Anthony Weiner and Sean Hannity in On-Air Showdown -- Weiner Denies He's 'Auditioning' for MSNBC (Here's the Video) THR
Anthony Weiner, whose bid to become mayor of New York City went down in flames amidst a sexting scandal, got into a squabble with Sean Hannity on Fox News and denied he was "auditioning" for a job on MSNBC, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
"Weiner appeared on Hannity on Wednesday night allegedly to discuss Obamacare and the government shutdown. But the two got off to a rocky start after Weiner accused Hannity of 'begging' him to come on, then he refused to answer questions about the sexting scandal that caused him to resign from Congress two years ago," the story reports.
"I thought maybe the reason you are here is because, maybe, you wanted to transition to television, and maybe you're coming on this show in the hopes of, like, replacing Chris Matthews," Hannity said.
Weiner denied it, saying, "Nope."
Hannity came back to the question later, telling his guest, "You're auditioning for MSNBC. You're auditioning. You want Chris Matthews' job. I can tell. You want to ask questions … you never shut up, like Chris Matthews, either."
Weiner replied, "Why do you always have patsies on?"
Hannity: "You want a job at MSNBC. I got it. Now I know why you came here today."
Weiner: "Fox apparently has much lower standards. I'd much rather have a job on Fox."
Hannity: "Ouch. You want me to talk about low standards? You really want me to go there?"
Here's the interview: