Jim Acosta is whining that President Trump has labeled CNN and other “fake news” networks as “enemy of the people”.
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Trump: They asked my daughter Ivanka whether or not the media is the enemy of the people. She correctly said no. It is the FAKE NEWS, which is a large percentage of the media, that is the enemy of the people!
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">They asked my daughter Ivanka whether or not the media is the enemy of the people. She correctly said no. It is the FAKE NEWS, which is a large percentage of the media, that is the enemy of the people!</p>— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1025115155632455680?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 2, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
Jim Acosta repeatedly asked Sarah Sanders to agree that the mainstream media outlets are not the enemy of the people, as President Trump has now labeled them.
“I think it would be a good thing if you were to say right here, at this briefing, that the press … are not the enemy of the people. I think we deserve that,” Acosta told Sanders.
Sanders responded that President Trump has “made his position known,” before the Acosta interrupted – resulting in Sanders and Acosta talking over each other. Sanders then launched into a point-by-point rebuttal.
“It’s ironic, Jim, that not only you and the media attack the president for his rhetoric when they frequently lower the level of conversation in this country. Repeatedly, repeatedly the media resorts to personal attacks without any content other than to incite anger,” Sanders fired back.
She said the media have attacked her personally “on a number of occasions”.
“Including your own network said I should be harassed as a life sentence. That I should be choked. ICE officials are not welcomed in their place of worship,” Sanders said.
Sanders reminded him of the April White House Correspondents Dinner where comedian Michelle Wolf took personal jabs at the Sanders.
“When I was hosted by the Correspondents’ Association, which almost all of you are members of, you brought a comedian up to attack my appearance and call me a traitor to my own gender,” Sanders said. “As far as I know, I’m the first press secretary in the history of the United States that’s required Secret Service protection.”
The media “continues to ratchet up the verbal assault against the president,” said Sanders, noting that the administration has a “role to play” but the media are also responsible for the discourse in America.
Acosta reminded Sanders that she did not say whether or not she considers the media the “enemy of the people.”
“Are we to take it, from what you just said, we all get put through the ringer. We all get put in the meat grinder in this town and you’re no exception,” Acosta said. “I’m sorry that that happened to you. I wish that had not happened. But, for the sake of this room. The people that are in this room, this democracy, this country … the president of the United States should not refer to us as the enemy of the people … all I’m asking you to do, Sarah, is to acknowledge that.”
“I appreciate your passion. I share it. I’ve addressed this question. I’ve addressed my personal feelings, I’m here to speak on behalf of the president. He’s made his comments clear,” Sanders said.
Acosta took to Twitter to express his feelings on Sanders response.
“I walked out of the end of that briefing because I am totally saddened by what just happened. Sarah Sanders was repeatedly given a chance to say the press is not the enemy and she wouldn't do it. Shameful,” he wrote.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I walked out of the end of that briefing because I am totally saddened by what just happened. Sarah Sanders was repeatedly given a chance to say the press is not the enemy and she wouldn't do it. Shameful.</p>— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) <a href="https://twitter.com/Acosta/status/1025079304097603584?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 2, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
Acosta called out Sean Hannity for 'injecting poison into the nation's political bloodstream'.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Hannity is a propagandist for profit, peddling lies every night. He says he’s just a talk show host, not a journalist. But he’s injecting poison into the nation’s political bloodstream warping public attitudes about the press. I’m confident in the long run the truth will prevail.</p>— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) <a href="https://twitter.com/Acosta/status/1024831352611512321?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 2, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
Acosta was responding to an opening monologue Hannity delivered on his show Wednesday night, where he referred to the White House correspondent as a “professional Trump-hater over at ‘fake news’ CNN.”
Hannity called out anyone who would act violently towards reporters as “no friend of mine,” but later turned to former White House press secretary Sean Spicer, who suggested Acosta deserved the angry reaction.
“If Jim Acosta has a problem with some of the ability of people to express themselves he should look at his own unprofessional and disrespectful behavior,” Spicer said. “Look in the mirror and wonder whether he’s part of the problem.”
Hannity responded to Acosta’s attack in his own tweet, telling him that “people see through your lying bulls– for what it is.”
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Jimmy <a href="https://twitter.com/Acosta?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Acosta</a> sorry your precious feelings are hurt & that people see through your lying bullshit for what it is. FAKE NEWS. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CNNSUCKS?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#CNNSUCKS</a></p>— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) <a href="https://twitter.com/seanhannity/status/1024848908277768192?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 2, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
Acosta, who was covering the Tuesday rally in Tampa, shared several videos prior to the president’s speech showing angry attendees hurling insults and making obscene gestures towards CNN reporters. In one, Acosta is seen taking a photo with a father and his young daughter as Trump supporters scream, “CNN sucks!”
