The never-ending saga of CNN’s Jim Acosta making a fool of himself in front of the Trump White House took another turn on Monday, as he hurled questions at President Trump following a White House event that allowed the President to respond by calling him “fake news.”
CNN senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta unleashed a series of tweets throughout the day on Saturday blaming President Trump for the white supremacists rally and subsequently deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Along with the familiar refrains about Russia and Donald Trump’s rhetoric, the liberal media this month were preoccupied with rescuing ObamaCare. When one of the media’s favorite Republicans, Senator John McCain, cast a vote that kept Barack Obama’s signature legislation alive MSNBC’s Brian Williams hailed it as a “moment of moral courage.” Meanwhile his MSNBC colleague Chris Matthews was so obsessed with pushing the Trump-Russia narrative he actually worried about some newspapers not giving it enough coverage as he fretted how print readers were “going to keep up with Russia?” The following is a collection of worst media and celebrity outbursts from the past few weeks:
Stephen Miller's trouncing of CNN reporter Jim Acosta over immigration policy at Wednesday's White House press briefing apparently angered the Associated Press's Hillel Italie beyond measure. Thursday, while barely covering any of the substance of the confrontation, the AP reporter irresponsibly launched into a smearing, sneering tirade equating Miller's viewpoints with "members of the far-right community, including such white supremacists as David Duke and Richard Spencer."
On Friday, Washington Post media reporter Paul Farhi asked the question “A briefing room clash may be good TV, but is it good journalism?” The Post mostly answered “yes,” and Farhi never compared today’s clashes to anything that happened under Barack Obama. The journalists who badgered Trump aide Stephen Miller “say they have no regrets for aggressively seeking answers,” Farhi reported.
Jim Acosta boasted “As my mother told me recently, ‘Let other people be the wallflower,’....If quoting from the Statue of Liberty is pushing too hard, I’m going to keep pushing.”
With Don Lemon taking some vacation, CNN Tonight has featured New Day co-host Chris Cuomo, so Wednesday’s show went as well as you’d expect with liberal propaganda, a full defense of Jim Acosta after being thrashed by Stephen Miller, and unchallenged fake news by April Ryan.
Politico accused Stephen Miller in a new article of being a Soviet anti-Semite following his exchange with Jim Acosta on Wednesday. Entitled “The Ugly History of Stephen Miller’s ‘Cosmopolitan’ Epithet,” Jeff Greenfield goes on to explain how ‘cosmopolitan’ was originally a term used by Josef Stalin that served as an excuse “to purge the culture of dissident voices.” This accusation is particularly ironic given the fact that Stephen Miller is, in fact, Jewish.
MRC President Brent Bozell on Thursday called out CNN’s Jim Acosta, deriding the journalist a clone of Nancy Pelosi. Bozell added that it’s “dishonest” to call such an activist a reporter. Appearing on FBN’s Varney and Co., he addressed Acosta’s fight with White House adviser Stephen Miller: “Close your eyes. What you were hearing was Schumer. You were hearing Nancy Pelosi speaking.”
Wednesday was quite the day for the feckless CNN senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta as he had his clock cleaned by White House policy adviser Stephen Miller over immigration. CNN gave Acosta hourly opportunities to change the narrative, but they did quite the opposite by only reinforcing Acosta’s derisory behavior masquerading as moralism.
White House adviser Stephen Miller absolutely eviscerated the “cosmopolitan bias” of CNN journalist Jim Acosta, slamming his immigration claims as “ignorant.” Appearing at a briefing on Donald Trump’s new merit-based immigration policy, Acosta began by lecturing, “What you're proposing, or what the President is proposing, does not sound like it’s in keeping with American tradition when it comes to immigration.”
The fallout from last week’s departure of Sean Spicer as White House press secretary and Reince Priebus as chairman of the Republican National Committee spilled into MSNBC’s liberal programming on Sunday. Our friends at Mediaite found that one-time weekday host Thomas Roberts -- now a weekend host -- made a harsh assertion about Spicer’s future during an edition of MSNBC Live.
Calling into CNN’s Inside Politics after news broke Friday afternoon Sean Spicer would resign from the position of White House press secretary, senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta trumpeted the reality that Spicer “was raked over the coals publicly” on Saturday Night Live and in the media (especially by people like Acosta).