Acosta, who frequently makes the story about himsself as he desperately seeks attention from his left-wing media peers, made the comments for a piece published by The Atlantic.
The CNN reporter insisted his “on-air indignation” for the president was real and warranted due to his treatment of the media, before admitting he had no intentions of being so combative with President-elect Joe Biden. “I don’t think the press should be trying to whip up the Biden presidency and turn it into must-see TV in a contrived way,” he said.
At another point in the article, he is quoted as saying, referring to Trump, “You can’t just go and trash the press and totally lie to the American people and tell them real news is fake news.”
“Real” news? For years, CNN peddled a Russia collusion conspiracy theory that ultimately turned out to be a hoax. Three staffers resigned after publishing and ultimately retracting a story linking a Trump transition team member to the Russia-related investigations. The network also chose to cover up the Hunter Biden scandal and consistently doled out misinformation regarding COVID, declaring that “racist assaults and ignorant attacks against Asians” were spreading faster than the pandemic” and telling viewers it was less deadly than the flu.
Steve Krakauer, a one-time senior digital producer for CNN, blasted Acosta’s comments as “literally delusional” or “continued kayfabe.”
Jim Acosta described Trump’s treatment of the media as a "nonstop national emergency,” and described working at the White House as "an experience that might merit hazard pay.”
— Steve Krakauer (@SteveKrak) December 29, 2020
This isn’t the first time Krakauer has laid waste to Jim Acosta’s integrity. He blasted Acosta as “self-serving” and “truly an embarrassment, on multiple levels,” after the CNN reporter began repeatedly shouting out at the conclusion of a speech by Trump, “Mr. President, will you stop calling the press the enemy of the people!?” Other reporters in the room were visibly embarrassed by Acosta’s boorish behavior, with one “shushing” him.
"Mr. President, will you stop calling the press the enemy of the people," CNN Journalist Jim Acosta shouted at the end of Trump's speech pic.twitter.com/FqWT5afwUV
— POLITICO (@politico) June 29, 2018
Acosta may find himself in for a surprise covering Joe Biden, who so far has avoided the press as much as possible and displayed inordinately thin skin when asked questions on topics beyond his favorite flavor of ice cream. Then again, since Acosta has vowed to be less combative, maybe he will be the reporter asking the hard-hitting questions about ice cream flavors.
Cross posted at the Mental Recession