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Crowd chants “CNN Sucks” at Jim Acosta again, this time at <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TrumpTampaRally?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TrumpTampaRally</a> 😆 <a href="https://t.co/ciUrhqHcU0">pic.twitter.com/ciUrhqHcU0</a></p>— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) <a href="https://twitter.com/MarkDice/status/1024484369581273088?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 1, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
Trump also shared one of Acosta’s videos of Trump supporters at the rally, retweeting his son Eric, who added the hashtag #truth.
“Honestly, it felt like we weren’t in America anymore,” Acosta told HLN host S.E. Cupp. “He is whipping these crowds up into a frenzy to the point where they really want to come after us.”
“My sense of it is that these opinions these folks have at these rallies, they’re shaped by what they see in the primetime hours of Fox News and what they hear from some conservative news outlets that just sort of give them this daily diet of what they consider to be terrible things we do over here at CNN,” Acosta continued. “It’s very unfortunate. But it’s a pitting of American against American and honestly, it needs to stop.”
Wow, if that isn’t the pot calling the kettle… The liberal stream media, the Democratic Party and almost all of Hollywood have attacked Trump and anyone who is associated with or voted for Trump. The outrage and blatant lies coming from the Left is incredible. No matter what Trump does for this Country, the media puts a spin on us and downplays it. They hate him so bad they would rather see America fail.
The rallies prove there are so many people that truly love our President and support him. Let’s prove it and vote red in November so we can continue to Make America Great Again!
Related Sources: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/08/02/sarah-sanders-lashes-out-at-media-abuse-in-fiery-clash-with-cnns-acosta.html; http://www.philly.com/philly/news/fox-news-sean-hannity-cnn-jim-acosta-trump-rally-fake-news-20180802.html?mobi=true
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I am forced at times at work to watch CNN and or MSNBC. Its discusting how every day nearly 24/7 they trash Trump. Constant attacks, biggest lies and they are proven wrong all the time! I guess whe your Attacks and disinformation Fail constantly and you realize you and other networks like yours have lost the ear of the American people you may as well play victim! You leaned to far for redemption, you went all in holding deuces. I was a terrible bet. Your reputation is lost and you will never get that back again. So grasp at any type of lifeline you have left your network is finished.
Acosta if your news agency wasn't lying everyday to the American people and trying to bring down the best President we've had in a very long time. Also who has turned this country around and is making America great again, just look at his record! But your network can't cover the good he's done! So Jim from the bottom of my heart and most of America's UP YOURS!!! CNN AND ALL FAKE NEWS IS THE ENEMY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE!
Honestly Jim, Constitutional Conservatives haven’t felt like this is America for quite a few years due to MSM clear bias and disdain towards us! Most of us Thank God Amighty for sending Donald Trump to help save our country!!
The only thing Acosta does is whine and push propaganda. I am so sick of the Fake News. It truly is the enemy of the People.
i fell that jim acosta IS the enemy of the people,and our potus ! he clearly HATES this president,and tries to emberrass him at every turn ! he is rude,obnoxious,and LIES alot ! he dishes it daily,but yet when we dish it back, he claims he's in danger !
give me a break jim….you started this, the very first day you attacked the man that we voted for ! you've called us uneducated,and have said our "elevator doesnt hit most floors"..what did you expect jim ? that we would just take it,and treat you with respect,when you dont do that for us and this potus ? NO ! you are a rude,entitled,individual,and YOU ARE FAKE NEWS ! and the enemy of the people ! suck it up jim, its only going to get worse if you keep up your bias !
Personally I think they should give them all shock collars… When they speak out of turn or go too long…. SHOCK EM! 😁
The Rabinous Press needs to be held at arms length.
They are NOT there to report news or cover it now.
They are clearly using the WH Press briefing to make a Name for themselves and push a personal political agenda for book deals and paid speeches.
But this whole situation reminds me of a 1980's early 90's movie . Where the plot was a Trial Lawyer and a Up and coming DA conspired to stage fights, public scenes and etc.. to help each others careers.
Acosta has Rocks in his head where there should be brain matter…. CNN is a propaganda news outlet as most of the MSM is. People who do not understand they are spreading lies and feeding the hatred need to do some research. (Mocking Bird)
Yes I watch Fox for most of my news… but EVEN Fox can lean left with Shepard Smith Chris Wallace, and even Neil Cavuto stating liberal talking points once in a while. But on CNN and MSNBC it is more than obvious they are no where close to fair or REAL news. Acosta and the liberal elites are no longer in control and the Deepstate is in a Panic. Long live Trump and thanks Lexy and Goldwater for continuing to give TRUTH.
the fake news gave BushCo a free pas after they torture-murdered 3000 on 9/11 but complain that Trump is "cruel" . give me a break…