Hannity fires back at Acosta over book: 'Go hawk that garbage' on CNN

Fox News host Sean HannitySean Patrick HannityBiden's safe-space CNN town hall attracts small audience, as poll numbers plummet Meghan McCain: 'SNL' parodies made me feel like 'laughing stock of the country' Biden giving stiff-arm to press interviews MORE feuded with CNN's Jim AcostaJames (Jim) AcostaSchiff says holding Bannon in criminal contempt 'a way of getting people's attention' NIH director pleads with evangelicals to 'look at the evidence' on vaccines Democrats brace for battle on Biden's .5 trillion spending plan MORE on Twitter on Friday after Acosta accused Hannity of not addressing his criticisms of Acosta's new book face to face.

Acosta tweeted early Friday morning that he had offered to discuss Hannity's frequent criticism of CNN and his reporting on Fox News, which Hannity declined.

"Hearing Sean Hannity is taking some shots at me over my book. Two things Sean... #1 I offered to come on your show and talk about the book and you guys declined. Sad! #2 you’re in the book. It was that time you had a chance to say something to my face but didn’t. Enjoy!" the CNN reporter tweeted.

Hannity responded hours later, tweeting that it was "true Fake News Acosta’s reps have BEEN BEGGING to be on the #1 show on Cable News & 618 Of the top Talk Radio stations."

"Sorry, I wont subject my audience to conspiracy theory fake news," Hannity added, before directing Acosta to "Go hawk that garbage on the lowest rated cable channel u work for."

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The two have feuded on social media before, with Acosta referring to Hannity as a "propagandist" who spreads "lies every night" in August, which at the time prompted Hannity to respond that he was "sorry your precious feelings are hurt & that people see through your lying bullshit for what it is."

Hannity also addressed Acosta live on his show last year in a monologue after Acosta noted that supporters of President TrumpDonald TrumpYoungkin ad features mother who pushed to have 'Beloved' banned from son's curriculum White House rejects latest Trump claim of executive privilege Democrats say GOP lawmakers implicated in Jan. 6 should be expelled MORE often shouted insults at CNN reporters who cover Trump rallies.

"I’m actually going to give your network some advice, if you have an open mind and an open heart," Hannity said last year on his show. "The people of this country are screaming at you for a reason. They don’t like your unfair, abusively biased treatment of the president of the United States."