August 04, 2018 by: JD Heyes
News) In an on-air rant to his network earlier this week, CNN White
House correspondent Jim Acosta complained about how supporters of POTUS
Donald Trump and Florida gubernatorial candidate U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis
were chanting “fake news” and other taunts.
National Sentinel reported that Acosta said the rally “felt like we
weren’t in America anymore.”
should not be treating their fellow Americans in this way. But
unfortunately, what we’ve seen — and this has been building for some time
since the campaign — I’ve been talking about this as an issue since the
campaign,” Acosta whined.
complaints reveal a mind-boggling tone deafness and disconnect with a
growing majority of Americans who have tuned out the Democratic Party’s
propaganda division otherwise known as the “mainstream media” because not
only are they untrustworthy, they are routinely condescending, dismissive,
and insulting to much of the population.
how a Politico reporter covering the same Florida rally
described POTUS’ supporters and those of DeSantis.
reported by Breitbart News, reporter Marc Caputo “mocked” rally
attendees by referring to them as toothless “garbage people.”
tweets that have since been deleted, Caputo first tweeted: “If you put
everyone’s mouths together in this video, you’d get a full set of teeth.”
then: “Oh no! I made fun of garbage people jeering at another person as
they falsely accused him of lying and flipped him off. Someone fetch a
– no doubt after he was savaged by pro-Trump users – Caputo tweeted a
series of apologies, claiming he was over-reacting with anger to the way
Acosta was being treated.
need to apologize for tweeting caustic remarks after seeing a reporter
berated & abused. Hate begets hate. My comments referred ONLY to those
jeering and swearing at the man, not a broad swath of people. But the
fault is mine for causing confusion and feeding anger. 1/3” he wrote.
the age of social media, where divisiveness serves no decent purpose,
these flippant comments on my part only made things worse and contributed
to a cycle of rage that I should not have inflamed further. So I’m sorry.
2/3” he continued.
it’s usually a good idea to just delete tweets that are wrong, I own this
and the criticism (both accurate and misleading) that has followed. I’ll
do better. Here they are: 3/3” he concluded.
side is all the violence REALLY coming from, though?
enough. Anyone who’s willing to apologize for what were obviously comments
made in bad taste deserves another shot. But the reality is the Left, not
the Right and certainly not Trump supporters, have been on the receiving
end of faulty reporting and violence for going on two years.
(Related: HuffPo: Violence against Trump okay, violence against
Clinton and Obama, not so much.)
of Acosta’s complaints, The National Sentinel noted, was that
POTUS Trump “is whipping these crowds up into a frenzy, to the point where
they really want to come after us.”
that were true, Trump supporters would be ‘coming after’ journalists. But
they’re not. By comparison, Trump supporters are regularly beaten,
assaulted, and threatened sometimes just for wearing a “Make America Great
Again” hat. So it’s absurd for Acosta to make that claim.
he should be criticizing elected Democrats like Rep. Maxine Waters of
California and Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey for ‘whipping supporters
into a frenzy.’
this summer Waters stunned many seasoned political observers when
she dog-whistled to supporters to harass Trump administration figures
wherever they go.
just a week ago Booker literally told supporters to traipse over to
Capitol Hill and “get in their faces” – meaning Republicans, of course.
also remember that Republicans have been beaten and shot, namely Sen. Rand
Paul and Rep. Steve Scalise, respectively.
Acosta wants more civility he should stop virtue signaling at press
conferences and refuse to take part in his network’s fake news
more about news fakery at NewsFakes.com.