Sean Hannity Battles Back After WSJ Editor Calls Him ‘Fox News’ Dumbest Anchor’

By Mark Joyella 

Fox News host Sean Hannity called a Wall Street Journal editor an “asshole” and a “dumbass” in a series of messages on Twitter late Thursday night, after the WSJ columnist described Hannity as “Fox News’ dumbest anchor.”

WSJ deputy editorial page editor Bret Stephens sparked Hannity’s anger with this tweet Thursday night:

Hannity responded with a storm of tweets directed at his “corporate cousin,” as Rupert Murdoch is CEO of Fox News and chairman and CEO of Journal parent News Corp.:

The in-family fight raises questions a shift in culture at Fox News in the post-Ailes era, as Roger Ailes was known as a fierce protector of his talent, and the shop he ran kept a tight lid on public displays of discord.

Friday morning, Stephens got in this final shot: