When some of the crowd at a Trump rally in Tampa this week chanted “CNN sucks,” the media triggering was immediate and major. CNN analyst and White House reporter April Ryan went as far as to claim Acosta’s life was in jeopardy:
"Jim Acosta's life, in my opinion, was in jeopardy … there was a safety issue." – @AprilDRyan says President Trump has "stoked the flames" for journalists to feel like "their safety is in jeopardy, their lives are in jeopardy at these rallies." https://t.co/nrXFcjYlMh pic.twitter.com/LTSDMOvGzh
— CNN Tonight (@CNNTonight) August 2, 2018
Hyperbole much? In the video, Ryan also pointed out that Sarah Sanders got Secret Service protection but there’s none for Jim Acosta (does CNN provide any?).
Life in jeopardy ðŸ˜‚ðŸ˜‚ðŸ˜‚
So much for your opinion. https://t.co/ojvr4MK3f8
— TAS (@tasears0812) August 2, 2018
Woman who doubts pecan pie origins has opinion about "deadly speech" https://t.co/4SUZKzI8Q0
— Sandy (@RightGlockMom) August 2, 2018
If that’s the case, will CNN still send Acosta to the Trump rally tonight in Pennsylvania? Stay tuned.
And CNN can just take a pass on the “peddling lies” finger pointing.
Speaking of stoking flames, and peddling lies: pic.twitter.com/PWIxX93zTy
— Republicanvet (@Republicanvet91) August 2, 2018