Top-rated Fox News host Sean Hannity addressed CNN’s lackluster ratings Tuesday, declaring that the cable news network’s ratings were lower than those of reruns of vintage cartoons.
Hannity, who hosted Donald Trump Jr. for an exclusive interview Tuesday night, posted a tweet which mocked CNN. He included an additional barb, noting that CNN would be running his interview with Trump Jr. all day Wednesday.
“Reruns of Yogi Bear are beating @CNN Fake News. Great job Zucker. Keep it up! Best part they will be running MY INTERVIEW ALL DAY TOMORROW!!” Hannity tweeted, referencing CNN President Jeff Zucker.
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) July 11, 2017
Earlier, Hannity responded to a taunting tweet posted by CNN’s senior media correspondent Brian Stelter regarding the Trump Jr. interview.
Stelter tweeted, “The real journalists at Fox News must be disappointed that Don Jr. is talking to Hannity, not them.”
The real journalists at Fox News must be disappointed that Don Jr. is talking to Hannity, not them. https://t.co/RPvkjpaemG
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) July 11, 2017
Hannity responded, “Lol. At least Fox has real journalists. Great month for @CNN Fake News! Hannity #1 in Demo on Fox for second Qtr. Can @cnn beat Nick/night?”
The answer to Hannity’s question has been no, with recent ratings ranking CNN at 13 during Hannity’s 10 p.m. hour, behind Nickelodeon, which broadcasts Nick at Nite programming starting at 10 p.m. Nickelodeon airs “The Yogi Bear Show” on Fridays and “Full House” on other nights.
Hannity’s tweet followed the appearance on CNN of Sebastian Gorka, President Trump’s deputy assistant, during which he told co-anchor Alisyn Camerota that “more people watch Nick at Nite cartoons than CNN today.”
For the past several weeks, CNN has been hit repeatedly by Twitter trolls and memes on nearly every news story post.
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