Grandstanding CNN propagandist Jim Acosta found himself facing yet another extremely hostile crowd in Tampa, Florida Tuesday night, at a rally for President Trump. Videos posted all over social media show the CNN operative heckled with chants of “CNN sucks,” ‘you’re a liar” and “fake news.”
According to Newsbusters’ Curtis Houck:
Acosta began his 5:05 p.m. Eastern live shot on The Situation Room concerning the Manafort trial and a new legal argument by Trump and his legal team with a smattering of boos but nothing that was negligible.
Three minutes later when the taped portion of his report ended, Acosta came back live with an even larger crowd shouting “CNN sucks” as he bemoaned the lack of White House press briefings as there were “only three briefings for the press this month and eight total since the end of May.”
“There is no other way to describe what the White House is doing these days, Wolf, top officials including the President are hiding from the press,” Acosta continued. He should have stopped there, but the self-centered liberal journalist couldn’t help but offer proverbial return fire in the direction of the crowd.
Here’s one of the videos Houck posted:
Other videos from a different perspective were posted to social media:
— Emily L. Mahoney (@mahoneysthename) July 31, 2018
— Zac Anderson (@zacjanderson) July 31, 2018
At the Trump rally here in Tampa, Florida. Still about 2 hours out from the start, but a group of supporters have gathered around the press pen chanting “CNN sucks” as Jim @Acosta as he tries to go live. @wusf pic.twitter.com/A1umninklJ
— Roberto Roldan (@ByRobertoR) July 31, 2018
One social media user noted: “I find it hard to generate much sympathy for him. Acosta wouldn’t keep it classy even in North Korea, when the seemingly impossible was happening. He’s been writing this check with his mouth for months. He isn’t just distrusted, he’s *disliked* by some potential customers.”
I find it hard to generate much sympathy for him. Acosta wouldn't keep it classy even in North Korea, when the seemingly impossible was happening. He's been writing this check with his mouth for months. He isn't just distrusted, he's *disliked* by some potential customers.
— PolitenessHelps (@CreateCivility) July 31, 2018
Others loved the response Acosta generated:
This just made my day.
— Larry Kutcher (@LarryKutcher) July 31, 2018
I love it. The people know you Acosta. Feel the love yet?
— Elaine (@Elaine21948574) July 31, 2018
Octavio Jones of the Tampa Bay Times noted:
— Octavio Jones (@OctavioJones) July 31, 2018
“Protest” is somewhat of an understatement, but it’ll do…
A post at Twitchy called the crowd’s reaction “pretty rude,” but observed that “if CNN could just find a way to suck less, maybe it would die down a little.”
“If,” however, is a mighty big word…
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