(National Sentinel)Â Smackdown: The cable news ‘wars’ between Left and Right media outlets continued on Thursday in the form of a back-and-forth on Twitter between whiny Jim Acosta of CNN and Sean Hannity ofÂ Fox News.
Earlier this week Acosta was butt-hurt after being harangued and harassed and properly labeled a purveyor of “fake news” while covering a Florida campaign rally featuring POTUS Donald Trump.
AsÂ Breitbart News reports, Acosta whined about it during his broadcast, at one point even claiming it felt like he was in a different country.
“I mean, honestly, it felt like we werenâ€™t in America anymore. I donâ€™t know how to put it any more plainly than that. Americans should not be treating their fellow Americans in this way. But unfortunately, what weâ€™ve seenâ€”and this has been building for some time since the campaignâ€”Iâ€™ve been talking about this as an issue since the campaign,” he complained as many in the crowd chanted, “CNN sucks!”
“When the president, during the campaign, referred to us as the dishonest media, the disgusting news media, liars, scum, and thieves, and so on, and then he rolled that right into the Oval Office, and started calling us the fake news and the enemy of the people, he is whipping these crowds up into a frenzy, to the point where they really want to come after us,” Acosta moaned.
“And my sense of it, S.E., is that these opinions that these folks have at these rallies, theyâ€™re shaped by what they see in the primetime hours of Fox News and what they hear from some conservative news outlets that just sort of give them this daily diet of what they consider to be terrible things that we do over here at CNN.
“Itâ€™s very unfortunate, but itâ€™s a pitting of American against American and honestly, it needs to stop,” he said.
Once again the Left is accusing the right of whatÂ the Left is doing. IfÂ anyone is “pitting” Americans against each other it is the Left-wing propaganda mills and shills for the Democratic Party, of which Acosta is a leading figure who works for a network that traffics in unhingedÂ Trump hate.
After all, it’s Democrats and their perpetually triggered supporters whoÂ continue their physical attacks against conservatives and Trump supporters.
For some reason, Acosta then pivoted to Hannity, launching a broadside at him in a whiny tweet.
“Hannity is a propagandist for profit, peddling lies every night. He says heâ€™s just a talk show host, not a journalist. But heâ€™s injecting poison into the nationâ€™s political bloodstream warping public attitudes about the press. Iâ€™m confident in the long run the truth will prevail,” he wrote.
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
To which Hannity responded by backhanding AcostaÂ and swatting him away.
Poor Jim. He’s probably just upset because his network is only popular in airports, where it’s the only thing on.