Jim Acosta, it seems to me, is a politician. A lobbyist. A pundit. A propagandist.
He has the absolute right to be all of those things; oddly, his title is “reporter.”
If you can discern a reporter’s political leanings, they’ve ceased to perform their most fundamental duty.
Nonetheless, on Monday, Jim told Sarah Huckabee Sanders that the Democratic Party isn’t anti-Semitic.
The man was, at least in part, politicking/lobbying/punditing in response to President Trump’s comments last week about Rep. Ilhan Omar’s anti-Israel statements:
“I thought yesterday’s vote by the House was disgraceful, because it’s become, the Democrats have become an anti-Israel party. They’ve become an anti-Jewish party. And I thought that vote was a disgrace and so does everybody else if you get an honest answer. If you get an honest answer from politicians, they thought it was a disgrace. The Democrats have become an anti-Israel party; they’ve become an anti-Jewish party, and that’s too bad.”
He let Sarah know that’s “beneath” everyone:
“Isn’t that kind of rhetoric just sort of beneath everybody? Do you think that the president has thought, at all, going into the 2020 campaign that the rhetoric just needs to be lowered? Whether it’s talking about Democrats, the media, immigrants, or should we just plan on hearing the president use the same kind of language that we heard in 2016 and all through the first couple years of this administration?”
Sarah shot back with a preface to the following comment best experienced in the video at the bottom of this article:
“Democrats have had a number of opportunities to condemn specific comments and have refused to do that. I think that is a great shame. The President has been clear on what his position is, certainly what his support is for the people and the community of Israel.”
Then there was more Democratic debate:
“Democrats don’t hate Jewish people, that’s just silly. It’s not true.”
Is it silly to call yourself a reporter and ever emit the above sentence to a government official?
Watch the exchange below. Sarah tries to move on, but the punditing persists.
Acosta then suggests Trump thinks "there are very fine people" who are Nazis.
Sanders wasn't having it. pic.twitter.com/7EpuF1wOHV
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) March 11, 2019
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