Hannity to Ingraham Amid Latest Controversy: ‘Do You Have to Get in Trouble Every Week?’


Sean Hannity may have cut a little deeper than he intended with a comment to his Fox News colleague Laura Ingraham.

As is custom, Hannity threw to Ingraham at the conclusion of his broadcast, and the two — as they often do in these casual chats — needled each other a bit.

But then, Hannity made a comment which he seemed to mean in jest — but one which the 10 P.M. host did not seem to appreciate.

“Are you gonna get in trouble every week on the air?” Hannity said. “Do you have to get in trouble every week?”

Hannity, of course, was referring to the latest in a series of controversies involving Ingraham — the fallout over comments she made last Wednesday on her show about “massive demographic changes” in the U.S.

“[I]n some parts of the country, it does seem like the America that we know and love doesn’t exist anymore,” Ingraham said last week. “Massive demographic changes have been foisted on the American people and they’re changes that none of us ever voted for and most of us don’t like.”

The 9 P.M. host seemed to instantly realize he’d struck a nerve as Ingraham — who had been laughing easily during the banter — did not do so after Hannity made the remark. Hannity promptly, and awkwardly, pivoted to talking about his tie — which was crooked.

Watch above, via Fox News.

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