CNN is still smarting from the beat-down it got when President-elect Donald Trump told operative Jim Acosta that his network is “fake news.” On Thursday, Don Lemon spoke with Acosta, asking him, “What if you called him a fake president?”
“Really?” asked a post at BizPac Review. “Well, rise and shine, Skippy — the left has been calling Trump’s defeat of his opponent Hillary Clinton illegitimate since November 9 when the electoral results were announced.”
Acosta said nothing like that has ever happened to him before. Of course, that’s because no elected official has dared square off against the biased liberal media before.
“I expected the person, the woman or man who followed you to say, ‘I yield my time to Jim Acosta’ or ‘My question is Jim Acosta’s question’,” Lemon said. “I think this is a time for the press to stand up for each other.”
Really, Don? You mean, the way your network stood up for Fox News the last eight years every time Obama attacked the network? Oh, wait, you didn’t.
“I saw Sean Spicer on Fox News and he said you were rude,” Lemon said. “And I thought, when he called you fake news, what if you called him a fake president?”
Michael Dorstewitz added:
Bingo! Right on cue, tweeps on the left called Trump — a fake president.
And still another observed that CNN has been delegitimizing Trump’s victory at the polls from day-1, by emphasizing Clinton’s popular vote victory, and attributing Trump’s electoral win to outside factors.
You’re too late on that one, Lemon. And that could be one reason Trump may be a little sensitive on the subject these days.
Here’s video of the segment:
- GOP lawmaker: CNN’s Jim Acosta should be fired, banned from White House press conferences
- Sean Spicer: I told CNN’s Acosta if he behaves like that again I’ll have him removed — Video
- Trump to rude CNN hack: ‘You are fake news’ — Video
- The applause for Trump the MSM cut off – Fox’s Shep Smith defends CNN
- Unreal: CNN’s Don Lemon says video beating of white man not ‘evil,’ but result of ‘bad home training’
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