CNN reporter Jim Acosta recently “liked” a tweet about impeaching the president for “disgracing the office” and sent a vulgar private message to a former aide in the Trump administration.
While we are loathe to hold people accountable for their “likes” on social media, Acosta is letting his guard down on his already incredibly biased work as a journalist at the network. It is yet another sign that the CNN prima donna needs his credentials stripped, posthaste.
Peter Daou, a former adviser for Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton and John Kerry, made up a wild rationalization for impeaching President Trump which included “violating rules and norms.”
In other words, because he’s not the “bow-to-other-world-leaders,” weak-kneed pushover that his predecessor was, Trump must be impeached.
We’re old enough to remember when impeachment was meant for “treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.” Not for being super mean and failing to be a boring stiff.
Acosta liked Daou’s open fantasy of impeachment, dropping the last remaining pretense of impartiality.
I guess CNN's Chief White House Correspondent isn't even bothering to pretend to be objective anymore.
Acosta is a great example for what not to do as a journalist. If the WHCA cared about their credibility, they would ask CNN to assign someone else.
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) October 21, 2018
Aside from approving of impeachment theories with no basis in reality, Acosta was recently caught in a vulgar exchange with a former director of operations for First Lady Melania Trump.
After whining about the music being too loud at a Trump rally, Acosta got hit with an epic blast from Justin Caporale, who leveled him with a “dear diary” reference.
Acosta responded as all level-headed reporters do — by sending him a direct message reading, “F*ck you.”
IM SORRY. WHATTTT?????
— justin (@justincap_) October 19, 2018
My word! That kind of behavior is startling, especially considering Acosta’s pearl clutching after Kanye West dropped an f-bomb in the White House.
oh my god jim are you ok????
— libby watson (@libbycwatson) October 11, 2018
“Are you OK,” is a question that is often asked about Acosta, fragile ego and all.
Still, this vulgar reporter is the same man who whined after Trump supporters greeted him with shouts of “Go home, Jim” and “fake news Jim” at a rally this past summer. he’s the same man who, after another rally in which he was on the receiving end of some verbal taunts, complained that “it felt like we weren’t in America anymore.”
He was so rattled that CNN began pushing a lie that Acosta’s life was in danger at these rallies. Now he’s resorted to privately harassing people associated with the administration.
President Trump has oftentimes threatened to revoke the credentials from “fake news” outlets. “Why do we work so hard in working with the media when it is corrupt?” he has wondered. “Take away credentials?”
My recommendation is that he start with Acosta. The CNN reporter does little more than grandstand and makes every story about himself and his efforts at being an oppositional warrior. Now the press corp’s resident court jester is harassing Trump supporters by sending vile private messages and promoting impeachment fantasies with no basis in reality.
It’s time somebody more capable of fairly reporting the administration was given his seat in the press room.
Cross posted at the Mental Recession