Here’s the thing: you’d get bored reading about it, and besides, we literally don’t have the staff to cover every media hot take on the “CNN sucks” chant at Jim Acosta at Tuesday night’s Trump rally in Tampa, Fla.
We’ve already covered Brian Stelter’s concern that President Trump has started a “hate movement” against the American press andsome Democrat senators’ introduction of a resolution calling on Trump to stop attacking the press. Here are a few more concerned members of the media, just for scale:
Opinion | Trump’s most loathsome supporters tell us who they are https://t.co/ciTzVrDA4Q
— Karen Tumulty (@ktumulty) August 1, 2018
Trump needs to counter the hostility at his rallies before something terrible happens. My column https://t.co/N2I3v6qEJZ
— Margaret Sullivan (@Sulliview) August 1, 2018
— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) August 1, 2018
At that, ladies and gentlemen, is just The Washington Post.
But we’re going to bring the focus back to CNN, since it was one of their own being jeered. Here’s Chris Cillizza’s rather somber take which puts the onus on all of us to do better.
Grown men and women giving the finger and telling another human being "You suck" and worse. I like to believe we are all capable of a lot better than this. https://t.co/REllRuH3EH
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) August 1, 2018
Me too. pic.twitter.com/4yPot1lKy6
— ❌Teresa † ن (@BlackIrishI) August 1, 2018
We’d like to welcome Cillizza to the party that we described in this post; you know, those people leaving Trump campaign rallies back in 2016 weren’t egging and sucker-punching and spitting on themselves. (The featured photo for this post comes from a mob at a San Jose Trump campaign rally in 2016). And in most cases it was independent journalists capturing the footage and posting it online, or else it would never have been seen.
Your network sent an employee to harass a random elderly woman in her driveway and accuse her of doing the work of a hostile foreign power because she shared something on Facebook. https://t.co/9MfIWmqCGW
— Big Pickle Energy (@sunnyright) August 1, 2018
Yeah, since Cillizza thinks we all can do a lot better, it might help to remind CNN how they could contribute to the cause.
and yet here you are https://t.co/LnZiAO9BHr
— Michael Malice (@michaelmalice) August 1, 2018
I've read your work. "We" is a stretch. https://t.co/mwxkwzgLVI
— Anthony Bialy (@AnthonyBialy) August 1, 2018
Chris Cillizza is the Spider-man meme. https://t.co/Vuu0dZXqTn
— Micah Rate (@Micah_Rate) August 1, 2018
If the granny panties fit, Chris… https://t.co/yDc0IYHC28
— FilmLadd (@FilmLadd) August 1, 2018
We are capable of a lot better. Why don’t you set the example? https://t.co/eyqgHgQvEv
— Jack (@Mr_Fastbucks) August 1, 2018
We’ll give CNN credit for deciding to drop as its New Year’s Eve host the “comedian” who posed ISIS-style with Trump’s bloody, severed head for a publicity photo. That was brave.
I agree that your network can do far better. Thanks! https://t.co/2A13uoqUeO
— Tari (@uncommentari) August 1, 2018
We used to say the same about you and you consistently proved us wrong. https://t.co/XjWFhpHcW8
— Corinne Marasco (@CorinneAM) August 1, 2018
Perhaps start with respecting those across the political divide? Your network not only agreed with Hillary's description of Trump supporters, you've amplified it. If you think you are better than this, let's see it in action. https://t.co/PG8MNoYdPk
— DC (@collisindc) August 1, 2018
Your compatriots in the media have been giving the figurative finger to Conservative Americans every day for the last 20 years. Conservative Americans are fed up with your lies about them, and are expressing their displeasure.
— Smokey Behr #IAmTheNRA (@Smokeybehr) August 1, 2018
I'd like to feel sorry for you, truly would, but you and your colleagues sowed this path. https://t.co/FxPZXQ8KU3
— 😳Richard Jamesson😑 (@soyouknowwme) August 1, 2018
Maybe, and I'm going to go out on a limb here, maybe if the media started reporting things objectively and free from bias, thinks just might change for the better.
— Owing Benjamens (@Kurvballs5) August 1, 2018
Just last week @ShannonBream was physically threatened by leftists protesting outside the Supreme Court building.
