This is how people like CNN’s Jim Acosta have ruined journalism. Because, even beyond being liberal and suffering from TDS, they make themselves part of the story.
At a press conference in India Tuesday, Acosta suggested that President Trump is a liar. “Mr. President, I think our record on delivering the truth is a lot better than yours sometimes,” he said.
The veteran White House briefing room showboat was defending CNN against an attack by Trump. But good journalists should simply ignore such attacks. It’s not about them. It’s about the news. And they certainly should not respond with an opinion.
The press has done more to ruin itself, in its response to Trump, than Trump has ever done to the press.
According to Fox News:
Acosta asked Trump if he would accept foreign interference in the upcoming election and how he could justify replacing Joseph Maguire as acting director of national intelligence.
“First of all, I want no help from any country, and I haven’t been given help from any country,” Trump answered before referencing a report that CNN had to walk back on Sunday. “If you see what CNN, your wonderful network said, I guess they apologized in a way. Didn’t they apologize for the fact that they said certain things that weren’t true? Tell me, what was their apology yesterday? What did they say?”
Acosta fired back, “Mr. President, I think our record on delivering the truth is a lot better than yours sometimes.”
Trump responded by attacking the credibility of Acosta and CNN.
“Your record is so bad that you ought to be ashamed of yourself. You have probably the worst record in the history of broadcasting,” Trump said as Acosta attempted to interrupt.