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  • CNN’s Acosta: Comparing Trump Rally to Protests ‘an Apples and Oranges Comparison’

    06/20/2020 9:16:20 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 41 replies
    Breitbart - trending ^ | 6-19-2020 | Ian Hanchett
    On Friday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta stated that comparing President Trump’s rally to the recent protests is “sort of an apples and oranges comparison.” And the White House is “willing to take this risk, even if experts like Dr. Anthony Fauci say this is a very bad idea.” Acosta said, “I think that the president understands that his re-election hopes are tied to motivating this base. And so, this has become almost his top priority right now, if not his top priority. .... But Anderson, as you and I know, I...
  • The Media Are Lying To You About Everything, Including The Riots

    06/03/2020 6:18:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 3, 2020 | John Daniel Davidson
    The media lied about the Russia collusion hoax, about the Mueller probe, about impeachment, about the coronavirus—and now they’re lying about the riots. It seems no great event or upheaval in our national life can pass now without the media lying to our faces about it.They lied about the Trump campaign colluding with Russia in 2016. They lied about the Mueller probe and Brett Kavanaugh and former national security adviser Mike Flynn. They lied about Trump’s phone call with the Ukrainian president and the impeachment farce that ensued. They lied about the coronavirus and the lockdowns and the White House...
  • CNN doesn't air Trump jobs report remarks; Fox News, ABC, CBS, NBC carry in full

    06/05/2020 10:05:59 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 05 2020 | Joe Concha
    CNN opted not to air President Trump's remarks on Friday's surprise jobs report showing 2.5 million jobs were added to the economy in May, with MSNBC carrying the comments partially, and Fox News, ABC, NBC and CBS carrying the speech from the Rose Garden in full. The president was in a celebratory mood following the report that the unemployment rate dropped from 14.7 percent in April to 13.3 percent in May. Analysts had expected the report would show unemployment rising to as high as 20 percent, and the new figures suggested an economic rebound could come more quickly. Stocks jumped...
  • CNN's Bakari Sellers: George Wallace Looking 'Up' at Trump With Smile

    06/04/2020 2:54:55 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 23 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    In his later life, George Wallace repeatedly repented for his segregationist sins. And many, including some of his former foes, were willing to accept his apologies. Thus, for example, after Wallace's death, civil rights activist, former Freedom Rider, and now congressman John Lewis wrote a New York Times column entitled, "Forgiving George Wallace," which concluded with these words: "George Wallace deserves to be remembered for his effort to redeem his soul and in so doing to mend the fabric of American society." But CNN commentator Bakari Sellers, it seems, is not the forgiving sort. On Tuesday's New Day, speaking of...
  • 'No one was gassed': Kayleigh McEnany spars with Jim Acosta over 'misreporting' White House clash with protesters

    06/03/2020 9:22:08 PM PDT · by rintintin · 28 replies
    Wash Examiner ^ | June 3 2020 | Spencer Neale
    White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany pushed back against accusations that tear gas and rubber bullets were used to disperse large crowds outside the White House over the past several days. During Wednesday's White House press briefing, McEnany exchanged terse words with CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta, saying there had been a lot of "misreporting" about tense standoffs with police in front of the White House. "No tear gas was used, and no rubber bullets were used," McEnany said before Acosta interjected that "chemical agents were used" against protesters. "Again, no tear gas was used, no rubber bullets were...
  • Hell freezes over as Jim Acosta, Joe Scarborough praise Trump’s D-Day speech

    06/06/2019 7:40:52 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 6,2019 | By Brian Flood |
    President Trump speaks at 75th D-Day anniversary ceremony in Normandy, France You are the greatest among us that will ever live, you are the pride of our nation, you are the glory of our republic and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts, says President Trump thanking WWII veterans. President Trump’s speech on Thursday honoring the brave Allied fighters who "stood in the fires of hell" on the 75th anniversary of D-Day drew unexpected acclaim from two of his biggest mainstream media critics: CNN’s Jim Acosta and MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough. “This is perhaps the most on-message moment of...
  • McEnany Pummels Jim Acosta With Facts About the Right Police Have to Defend Themselves

    06/03/2020 2:50:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 68 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 3, 2020 | Katie Pavlich
    During a briefing Wednesday afternoon, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany explained to reporters, specifically CNN's Jim Acosta, that the police and other law enforcement officers have the right to defend themselves. Her comments came after the Trump administration was accused of having "peaceful protestors" tear gassed and physically removed from Lafayette Park on Monday evening. "No tear gas was used and no rubber bullets were used," McEnany explained. "No-one was tear gassed, let me make that clear. That's been confirmed by DOD and Park Services as well." "Let me go back and address what happened, there has been a...
  • CNN’s Jim Acosta Shouts at Trump: ‘Is This Still a Democracy?’

