean Hannity,” who works for an “entertainment network.”
The conspiracy theory propagandist who works for an entertainment network that masquerades as news is calling an actual journalist a liar and the network he represents fake.
Irony truly escapes Sean Hannity.
— Political Southpaw (@DahlELama2) August 2, 2018
We’re not done yet.
“At least Jim isn’t client #3,” one user joked, poking fun at the relationship between Hannity and Trump’s former lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen. Hannity was revealed to be a client of Cohen’s in April after federal agents raided Cohen’s New York City home and office.
At least Jim isnt Client #3 😘 pic.twitter.com/zP3XTP7w3e
— Pinche-Pastor of Our 🚺of the🖕 (@Pinche_Pi) August 2, 2018
Another implied that Hannity is a doofus.
Then there’s this gem from Trump in 2016.
Wow, you are all correct about @FoxNews – totally biased and disgusting reporting.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 10, 2016
There’s always a tweet.
There truly is a Trump Tweet for every occasion!
— Flynnigan (@Giggle_girl_123) August 2, 2018
Not to mention Hannity’s hypocrisy.
lying asshole. FOX= FAKE NEWS PROPAGANDA SOURCE FOR THE NEW NAZI WORLD, YOU AND IGNORANT TRUMP SUPPORT A RUSSIAN DICTATOR AND DEMONIZE AMERICAN INTELLIGENCE. YOU FOOL NO ONE BUT THE TERMINALLY STUPID pic.twitter.com/7sHy9v9Ige
— Gerilynn Tarvin (@GeriOH) August 2, 2018
We know whose feelings are hurt, and they’re not Acosta’s.
Sean, there’s a huge difference between a TV personality (YOU) and a journalist (Acosta).
You seem to be the one with hurt feelings. https://t.co/QHoHq8RMyX
— JA in Texas (@joanneintexas) August 2, 2018
It’s pretty clear you are the one with your precious feelings hurt.
— Pat (@IrishPatty54) August 2, 2018
Be best, Sean.