Fox News hosts Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson, two of Trump’s biggest supporters, have made a lot of negative comments about CNN’s Jim Acosta. Recently, their insults have been directed at Acosta’s new book, Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America. On Friday, Acosta hit back against the two Fox News hosts who seem to have lots to say on air, but never the courage to say it in person.
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
Despite repeatedly saying that he’s willing to take Acosta on for debate on his show at any time, Acosta says that he’s offered to appear on Hannity’s show only to be refused. Considering the repeated false statements that Hannity has made, some of which he’s even been forced to apologize for once caught, Acosta has more credibility in this fight than anyone on Fox News. After all, Hannity is who kept it secret for some time that he and Trump shared the same lawyer and “fixer,” Michael Cohen, and has been caught making numerous false claims in support of the president.
According to Acosta’s book, both Hannity and Carlson have been in the same room and on trips with Acosta with nothing to say in person despite their willingness to trash him as a journalist and a human being on their nightly “news” shows. It’s certain they will address Acosta’s tweet at some point, but neither has the nerve to say anything to him in public.
Twitter was in full support of Acosta. Read some of their responses below: