You might recall that CNN’s Chris Cillizza once waved away accusations of media bias by tweeting that “reporters don’t root for a side, period.” However, Cillizza’s CNN colleague, the intrepid Resistance reporter Jim Acosta, has repeatedly proven himself to be one of the many exceptions to that “rule.” But Acosta did recently find the time to defend some Republicans from Trump criticism:
Been covering Trump for three years now. Will never quite understand how the GOP tolerates his attacks on McCain, Bushes and Romney. The GOP just shrugs its shoulders.
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) March 16, 2019
There were many who remembered when it wasn’t off limits to go after those very people:
How did you ever deal with all those years of the media attacking McCain, the Bushes, and Romney?
— Deplorable Hombre (@DeploreHombre) March 18, 2019
That was different! *Eye roll*
CNN hack is REALLY mad that Republicans aren't more protective of 3 families that CNN was happy to trash when it suited their interests. Hey Republicans, you're not liking and disliking who CNN tells you to! https://t.co/3TpvhBRp1A
— Michael Berry (@MichaelBerrySho) March 18, 2019
maybe they are used to MSM attacks on McCain, Bushes and Romney
— Glenn Amurgis (@gamurgis) March 18, 2019
As opposed to CNN's attacks on McCain, Bushes, and Romney? https://t.co/v7pHawP7rA
— Tim Graham (@TimJGraham) March 17, 2019
The same McCain the media characterized as evil in 2008?
— Ken Wiebe (@kpwiebe) March 18, 2019
All of a sudden you're the grand defender of the Bushes, Romneys and McCains? GFY Jimmy
— Caffeine Queen (@Philly_Hoosier) March 18, 2019
Say, Jim – when did the Democrats and the media (sorry for the redundancy) start coming to the the defense of McCain, Bushes and Romney? You guys are usually trashing them with enthusiasm.
— MidasRex (@MidasRex1998) March 17, 2019
Acosta gonna Acosta:
Been 'covering' Jim Acosta for almost three years now. Will never quite understand how CNN viewers tolerate his ego, whining, and complaining. CNN viewers just shrug their shoulders. https://t.co/hCcTsBK2n5
— The?FOO (@PolitiBunny) March 18, 2019
You guys have been attacking Trump for 3 years.
How does America tolerate it?
By not watching @CNN
— Ret Doc (@retinaldoctor) March 17, 2019
That might help explain CNN’s numbers.
This chart from @roadmn is BRUTAL.
CNN is dying. pic.twitter.com/x43Ri5L8Zf
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) March 14, 2019