CNN’s Jim Acosta responds after Sean Hannity labels him ‘unhinged’

CNN’s Jim Acosta responds after Sean Hannity labels him ‘unhinged’
Fox News’ Sean Hannity called CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta “unhinged” in a Tuesday evening monologue. On Wednesday, Acosta replied. (Image source: Fox News screenshot)

Fox News’ Sean Hannity called CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta “unhinged” in a Tuesday evening monologue, and on Wednesday, Acosta replied.

In recent weeks, Acosta has been a vocal critic of the White House’s decision to hold off-camera press briefings.

Hannity called Acosta’s criticisms “arrogant,” “combative,” and “whiny.”

“CNN’s White House darling is really starting to become unhinged,” Hannity said.

Hannity accused Acosta of using “fake news” as “a political weapon against the Trump administration.”

In response, Acosta took to Twitter to suggest that Hannity might need a hug.

A contentious debate has recently taken place over the White House’s decision to hold off-camera press briefings. Some say having the briefings off-camera reduces government accessibility and accountability, while others say reporters use the on-camera briefings to grandstand and the briefings themselves aren’t productive.