CNN’s Jim Acosta has been taking a lot of heat — and plenty of mockery — for getting caught DMing “F*ck you” to a Trump staffer who had tweeted “Dear Diary…” at him.
And Politico media and politics reporter Jason Schwartz was on it:
Right-wing sites are freaking out about @Acosta privately DM'ing "Fuck you" to someone. Seem much less concerned about the president cheering on violence against journalists. pic.twitter.com/DI30ADXHYd
— Jason Schwartz (@JasonSchwartz) October 19, 2018
“Freaking out” is a really funny way of saying “laughing hysterically.” Also:
According to @politico's @JasonSchwartz, the real headline is reaction from "right-wing sites" to @CNN's @Acosta cursing out a random Twitter user in an after-hours direct message. #DearDiary pic.twitter.com/1IoxBLaYmI
— PJ Media (@PJMedia_com) October 19, 2018
*shows Breitbart and Gateway Pundit*
Hope you didn't get a bloody nose from that faceplant. https://t.co/3wW111oqrd
— Eric Spencer (@JustEric) October 19, 2018
But perpetual damsel-in-distress Jim Acosta never met a white knight he didn’t like, so he’s all in with Schwartz’s spin. With a little extra flourish of his own, of course:
Is this that “owning the libs” thing? https://t.co/VIX4Gwk3OM
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) October 19, 2018
We don’t know, Jim. Is it?
Acosta admits he's a lib. https://t.co/5pK5vuYAIz
— RBe (@RBPundit) October 19, 2018
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) October 19, 2018
Heh. It’s about time.
— Franklin & Friends (@FranklinsRule) October 19, 2018
He’s the last to know
— aThirdOfDuane (@aThirdOfDuane) October 19, 2018