Jim Acosta is perfectly known for being an operator who disguises himself as a journalist, while working for a Democratic publicity department that’s disguised as a media outlet. While his embarrassing moments during White House press briefings have become viral, he recently had another moment that promises to excel his previous gaffes.
As you can already imagine, a question from the CNN White House press correspondent backfired yesterday when he asked White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders about something President Donald Trump wrote in a tweet.
Acosta, a well-known provocateur in the press pool, tried to attack the U.S. Commander-in-Chief over a tweet from early Thursday morning that called for the Senate Intelligence Committee to look deep into the fake news pushed by the media networks in the United States.
Knowing the disgusting art of playing the victim at any opportunity, the CNN reporter tried to insinuate that President Trump does not value the First Amendment as much as he does the Second Amendment, following the unspeakable Las Vegas shooting. Naturally, Acosta knew he would have another chance of being in the spotlight and execute a lot of pressure on Sanders.
First, the operator asked why did Trump tweet that he would like to see the Senate Intelligence Committee investigate news outlet in this quest to go after the fake news. Then, he asked Sanders if the President values the First Amendment as much as he does the Second Amendment.
At that moment, some other reporters who attended the press briefing immediately looked at Sanders to know if she would show any kind of weakness or nervousness after the two questions Acosta made.
However, she proceeded to dismantle Acosta in the smoothest way possible by highlighting the President’s support for free speech while pointing out the overwhelmingly negative coverage from the media, despite an incredible amount of success by the administration in many important areas. Sanders pointed out that what makes the negative coverage even more disgraceful is the fact that these key areas are extremely important to the voters.
Soon after she responded, Acosta attacked again by pressing her on whether President Trump believes the committee should investigate American media organizations. Naturally, Acosta was trying to make the case that Trump was going after the press as the communist regimes the left usually endorses.
Far from getting nervous, Sanders quickly responded that while she doesn’t have any information that suggests that’s the case, she thinks that everyone should definitely call on all media to a higher standard. Logically, while Acosta’s question was kind of easy to counterattack, Sanders’ response was brilliant because of the fact that in addition to nullifying his idea in the smoothest way, she also used the moral high-ground to point out the media bias.
At this point, Sanders took her gloves off and decided to be more aggressive. She told Acosta that she really thinks he has a lot of responsibility, and explained that a lot of times the false or inaccurate narratives can easily create a negative environment that is not helpful for the people in the United States.
After this hit, Sanders told Acosta he has a significant responsibility to provide and report far and accurate details of everything that is taken place under Trump administration instead of just taking a position and act according to its interests. Additionally, she said that when people don’t do that, it is quite troubling for everyone considering the consequences and serious implications.
Far from making these statements without any kind of strong evidence behind it, Sanders pointed to a recent Pew Research study that found only 5 percent of news coverage of the Trump administration has been positive. Logically, we’re talking about a figure that is well below what the organization found for former Presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, and even George W. Bush.
LOL ! Sarah Sanders slaps Jim Acosta once again. And deservedly so. #pressbriefing
— Willie Squire (@williesquire) October 5, 2017
In case you still have some doubts about the media bias against Trump, the fact that even Bush was treated more favorably by such a corrupt institution as the mainstream is a clear evidence of how its grotesque essence reached a new level since Trump won the presidential election.
Also, having 95 percent of bad coverage without wiretapping private citizens, invading the wrong nation or allowing the NSA to spy on every American, seems like a salacious number for a president that not even have a year in the office.
In any case, Acosta’s embarrassing episodes promise to be a common moment during the Trump administration.