Sean Hannity and Wall Street Journal editor Bret Stephens engaged in a Twitter feud last week over Donald Trump. While I’m sure it’s causing Republicans agita, it couldn’t be more entertaining for the rest of us.
It seems to have started on August 4, with a tweet from Stephens mocking Trumpkin Hannity as “Fox News’ Dumbest Anchor” and linking to an article about him complaining about mainstream Republicans not supporting Trump.
Hannity responded by tweeting back, “If Hillary wins I will hold assholes like you accountable.”
But that was just the last in a volley of tweeted responses to Stephens. Another said, “Where were you dumbass when in 2014 R’s said the would stop Obama’s illegal and unconstitutional exec amnesty?”
Stephens had his own rejoinder: “Fox News’s Dumbest Anchor is also its most thin-skinned.”
In case you're not familiar with him, Stephens is - or has been - a regular guest on Fox.
Meanwhile, National Review also had some choice words about Hannity and Fox News, regarding Trump. Media Matters explains:
National Review, a conservative publication that once called Trump “the very epitome of vulgarity,” blamed Hannity, Fox News, and conservative talk radio for the rise of Trump, saying “they have created an intellectual ghetto that no one else wants to visit.”
Couldn’t happen to a more deserving bunch.
Hannity graphic by Nina Brodsky.
And there’s an added injustice for Hannity: Rush Limbaugh is apparently being retained for another 4 years by Clear Channel. Hannity was thinking Limbaugh would be retiring soon, thus giving Hannity the potential number one position for right wing radio shouters. Instead, Limbaugh will continue limping along (and continue losing radio stations and markets) for another few years, and Hannity will continue to stand by, hoping he can somehow inherit Limbaugh’s mantle in the end.
The fact that the polling has continued to slide badly for Trump hasn’t been lost on Hannity. Between the Ailes ouster and the potential four years of Hillary Clinton in the White House, he has to be wondering where he’ll be standing in another year. My thinking is that he tries to hang on as long as he can, particularly given that he really doesn’t have any standing after he leaves Fox News.
Hannity: “Dad, Bret keeps hitting me!”
Stephens: “Am not!”
Hannity: “Am too!”
Stephens: “Am not!”
Rupert: “Behave, you two — or I’m pulling this car over! I mean it!”
Someone tell me how Slanthead is going to have any guests after the election. He has alienated most every Repub and Conservative in their bubble outside of Trumpsters and Palinites. Ryan, Cruz, McCain, McConnell and their like, would they come back to him. What’s he left with — Mayor 9/11, Gingrich, Santorum, Carson, Rubio cause he’ll suck up to anyone for air time, Rove, the fool Sheriff and his private collection of dependable “pundits”. Naples and internet radio seem to be looming in Slanthead’s near future.
This Long Island old hawk is a big baby. His son and nephews are bigger men than him.
The Stop Hannity Express says Hannocchio melts down very easily when he is attacked. He’s been this way all his life. He was a major headache at Santa Barbara, CA KCSB radio station in the late 1980s. His hot head clashed with the radio staff members. Eventually, the staff had enough of this skinny, loudmouth, dark-haired dumbass and threw him out. He had a major meltdown. Listen to this arrogant elitist http://mediamatters.org/blog/2014/01/15/flashback-the-repulsive-anti-gay-comments-that/197597
Coming down the pipeline:
1. Hannocchio suffers another meltdown.
2. Hannocchio has had enough.
3. Turmoil continues at Fox “News.”
4. Mutiny at Fox “News.”
5. 21s Century Fox continues its internal investigation of Nixon Trainee Ailes.
6. Shouting matches inside this hideous skyscraper.
NOTE TO JACKASS GRANDPA HANNITY
Wall Street Journal staff had a good laugh at your major meltdown. You brag about your audience numbers. So what! That does not change the fact that you are the ‘dumbest anchor’ on Fox “News.” You are a total embarrassment to 21st Century Fox, your family, extended family, relatives, and to Irish-Americans.
You lost to Michael Savage for National Radio Hall of Fame, despite being number 2 in the top 100 radio shows. To select him over you, says a lot about your so-called “audience.” You are irrelevant. No one cares about your message. You are old news.
The only dumbass is you. Once a dumbass, always a dumbass.
Sean? He’s a diehard partisan. Left building Trump support by attacking Hillary.
Because we know Hillary, like Obama, trying to get a Supreme Court nominee through a Republican Senate will nominate a partisan extremist as bad as a Republican President will cram through a Republican Senate. Yeah, right. But wait… Merrick Garland…
A car with the license plate’WSJ’ was seen driving away.
Pass the popcorn. I like butter on mine. Easy on the salt.