I have no problem with Jim Acosta. I only wish that, as a reporter…he was…a reporter.
For some odd reason, it appears he decided to get a job as a reporter and then not be one.
Reporter: Congressman X says Y.
Not a Reporter: Congressman X says Y, and that’s sad.
So who knows whether we’ll ever see a reporter named Jim Acosta, but a self-promotional political commentator by the same name hit the bricks Tuesday in Davos, Switzerland and went to (presumably) self-promotionally politically comment while Ivanka Trump came down a flight of stairs.
While holding his mic like Bob Barker, Jim began with this:
“Your father’s impeachment trial is today. What are your thoughts? Any comment on your father’s impeachment trial?”
He kept asking. Ivanka — who was in town for the World Economic Forum — kept coming down the stairs.
Like a wild wind to an improperly-glued fake mustache, she blew him off.
[Note: Always double-glue fake mustaches.]
Guess the price was wrong.
As for commenting, Jim never got past Step 1.
Watch and cringe:
— Matt Hoye (@mattyhoyeCNN) January 21, 2020
It was a bit of this:
Jim hopped on Twitter.
Just 1 minute after the above post, he ran a headline:
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) January 21, 2020
Ivanka’s big bro caught wind of the blow-off and flew with his own tweet.
Here comes the boom:
Why should she give a comment to one of the most dishonest reporters in all of Washington??? https://t.co/YYmD30WL5P
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) January 21, 2020
The editorializing TV man hasn’t seemed to jibe too well with this administration.
As noted by The Daily Wire:
Acosta had his hard press pass temporarily revoked in 2018 after he physically pushed back against a young female White House intern trying to grab the communal mic.
Take a look at November 7th:
I’ve just been denied entrance to the WH. Secret Service just informed me I cannot enter the WH grounds for my 8pm hit
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) November 8, 2018
Some people were enthused back then:
So glad to hear. Its about time. As a former TV news reporter myself, your arrogance and disrespect for the president has been well over the top for many months. Your credentials were a privilege. CNN will simply replace you and freedom of the press remains in tact.
— Rick Gleason (@RickGleason) November 8, 2018
Even to the point of testiness:
Stop your whining you sniveling little weasel. Conduct yourself like a professional, learn some manners and how to shut your pie hole when told to. @realDonaldTrump should have kicked you out sooner. He put up with your crap longer than I would have. https://t.co/6lFxc5yUjt
— David A. Clarke, Jr. (@SheriffClarke) November 9, 2018
Cover your kids’ eyes:
Well maybe if you weren't such a whiny asshole you'd still have your access but the American People are tired of hearing your pathetic whiny voice and seeing your infantile behavior. Maybe when you grow up and learn the world does not revolve around you they will let you play.
— Jr. Space Cadet #528 (@ashopson) November 8, 2018
Back to Davos, Ivanka indicated Monday that she was attending the Forum on behalf of the administration:
“Headed to Davos to call on the world’s largest employers to sign our #PledgetoAmericasWorkers and join us in unleashing the potential of our people and accelerating the historic wave of opportunity, wage growth and job creation in the United States.”
Headed to Davos to call on the world’s largest employers to sign our #PledgetoAmericasWorkers and join us in unleashing the potential of our people and accelerating the historic wave of opportunity, wage growth and job creation in the United States.
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) January 20, 2020
The First Daughter got some applause from the stairs incident, too, complete with at least one poop emoji:
Liberal hack 💩
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) January 21, 2020
— Jackie 🔴🐇🍿 (@jdeharo26) January 21, 2020
Jim just loving this, its when she realized it was you! 😍😍😍 pic.twitter.com/NsvnrRYKCr
— Beverly Hills Donut (@BeverlyDnut) January 21, 2020
Of course, there were many remarks that went the other way, too.
And there are doubtlessly many Dems who love Jim’s work at the White House.
But clearly, Ivanka didn’t think Jim’s question was worth addressing.
Therefore — like a maid to an in-need book in Jim’s library called The Rules of Reporting — she dusted him.
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