Liberal CNN journalist Jim Acosta appeared at Point Park University on Thursday to lecture on how his truth telling “gets under your skin.” Acosta also explained his worry that the President’s comments could lead to violence against the press. According to a story in The Pitt News on Friday, “The concern I have is that if you have a situation here in the U.S. where a journalist is seriously injured or killed, we cease being the United States of America that we grew up with.”
President Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday evening had several dramatic moments, including when the GOP official awarded conservative icon Rush Limbaugh the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor a civilian can receive. Although the radio talk show host recently stated he has been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer, CNN reporter Jim Acosta nevertheless slammed Limbaugh for “a history of making derogatory comments about African-Americans,” a comment Fox News Channel anchor Laura Ingraham hammered as “disgusting.”
Mitt Romney’s vote to convict President Donald Trump on the impeachment charge of abuse of power won him a bunch of new fans amongst the liberal press. CNN’s Jim Acosta and John Avlon swooned over the Utah Senator’s “Profile in Courage” in standing up against Trump and his fellow Republicans. This is a far cry from the treatment Romney received when he was the GOP presidential nominee looking to take down their hero Barack Obama in 2012.
Picking up from Nick Fondacaro’s item on some of CNN’s initial reactions to the Senate trial coming to an end Wednesday afternoon, the Jeffrey Zucker-led circus continued into The Situation Room. Most notably, Fake News Jim hailing Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) and seven panelists ganging up on former Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) over, well, how one could act on principle and not want to remove President Trump.
Of course, hard-left CNN journalist Jim Acosta couldn’t let a touching moment in Tuesday’s State of the Union go without injecting liberal spin onto it. Regarding the President’s awarding of the Medal of Freedom to Rush Limbaugh, Acosta smeared the radio star as a racist, claiming a “history of making derogatory comments about African-Americans.” I
In the aftermath of the Iranian missile attack against two U.S. bases in Iraq Tuesday evening, it appeared as though there were no U.S. casualties (as of this post's publication) and both President Trump and Iranian officials were ready to deescalate the situation. But CNN was not having it. During an appearance on CNN Tonight, chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta insisted that Trump was backed into a corner, and could do nothing but push the United States closer to a major conflict with Iran. He even suggested Trump was gambling with the lives of U.S. troops.
Criticize the media, and you’re threatening the freedoms and lives of journalists. That’s the gist of the story from New York Times media reporter Michael Grynbaum: “After Another Year of Trump Attacks, ‘Ominous Signs’ for the American Press -- Threats of ‘retribution,’ more accusations of ‘fake news’ and the end of the White House briefing made 2019 the darkest yet for journalists in the Trump era.”
Following up on his February 11 tour de force on the national embarrassment that is the dishonest liberal media, National Review editor Charles C.W. Cooke concluded 2019 with another masterpiece for the magazine’s December 31 issue that NewsBusters readers will enjoy in “CNN Is Not a News Network.” Cooke eviscerated CNN as having become “a peculiar and unlovely hybrid of progressive propaganda outlet, oleaginous media apologist, sexless cultural scold, and frenzied Donald Trump stalkerblog.”
Just as the liberal broadcast networks did Monday evening, CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta batted away an interview Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky did with TIME magazine, in which he stated he did not approach his conversation with President Trump “from the position of a quid pro quo.” Despite that fact, Acosta treated the development as some kind of unimportant statement Trump was “seizing on.”
As first noticed by our friend Ryan Saavedra at the Daily Wire, CNN chief White House correspondent and egotistical high-horseman Jim Acosta gave an interview last week to the Canadian outlet TVO and their show The Agenda to promote his narcissistic book The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America. The half-hour interview crammed in as many displays of snobbish cliches attacking his critics as possible, making it so unbearable that it could be legally classified as torture.
Moments after President Trump’s Wednesday press conference before a hostile press itching for his impeachment, CNN’s The Situation Room host Wolf Blitzer and chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta preyed on the fact that most people had not read the transcript of the phone call between Trump and the president of Ukraine and blatantly lied about the “favor” Trump asked for.
While most of Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ two-year tenure as President Trump’s press secretary led to many clashes with the media, her replacement -- Stephanie Grisham -- is continuing some of those traditions, including no daily briefings on a regular basis. Grisham made the announcement while a guest on the Fox & Friends morning program on Monday, when she accused reporters of turning the event into political “theater” during their attempts to “get famous.”