CNN’s Jim Acosta may or may not think he is an intrepid reporter questioning power. But he is actually an advocate who is helping destroy journalism by injecting himself fully into his fights with President Trump.
The White House should not have ended the daily press briefing. But people like Acosta sure gave them a reason to do so, and to attack the press as “fake news.”
According to the Washington Examiner:
Fox News host Chris Wallace slammed CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta over a verbal altercation between Acosta and President Trump during a press conference.
Wallace, the host of Fox News Sunday, bashed Acosta for his behavior at Trump’s Tuesday press conference in India during an event later that evening with New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman put on by Common Ground Committee, a group dedicated to bringing prominent leaders with opposing views together in public forums, at Columbia Journalism School.
“I was horrified by [Acosta],” Wallace explained. “It’s not our job to get in fights with presidents. It’s not our job to one-up presidents. It’s our job to report on presidents. … But to the degree we have responded to his attacks on us with attacks or advocacy in kind, there’s a huge mistake, and I think adds to people questioning the credibility of the media.”
Wallace was referring to an exchange during Trump’s trip to India this week in which Acosta accused the president of being a liar.