A few years ago, Jim Acosta traveled from another dimension, being handed a microphone and a press pass as he stepped through the portal into our domain.
That would be, someone who exclusively relays facts, and never anything more.
The man stands in front of politicians and debates them about the things he finds important. Sometimes I wonder if, in his exchanges with Trump or Sarah Sanders, he believes he’s the president and they’re interviewing him.
If my suspicions are correct, he must’ve been wholly confused Tuesday when he wasn’t called upon during a press conference with Donald Trump and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.
As covered by RedState’s Sister Toldjah, Acosta certainly appeared irritated, complaining on CNN that a reporter from The Daily Caller had been given air time. Check out her analysis of the Acosta/DC dustup and “softball” scoffing.
Additionally, Jim was miffed that President Bolsonaro cited “fake news” and that the Right is fighting back against social media platforms censoring conservative views.
Here’s the Beyonder:
“[I] think, Brooke, the thing that has to be noted — and we’d be remiss if we didn’t note it — is that when the president of Brazil mentioned the term ‘fake news,’ he got sort of a smile and a nod from President Trump. And, you know, this is something that we’ve seen since President Trump came into office, called this network fake news, his referring to the press as the enemy of the people and so on, is that this is a virus that is spreading around the world.”
Can truth be a virus?
If so, why are some news networks immune?
Jim coughed up more:
“When you have the President of Brazil calling the press fake news, he is — he is trying to essentially, you know, in a sycophantic sort of way, suck up to the President of the United States. There’s no other way of putting it and trying to emulate him down, as they call him in Brazil, as the Trump of the tropics. You know, this is — this is another example of when the President of the United States says something here in the U.S. referring to the press as fake news, referring to the press in other derogatory terms, other leaders around the world, other governments around the world are listening and Jair Bolsonaro proved that to all of us here in this Rose Garden news conference, Brooke.”
He rebuked the President over comments about social media:
“Later on in the news conference, he talked about this conservative grievance that they’re being discriminated against in social media. The president has, you know, a gazillion Twitter followers. He has a massive presence on Instagram, has a massive presence on Fakebook — Facebook. So do lots of other conservative figures here in the U.S. and so, you know, the president — he likes to talk about how there’s this media collusion game that is stacked against him when he has one of the most powerful social media voices throughout. And so I think that just has to be said as well, it has to be put on the record that he is sort of, you know, pulling a three card monty in terms of, you know, how he’s describing the situation.”
Here’s further evidence of Acosta’s vaccination:
“Conservatives aren’t being discriminated and abused on social media. They have just as much of a landscape that they dominate as the Left does and — and one could argue that they have a much bigger footprint when it comes to social media and the media landscape by and large, Brooke.”
Oh, and all that stuff Jim Acosta said above? A reporter wouldn’t say any of it.
Other examples of Jim’s “reporting” from the past:
“I wouldn’t put ‘productive’ and ‘a Sarah Sanders briefing’ in the same sentence. She’s just a dishonest and deceptive person.”
To President Trump:
“Your campaign had an ad showing migrants climbing over walls and so on, but they’re not going to be doing that (NOTE: They did).”
“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?”
“Democrats don’t hate Jewish people, that’s just silly. It’s not true.”
We’re in a bad place when news isn’t, reporters aren’t, and truth is the infection for which talking heads on TV seem to have been inoculated. And though Acosta may not be from this world, I have no doubt that, to many who aspire to his position, he’s the Supreme Being illustrating what to do with that microphone once it’s handed them.
And as an interdimensional teacher, he stinks.
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