Sean Hannity rants against 'far-left, grandstanding' Jim Acosta

Fox News host Sean Hannity continued his attack on Jim Acosta Tuesday evening, referring to the CNN reporter as a “far-left, grandstanding, sycophant left-winger”.

Hannity, who was slammed just last week for campaigning alongside President Donald Trump at a rally in Missouri, spent eight minutes accusing Acosta of not being a “fair, balanced, independent journalist”.

CNN sued the Trump administration on Tuesday after the White House revoked Acosta’s press credentials following a fiery exchange with the president during a news conference

Hannity attacked Acosta last week as well, claiming the CNN reporter was “a disservice to real journalists in the press corps.”

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The White House Correspondents’ Association disagrees with Hannity’s assessment. On Tuesday, the organization announced that it “strongly supports CNN’s goal of seeing their correspondent regain a U.S. Secret Service security credential that the White House should not have been taken away in the first place”.

Last summer, Acosta posted a comment on Twitter to explain just how he views Hannity.

“Hannity is a propagandist for profit, peddling lies every night,” Acosta said on Twitter. “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.”

  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.
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