CNN news anchor Bill Weir faced criticism this week after he called Fox News â€świllfully ignorant f***sticksâ€ť when they ran a headline confusing the words climate and weather.
Fox tweeted the headline â€śClimate Doesnâ€™t Cooperate with Al Goreâ€ť in regard to the cooler than normal weather in Denver during the Environmental Protection Agencyâ€™s hearings on climate change this week.
Al Gore's supporters made an appearance at the EPA hearings with free ice cream in â€śIâ€™m Too Hotâ€ť relief trucks.
In response to the headline, Weir tweeted: â€śWeather is not climate, you willfully ignorant f***sticks.â€ť
After more than 800 retweets and dozens of comments, Weir finally apologized for his tweet on Thursday.
â€śThe glop of Midwestern guilt stuck in my chest prob wonâ€™t go away until I apologize to @foxnation for name-calling. Dumb move,â€ť Weir tweeted.
Despite the apology, Weir hasnâ€™t deleted the original name-calling tweet.
Weir, a former correspondent for ABCâ€™s â€śNightlineâ€ť and Good Morning America, has a history of mocking Foxâ€™s coverage. When Weir made fun of Foxâ€™s story featuring the rancher Cliven Bundyâ€™s standoff with the feds earlier this year, one Fox news anchor referred to him as â€śBill Weird."
In response, Weir criticized the anchor, Roger Ailes, for attacking him only to get noticed. Weir added that it was a cheesy start for a mediocre talent.
A spokesperson for Fox news said the network was aware of the tweet. CNN has yet to respond for comment.