CNN isn’t enough for Jim Acosta anymore. Now he wants to be on Fox News.
On Friday, Acosta launched an all-out assault against Fox News star Sean Hannity on Twitter. In response to the attacks, Hannity publicly revealed that Acosta has been begging to be a guest on his Fox show.
It all started when Jim Acosta received criticism from Sean Hannity over his newly released book, Enemy of The People. Hannity chose to take a stand against the controversial anti-Trump book, and that apparently triggered Acosta so much that he felt the need to confront Hannity on Twitter.
Hearing Sean Hannity is taking some shots at me over my book. Two things Sean… #1 I offered to come on your show and talk about the book and you guys declined. Sad! #2 you’re in the book. It was that time you had a chance to say something to my face but didn’t. Enjoy! pic.twitter.com/d4HElCdFYf
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) June 14, 2019
In response to the personal attack, Hannity chose to release a statement of his own.
It’s true Fake News Acosta’s reps have BEEN BEGGING to be on the #1 show on Cable News & 618 Of the top Talk Radio stations. Sorry, I wont subject my audience to conspiracy theory fake news. Go hawk that garbage on the lowest rated cable channel u work for
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) June 14, 2019
Acosta’s big struggle
This isn’t the first time Jim Acosta has found himself in middle of a highly publicized fight. Just last November, the White House had to officially revoke his press pass after he got in a heated exchange with President Donald Trump during a news conference.
He’s made controversy a part of his brand – but in all the wrong ways. Now he’s found himself with more enemies than friends.
Hannity is right not to let Acosta on his show. Personal attacks and contempt for authority are not the qualities that should be paraded in front of the American people.
There are certain lines that should not be crossed. Sadly, Acosta has crossed far too many of them.
Keeping him off the network is the right call.