View Full Version : Journalism Organization Drops the Hammer on Acosta over Press Conference Behavior

11-10-2018, 05:21 PM
Jim Acosta, a self-aggrandizing pest who seems to actually believe any White House presser is nothing more than his own personal TV show, got his “hard pass” revoked this past week after an incident in which he refused to give up the mic and physically stopped a female intern who tried to take it from him.

In any normal universe, this story wouldn’t have registered. Of course he should have lost the hard pass, a document that allows him unprecedented access to the White House. That’s appalling behavior, and it’s not like it’s the first time he’s engaged in it.

However, the president is Donald Trump and the network Jim Acosta works for is CNN, so bring on the outrage and the witless comparisons to 1930s Continental fascism.

At least The New York Times didn’t go with the fascist thing, but they did issue a facepalm-worthy defense of the well-coiffed martyr of CNN.

“Mr. Trump has amply demonstrated his inability to deal with criticism or tough questions in any way other than to immediately, angrily and crudely counterattack,” The Times’ editorial board said Thursday. “Mr. Acosta has regularly provoked the president to fury, and he did so again on Wednesday with questions about the Central American migrant ‘caravan’ and the Russia investigation.


11-10-2018, 06:25 PM

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