CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta scolded Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Wednesday night, calling the opinion-show host a “propagandist for profit, peddling lies every night,” and said Hannity is “injecting poison into the political bloodstream” with his diatribes against the press. Acosta’s comments follow the hostile reception he encountered while covering a Tampa, Florida, rally featuring President Donald Trump a day earlier. A crowd of Trump supporters surrounded Acosta chanting “CNN sucks” while taunting the veteran journalist. Hannity responded, calling Acosta “liberal partisan hack” on his cable program. Fellow Fox News commentator Lou Dobbs derisively called Acosta “delicate.” Jim Acosta, CNN’s chief White House correspondent and a frequent target of President Donald Trump and his supporters, criticized Fox News host Sean Hannity on Wednesday night. “Hannity is a propagandist for profit, peddling lies every night. He says he’s just a talk show host, not a journalist. But he’s injecting poison into the nation’s political bloodstream warping public attitudes about the press,” Acosta wrote on Twitter. “I’m confident in the long run the truth will prevail,” he said. Hannity is one of Trump’s close confidantes and a vocal supporter of the president. The opinion-show host responded to Acosta’s criticism with… Read full this story
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