Skip to comments.Acosta Is a Symptom of Dead Left-wing Journalism
Posted on 11/09/2018 8:57:30 AM PST by Kaslin
Let’s be clear. Journalism has been ruined for some time now, decades in fact. The American legacy media has left-wingers who have failed to put their political feelings aside when reporting facts. They use word gymnastics to create a false narrative and sway public opinion. Our Founding Fathers wanted a free press to keep the government in check, but the liberal media destroyed their intention.
This week Jim Acosta had his White House press credentials pulled. President Trump was answering questions during a press briefing when he called on Acosta. These two have a contentious relationship already. Acosta mentioned the Central American caravan that is coming through Mexico to the United States. Any president should be asked tough questions, regardless of their party. However, Acosta did not inquire. Instead, he lectured the president, telling Trump the group was not invading the country. Trump did not take Acosta’s smug comments. When a White House intern was ordered to get the microphone from Acosta, he pulled away from her, causing a scene.
Acosta is not a journalist. He is a left-wing activist and a symptom of liberalism inside news agencies. His questions are not objective. They are “gotcha” in nature intended to aggravate White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders or the president. Acosta does not plan to serve Americans by gathering the truth but creating a false narrative instead.
Acosta has a history of acting like this. Soon after Trump was elected, he became belligerent during questioning when Trump tried to move on to another reporter.
The problem is a grab at fame. Acosta is trying to make a name for himself. There is no regard for his position as a journalist. The Founding Fathers found importance in keeping the government in check and open via transparency. Acosta is not trying to do this. If he were, Obama would have been treated the same way. Acosta’s actions are not his “style,” but his biases.
Left-wing journalists attempt to gain notoriety through partisan questioning and have effectively killed journalism. Decades ago, the news was a place to gather facts and people were taught to think for themselves, creating their own opinions. Now, as society has fallen, individuals are no longer showed the value of critical thought. They watch a biased left-wing news station and listen to politicians who have talking points that further their political aspirations than believe their words are the truth.
It does not matter which side of the aisle. People should use their brain, deduction, reasoning, and common sense to determine how they feel about something. Now, we have brainless zombies who answer the media’s dog whistle of those who pose to be journalists.
The left kills anything it touches, and journalism is no different. Leftist journalists have destroyed their reputation and most likely will never recover from the self-inflicted damage.
No president before Trump ever pushed back on the media. They were often afraid of bad coverage, but they received negative results regardless. However, Trump is not a typical Republican politician. He calls the mainstream media out for their biases and pushes back when necessary.
Found one of the better vids of the encounter Accosta had with the intern at 6:20 into this vid:
They,the dominant media, are not journalists. They are advocates for the neo-marxist left/democrat party.
They do not report news. They create fake news. The alternative term is from Prof. Boorstin`s work, The Image. A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America.
Boorstin`s work explains how the media create manufactured events then broadcast it as actual news when in fact it is a pseudo event of their own creation.
That young lady should have given Acosta a knee so hard that his jewels ended up in his cheeks and he looked like a nut eating squirrel.
A long, slow, agonizing death.
I suspect partisan management of newspapers and TV networks is willing to lose increasing amounts of money circulating Fake News that fewer and fewer are consuming, for a very long time into the future.
As a side note, that intern is SO not guilty...!
Acosta plays the role of a journalist but in his heart he’s a mean ‘know it all’ 15 year old boy with a chip on his shoulder.
Like most of the rest of the liberal press...
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