CNN’s Acosta suggests Trump voters ‘don’t have all their faculties’; Fails effort to spin statement

In a taped interview published this week by Variety, CNN propagandist and Trump-hater extraordinaire Jim Acosta, made a series of suggestions, including one in which he implied that Trump supporters can’t see through President Trump’s alleged “act” because they “don’t have all their faculties.”  He tried to spin his comments after taking heat, but that effort also failed.

The Washington Times said that Acosta “lamented what he perceives as a large-scale intellectual void afflicting the population” in the Variety interview.

“The problem is that people around the country don’t know it’s an act,” he said. “They’re not in on the act, and they take what he says very seriously, and they take attacks from [former White House press secretary] Sean Spicer and Sarah Sanders and what they do to us on a daily basis very seriously. They don’t have all their faculties in some cases — their elevator might not hit all floors. My concern is that a journalist is going to be hurt one of these days.”

Got that?  Acosta very clearly suggested that Trump supporters are simply too stupid to know truth from the upside-down reality he and his fellow propagandists spin for us on a daily basis.  Granted, he didn’t specifically mention Trump supporters by name, but one doesn’t have to be a rocket scientist to understand what he meant.

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On Wednesday, Acosta claimed that he really wasn’t talking about Trump supporters.

“Regarding my interview with Variety, my comments have been twisted by some outlets,” he whined on Twitter. “As you can plainly see, I’m not referring to Trump supporters. I am talking about people who threaten journalists. Links to transcript and video below.”

Right, Jimbo…

So who else was Acosta speaking of?


Reaction was pretty much what one might expect:




One person reminded Acosta that journalists aren’t part of a “protected” class:


Another person translated Acosta-speak:


Twitchy observed:

When Jim Acosta decides to shine the blinding spotlight on himself and the rest of the MSM, maybe we’ll take him more seriously. Until then, he’ll keep getting treated like the colossal joke that he is.

As a final note, CNN, the outlet Acosta works for, was named the “least-trusted” name in network news, according to a study published in early January 2017 by the Washington Free Beacon.

The poll, done by Rasmussen, “asked how viewers trust the political news from each of the cable networks. Fox News again took the top spot, with 50 percent of respondents saying they trust the network’s political news. Fourty-three percent of MSNBC viewers said the same, and only 33 percent of those who tune into CNN said they trust the news network,” the Free Beacon said.

Ironically, CNN received considerable help when Facebook adjusted its algorithm earlier this year, ostensibly to combat “fake news.”


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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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