Hannity opposes #FireColbert movement

Hannity opposes #FireColbert movement
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Fox News host Sean Hannity on Wednesday came out against an online movement calling for CBS to oust "Late Show" host Stephen Colbert, urging those aligning themselves with the protest to "change the channel" instead.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: Dems playing destructive 'con game' with Kavanaugh Several Yale Law classmates who backed Kavanaugh call for misconduct investigation Freedom Caucus calls on Rosenstein to testify or resign MORE's supporters took to Twitter to call for CBS to fire Colbert after the comedian fired off a series of blistering jokes about the president on his show Tuesday night in a segment called "Stephen Says Everything Journalists Wish They Could."


One of those jokes, alluding to oral sex between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, drew accusations of homophobia. 

By Wednesday morning, #FireColbert was trending on Twitter and calls to boycott "Late Show" advertisers were circulating among some social media users.

Colbert, who previously played a right-wing news personality on Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report," has built his career in political humor and has frequently taken aim at Trump and his aides on the "Late Show."