FILE – In this Aug. 2, 2018 file photo, CNN correspondent Jim Acosta does a stand up before the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington. Acosta says President Donald Trump’s attacks on the media must stop or there’s a risk someone will get hurt. He is one of the most visible members of the press corps covering Trump and a target for verbal abuse at the president’s rallies. He said Monday that Trump has, “normalized and sanitized nastiness and cruelty” in an unprecedented way. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
CNN’s Jim Acosta is simply insufferable. I’m struggling to think of any reporter in recent history who has worn his biases so proudly on his sleeve while claiming to be unbiased. I can say with an absolute straight face that Trump could literally cure cancer and Acosta would find a way to spin it as a negative.
Case in point, here’s the CNN “journalist” getting into a back and forth with the President, claiming that Trump’s briefings are “happy talk” and making baseless claims about shortages of supplies.
The smack down comes hard and fast.
Jim @Acosta says that the press conferences are "happy talk" briefings.
President Trump: "This is not happy talk for me. Maybe it's happy talk for you. We're talking about death." pic.twitter.com/eZBwWtkYUD
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) April 10, 2020
"This isn't happy talk for me. Maybe this is happy talk for you. We're talking about death."
"There's nothing happy about it, Jim. This is sad talk. These are the saddest news conferences that I've ever had. I don't like doing them. Because I'm talking about death."
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) April 10, 2020
Trump would go on to slam him as a bad journalist. Fact-check true on that note.
Regardless, Acosta’s question was just ridiculous. After Trump initially brushed aside his nonsense about happy talk, which was clearly his own opinion presented as newsworthy, he then attempted to shift to claims from “doctors” that there are shortages of supplies. Who these doctors are is a mystery because it’s presented as a typical “people say” argument instead of actually citing sources.
On a broader note, we’ve continually heard about hospitals that are overwhelmed and lacking supplies, yet no one can seem to name these places. The media don’t care though, as it’s all about the narrative. Now that the curve has flattened and we are seeing far less totals than projected, they need a new attack point. Making wild claims about hospitals being overrun fits the bill because it can’t be easily disproved. How do you poll every hospital in New York? How do you disagree with some doctor or nurse who may be making an inaccurate assessment?
The 2020 election approaches and the stakes could not be higher. Either people like Jim Acosta win the day and see their chosen ones regain power or Trump prevails. The former would be awful for the country.