Opinion| It would not be another day in a White House press briefing without CNN’s Jim Acosta directly attacking President Trump.
Acosta has earned a name for himself as the very reason why President Trump refers to the media as ‘the enemy of the people.’ One thing seems sure, IMHO, Jim Acosta is most definitely an enemy of President Trump, and vice versa.
Here is Jim’s latest attempt to undermine a White House presser, Fox News has the report:
Birx took a moment at the podium to address the “who knew what when” concerns and said all the countries affected by the pandemic can “look back” to develop a timeline but not while “in the middle” of the crisis.
“We can talk about why didn’t Italy do something or Spain do something or Germany do something, or we can really say right now — we all can do something,” Dr. Birx explained. “We can do the social distancing and all of the pieces that we know is starting to work around the globe in country after country. And then when we get through all of this, we can ask the questions about could we have done some piece of this better as a global community.”
She then pivoted to the apparent errors the World Health Organization (WHO) made leading up to the outbreak in the U.S. as something that should be examined.
“I will remind you that on February 3rd, the head of the WHO said there was no reason to ever do a travel ban,” Dr. Birx continued. “It wasn’t until January 14th that we knew that there was human-to-human transmission,”
Acosta quickly derailed her observations about WHO to knock President Trump.
“Dr. Birx, the president was saying this was going to go away,” Acosta said. “It’s April.”
“It is going to go away,” President Trump fired back. “I said it was going away and it is going away.”‘
Here is the video clip:
— PARIS (@PARISDENNARD) April 3, 2020
Famed constitutional scholar, Johnathan Turley stated:
‘”Jim Acosta’s interruption of Dr. Birx is an example of how CNN’s echo-journalism model is destroying the media’s credibility,” George Washington University Law professor Jonathan Turley reacted. “Every question from Acosta is an effort to score points rather than elicit information. It is a press pandemic that continues to rage without relief.”‘
Jim Acosta's interruption of Dr. Birx is an example of how CNN's echo-journalism model is destroying the media's credibility. Every question from Acosta is an effort to score points rather than elicit information. It is a press pandemic that continues to rage without relief.
— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) April 3, 2020
Tom Fitton wrote:
‘CNN’s Acosta Interrupts Dr Birx As She Discusses The WHO’s Handling Of Coronavirus Pandemic. CNN is a leftwing advocacy group’
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) April 4, 2020
Turley and Fitton were not the only ones to bast Acosta on Twitter, there were many others who have had enough of Jim’s decision to position himself, not as a neutral fact finder, but as an operative for the opposition party, the Democrats.
It’s hard to understand how Jim could think behaving this way would be doing anything other than hurting our nation by dividing the American people in this time of crisis.
I have a feeling that when we finally come out of this …situation, we are going to find ourselves in a world of hurt, in a number of different ways, not just financially …