(National Sentinel)Â Counterpunch:Â Sean Hannity hit back at Sen. Ben Sasse on Tuesday over criticisms aimed specifically at the Fox News host thatÂ the Nebraska RINO included in his new book, “Them: Why We Hate Each Other — and How to Heal.”
Over the course of about 20 pages, Sasse took Hannity to task claiming that his programsÂ are â€œnot to promote a particular conservative agenda, or to encourage American patriotism, or even to offer coherent arguments against liberalism,â€ but â€œhis core cause is to rage.â€
To Sasse,Â according to The Daily Beast, Hannityâ€™s shows are just â€œpolititainmentâ€ that revolves around a single concept: â€œLiberals are evil, youâ€™re a victim, and you should be furious.â€ He also described his interactions with Hannity as â€œunusually unpleasant.â€
â€œHannity tells a lot of angry, isolated people what they want to hear,â€ wrote Sasse, according to The Daily Beast.Â â€œAnd he has the delivery down to an art form. Weâ€™d all be better off, as would our communities, if we understood the game he and his colleaguesâ€”on both sides of the spectrumâ€”are playing.â€
Sasse, who has been extremely critical of POTUS Donald Trump and Republicans in general, did accuse â€œbothâ€ parties for using media exaggeration for political gain. â€œHe compared right-wing outletsâ€™ penchant for obscure campus-outrage stories with left-leaning media outletâ€™s stories on racist comments made by relatively unknown Trump supporters,â€ The Daily Beast reported.
The news site also got a response from Hannity.
â€œUnfortunately, I went to bat for Ben Sasse, who has proven to be the single biggest disappointment in politics today. He totally conned me like he conned the people of Nebraska,” he said.
Hannity also tweeted his regret for supporting a “useless” Sasse a year ago.
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