It was a clash of the conservatives on Twitter Sunday and Monday as author and columnist Ann Coulter took out a rhetorical sniper rifle and began drawing down on radio and TV talk host Sean Hannity over an explosive New York Times story about the 2013 immigration plan known as the “Gang of 8” bill.
The story centered on Senate Democrats holding a dinner with Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch and CEO Roger Ailes and subsequent efforts by Senator Marco Rubio to persuade conservative thought-leaders such Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity, and Rush Limbaugh to soften their opposition to the bill.
Coulter, a staunch opponent of the illegal immigration amnesty plan, pounced:
The Times reports that the efforts bore some fruit:
"Mr. Rubio also reached out to other conservative power brokers, including the radio hosts Mark Levin and Laura Ingraham, telling them that the legislation did not amount to amnesty. The Fox anchors Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly became more supportive.
At the time, The Washington Post reported that Mr. Rubio’s advisers were monitoring to the minute how much time the hosts devoted to immigration, and that “they are heartened that the volume is much diminished.”
Hannity was apoplectic:
The feud spilled over to Monday:
Hannity attempted to hit a high lob to Ann's backhand:
Coulter responded with an effective slice down the line:
Hannity appealed to their friendship and even told her he would accept her apology:
And said he still loved her:
She didn't appear to be too concerned by the possibility Hannity might not love her anymore:
Eventually, Hannity decided to pick a beef with the New York Times:
He eventually called a truce to the Twitter war:
And the question is, will Ann Coulter go back on Hannity's show anytime soon?