On Friday, CNN reporter Jim Acosta yelled at President Trump as he delivered his first in-person remarks on Thursday’s deadly shooting at The Capital Gazette newspaper in Maryland. Trump expressed his condolences and said the newsroom shooting “shocked the conscience of our nation.”
Unfortunately, CNN’s Acosta used this sad moment to ask Trump whether he will stop calling reporters the “enemy of the people.”
“Mr. President, will you stop calling the press the enemy of the people?” Acosta, a frequent target of the president, shouted at Trump.
CNN’s Acosta Call Out to Trump "Mr. President, will you stop calling the press the enemy of the people,"pic.twitter.com/93hNEsYuRk
— PoliticsVideoChannel (@politvidchannel) June 29, 2018
He never said journalists are the enemy of the people, he said fake news like @CNN is the enemy of the people, and he’s damn right!
Trying to blame Trump for this shooting that was building for 6 years is not journalism, ethical, or intellectually honest. If his job is to report factually and unbiased news, then he fails miserably. Luckily, the man that stood up in front of him, turned around and told Acosta to be quiet.
Acosta also shared a tweet about the incident shortly after the event, in which he stated the president neglected to respond to him. He actually said he “tried” to ask and he “didn’t” respond. Just changing a few small words can make a difference.
“I tried to ask the president if he would stop calling us the enemy of the people,” Acosta said in the tweet. “He did not respond.”
I tried to ask the president if he would stop calling us the enemy of the people. He did not respond.
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) June 29, 2018
Acosta did not try to ask – he screamed when it was not his turn to talk. The first lesson in kindergarten.
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) June 29, 2018
This is why people don't trust the media. Jim Acosta says he 'asked' the President a question and he wouldn't answer.
The reality: he was shouting in a loud room from fifty feet away. pic.twitter.com/JoBVvxESy7
— Cabot Phillips (@cabot_phillips) June 29, 2018
Trump didn't appear to hear any of the questions we called out to him at the end of the tax reform anniversary event. Notably, when the very friendly audience realized reporters were yelling to Trump, they increased the volume of their applause and whooping to override the press. https://t.co/YOXbBiCGVX
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) June 29, 2018
But, the fact that Jim attributes this tragedy to Trump is why people call him the fake news. It is so sad that some reporters try to blame President Trump for this tragedy. That shooting had nothing to do with politics.
Former CNN Senior Digital Producer Steve Krakauer also exposed Acosta for what he is… a disgrace to journalism.
On a day journalists could honor the memory of fellow reporters tragically killed due to a deranged person with a vendetta going back years, Acosta tries to shift the blame to Trump, thus validating many Americans’ feelings about the Acela Media (that existed long before Trump).
— Steve Krakauer (@SteveKrak) June 29, 2018
For the record, the person responsible is the one who did the shooting. Unlike Waters Trump never incited violence. He criticized the MSM who constantly get caught lying. But he never incited violence like many celebs for example. So Jim, when you’ll stop being the enemy of the people maybe President Donald Trump will stop calling you the enemy of the people.
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Natalie Dagenhardt is an American conservative writer who writes for Right Journalism! Natalie has described herself as a polemicist who likes to “stir up the pot,” and does not “pretend to be impartial or balanced, as broadcasters do,” drawing criticism from the left, and sometimes from the right. As a passionate journalist, she works relentlessly to uncover the corruption happening in Washington. She is a “constitutional conservative”.