Who gave the best political rant of 2017: Anderson Cooper or Sean Hannity?
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Who gave the best political rant of 2017: Anderson Cooper or Sean Hannity?

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The rise of the Internet saw the advent of the viral political rant, and 2017 may have been the best year yet for political commentators to unleash their fury. As the year comes to an end, we want Tylters to decide who had the best take down of them all. CNN's Anderson Cooper has also grown into one of America's most beloved news anchors. But Sean Hannity's show is consistently the most-watched cable news program, with around 3.2 million viewers tuning in each night.  Who's your favorite? 🗣

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To many, 2017 has been the year of political opinions. Everyone—from athletes to actors to country singers—has had something to say about the current political climate. But it has also given politicos the chance to shine and unleash their greatest political rants to date.

Political personalities on both ends of the spectrum have seized the moment, becoming rock stars in their own right as politics take center stage. From seasoned commentators to rising stars, The Tylt wants to know who you think delivered the best political rant of 2017.

Don't forget to vote on our other matchups. Just click on the bracket below!

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But CNN's Anderson Cooper has also made a huge splash in the politirage world. From his infamous eye-rolling to this touching tribute to his brother who committed suicide, it is no wonder Cooper is the most-watched anchor on CNN.

After spending years as a correspondent for ABC News, Cooper became the anchor of Anderson Cooper 360 in 2003. As President Trump continues to attack CNN, deeming the organization "fake news," Copper is one of the anchors who has truly risen above the noise.

Cooper's best rant of 2017 came when he castigated President Trump for exploiting John Kelly's deceased son to protect himself from accusations of not calling the families of the fallen soldiers in Niger. Cooper called out the president's history of insulting veterans and Gold Star families, claiming it gives him no right to evoke the death of Kelly's son as an excuse for his lies.

President Obama like presidents Bush, Clinton, George H. W. Bush, Reagan and others before them, honored the fallen in many ways: phone calls, letters, witnessing caskets coming home, visiting the wounded. They did so frequently, often without bringing reporters along. None of them, Republicans and Democrats alike, wanted it to be about themselves. Until now.
As we've seen so many times before, this president, in his mind, simply cannot be wrong. And that gives him license, it seems, for a lie. It allows him to stand in front of the CIA's Wall of the Fallen to re-litigate inauguration crowd size. It lets him insult a Gold Star family, the Khans, who lost their son, killed in Iraq. It allows him to say John McCain's not a hero because he was captured. Never mind that after he was captured, John McCain was held captive and tortured for six years and can barely raise his arms because of it.

Watch the full rant below:

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Love him or hate him, Sean Hannity has the most-watched cable news program as of October 2017. An ardent defender of President Trump, Hannity is never afraid to say what others won't, and that recently landed him in hot water when he was accused of making excuses for Roy Moore's alleged abuse of underage girls.

Hannity joined Fox News in 1996 and has since risen to the top of the network. A radio host and bestselling author, Hannity is somewhat of a multimedia superstar in the world of politics, and in the era of Trump, Hannity has only strengthened his reputation within conservative circles.

One of Hannity's best politirage moments came in the form of a takedown of "establishment" Republicans who refused to support President Trump. Hannity held nothing back when called never-Trump Republicans "pathetic, weak, gutless [and] spineless." Hannity went on to refer to "little snowflake whiny" Jeff Flake, and criticized Bob Corker and John McCain for bashing the president instead of doing their jobs in the Senate.

"Here's a simple truth. All three of these guys, they're inept, they're ineffective, they have completely failed to deliver on the promises that they made to their constituents and you the American people for years. These guys have accomplished nothing, and others like Ben Sasse too. And you know what? All they're doing here is standing in the way of enacting an agenda to help move the country forward. What the people voted for last November.
They're trying to be martyrs in the process. You want to be martyrs? You guys go right ahead. Here's my answer to all of you tonight: good riddance, happy trails, don't let the door hit you on the way out of town."

Watch the full rant below:

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