comScore

Hannity Defends Rival CNN’s Chris Cuomo for Threatening Man Who Insulted Him in Public

Sean Hannity

In an unexpected turn of events, longtime Fox News host — and fierce CNN critic —  Sean Hannity stepped in to defend fellow primetime cable personality Chris Cuomo on Twitter after a video surfaced showing the CNN host repeatedly swearing and verbally attacking a man who insulted him in a Long Island bar.

Cellphone video of Cuomo lashing out at and threatening to beat a man who had apparently referred to him as “Fredo” — a dismissive jab referencing the weak and feckless Fredo Corleone character from The Godfather — quickly began rocketing around Twitter on Monday night.

But not long after, however, Hannity posted a Tweet sympathizing with the CNN host, saying “good for @ChrisCuomo,” and adding that the interloper should apologize to Cuomo for “being a jackass in front of [Cuomo’s] family.”

Screengrab via Fox News.

Have a tip we should know? [email protected]

Filed Under:

Follow Mediaite: