New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman hit back at Fox News star Sean Hannity after he accused her of concocting “fake news” in a piece about 20 unusual advisers to President Trump.
Hannity accused Haberman of failing to ask him about reports that Trump turns to him for advice.
@nytimes You colluded with HRC in 2016. It’s none of your business who i do or do not talk too. Total fake news speculation about me/@POTUS— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) April 22, 2017
But Haberman stood by her reporting.
W all due respect, we were interested in who POTUS talks to, not you, and several ppl close to him cited you https://t.co/sb9y4nDJYt— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) April 22, 2017
Hannity accused Haberman, who is Jewish, with relying on blind quotes to smear him — and Trump.
So “anonymous sources” should be taken with a grain of salt. People might manipulate say the @nytimes by offering such quotes? We agree!! https://t.co/hghQjfATGk— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) April 23, 2017
Haberman, who has formed a potent journalistic tag team with Glenn Thrush, said the Trump White House is a hotbed of shifting blocs.
The alliances in this West Wing are like the weather - wait a few hours and it will change.— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) April 23, 2017
Maggie Haberman Hits Back In Twitter Spat With ‘Trump Adviser’ Sean Hannity
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