    06/02/2020 12:12:06 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 01 2020 | JOSHUA CAPLAN
    CNN’s chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta shouted at a question at President Donald Trump Monday evening, demanding to know if the United States is “still a democracy” after air and ground troops from the District of Columbia National Guard were deployed around the nation’s capital. Acosta yelled the question in the president’s direction as he returned to the White House after visiting St. John’s Episcopal Church, across Lafayette Square, one day after rioters lit a fire in the landmark building’s basement.
  • CNN’s Jim Acosta: Trump ‘is trying to silence fact-checking’

    06/01/2020 7:22:09 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 17 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | May 30, 2020 | SPENCER IRVINE
    CNN should have fact-checkers at the ready for its own reporters and hosts, especially after CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta claimed that President Donald Trump wants to silence fact-checking altogether after signing a social media executive order. CNN host Brooke Baldwin asked Acosta about Trump’s social media executive order, “Why is the president doing this?” “What this all boils down to is that the president is trying to silence fact-checking,” Acosta said. He added that the president did not want news organizations and social media platforms “to stamp what he says as false when he says false things.” Acosta...
  • CNN’s Jim Acosta Exploits Oil Crash to Bleat GOTCHA to President Trump

    04/21/2020 7:27:37 AM PDT · by JV3MRC · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 4/21/2020 | Joseph Vazquez
    Leave it to CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta to look for any opportunity, even a coronavirus-induced oil crash, to get in an amateurish zinger at the president. When the price of oil crashed below $0 to mark the lowest level for a contract on record, Acosta took to Twitter to find an older April 2 Trump tweet to prepare his one-liner. Trump tweeted: “Just spoke to my friend MBS (Crown Prince) of Saudi Arabia, who spoke with President Putin of Russia, & I expect & hope that they will be cutting back approximately 10 Million Barrels, and maybe...
  • Ex CNN producer: Jim Acosta's Trump skirmishes 'make all in the press look bad'

    04/13/2020 9:06:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 13, 2020 | Brian Flood
    CNN producer-turned media watchdog Steve Krakauer described his former colleague, CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta, as a fame-seeking attention-getter who is “actively helping Trump get re-elected” while making the press look bad. “I don't think CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta is a bad guy. I worked with him at CNN, and he was a solid, competent reporter. If Acosta's goal was to be a great White House reporter, he could probably do it,” Krakauer wrote. “But that's not Jim Acosta's goal. Jim Acosta wants to be famous.” Krakauer’s media newsletter, Fourth Watch, has gained popularity for holding...
  • Fauci Signaling to Acosta During White House Briefing…. (He did it again!)

    04/09/2020 10:50:36 AM PDT · by maggief · 54 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 8, 2020 | sundance
    Dr. Anthony Fauci did it again. The first time Fauci was noted signaling to his allies in media was when he signaled to ABC’s Jonathan Karl after an antagonistic exchange with President Trump at a task force briefing [SEE HERE]. Today, another briefing, and CNN’s Jim Acosta had a similar antagonistic exchange with President Trump. Once again Dr. Fauci hangs back to give Acosta a similar signal. Subtle like a brick through a window. WATCH:
  • CNN's Jim Acosta accused of downplaying WHO's errors to attack Trump

    04/07/2020 10:57:04 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 07 2020 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta took fire on social media Tuesday as critics suggested he was downplaying serious mistakes made by the World Health Organization (WHO) to go after President Trump. During Tuesday's coronavirus task-force briefing, Trump said he may put a "very powerful hold" on funding to the WHO as he lashed out at the United Nations specialized agency and accused it of "being very China-centric" amid the coronavirus pandemic. Reiterating his complaints from a tweet earlier in the day, the president said the WHO "has been wrong about a lot things." Trump has been critical of...
  • Constitutional law professor slams CNN's Jim Acosta as source of 'Press Pandemic'...........

