On Wednesday, grandstanding CNN propagandist Jim Acosta started a flame war with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, calling the conservative pundit a “propagandist for profit” and a liar on Twitter. Hannity, naturally, responded, telling Acosta that people see through his “lying bullsh*t” and fake news.
“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,” Acosta said.
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
This from the guy who told S.E. Cupp that he didn’t feel like he was in America when he was heckled by the audience at a recent Trump rally.
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) August 2, 2018
The hashtag, #CNNSUCKS, is a reference to one of the chants hurled at Acosta.
Suggesting that the “cowardly” and adolescent Acosta get his “binky and banky,” Twitchy wondered what it was that set the CNN operative off:
What was he thinking going after Hannity? Well, technically he’s subtweeting like a mean high school girl because he didn’t bother to tag Hannity in his nasty dig so this isn’t really “going after” him …
Reaction to the tweets was pretty much what one might expect, with Acosta’s liberal acolytes offering their support. But those with sound reasoning abilities hit back — hard.
When the truth does prevail your sad ass will be out in the street. Do you really think we don't see what a camera hound attention whore you are? You haven't done your job since sometime before Obama was elected. You're one of the reasons @cnn ratings are crap.
— Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) August 2, 2018
Ouch. Schilling is onto something given that CNN “was ranked at the beginning of 2018 as being the most divisive media brand and was ranked this week as being the least trusted major cable news network by people who watch CNN on a regular basis,” the Daily Wire reported.
Additionally, CNN was considered to be the least-trusted name in network news according to a study released in January 2017.
Others weighed in:
You’re right – the truth will prevail. 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/yoFbytyD2Y
— 🇺🇸 Lynne Patton (@LynnePatton) August 2, 2018
Fixed it for you. Works both ways Jim. pic.twitter.com/ni0Zp3i6al
— Leslie ☕️ (@BikerChick9999) August 2, 2018
We won’t argue with that.
Pot meet kettle. You are so deluded that you can't see that you are exactly the same on the opposite side. You don't outright lie but you skew every bit of reporting you do to cast @POTUS in a negative light. And when someone calls you on it, you throw a tantrum & pout. Silly man
— Judith Lankau (@judith_lankau) August 2, 2018
Trump Derangement Syndrome has left you completely clueless. You spew poison with every breath you take, yet believe you are right and he is wrong. Check your ratings buddy…they speak volumes..
— Chuck West (@CWGW4128) August 2, 2018
As Twitchy observed, Hannity has never presented himself as “unbiased” unlike Acosta.
“Maybe Jim should just admit he’s not a journalist, he’d be a lot happier and get a lot further,” Twitchy noted.
We tend to agree.
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