More and video at link.CNN excused reporters for shouting questions that could have passed for heckling outside a sacred site in Poland, but ripped a Mitt Romney aide for responding by cursing at them. On Thursday morning, CNN's Jim Acosta dismissed any controversy over the loaded questions in a completely self-righteous narrative.
Acosta excused reporters, "it's really no surprise really, that the press tried their best to get a question to him today," despite the shouted questions coming outside Poland's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. "I think it should also be noted that this press aide, and what he said to us, was really inexcusable."
Acosta's slanted story made it seem that the press was simply up to business as usual, when the Romney aide's outburst was not unprovoked. The reporters' questions could have passed for heckling, like "What about your gaffes?" and "do you feel that your gaffes have overshadowed your foreign trip?"
The Romney campaign needs to keep a thick skin because it's only going to get worse.