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Fox News host Sean Hannity derided CNN on Tuesday, responding to one of its reporters' insulting tweets by calling the network “Fake News.”
CNN media reporter Brian Stelter responded to news of Hannity's interview with Donald Trump Jr. on Tuesday, implying that Hannity wasn't a “real” journalist:
The real journalists at Fox News must be disappointed that Don Jr. is talking to Hannity, not them. https://t.co/RPvkjpaemG
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) July 11, 2017
Hannity's scathing response slammed CNN for its lackluster ratings and suggested CNN didn't have real journalists:
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) July 11, 2017
On Tuesday, Fox News announced that Hannity would have an exclusive interview with Trump Jr. after a report surfaced indicating that the president's son knowingly met with a Russian lawyer who had information provided by the Russian government.
Trump Jr. apparently knew of the Russian government's intent to help his father during the 2016 election.