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I really hate blogging about national political stories, but this mother fucker right here is the worst person in the media.
CNN’s Jim Acosta loves him some Jim Acosta. I had no idea who this guy was until Trump became President, which was probably the greatest thing to ever happen to Jim Acosta’s career. Basically he makes a name for himself by putting on these displays at press conferences under the guise that he’s asking the tough questions, but he really just makes it all about him by hogging the microphone. Then Trump yells at him and he victimizes himself by pretending that he’s somehow in danger of being assaulted at Trump rallies because people shout “fake news” at him. Oh, and he’s constantly pretending that he’s being censored by Trump even though he’s on TV and has almost a million followers on Twitter. One of the great victim complexes of our time.
Everyone on Facebook and Twitter has been sharing the news that he’s now banned from the White House after he once again made a press conference all about him by refusing to hand over the microphone to a White House intern.
Jim Acosta doing what reporters should have done a LONG time ago.
— UnsilentMajority 🖤 (@The_UnSilent_) November 7, 2018
In fairness, Trump brings out the worst in these people. He’s intentionally douchey to them because he knows how they’ll react and then he can feed into the us against the media schtick. By taunting CNN about their low ratings, although I find it hilarious, he’s obviously looking for a fight. Either way, Jim Acosta is an asshole and a disgrace to journalism, and he definitely karate chopped that White House intern for trying to do her job. Watch the video.
We stand by our decision to revoke this individual’s hard pass. We will not tolerate the inappropriate behavior clearly documented in this video. pic.twitter.com/T8X1Ng912y
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) November 8, 2018
Of course CNN is now claiming this tape is doctored.
The Trump admin used doctored footage of CNN’s Jim Acosta to accuse him of assault and ban him from the White House. Here’s what actually happened pic.twitter.com/5kNhvnLCou
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) November 8, 2018
But it’s clear as day that it’s not.
Here's the video that proves I did not "doctor" or "speed up" the Acosta video, as some media outlets claim. I merely zoomed in.
Nice try to distract from Acosta's behavior, but this kind of dishonesty is why the media has a massive trust issue.
Please correct your stories. pic.twitter.com/g0AzlEyVx0
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) November 8, 2018
And that my friends is the definition of fake news. We all saw it with our own eyes. If your politics blind you to visual evidence right in front of your face, then you care way too much about politics.
Now the media is playing into the “we are being silenced” bullshit.
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) November 8, 2018
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) November 8, 2018
This is why I hate these people. Turtleboy is permanently banned from Twitter, despite not violating any of their rules. We’ve had 32 Facebook pages taken down. We are constantly being censored. These people are allowed on all these platforms, get access to the White House, and appear on TV stations that broadcast around the world. And they’re whining about being censored. Amazing.
Meanwhile this is exactly what Jim Acosta wanted. This guy gets off on his newfound celebrity status and virtue signals like he’s going to war on his Twitter.
Don’t believe the lies coming from the WH. Believe in our freedoms. Thank you all for your support. We won’t back down. 🇺🇸 #1A
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) November 8, 2018
The US Secret Service just asked for my credential to enter the WH. As I told the officer, I don’t blame him. I know he’s just doing his job. (Sorry this video is not rightside up) pic.twitter.com/juQeuj3B9R
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) November 8, 2018
And it works:
Are any journalists boycotting the White House briefing in support of @Acosta? If you don’t speak up now, who will speak up for you when the Eye of Sauron fixes in your direction?
— Alex Andreou (@sturdyAlex) November 8, 2018
By harassing @Acosta for simply doing his job & deeming him as the 'enemy of the people', President Trump is engaging in a calculated effort of putting a target on this journalist’s back.#PressFreedom #MoreLatinosInNewshttps://t.co/AlpICrlRco pic.twitter.com/uKgT2t1ktD
— NAHJ (@NAHJ) November 7, 2018
Thoughts and prayers. So brave.
The bottom line is, I don’t think he intentionally tried to hurt this woman or anything. He was just being a a douchebag per usual, Trump put an end to his “look at me” show, and he inadvertently karate chopped her arm. The only thing that matters is that she tried to take the microphone from him and he wouldn’t let her. And that alone is grounds for losing your press pass. Should’ve happened a long time ago. But at the end of the day Acosta is the big winner here. He gains 500,000 followers, builds his personal brand, and becomes a victim and a cause celebre. He wanted to be banned because it’s good for business, and he actually plays Trump like a fiddle. On second thought he might be the diabolical genius of our time.