Joe Scarborough (Credit: MSNBC)

Bring it on: Joe Scarborough's week involved Twitter feuds with Sean Hannity, Sopan Deb

The "Morning Joe" host was roasted by colleague Sean Hannity days after Scarborough was in an unrelated feud


Taylor Link
January 7, 2017 8:37PM (UTC)

It seemed like a typical Friday afternoon before Fox News' Sean Hannity completely savaged MSNBC's Joe Scarborough on Twitter.

Hannity seemed to be angered by Scarborough's assertion that the Fox News host had a "bromance" with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. He attacked the "Morning Joe" host on a range of subjects, from his short-lived stint in radio to his alleged faux-conservatism.

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The exchange delighted all of Twitter partially because the two talking heads have each provoked controversy this cycle due to their personal relationship with President-elect Donald Trump.

Earlier this week, Scarborough was caught in a feud with ex-CBS Donald Trump embed Sopan Deb (now with the New York Times) that centered around his alleged coziness with the president-elect. Deb said on Twitter on Sunday that Scarborough "partied" with Trump on New Year's Eve. Scarborough denied the report and accused Deb of being a hack.

Photos would later reveal that Scarborough did indeed attend a party at Mar-a-Lago, Trump's resort in Palm Beach, Florida.

Hannity mocked Scarborough for the falsehood on Friday. The biggest reveal from the tweetstorm, however, was that Scarborough has apparently been gunning for a gig at Fox News, despite his current employment at a rival network.

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Scarborough did not hit back at Hannity as of Friday afternoon, perhaps realizing this is not his week on Twitter.


Taylor Link

Taylor Link is an assistant editor at Salon. You can find him on Twitter at @taylorlink_

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