Hannity tweeted out about the new book from conservative talk show host Mark Levin this morning, in the process taking a swipe at Acosta (or #FakeNewsAcosta, as he hashtagged it) and his “garbage” book sales. Acosta’s new book is titled Enemy of the People, published by HarperCollins.
Acosta rose to the bait bag. He responded on Twitter by mocking Hannity’s reading glasses and claimed he didn’t have the “guts” to host him. In a callback to a previous dig, he used the hashtag #fauxmachoman.
The macho insults are a taunt that Acosta has used against Hannity and fellow Fox News host Tucker Carlson, both of whom have criticized his coverage. Hannity has claimed Acosta was “begging” to come on his show, but said, “Sorry, I won’t subject my audience to conspiracy theory fake news.”
Hannity continued the attacks on his Fox News show Thursday, joined by Levin as a guest. Hannity called Acosta’s book “a disaster” and “epic fail,” referring to him as “fake news CNN’s guy” while Levin called Acosta “a clown.”
And Hannity still wasn’t done; he carried on mocking his CNN rival on Twitter after the show. Here is the thread:
Subscribe to Deadline Breaking News Alerts and keep your inbox happy.