You’d think the President of the United States returning to the White House several days after being admitted to the hospital for treatment of the Wuhan virus would be one of those rare moments that would unite Republicans, Democrats, and the media alike.
After all, in spite of the differences between three (or should I say “two”?) camps, everyone should be able to agree that it’s better to see the leader of the free world on the road to recovery instead of symptoms becoming worse to the point of becoming gravely ill, right?
You’d think so, but that’s not the way the Usual Suspects on the left and in the White House press corps view things, as evidenced by how despicably many of them reacted to President Trump leaving Walter Reed Medical Center to return home earlier this evening.
There’s a lot of ground to cover there, but one of the more noteworthy instances of a supposed journalist really showing his [word that rhymes with “sass”] as Trump made his way back to the White House was none other than Jim Acosta.
CNN’s chief White House correspondent needs no introduction here as his past unprofessional antics, juvenile “gotcha” tactics, and routine displays of performance journalism have been well-documented. But Acosta outdid himself in the “stooping to new lows” department in his Twitter characterization of Trump as the “coronavirus in chief” and talking about how “this virus is coming back to the White House” in a segment with colleague Wolf Blitzer.
CNN's Jim Acosta:
"This is the virus coming back to the White House." pic.twitter.com/FkdfBz3Fml
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) October 5, 2020
And moments later, there was this:
Coronavirus in Chief, Trump takes off mask as he returns to WH. pic.twitter.com/ukCyhU1Nv0
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) October 5, 2020
Can you imagine how Brian Stelter and company, not to mention others in the left-wing press, would react had someone on Fox News said this about Obama? We’d be hearing for days on end about how this was further evidence of the network’s alleged “racism” towards him.
There are things decent people should be able to agree on regardless of political party and regardless of personal grievances, etc., but Acosta proved with his predictably petulant hot takes that he is incapable of appreciating this historical moment even for five freakin’ seconds.
Not that we needed any more proof that Trump has completely broken the cast and crew of CNN, but if we did, this absolutely would be it.
I know that it’s preaching to the choir to once again note that CNN should not be characterized as a news network, but it still bears repeating all the same:
CNN is not a news network. It’s like a broadcast version of HuffPo and Slate on steroids. And trust me when I say that is not a compliment.