On Sat, Apr 7, 2018 at 4:59 PM Tom Wolper <twol...@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Apr 7, 2018 at 12:45 PM, Steve Timko <steveti...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hannity vows to attack Kimmel until ABC comic apologizes
>>
>> NEW YORK (AP) - Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity is vowing to continue
>> his attacks on ABC late-night comic Jimmy Kimmel until Kimmel apologizes
>> for a segment in which he joked about the accent of first lady Melania
>> Trump, who was born in Slovenia.
>> The dispute between the television personalities is unusually vitriolic,
>> with Hannity calling Kimmel a "sick, twisted, creepy, perverted weirdo"
>> during his Fox show on Friday.
>> Kimmel returned fire on Twitter, often in off-color fashion. He says it's
>> sad that anyone who is "slobbering over" President Donald Trump would call
>> him a pervert. When Trump was the Republican presidential nominee he was
>> heard on tape bragging about fame enabling him to grope women, and he later
>> apologized.
>> Hannity ran several clips of Kimmel routines he said exposed the comic's
>> "creepy" past.
>>
>
> Can anybody figure out an end game here? Hannity isn't asking ABC to fire
> Kimmel and Kimmel isn't moved to call for any action. The action is Hannity
> calls Kimmel names and Kimmel shows the attacks in his monologue and throws
> back some insults. Hannity isn't facing any consequences from FNC for his
> attacks so he can continue indefinitely. Kimmel is only responding so he
> can continue until Hannity drops the attacks.
>
> When Fred Allen and Jack Benny had their "feud" on radio it was mutual
> promotion for their radio shows. This "feud" would serve the same purpose
> except neither seems to want to promote the other's program. And neither is
> going to take the other off the air. There is zero news value and the feud
> cannot heat up because it has no heat to start with.
>

Free publicity for both men/shows. It will end when the next idiot says
something stupid or posts something stupid on social media. And a year from
now, if not sooner, one of the guys will go on the other guy’s show and
they will shake hands and laugh.



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