Let’s face it: CNN’s Jim Acosta is a clown. He’s not a journalist. He’s not a reporter. He’s a ridiculous man who thinks he’s personally embroiled in a feud with the President of the United States. He is in many ways no different than a WWE wrestler, heading into the White House press briefing each day not to secure the facts for the American people but to play the role of the “good guy” to Sarah Sanders’ evil villainess. Every day, he acts the fool for CNN’s dwindling audience, and when he hasn’t been in the spotlight for a few days, he gets antsy and mad like a spoiled toddler.
So it happened on Monday that he yelled at Sanders as she concluded the daily briefing.
“Sarah, this is the third briefing you have not taken a question from CNN,” Acosta said as Sanders left the room. “Do you expect the Justice Department to enforce all subpoenas, Sarah?”
Sanders kept walking.
If that had been all, it might have been endurable. But Acosta being the attention-seeking clown that he is, he immediately absconded to his Twitter account to belabor the point.
“Third press briefing in a row that @PressSec did not take a question from CNN #courage,” he wrote.
This idiot and his idiot fake news network are probably best ignored, but Sanders couldn’t help herself. She tweeted back: “Courage is combat veterans Sgt. Peck and Staff Sgt. Dwyer – the two heroes at the briefing. #itsnotaboutyou,” she wrote.
Sanders referred to two Marine Corps vets who attended the press briefing to bring attention to the Trump administration’s efforts to reform the VA.
The response immediately made Acosta look like a fool, but he probably didn’t even notice.
We hope Sanders makes a tradition out of ignoring Acosta and his antics. CNN long ago made the choice to treat their coverage of this White House as though they had a personal stake in Trump’s failure. They deserve to be treated exactly as they have asked to be treated: As a sworn enemy of this administration. If they want to get back to reporting the news in a fair and unbiased way, great. Welcome their coverage back. If they want to keep up the silliness that they’ve been perpetrating for the last two years, forget about it. Stop giving them questions, stop giving them interviews, stop giving them any attention at all.
We realize that Acosta might literally die if he does not get the spotlight for a few weeks, but it’s a chance we’re willing to take.