At Monday’s White House press briefing, CNN’s Jim Acosta struggled to get press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to give him a list of individuals the president considers “enemies of the people,” riffing on an early morning tweet by President Trump that clearly stated that people who spread fake news are the enemy:

Maybe to show that he was the bigger man, Acosta later on Monday tweeted his assurance that the press is not the enemy of the people.

Acosta seems to be going off the corporate script a bit here; ask Oliver Darcy or Brian Stelter who’s the enemy and they’d surely suggest Fox News is responsible for all the division in the country right now. So maybe with the exception of Fox News, we’re all on the same team.

And now CNN is upset and running chyrons all day because Trump won’t accept responsibility for the mass shooting in Pittsburgh at a synagogue. He’s an American too, so isn’t he on the same team … trying to make America great?

Hmm … seems there are still some hard feelings from the campaign. But will Jim Acosta be the one to bring Americans back together as one? What does he have to do to prove CNN isn’t the enemy of the people?

Are we wrong, or has it seemed since Watergate that the absolute peak a journalist can reach is taking down a Republican president? Meanwhile, the press sat on the Lewinsky scandal to protect Bill Clinton. So, yeah, it does seem like reporters are taking sides.


We predict some somber panels on CNN when the GOP picks up seats in the Senate.