As you’ve probably heard, CNN’s Jim Acosta, whose beat is the White House briefing room and not Afghanistan, has written a book called, “The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America.” Maybe that’s why CNN bends the truth so often?

Mediate has read some excerpts of Acosta’s book, in which he admits that his showboating “bothers some people.” He also seems to justify his confrontational approach to the current administration by saying, “Neutrality for the sake of neutrality doesn’t really serve us in the age of Trump.”

Acosta and his network should try it sometime … maybe a bit of neutrality would bring CNN up from 15th place in the prime time cable ratings.

The public’s trust in the media to do their jobs eroded with the previous celebrity presidency — that’s why the “fake news” chants were so much a fixture at Trump rallies. But if CNN wants to stay in the ratings basement, that’s their decision.

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