Sean Hannity responds to Ryan Adams' Twitter tirade

This is a rush transcript from "Hannity," August 5, 2013. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

SEAN HANNITY, HOST: He is the latest liberal entertainer to launch an outrageous Twitter tirade against yours truly. Singer, songwriter -- by the way, you probably don't know him, he is not that popular -- Ryan Adams began his rant last night with this lovely tweet at Sean Hannity, "Your entire soul is controlled by fear, and by hate. Evolve a little chicken man. See reality."

Wasn't that nice? Now the tweet has since been taken down. We reached out to Mr. Adams. We invited him on the show for a comment. His little agent replied because he was too chicken in an e-mail, "Ryan's statement is his tweet and vice versa."

So is that what he really thinks? Why the urge to quickly recall the tweet, sir? And why don't you have the courage to come on the program and defend yourself. He called me a terrorist.

Here to talk about it, Fox News contributor, Tamara Holder and Miss Oklahoma, Anna Marie Costello. By the way, good to see you. Congratulations.

ANNA MARIE COSTELLO, MISS OKLAHOMA 2013: Thank you. Thank you for having me.

HANNITY: Well, I said that considering he called me a terrorist, that if we wanted to torture terrorists, we could play his music, which is not that popular anyway. And I would probably -- a 24 hour loop would drive them nuts.

TAMARA HOLDER, FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR: Sean, you are really good at this, you like changing the subject. When really the issue was that you were talking about role models in society and how dare we look up to people like A-Rod and Lance Armstrong and musicians when -- right? I mean, you're looking at me like I'm crazy, but I'm looking at this Twitter tirade -- liberal Twitter tirade. This isn't about liberals, it's about entertainers and artists who have a right to speak their minds and share their opinions.

HANNITY: But come on the program, stop being a wimp. He is hiding behind his rock star make up like a little, gutless coward that he is, say it to my face.

COSTELLO: I feel like he was tweeting -- he's a nearly 40-year-old man, and it seems as though 40 is now the new 15. So I agree.

The problem with having a Twitter account and having this platform as a celebrity is that you can say whatever you want without having any kind of accountability. He is in the public eye.

HOLDER: But the problem is conservatives like to create web sites and use Twitter to just bash people and what they said and that's how they make their money, by pointing out everything bad that everyone says or does. That's the conservative way.

HANNITY: Do you respond to people on Twitter?

HOLDER: I do respond all the time. I respond directly to people, just like he responded directly to you. I think you're insulted that you don't have a rock star on your program.

HANNITY: I think he's a wimp. He's hiding behind his rock star make- up.

HOLDER: Do you think he should be a -- he and A-Rod and Lance Armstrong and all these people should be idols?

HANNITY: Well, I'll give you an example. I think Anna Marie is a role model for a lot of girls.

COSTELLO: I would think so. I didn't achieve my talent by insulting people. I have a sense of character and integrity, as everyone should. No matter if you're a celebrity, no matter if you're a politician or a beauty queen or whoever you may be. He has no sense of integrity.

HOLDER: Why not, because he's just calling Sean out on Twitter?

COSTELLO: He's talking like a 15-year-old. That's not a man.

HOLDER: It's not a big deal, Sean. Chicken man?

HANNITY: Most people don't even know who he is, so forget it.

HOLDER: You were making him famous.

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