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Hannity Blasts ‘King of Lies’ Acosta For Trying to ‘Seize Moral High Ground’ at Briefing

Sean Hannity kicked off his show Thursday night by blasting the “crisis peddlers” in the “mainstream corrupt media” for their reaction to the Trump administration’s treatment of them.

Hannity began by mocking the “narcissistic” media for trying to “focus their attention on their favorite topic: themselves.” And it wasn’t before long before he took aim at “devout anti-Trump fake journalist” Jim Acosta over his confrontation with Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders over President Donald Trump repeatedly calling the press the “enemy of the people.”

“We’re going to help the anti-Trump Fake News CNN why so many Americans chant at you, that you suck!” Hannity told the competing news network. “Americans don’t trust your abusively biased coverage!”

Before delving deep into his monologue, the Fox News host reiterated that “violence against any member of the press” is “reprehensible” and that “no real conservative” would ever support violence committed against the media, adding that he’d be the “first person to jump in” and that he trains five days a week doing MMA.

“The fact that the people of this country are so fed up with their bias, their lying is not a call for violence at all!” Hannity exclaimed. “As a matter of fact, it’s actually freedom of speech and our duty to call out blatant lies, fake news for what it is. And it’s no surprise that you, the American people, no longer trust the so-called mainstream media.”

He praised Sarah Sanders for “totally decimating” Acosta during their heated exchange at the press briefing earlier on Thursday, calling the CNN White House correspondent the “king of lies” for trying “self-righteously to seise the moral high ground,” telling his audience that “he didn’t win this round.”

Hannity also reminded his viewers of the rhetoric then-candidate Barack Obama said about the Fox News host on the campaign trail back in 2008.

Watch the clip above, via Fox News.

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