OK, we knew this was coming, but still.
I can't believe CNN is playing that Acosta clip and they think it makes them look good
— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizWFB) November 7, 2018
CNN wasted no time riding to the rescue of poor, put-upon reporter Jim Acosta after Acosta’s embarrassing — and physical — display at today’s White House press conference, releasing a statement and everything:
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) November 7, 2018
Because of course.
— RBe (@RBPundit) November 7, 2018
No wonder Jim Acosta is so insufferably self-righteous. Based on that statement, it’s pretty clear that CNN doesn’t just enable him; they encourage him, too.
— Matt’s Idea Shop (@MattsIdeaShop) November 7, 2018
There you have it. CNN’s just one big circle jerk of egos.
Acosta should have given up the microphone. He was being an obstructionist and not a journalist.
— Baldy (@baldylol) November 7, 2018
Don't demean actual journalists by claiming Acosta is in a league with them.
— Lyndsey Fifield (@lyndseyfifield) November 7, 2018
If we were journalists, we’d be embarrassed as hell to be lumped in with him.
Will CNN have the integrity to condemn Jim Acosta for this? pic.twitter.com/Kk47ScvPHp
— Doug (@Doug_Jaxson) November 7, 2018
GP There is nothing in the Constitution requiring the president to be nice to the press or to tolerate ill-mannered, inappropriate behavior by it, including Mr. Acosta's battery of a female White House employee. Try again, CNN. https://t.co/5OUmw1FYGO
— The Gormogons (@Gormogons) November 7, 2018
This is really bad. @Acosta is NOT a journalist – he is a rabid political partisan that unfairly attacks. What he did to that young woman was ghastly conduct. Shame on you @CNN and shame on @acosta. Shame on anyone that continues to support his violent buffoonery. https://t.co/D0B4RHJopj
— Chris Loesch (@ChrisLoesch) November 7, 2018
You employ a human peacock who literally shoves young women aside to continue grandstanding. FU. https://t.co/Qfvq5cxn6i
— Will (@Oil_Guns_Merica) November 7, 2018
Acosta may not have technically shoved anyone. But at the very least, his refusal to yield the microphone to anyone else despite having no special claim to it indicates that he’s thrown professionalism out the window. Clearly CNN has done the same.
Acosta tries to make the news about him! It is NOT about him! CNN is Fake News.
— Marie Mendez (@MarieMe42866742) November 7, 2018