Fox Family Feud: Sean Hannity Accuses Megyn Kelly of the Worst Thing He Can Think Of

Election '16

Between Roger Ailes’ ouster over allegations of sexual harassment and Jesse Watters’ incredibly racist segment on Chinese Americans, things aren’t looking so good for Fox News network. And in an apparent effort to assist the channel's rapid deterioration, one of the network's biggest stars last night aired internal dirty laundry for all the Twitter world to see.

Four minutes into his nightly broadcast, Sean Hannity, Donald Trump’s foremost hype man, sent a seriously shady tweet to Fox darling Megyn Kelly, accusing her of being the absolute worst possible thing in the Fox News world: a Clinton supporter.

Hannity was responding to a shot Kelly took at the Republican nominee during her 9 p.m. broadcast, when she called out Trump for his slow retreat from regular cable news shows in favor of the warm bosom of Hannity’s pro-Trump nightly “news” show.

“Donald Trump —with all due respect to my friend at 10:00—will go on Hannity and pretty much only Hannity and will not venture out to the unsafe spaces these days, which doesn’t exactly expand the tent,” Kelly said Wednesday.

Last week, Kelly took a thinly-veiled swipe at Hannity while covering the first presidential debate, joking, “we’ve got Trump speaking to our own Sean Hannity. We’ll see whether he speaks to the journalists in this room after that interview.”

Hannity, whose nightly cable news show transformed over the past year from a conservative propaganda machine to a straight-up extension of the Trump campaign, proudly voices his perspective on the 2016 election every chance he gets. Last month, Fox News admonished Hannity after he appeared in a pro-Trump ad. And last week, the conservative commentator received significant backlash from political journalists for pushing unscientific online polls as proof that Trump won the first debate.

For her part, Kelly remains mum on the brewing feud with her Fox News colleague. She’s no doubt following the same principle that guided her during the primaries, when Trump went into full-on attack mode against the popular anchor after she asked a tough question about his treatment of women during one of the debates. Kelly maintained throughout that feud that she had no intention of injecting herself into the story, telling Cosmopolitan’s Joanna Coles she didn’t “want to talk about Donald Trump any more, truly.” 

Kelly’s contract with Fox is set to expire in 2017. While the host—whose meteoric rise in recent years makes her one of the most valuable news anchors on the “Fair and Balanced” network—has yet to indicate what her plans are moving forward, you can bet Rupert Murdoch will do whatever it takes to keep Kelly on the late night Fox News line-up. What that means for Sean Hannity remains to be seen.

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