Sean Hannity slams Media Matters in Twitter rant: 'They hope to get me fired'


Fox News' Sean Hannity is not happy that Media Matters for America appears to be trying to get him fired over the recent controversy surrounding the coverage of Seth Rich's murder on "Hannity." On Wednesday, he addressed the organization in a series of heated tweets.

Media Matters, a not-for-profit group that monitors conservative media and has historically gone after Fox News, posted a list of Hannity's advertisers, just in case anyone wants to boycott his show. The group, known as MMFA, also calls Hannity a "bigot, a sexist and a conspiracy theorist" on the page that lists his advertisers.

On Tuesday night, Hannity made it clear that he isn't leaving Fox News anytime soon, despite attempts by critics and MMFA to "get me fired."

"I serve at the pleasure of the Fox News Channel and I am here to do my job every night. I am under contract. As long as they seem to want me," he said on "Hannity."

Hannity started defending himself on Twitter bright and early on Wednesday morning.

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Liberal Fascism. Mmfa is targeting my advertisers to silence my voice. They hope to get me fired. Rush, O'Reilly, Beck, Imus, & now me.
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To all my friends. TODAY, George Soros, & Hillary Clinton supported Mediamatters is targeting all of my advertisers to try and get me fired
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Interesting Real Time can make incest so called "jokes" about Ivanka and Colbert can make vile comments about @POTUS @MMFA SILENT #Hypocracy
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Hannity also tweeted the links to a variety of stories accusing Media Matters of trying to "stop" conservative powerhouse Breitbart News and detailing George Soros' involvement with the group.

The "Hannity" namesake ended his barrage of tweets with a message thanking fans that have stood by him.

Hannity announced Tuesday that he will no longer discuss the July, 2016 murder of DNC staffer Rich — for now, anyway.

"I totally completely understand how upset... how hard this is on this family, especially over the recent coverage of Seth's death," Hannity said, adding that he had reached out personally to the Rich family to offer his condolences.

"Out of respect for the family's wishes, I am not discussing this matter at this time," he said.

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Fox News host Sean Hannity is seen in the White House briefing room in Washington, DC, on January 24, 2017.

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Conservative TV and radio personality Sean Hannity gestures during remarks during the opening day of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), an annual gathering of conservative politicians, journalists and celebrities at National Harbor, Maryland, U.S., February 22, 2017.

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Fox News television personality and political commentator Sean Hannity speaks with White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House, January 24, 2017 in Washington, DC. Spicer held his second daily briefing on Tuesday afternoon.

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Conservative TV and radio personality Sean Hannity (R) welcomes White House advisor Kellyanne Conway to his show being broadcast during the opening day of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), an annual gathering of conservative politicians, journalists and celebrities, at National Harbor, Maryland, U.S. February 22, 2017.

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Sean Hannity of Fox News takes a selfie with Republican U.S. presidential candidate Ted Cruz and a young fan during a campaign event at Arizona Christian University in Phoenix, Arizona March 18, 2016.

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Sean Hannity attends day 6 of the 2016 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 3, 2016 in the Queens borough of New York City.

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Jeb Bush speaks while being interviewed by Fox News TV host Sean Hannity (L) at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor in Maryland February 27, 2015.

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WWII Veteran Jack ten Napel, Sean Hannity, and Kirt Webster attend the Charlie Daniels 2015 Volunteer Jam at Bridgestone Arena on August 12, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Sean Hannity (R) interviews former Vice President Dick Cheney (L) and his daughter Liz Cheney (C) regarding their new book at FOX News Channel's 'Hannity at FOX Studios on August 31, 2015 in New York City.

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Sean Hannity attends as U.S. Senator Marco Rubio announces his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination At The Freedom Tower at Freedom Tower on April 13, 2015 in Miami, Florida.

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Fox News Channel anchor Sean Hannity poses for photographs as he sits on the set of his show "Hannity" at the Fox News Channel's studios in New York City, October 28, 2014.

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Willie Robertson and Sean Hannity attend day 11 of the 2014 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 4, 2014 in New York City.

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Fox News Channel anchor Sean Hannity poses for photographs as he sits on the set of his show "Hannity" at the Fox News Channel's studios in New York City, October 28, 2014.

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Former presidential candidate Herman Cain, Sean Hannity conservative talk show host, Honoree Neal Boortz and Comedian Jeff Foxworthy backstage for The Boortz Happy Ending at The Fox Theater on January 12, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Jeff Foxworthy and Sean Hannity during the FOX News 'Hannity with Sean Hannity' 15th anniversary show at Olympic Centennial Park on October 6, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Sean Hannity speaks during the 5th Annual Values Voter Summit at the Omni Shoreham Hotel on September 17, 2010 in Washington, DC.

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Talk show host Sean Hannity (left) shakes hands with Roy Innis, National Chairman of the Congress of Racial Equality, during the 21st annual CORE Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ambassadorial Awards Dinner at the New York Hilton Hotel & Towers.

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Sean Hannity and Larry Elder during Sean Hannity ABC Radio Show West Coast Broadcast at Redondo Beach Performing Art Center in Redondo Beach, California, United States.

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ABC Radio talk host Sean Hannity does his show live in front of an audience as Talkradio 790 KABC presents the 'Hannitization Tour '03 Sean Hannity Live!' at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center on March 6, 2003 in Redondo Beach, California.

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