Honestly, we’re split: like we’ve said before, we’d prefer a healthier relationship between the press and the Trump administration …
… but then CNN’s Jim Acosta gets heckled with a chant of “CNN sucks” at a Trump rally and media types like Politico’s Marc Caputo let the mask slip and make really inappropriate comments about Trump’s supporters, like, “If you put everyone’s mouths together in this video, you’d get a full set of teeth.”
Was the heckling a little much? Sure, but there’s little we can do to keep the mainstream press from digging their hole even deeper if they won’t put down the shovel.
Did we say heckling? Because that’s all we saw in Acosta’s video. But Eric Trump retweeted it, and now New Agenda president Amy Siskind has reported him to Twitter for “encouraging violence against a journalist.”
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) August 1, 2018
— Amy Siskind (@Amy_Siskind) August 1, 2018
— Sandie Carolion 🇬🇧🦁 (@sandie_edwards) August 1, 2018
— ☘️BlackRose🥀 (@blackrose_70) August 1, 2018
— Patricia Yamane (@yamane_patricia) August 1, 2018
— Margie#Dems4Democracy (@Margarita2733) August 1, 2018
Why isn’t twitter suspending his twitter account. Seems to me this is calling for acts of violence.
— Wanda (@Wanda125310) August 1, 2018
Reposting video of a “CNN sucks” chant is encouraging violence against a journalist? No, it’s just encouraging him to suck less.
Amy, no it is not. I am CERTAINLY not a trump supporter but, give me a break 😞
— christylaine (@christylaine) August 1, 2018
"Violence against journalists"?? Not a finger was lifted against Acosta in this clip, why lie about it? Were you as concerned when Bernie supporter actually shot Scalise, or Trump supporters got beaten, eggs thrown on them by your friends on the left where ALL the violence stems?
— b.b (@becker_berta) August 1, 2018
Looks nothing like the Scalise baseball shooting or Democrat paid protestors committing violence at Trump rallies. 🙄
— American Pride (@usaforyoubruv) August 1, 2018
We’re old enough to remember well before the election when mobs would sucker-punch people coming out of Trump campaign rallies. We also remember the riots following a Trump campaign rally in Albuquerque that caused $10,000 of damage to the convention center, and supporters had to be led out the back under police escort. We also remember when a Vox editor on Twitter encouraged his followers to “start a riot” if Trump campaigned in their town.
We also remember what CNN’s Brian Stelter predicted in October 2016 when everyone assumed Hillary was a lock:
If there is unrest and violence after election day, I think we now know why. https://t.co/P6WNdG36f5
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) October 13, 2016
Yeah, who was setting cars on fire? So give us a break with this “encouraging violence” crap.
Funny cuz I only hear democrats call for violence against people
— Jacob Kaplan (@JacobKaplan5) August 1, 2018
Give me a break. What about Maxine Waters encouraging violence against all Trump supporters? Don’t be such a wuss.
— ❌J Pearlman❌ (@J_Pearlman54) August 1, 2018
Puhleeessseee… Maxine Waters is the real violence mongerer
— Working Schlub (@JustAnotherCitz) August 1, 2018
You so funny
— Robin Vieira 🇺🇸 (@robinvieira3) August 1, 2018
You're legit insane 😂😂😂
— SpaceForce Sheppy 🔦❌ (Turn Off 'Quality' Filter) (@CaptSheppie) August 1, 2018
How is CNN sucking an encouragement of violence against a journalist?
Stating something sucks is a threat?
What a cry baby!
— ChrisMusix (@Sarxis) August 1, 2018
Saying CNN sucks is not encouraging violence. It’s stating #truth
— Community Bear 🐻🇺🇸✝️ (@CHHCSouth) August 1, 2018
Saying someone sucks is encouraging violence. pic.twitter.com/bdudpzgcm3
— Captain Crackbaby (@CptnCrackBaby) August 1, 2018
Please explain how it encourages violence?
— Refresh (@Wiscofresh) August 1, 2018
Wait…you think Acosta's a journalist?
— Dru (@DruMerriman) August 1, 2018
— HowNowBrownCow (@Censored_No_Mor) August 1, 2018
I would love it if @twittersafety suspended the account of every idiot who reported the original tweet as advocating violence, something it clearly does not do. You don't call 911 when someone says something you don't like, don't squeal to twitter for the same.
— Wendy (@wendy_nm) August 1, 2018
Your account encourages people to vote Republican. Thanks and keep up the good work, snowflake!
— Ecklebob Chiselfritz (@RotNScoundrel) August 1, 2018
Becoming a Trump to own the Trumps. https://t.co/5p50R0Ob2b
— Eric Spencer (@JustEric) August 1, 2018
Brian Stelter fires off DIRE warning about anti-press "hate movement" that ricochets off Trump and takes out CNN and MSM https://t.co/JRRLZpkvxQ
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 1, 2018