News & Politics

Sean Hannity and Megyn Kelly Are Publicly Fighting Over Trump Now

Megyn Kelly

This is going well.

Sean Hannity went nuclear on Megyn Kelly tonight after she basically called his show a safe space for Donald Trump.

And yeah, it was a pretty harsh dig from Kelly towards her colleague.

So after his initial tweet, Hannity kept going on Twitter and made it clear why he’s going public with his frustrations:

The number-one cable news network now has two of its three biggest ratings-getters (O’Reilly is still at the top) going after each other because they disagree on Donald Trump. It’s like political Twitter bled into the old-media world, then bled back to Twitter.

Hannity used to seem like one of the nicest guys in broadcasting. I’ve only met him once, after I was on his show in 2012, and he was very friendly. His Trump turn has made him a little grumpy, to say the least. When he first began being a full-time Trump apologist/cheerleader he was coy about it, bristling at any suggestions that he had turned his show into the longest-running Trump infomercial ever. Emulating Trump, Hannity began taking the various spats to Twitter.

There is nothing wrong with his support of Trump, or Megyn Kelly’s non-support. It’s just odd that they feel the need to battle over this on and off the air. If Roger Ailes were still at the network, I’d say that this was all a big ratings ploy, but it’s obviously personal.

Differing opinions on the most-watched shows on the network seem like a good thing to me. We can’t just have differing opinions this year, however. We can only have relationship-ending and angry differing opinions.

Are we having fun yet?