WASHINGTON. Bless his little heart. CNN’s White House correspondent Jim Acosta is living up to President Trump’s description of certain members of the mainstream media being “enemies of the people.” In Acosta’s case, he certainly made himself the enemy of one person. And she happens to be a lowly White House intern to boot. She was actually accosted by Acosta in full camera view.
Stay tuned. We’ll get back to that rudely treated young lady, along with Acosta’s indefinite and well-deserved White House banishment in a just a minute.
Going after the press
Let’s take a brief trip down Memory Lane.
You may recall that New York Times reporter James Risen was hounded for seven years by former President Obama’s Justice Department (DOJ). The administration targeted him for not revealing his sources for stories he reported concerning the government’s unconstitutional use of warrantless wire taps.
And then there was that other embarrassing story detailing a badly bungled CIA operation to feed Iran faulty nuclear weapons plans. That one, ironically, turned out to be quite helpful to the terrorist regime in Tehran.
As Risen noted in the Times in December 2016:
“Under Mr. Obama, the Justice Department and the FBI have spied on reporters by monitoring their phone records [the Associated Press], labeled one journalist an unindicted co-conspirator [Fox News reporter James Rosen] in a criminal case for simply doing reporting and issued subpoenas to other reporters to try to force them to reveal their sources and testify in criminal cases.”
More recently, Risen recalled that the Obama administration had “prosecuted nine cases involving whistle-blowers and leakers,” compared to only three by all US administrations going back to George Washington. This led Risen to conclude:
“If Donald J. Trump decides as president to throw a whistle-blower in jail for trying to talk to a reporter, or gets the FBI to spy on a journalist, he will have one man to thank for bequeathing him such expansive power: Barack Obama.”
So, after thanking Obama, President Trump should go after CNN’s Jim Acosta with all deliberate speed.
A White House intern gets accosted by Acosta
As everyone in the known universe must have heard by now, the most recent antics of CNN’s most obnoxious fake reporter occured when a young female White House intern was accosted by Acosta as she was trying to do her job. In this case, her task was a standard one. She tried to take a White House microphone from Acosta to hand to NBC’s White House correspondent, Peter Alexander.
What led up to this event was a disgrace in and of itself. Earlier this week during an informal post-Election 2018 Presidential news conference at the White House, Acosta lit into the President not with a series of aggressive questions but with a series of outright accusations and challenges. Far exceeding his “one question, one followup” allocation — traditional at such news conferences — Acosta insisted on making himself the center of attention and refusing to give up either the floor or the microphone.
Ignoring the President’s clear desire for other reporters to ask questions, Acosta proceeded to hold forth in full attack mode. He rudely ignored repeated requests for order.
Acosta then got a little handsy with that young White House intern who was just trying to do her job. As she reached for the microphone to give it to the next reporter, Acosta pushed the young lady as far from his inflated ego (and the much smaller microphone) as he could. Caught on camera, the exchange proved far more violent and real than all the phony charges leveled at US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh together.
An empty talking head’s one-man war on women
Perhaps President Trump’s FBI should shadow Acosta’s movements and tap his phones. All in the interest of public safety and all the defenseless ladies of the #MeToo movement, of course. After all, no one had a problem when his predecessor did it.
And besides, did Acosta not assault a young woman in full view of the cameras?
Just ask the ambulance chasers at www.criminaldefenselawyer.com:
“The crime of battery is the intentional touching of another in an angry manner.”
Is there an angrier White House correspondent than Jim Acosta? His “War on Women” offense moves from a mere misdemeanor to a felony. This can occur if the perpetrator uses objects such as “rocks, bricks, or even a boot” as a weapon. Observe the way Acosta menacingly wields the microphone in his clenched fist. He brandishes it like a leather-wrapped blackjack?
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Acosta’s “placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job” was “absolutely unacceptable,” demonstrating an “outrageous disregard for everyone, including young women, who work in this Administration.”
Jim Acosta more than deserves being stripped of his White House correspondent’s credentials. After all, he clearly treats women with the same callous disregard and disdain as his fake-news network does the truth. And that makes him a threat to every woman in America.
Top Image: CNN’s White House correspondent Jim Acosta tussles
with White House intern during press conference. Fox News screen capture.