This was a fun exchange. CNN’s Jim Acosta, who continues the process of destroying journalism by personalizing the news while representing an organization that is supposed to be objective, accused the president of exploiting children and producing fake news, pointing to a tweeted video that satirized CNN’s own distortion of the news. From the exchange, which appears below: ACOSTA: The President tweeted out some fake videos,
This is a braver move than it may seem. ABC’s Jonathan Karl is an excellent reporter who, you may remember, went toe to toe with Obama White House Press Secretary Tim Carney, but without the grandstanding and with a legitimate intent to hold him accountable. He was a rare example of a White House press corps participant willing to grill the Obama team, which the
Here you have a president who is fulfilling the media’s greatest dream, DAILY PRESIDENTIAL PRESS CONFERENCES. And the liberal media wants to turn the cameras off. No president, perhaps in history, has ever been more available to the press. It’s just that the press doesn’t like what he says, and doesn’t want to hear it. Impeachment, they couldn’t get enough of, despite all the grandstanding
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
From the Washington Examiner: Bemoaning Trump’s description of the media as the “enemy of the people” — the title of his new book — Acosta jabbed at the president and said, “I throw my beer cans at the TV screen,” when Trump appears. “Do you remember, Bill, when we use to say ‘I’d like to leave this country better off to our kids and our
CNN correspondent Jim Acosta’s relentless self-promotion show has hit a snag, with his latest production bombing at the box office. That is, his book, “The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America,” isn’t selling. Just one week after being released, it has already sunk to #488 on Amazon as of Tuesday afternoon, well short of a best-seller. That’s an
Aww. CNN opinion journalist Jim Acosta failed to get called on in Vietnam during President Trump’s press conference and tried to make it an issue of freedom of the press, suggesting Trump was busy calling on foreign journalists instead. Meantime, more responsible journalists from U.S. outlets did get called on by Trump.
Acosta Thursday, covering a trip to the Rio Grande with President Trump, accidentally promoted Trump’s border wall idea while attempting to show the lack of a crisis by noting there were no people trying to cross the border — as he stood next to a wall. Glad to see the steel slats are deterring illegal immigrants from attempting to cross the border exactly as @realDonaldTrump
Hmm. I think the news here is that Jim Acosta may not be very smart. Glad to see the steel slats are deterring illegal immigrants from attempting to cross the border exactly as @realDonaldTrump said they would. This is why we need to #BuildTheWall along the rest of our southern border. #WallsWork https://t.co/EWJYbq78Dn — Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) January 10, 2019
Maybe he was disappointed at the lack of a confrontation. But maybe not. I think he knows President Trump well enough to understand that if he pulls another stunt, he will be banned, permanently.