Things are getting uglier after Fox News’ Shepard Smith unloaded on his own network, and now even Fox News’ Sean Hannity is joining the fight, according to The Washington Times.
In a series of tweets Friday, Hannity said that Smith “is clueless about what we do.”
The remarks came after an interview published in Time Magazine in which Smith, a noted liberal who anchors the news desk at the network, said that the news division and the channel’s punditry “serve different masters.”
“We work for different reporting chains, we have different rules,” Smith said.
“They don’t really have rules on the opinion side. They can say whatever they want. If it’s their opinion. I don’t really watch a lot of opinion programming. I’m busy.”
In a series of tweets, Hannity lambasted Smith for his characterization of what his show does.
“While Shep is a friend with political views I do not share, and great at breaking news, he is clueless about what we do every day,” Hannity tweeted Friday.
“Hannity breaks news daily-Warrant on a Trump assoc, the unmasking scandal, leaking intel, Fisa abuse, HRC lawbreaking, dossier and more REAL NEWS! 9p!”
Hannity’s remarks came after another host, Laura Ingraham, called Smith’s statements “inaccurate and inconsiderate.”
“Always liked Shep, but his comments were inconsiderate & inaccurate. The hard working team at the Ingraham Angle does real reporting, develops impt sources and scores big interviews. Very proud of them,” Ingraham tweeted, according to The Hill.
Smith is currently taking a well-timed vacation from the network, joking around that “everything will be peachy-keen & hunky-dory” upon his return.
“I have the airline tickets. It’s been booked for awhile,” Smith joked, making reference to other “vacations” that seem to mysteriously occur when other Fox hosts find themselves in trouble.
We can say this much: things will be peachy-keen while he’s gone.
When he returns? That could be a different matter.
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