Sean Hannity Cries 'Lying Bullsh*t' After CNN's Jim Acosta Accused Him of 'Peddling Lies Every Night'

Fox News host Sean Hannity fired back Wednesday at CNN reporter Jim Acosta, who had said that he peddled lies daily, saying that viewers would see through Acosta's "lying bullsh*t".

Acosta has often been targeted by Donald Trump and his supporters. Hannity, a friend of the President who expresses vehement support for nearly every policy and statement he makes, had started the war of words Tuesday, when he offered Acosta advice on how to respond to angry Trump supporters.

"They don't like your unfair, abusively biased treatment of the president of the United States," he said. "Now, if you want to earn the respect of all Americans, not the coastal elites of California, LA, San Francisco, D.C., and New York, maybe try reporting the entire story," Hannity said.

Acosta responded Wednesday evening, saying that Hannity was "injecting poison into the nation's political bloodstream.

"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. I'm confident in the long run the truth will prevail," Acosta tweeted.

Later, Hannity sarcastically apologized to Acosta for his "precious feelings."

"Jimmy @ Acosta sorry your precious feelings are hurt & that people see through your lying bullshit for what it is. FAKE NEWS. # CNNSUCKS," Hannity said.

Despite that tweet, Hannity said during his Wednesday evening show that he did physical violence was never acceptable and that he would defend Acosta if he was in danger.

Acosta has received both praise and criticism for posting a video from the president's rally in Tampa, Florida on Tuesday that showed Trump supporters verbally attacking members of the press.

Acosta claimed he was worried the president's consistent attacks on the media were having a profound effect and could result in real violence.

"Just a sample of the sad scene we faced at the Trump rally in Tampa. I'm very worried that the hostility whipped up by Trump and some in conservative media will result in somebody getting hurt. We should not treat our fellow Americans this way. The press is not the enemy," he tweeted.

Trump has labeled the "Fake News" media as the real "enemy of the people," and most recently claimed the media has become "unhinged." He's also told supporters at his rally not to believe what they see from anyone but him.

This story has been updated to include further comments by Sean Hannity.

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