On Tuesday, CNN propagandist Jim Acosta threw a temper tantrum and whined that White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders took too many questions from conservatives while trashing left-wing propaganda outlets.
“Does this feel like America?” he sniveled on Twitter. “Where the White House takes q’s from conservatives, then openly trashes the news media in the briefing room.”
Does this feel like America? Where the White House takes q's from conservatives, then openly trashes the news media in the briefing room.
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) June 27, 2017
The Daily Caller noted:
Despite Acosta’s complaints, Sanders took questions from several reporters who work for outlets like CBS, NBC, NPR and Bloomberg News.
Acosta’s outburst was an apparent response to Sanders’ critique of CNN early in the press briefing. Sanders blasted the network over its retraction this weekend of an article which claimed that Trump transition official Anthony Scaramucci was under congressional investigation over Russian business ties.
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) June 27, 2017
Others also spanked Acosta:
It would be nice if you guys spent more time doing your jobs effectively, and less time whining about how you're being mistreated by Trump.
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) June 27, 2017
Yep! America is getting great again! 😂
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) June 27, 2017
Chirping the President and his Press Corps wont change the fact that your wounds today are all self inflicted.
— Scott Davis (@ScottDavis44th) June 27, 2017
He didn't trash the media… he only trashed the fake news outlets… and, as we see again, totally justified.
— Carl Marino (@carlmarino1) June 27, 2017
supposed to just take questions from Liberals?
— Joe Warmington (@joe_warmington) June 27, 2017
One person responded:
They are supposed to take questions from all major news outlets. It is called free press.
— LynnElizabethMarlowe (@LynnElizabethMa) June 27, 2017
I don’t think that’s the definition of a “free press.”
— Raven (@KazeSkyz) June 27, 2017
Acosta’s outburst, Chuck Ross said, “was an apparent response to Sanders’ critique of CNN early in the press briefing. Sanders blasted the network over its retraction this weekend of an article which claimed that Trump transition official Anthony Scaramucci was under congressional investigation over Russian business ties.”
That article was later retracted and deleted. Three CNN employees who worked on the article resigned on Monday.
Sanders also slammed the media after a Project Veritas video was released showing a CNN producer calling the Trump-Russia conspiracy narrative “bulls**t.”
“There’s a video circulating now, whether it’s accurate or not I don’t know, but I would encourage everyone in this room, and, frankly, everyone across the country, to take a look at it,” she said. “I think if it is accurate it’s a disgrace to all of media, to all of journalism.”
Here’s video of her comment:
Ross further said:
Acosta has been highly critical of the White House recently. His main beef is the administration’s scale back of its live daily press briefings. He has also expressed frustration over receiving fewer questions in press briefings than he believes he deserves.
However, Acosta was not at Tuesday’s briefing. CNN reporter Jeff Zeleny attended in his place instead.
Incidents like this, by the way, are just part of the reason CNN is now seen by many as the least-trusted name in cable news.
- Video: CNN producer admits Trump-Russia narrative is ‘BS’
- CNN retracts Russia conspiracy hit piece; Proof of fake news?
- CNN’s Chris Cillizza demands examples of fake news, gets buried on Twitter
- CNN’s Reza Aslan calls Trump a ‘piece of sh–‘ for correctly identifying London terror attack
- This is CNN: Destroy Trump by any means necessary
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