Every once in while, Twitter will remind us why we deal with its vortex and deliver a perfect tweet on a random Wednesday afternoon. Today is one of those times.
In a diss at CNN’s Jake Tapper, Bill O’Reilly touted Sean Hannity’s ratings on Twitter. While Hannity’s 9 p.m. slot on Fox News had more than 3.1 million viewers on Tuesday — ahead of Tapper’s 835,000 at 4 p.m. – primetime shows usually have more viewers than shows airing during the day.
“Sean Hannity kicking serious butt in the ratings. Tapper on CNN as low as you can go,” O’Reilly tweeted.
Tapper retweeted the dig with one of his own — and one that you can’t really argue with.
“”Low” would be sexually harassing staffers and then getting fired for it — humiliated in front of the world. Now THAT would be low,” the CNN host wrote.
Sean Hannity kicking serious butt in the ratings. Tapper on CNN as low as you can go.
— Bill O'Reilly (@billoreilly) October 18, 2017
"Low" would be sexually harassing staffers and then getting fired for it — humiliated in front of the world. Now THAT would be low. https://t.co/e2d6kOHL7F
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) October 18, 2017
O’Reilly was ousted from Fox News in April for several allegations of sexual harassment against him.
The shut down has inspired dozens of hilarious responses. See below.
Me reading Jake Tapper's response to Hannity like … pic.twitter.com/fvC1WrS2VE
— Annabel R Nielsen (@annabel_rn) October 18, 2017
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) October 18, 2017
— Shoshana Weissmann (@senatorshoshana) October 18, 2017
Actually… This is why *this* GIF exists pic.twitter.com/J0MHOR4VvX
— Tim Carlson (@thecivilcomment) October 18, 2017
Bill, walking away like… pic.twitter.com/LoAzJcUi61
— Chet Powell (@ChetPowell) October 18, 2017
— Jenna (@jennaep7) October 18, 2017
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) October 18, 2017