Joe Scarborough; Sean Hannity (AP/Evan Agostini/Andy Kropa)

An "apparatchik for Russia": Sean Hannity and Joe Scarborough reignite feud on Twitter

"You obsess over me endlessly," one Republican cable news host complained about the other

Taylor Link
June 7, 2017 8:45PM (UTC)

Fox News host Sean Hannity continued his onslaught against his fellow cable news pundit on Wednesday, calling conservative MSNBC host Joe Scarborough "poor liberal Joe" in a tweet.

Hannity has been instigating online feuds for weeks as liberal groups have launched campaigns to get the right-wing host off the air.


Scarborough, whose friendship with President Donald Trump unnerved many "Morning Joe" viewers during the presidential campaign, has since become a harsh critic of the new administration. In January, just before Trump was inaugurated, Hannity blasted Scarborough on Twitter for pushing the Trump-Russia scandal as a Watergate-level story.

The feud renewed Wednesday when Scarborough did not let Hannity's slight go unanswered. The former GOP congressman implied in a series of tweets that Hannity had become an agent of the Kremlin.

To end the tweetstorm, Scarborough noted that Hannity has had a strange obsession with him over the years. Hannity responded to the accusation by recycling an old allegation that Scarborough had been gunning for a job at Fox News for years.

The current Fox News host then displayed some impressive projecting by calling Scarborough a "black helicopter, tin foil hate" conspiracy theorist.

As of mid-afternoon Wednesday, Scarborough, perhaps wisely, has not hit back at Hannity. The Fox News host suggested that Wednesday night's "Hannity" will feature a montage of Scarborough and his co-host, Mika Brzezinski, having a "meltdown" over the Russia investigations.

Since Trump was inaugurated, Hannity has opened many of his shows with a monologue about the mainstream media and their role in stymying much of the White House's agenda. It appears as if that trend will not change tonight.


Taylor Link

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

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