Fox News host Sean Hannity ripped into Joe Scarborough in a far-reaching Twitter tirade Friday afternoon after the MSNBC co-host accused Hannity of carrying out a “bromance” with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-host started the flap Friday morning, whacking Hannity for conducting, what he described as, a “repulsive” interview with Assange on allegations of Russian interference in the U.S. election.
“Joe, what’s really repulsive is the pathetically low ratings you have on network that colluded with @HillaryClinton.”
Hannity quickly fired back.
“Joe, what’s really repulsive is the pathetically low ratings you have on network that colluded with @HillaryClinton,” Hannity’s firestorm began. “Joe if me asking @wikileaks questions is so repulsive why did you use that information on your low rated show?”
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But Hannity was nowhere near finished with Scarborough and fired off six more tweets. In one tweet, Hannity alleged that Scarborough secretly wishes to leave MSNBC and has been courting a position with Fox News.
“Joe, Is it a betrayal and repulsive that you keep asking Fox to hire you without telling your current employer?” Hannity wrote. “Joe, you say you are a ‘real conservative’! Was NBC’s coverage of the election last year ‘repulsive’ to you? Are you proud of MSNBC?”
The Fox News host also hammered Scarborough for his self-proclaimed conservative identity and pointed out how Scarborough’s network apparently wasn’t interested in interviewing Assange. Instead, Hannity implied, MSNBC was more interested in undermining Trump’s Election Day victory and coming up with more excuses for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s loss than analyzing all angles and information.
“So Mr ‘repulsive Joe’ why didn’t NBC go interview @wikileaks? By the way at Fox (where u want to work) we let the audience decide!!!” Hannity wrote. “The only thing that is really ‘repulsive’ is you calling yourself a ‘conservative’. You are the poster child for ‘establishment’.”
Hannity took a swipe at Scarborough over a Twitter controversy that had plagued the MSNBC co-host earlier this week.
Soon-to-be former CBS reporter Sopan Deb accused Scarborough of cozying up to Trump, noting that Scarborough had attended a New Year’s Eve party at the president-elect’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida. In response, Scarborough tweeted, “Yeah. I’m tired of hacks attacking politicians for lies and false narratives and then doing the same to us.”
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But then photos surfaced of Scarborough attending a Mar-a-Lago party with Trump, prompting a fresh round of Scarborough mockery on Twitter.
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Hannity piled on, tweeting, “Joe, so did you go to @realDonaldTrump s New Year’s Eve party or not? Is lying “repulsive’?”
The Fox News host ended the tired with a final dig at Scarborough’s career.
“Ok enough for now ‘Repulsive Joe’. I have my radio show to do. How is your radio show doing?” Hannity concluded.