Sean Hannity floats suing CNN for slander because this fight is going way too far

If his Thursday radio show is any indication, CNN might have finally crossed the line with Sean Hannity.

Responding to CNN media analyst Brian Stelter’s suggestion several week ago that the Fox host and staunch Trump supporter has engaged in “reckless speculation” and conspiracy theories about Hillary Clinton’s health, Hannity hinted that he might consider a lawsuit against the network.

“What does — how do I get an apology from CNN?” Hannity asked. “Should I — I would love to sue them for slander when they say, ‘Oh, he wants Hillary [Clinton] on her deathbed and dead,’ when I said just the opposite.”

This isn’t the first time Stelter has gone after the Fox host. A few weeks ago, he said the conservative talk show host “is not a journalist” and that “last time I checked, Fox still has the word ‘news’ in its name.”

Hannity then responded by calling Stelter a “little pipsqueak” whose show, Reliable Sources, is “sort of like the Media Matters show.”

Hannity also was sharply critical of Stelter and CNN’s Trump coverage on a summer appearance on Fox & Friends:

“[Stelter] allowed this arrogant professor from the Kennedy School of Journalism to talk about Trump being a demagogue, and demagogues like Trump become dictators — that’s the type of coverage that CNN offers in this presidential race as they literally kiss Hillary Clinton’s ass and Obama’s ass everyday.”

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