In the battle of which CNN anchor/showman is most obsessed with former President Donald Trump, some would say the honor should go to their media hall monitor Brian Stelter. Others would say former White House correspondent Jim Acosta should be considered the hands-down winner.
But while that particular debate rages on, one thing indisputable about Jim Acosta, even in mainstream media circles, is the fact that Mr. Acosta is even more obsessed with himself than he is with his nemesis, Trump. There is much evidence to support this claim, including screen grabs of the photos that were atop Acosta’s Twitter page just last month (he has since changed the header):
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) February 6, 2021
The latest instance of Jim Acosta doing a very Jim Acosta thing comes courtesy of a photo he posted to Twitter Monday where he was shown getting the coronavirus vaccine. “Just the shot in the arm I needed,” he proclaimed. “The latest studies show the Covid-19 vaccines are highly effective. Please do your part to end this pandemic. Get your shot!” he urged his Twitter followers.
But the message he sent was more than just about merely encouraging people to get vaccinated. Check out the t-shirt he wore to get the vaccine:
Just the shot in the arm I needed. The latest studies show the Covid-19 vaccines are highly effective. Please do your part to end this pandemic. Get your shot! pic.twitter.com/QUYCt3sZ74
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) March 30, 2021
Here’s a closer look:
Jim Acosta actually wore this shirt to get vaccinated. I’m serious. This is real. pic.twitter.com/FhYIKb7cPp
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) March 30, 2021
As usual, he made receiving a coronavirus shot all about himself and the supposedly wonderful things he’d done as a reporter during the Trump administration. Unfortunately for Acosta, the responses to his tweet pushed back on the idea that he is some sort of exemplary standard-bearer for what journalism should be all about:
“Throughout this pandemic I continued to collect a paycheck while millions of Americans lost their jobs — and I’m going to wear a shirt to complain about how rough it was for me” https://t.co/jAYcWSjKbo
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) March 30, 2021
Ladies, find you a man who loves you like Jim Acosta loves Jim Acosta https://t.co/zI8o6XHf1C
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) March 30, 2021
My goodness this t-shirt is quite the way of screaming that you’re a certifiable narcissist.
Jim Acosta has to be in the top ten of the most self-centered journalists and Americans period https://t.co/2lG9zVnAGr
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) March 30, 2021
Take a look at this jackass’s shirt. What a pompous ass. “Let me appear to be giving a PSA while also making it all about me”. You are just the worst https://t.co/Gw4126ZbaB
— Dr. Tomithy Toblerone, MBA, PMP (@RealFauxRolex2) March 30, 2021
And the best ones:
My mom, a single mother of 3, worked 20+ years in the NYPD doing everything from undercover narcotics work to identifying bodies on 9/11–one thing she didn’t do was wear a shirt highlighting her day-to-day job responsibilities. She just worked hard for her family—weird concept. https://t.co/7vmKWSnYlB
— Harrison Fields (@hfields95) March 30, 2021
— matt’s idea shop (@MattsIdeaShop) March 30, 2021
Perhaps what makes Acosta’s shirt worse is that it’s one being sold by the White House Correspondents’ Association, which includes many members of the media who still simply do not get that their job is not to make themselves and their obvious liberal biases the story:
What is even more outrageous is @whca is pimping this ghastly garb for $25. “Reassigned” CNN Chief White House Correspondent @Acosta photo op wearing shirt while getting vaccinated is shameless self-promotion. https://t.co/y8KON9o3dA pic.twitter.com/9BBnBqdOwN
— Marty Davis (@MartyDavis) March 30, 2021
Ugh. They never learn, do they?