On Friday, Fox News host Sean Hannity and CNN correspondent Jim Acosta traded barbs on social media, leading to a heated exchange.
Acosta started things off by claiming to have heard Hannity “is taking some shots at me over my book,” while also alleging to have offered the Fox News host the chance to interview him regarding his recently released book, which he said was declined.
Hearing Sean Hannity is taking some shots at me over my book. Two things Sean… #1 I offered to come on your show and talk about the book and you guys declined. Sad! #2 you’re in the book. It was that time you had a chance to say something to my face but didn’t. Enjoy! pic.twitter.com/d4HElCdFYf
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) June 14, 2019
Hannity took to social media to reply, claiming representatives for Acosta “have BEEN BEGGING” to have the CNN employee appear on the program, stating, “Sorry, I won’t subject my audience to conspiracy theory fake news.”
“Go hawk that garbage on the lowest rated cable channel [you] work for,” added Hannity.
It’s true Fake News Acosta’s reps have BEEN BEGGING to be on the #1 show on Cable News & 618 Of the top Talk Radio stations. Sorry, I wont subject my audience to conspiracy theory fake news. Go hawk that garbage on the lowest rated cable channel u work for
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) June 14, 2019
As always, Acosta’s remarks drew criticism from social media commenters, many of who thanked Hannity for sparing them having to listen to Acosta advertise his book.
Fox News has a million new viewers and CNN lost a million viewers in last 3 years.
— Zoran Petrovic (@wolfvillage1984) June 14, 2019
The irony here is that your tweet is the definition of faux macho man BS. In case you didn’t know, being polite by not causing a scene & attacking people you disagree with politically in a public setting is how normal (non-leftwing) human beings behave.
PS: Dear Diary.
— Andrew Surabian (@Surabees) June 14, 2019
He offered to come on your show? 😂 now? Well I guess I can’t blame him lol even he knows your show is #1 🤷♀️ gotta sell that book 😂
— Bella Anima (@angela214) June 14, 2019
True. It’s bad enough @Acosta and others like him in the #FakeNewsMedia are given an excessive amount of air time on your program. I have zero interest in what he has to say, or anything involving his life.
— Deena (@DeenaG33) June 14, 2019
Thank you @seanhannity 🤜🤛
— Lipsfabulous (@ALipsfabulous) June 14, 2019
His book is getting bad reviews even from some of his lib chums.
— OverTheMoonbat⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@OverTheMoonbat) June 14, 2019