Fox News host Sean Hannity loves to point out how overly sensitive liberals are on his show Hannity. But a recent viral tweet of his seems proof positive that while he can dish out mockery and criticism, he emphatically cannot take it.
After Late Night with Seth Meyers host Seth Meyers called out Fox News' double standards in how the networks' hosts talk about former Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic President Joe Biden, Hannity went on a toddler-level tirade on Twitter--and it quickly blew up in his face.
Along with a link to Meyers's comments, Hannity ranted:
"Seth you can't even get 1 million viewers a night. Why you wonder? Your show sucks and you are not funny."
Ooh someone's mad! Hannity continued his tantrum with a profoundly ridiculous accusation:
"You are locked into partisan politics of which you know nothing. It's just a matter of time before your boring sh*t show is cancelled...."
This, from a guy who makes his living off of shilling for Trump—even after he's out of office—on a network the focus of which is entirely partisan politics.
Hannity's meltdown came in response to a segment on Meyers's show about Biden's recent meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
After pointing out how world leaders—including both Putin himself and Trump-friendly U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson—favorably contrasted Biden's performance on the world stage with Trump's, Meyers rolled clips of Fox News's takes on the Biden-Putin meeting.
Included in that package, which you can see below at the 2:06 mark, was an on-air rant by Hannity in which he insulted Biden as being "afraid to stand next to Vladimir," whatever that means.
If there was any doubt Meyers' criticism struck a nerve with Hannity, the latter's playground-taunt coda to his Twitter thread said it all.
Did I mention your show is boring, dull and is unwatchable?
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) June 18, 2021
As conservatives love to say to liberals, "triggered, snowflake?"
Meyers, as ever, was at the ready with a perfect one-liner response. Along with a screenshot of Hannity's rant, Meyers tweeted:
"Asked him for a quote we could use in our Emmy campaign. BIG MISTAKE!"
Of course, Twitter loved it, and an epic fact-checking drag-fest of Hannity quickly ensued.
Seth Meyers is an insanely intelligent, hilarious personality and an SNL icon but okey hammy
— Cole Cloonan •☽ (@clooneytunes) June 18, 2021
For those comparing ratings, Hannity is on at 9 pm. Meyers is on at 12:30 am. That makes a difference. Meyers is #1 in his slot, when a large majority of the working population are asleep. At 9 pm, Mom on CBS has 6 million viewers compared to Hannity 3.5 mil. Just saying.
— Nigel Bach (@NigelBach) June 18, 2021
Seth Meyers own show has 4 billion Youtube views. The entire Fox News channel has 7 billion views.
As a percentage of views to content time on air, Seth has 20 times more views than Fox News should for how much content Fox airs! (Fox should be at 140 billion views)
— Jim from Zero Surge 🏭🔌⚡ (@seriesmode) June 18, 2021
His high viewership is definitely because of his top-notch reporting, and definitely NOT because every single fox viewer has the channel on at an ear-splitting volume 24 hours a day regardless of whether anyone is actively watching
— Hayley (@somecallmehay) June 19, 2021
Do tv ratings still matter? Maybe for certain age groups. But he gets his million views, it's just not retirees watching their nightly news. pic.twitter.com/NFBHtTmKSk
— KL Waffles (@ph_Waffle) June 19, 2021
Fox News viewers keep a TV on in their house at all times. I don't know if they're told to do it, or what, but when we're at my in-law's, there is ALWAYS a TV on Fox News, in a room they're not in. Just so it's on...
— güera something (@freshfighter9) June 18, 2021
Lol Seth is watched worldwide. America barely tolerates Hannity. Everyday on yt, I get up and with morning coffee I watch Seth. People from all over the world are in comment section and we have fun talking to each other.
— Mulaney's Mitch (@drakeray17) June 19, 2021
"Locked into partisan politics"....like being called a cannibal by Jeffrey Dahmer.
— Words Fail Me (@MountainMike99) June 18, 2021
It's weird how angry Sean gets at the truth.
— Les (@ValiantDystopia) June 18, 2021
Sorry Sean, better luck next time.