Fox News host Sean Hannity lashed out a reporter Wednesday afternoon, calling him an "asshole" in a series of tweets posted to his account.
The exchange started when Politico reporter Marc Caputo tweeted a quote from a staffer for Marco Rubio who slammed Hannity as a "sellout," among other things.
..."But Marco gives Donald a taste of his own medicine and Hannity gets all offended. He's a pussy and a sellout." Boy, they're angry 2/2— Marc Caputo (@Marc Caputo)1456934491.0
Hannity seemed to mistake the quote as Caputo's own words and slammed him in a string of brutal tweets.
Caputo responded with a tweet of his own, calling the conservative radio host a "touchy boy."
Touchy boy! I was quoting some1, not picking a fight. But your work as a waterboy has earned you your shill-status https://t.co/jhjFdlQpav— Marc Caputo (@Marc Caputo)1456955632.0
Caputo added that he aimed "to be fair" in his reporting, then took a shot at Hannity's intelligence.
Thank you! Not everyone agrees with everything I write, but I endeavor to be fair and to get it right. https://t.co/20zOUX0Sy4— Marc Caputo (@Marc Caputo)1456956326.0
I'm glad FOX "lets" you improperly use "let" as a contraction. The growth hormone is making you even dumber https://t.co/U2ChasDH0y— Marc Caputo (@Marc Caputo)1456957471.0
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