    04/05/2020 10:30:05 AM PDT · by caww · 15 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 4/4/2020 | Andrew Mark Miller
    Constitutional law professor Jonathan Turley criticized CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s behavior during White House coronavirus briefings. “Jim Acosta's interruption of Dr. Birx is an example of how CNN's echo-journalism model is destroying the media's credibility,” .... “Every question from Acosta is an effort to score points rather than elicit information. It is a press pandemic that continues to rage without relief.” Acosta drew the ire of several journalists for his combative style during White House briefings on the Trump administration's response to the coronavirus pandemic, including from Fox News’s Brit Hume, who criticized Acosta for “interrupting” the president.
  • CNN's Jim Acosta blasted for 'mansplaining' after interrupting Dr. Birx to attack Trump

    04/04/2020 8:21:52 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 3, 2020 | Joeseph A. Wulfsohn
    CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta was widely blasted for interrupting Dr. Deborah Birx during Friday's coronavirus briefing to attack President Trump. Birx took a moment at the podium to address the "who knew what when" concerns and said all the countries affected by the pandemic can "look back" to develop a timeline but not while "in the middle" of the crisis. "We can talk about why didn't Italy do something or Spain do something or Germany do something, or we can really say right now -- we all can do something," Dr. Birx explained. "We can do the...
  • Wuhan Virus Watch: Drs. Fauci and Birx Dispute Claim U.S. Didn’t Act Quickly

    04/01/2020 9:47:25 AM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 18 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | April 1, 2020 | Leslie Eastman
    ...It appears that the new media trope, which is also a Democratic Party talking point, is that Trump did not establish restrictions and guidelines soon enough. For example, CNN gadfly Jim Acosta asked Coronavirus Task Force member, Dr. Antony Fauci, if social distancing should have happened earlier. Fauci robustly pushed back on that speculation, reminding the media that China was less than forthcoming with critical data...
  • Trump NUKES Acosta for ‘Nasty, Snarky Question’ Looking Back, Not Forward on Virus

    03/30/2020 10:51:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    mrcNewsbusters ^ | March 30, 2020 | Curtis Houck
    On Monday, CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta stepped back in the ring for Monday’s White House Coronavirus Task Force daily briefing and, as usual, he made a fool out of himself. Fortunately for our collective sanity, the ordeal lasted less than two minutes and ended with President Trump torching Fake News Jim for his “nasty, snarky question” about the President’s past statements at what was then a disturbing but evolving pandemic. Having recognized he was there, Trump called on him around 6:01 p.m. Eastern: “Go ahead, let’s give it a shot.” Acosta responded with this doozy, which felt...
  • Trump Needs to Stop Wasting the Nation’s Time With Hacks Like Acosta and Alcindor

    03/30/2020 3:55:21 PM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 52 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    After being absent for much of the last two weeks, Jim Acosta reappeared at today’s Coronavirus Task Force press conference. As he always does, Acosta failed to ask anything relevant, instead attempting to engage the President of the United States in a debate. He failed miserably. Here’s the clip – watch as Trump brutalizes the preening little peacock and the airport-based CNN: Caleb Hull ✔ @CalebJHull Trump blasts CNN: "Instead of asking a nasty, snarky question like that, you should ask a real question and other than that, I’m going to go to somebody else." Embedded video 430 5:08 PM...
  • Trump BATTLES The NEW Jim Acosta, Yamiche Alcindor!

    03/30/2020 3:03:02 PM PDT · by real saxophonist · 21 replies
    YouTube ^ | Mar 30, 2020 | Anthony Brian Logan
    CNN journalist Yamiche Alcindor asked President Donald Trump a question about a Sean Hannity interview where he allegedly said that certain states' leaders are asking for ventilators and other things that they do not need. Trump, visibly irritated (and rightfully so) responded with a degree of disdain. He did not like the way the question was phrased or the general tone behind it, saying that it was threatening and not nice. This type of behavior from CNN is, of course, not new at all. It is pretty much par for the course. As more and more people cut their cords...
  • NYT's Yamiche Alcindor: Trump Speaks with Roger Ailes on the Phone

    11/30/2017 4:52:34 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 25 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Say, maybe President Trump’s powers are even greater than anyone imagined . . . On this evening’s Hardball, Chris Matthews asked Yamiche Alcindor, a New York Times reporter, who Trump actually listens to. She responded: “Who he actually pays attention to are all the people he calls up on the phone: Roger Ailes. All these other people that are just kind of out in the world: Steve Bannon.” Ailes died over six months ago, in May 2017. Get the rest of the story and view the video here.