Tell me more about these grown men & women. https://t.co/2GntjBge4O
— Fusilli Spock (@awstar11) August 1, 2018
Steve Scalise is holding on Line 2. . . . https://t.co/NlYJrLTJKp
— Orwellian_Dilemma (@Orwells_Dilemma) August 1, 2018
I agree. But what about all the people harassing Trump voters and administration officials in public and the "f-ck civility" movement? https://t.co/edqQ8IcTYy
— MO-G Deep State Counter-Revolutionary (@molratty) August 1, 2018
— Nick Searcy, INTERNATIONAL FILM & TELEVISION STAR (@yesnicksearcy) August 1, 2018
Now scold American music-, movie-, and comedy-makers for the same thing, sport. https://t.co/sDb5gnxf9M
— Mike Out Yonder ~ Bit Diddler ~ Moonshine Maven (@MikeOutYonder) August 1, 2018
I see. NOW incivility is a problem.
Why, not too long ago your ideological brethren were screaming "cunt" on TV and being celebrated for it, running women out of restaurants and movie theaters, and assaulting kids in MAGA hats.
But "you suck"? NOW IT'S CROSSING THE LINE! 🙄
— Plastic Straw Rebel (@corrcomm) August 1, 2018
Yes. To experience "much better," pose as a conservative speaker at Berkeley or equivalent multiculturally tolerant academic utopia. https://t.co/ZBHTuY6Ulk
— Eduardo Suastegui (@eduardoauthor) August 1, 2018
— Mr. Chow (@sleepsW3LL) August 1, 2018
Did you miss all the antifa riots against conservative speakers at college campuses? Scalise shooting? Maxine Waters? The celebrity assassination fantasies? Relax. The crowd was screened by the Secret Service before entering. They were rude but harmless. No bike locks allowed.
— (((Mary Fernandez))) (@MaryFernandez) August 1, 2018
I know. Right?
I wish Trump supporters would have a little decorum…Ya know, like the so very dignified anti-Trump supporters do: pic.twitter.com/3m79znobdS
— GK Chesterton Tweets (@GilbertCTweets) August 1, 2018
— Jimni27 (@jimni27) August 1, 2018
Says a Prog who didn't say a thing about the approx. 525 recorded instances of Trump followers being harassed, doxxed, beaten up and otherwise trashed
you left wing piece of human garbage https://t.co/ZCDhFddyVl
— john reilly (@travlr009) August 1, 2018
Lol did you think the same way about antifa when they were smashing unsuspecting ppls heads in with bike locks? Nah you didnt. These ppl know who are and what you stand for. Keep poking at the beehive Chris. Keep poking. https://t.co/mN33MSywuM
— 🇺🇸 3G 🇺🇸 (@afuqnugget) August 1, 2018
For years they call people "hillbillies', "backwards", "deplorables" and other condescending and patronizing descriptors. And then they act surprised that these same people will strike back? C'mon, man. Adult up.
And, yes, I realize that both sides act childish. Don't @ me. https://t.co/ugvlps4BGE
— Cory Harkness (@CoryHarkness) August 1, 2018
I remember when dissent was patriotic https://t.co/M8rTfej1gf
— Just Call Me Ariel – Bless Your Heart (@lamblock) August 1, 2018
What reason have you given for them to be better? Where have you improved? Acosta? Where has CNN improved? You haven't. Your platform is childish, aggressive, inept.
I support journalism as a hallmark of a free country, but I haven't seen journalism here in half my lifetime.
— Garrett B (@EBGarrett1975) August 1, 2018
In fairness to them, you do suck. https://t.co/xKWJtsTvOp
— Rep. Steven Smith 🇺🇸 (@RepStevenSmith) August 1, 2018
Why does CNN suck so bad? https://t.co/AMjXIdEUTr
— Stephanie. (@madamx12369) August 1, 2018
Hey, stop promoting violence against journalists or we’ll report you.
THAT'LL teach him! Dem senators introduce resolution telling Trump to stop ostracizing CNN https://t.co/7QbhWPryT8
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 1, 2018
It’s like you two idiots think Trump supporters don’t know what you say about them. Do you think they don’t have twitter or TVs? Do you think they just ride around on their tractors on their farms all day or something?
— Jimni27 (@jimni27) August 1, 2018