Sean Hannity continued his war of words with Joe Scarborough on Monday, attacking the MSNBC host for being a "liberal" and trashing his ratings.
His rant came after Scarborough hit out at Hannity for his response to President Obama's speech about Trayvon Martin. On Monday, the MSNBC host accused Hannity of using Martin's death to "gin up his ratings."
"What gets interesting here is Morning Liberal Joe over at MSNBC attacking me," Hannity said in response on his radio show. "Did he attack his own network for editing the tape that edited out the question from the 911 operator? Is he black, white or Hispanic? I don’t know. I haven't heard that. Did he ever attack any of his fellow hosts on MSNBC? Rev. Al Sharpton, known for Tawana Brawley and Freddy’s on 125th Street in New York?... Ever criticize Chris Matthews, ever attack him?
The Fox News host went on to slam Scarborough's ratings, and said that he made his remarks about Obama on Friday "in jest." Hannity continued:
The problem here is ever since he cut his political career short, ‘Morning Liberal Joe’ has performed pretty poorly everywhere. And he begged Fox for a job. Fox didn’t want him and he goes over with all his liberal friends at MSNBC. And I think his total audience is 400,000. I mean, I even read last week this new CNN show is beating him. So I guess he has got to gin up some publicity for himself by attacking me. He trashes conservatives all the time and claims he’s a conservative, goes after talk radio all the time.
He reiterated those comments on his Fox News show on Monday night, saying, "It’s not really worth responding to liberal Joe and his under 400,000 viewers or whatever he has. His radio show failed, his TV show is failing, he has kind of sold his soul, you know, on a liberal network, and he attacks conservative and is used by a prop by his insider Washington pals to attack conservatives."
The back-and-forth between the two hosts started after Obama said that Trayvon Martin could have been him 35 years ago. Hannity asked if the president compared himself to the slain teenager because "he smoked pot and he did a little blow."