CNN’s Jim Acosta was already well on his way to martyrdom when the White House revoked his press pass following yesterday’s incident with a Trump staffer who tried to take the mic from him after he refused to yield the floor to his colleagues.
Now, he’s even more obnoxious than usual, and CNN is only too eager to give him all the mic time he needs. They won’t interrupt him … not even to correct a blatant falsehood:
CNN brought Jim Acosta on to defend his behavior at the WH.
Acosta said "Obviously, I didn’t put my hands on her or touch her as they are alleging."
CNN played the tape but cut it off right when Acosta was about to touch/push away the intern.
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) November 8, 2018
In case you need a refresher on exactly what happened:
So, we're just going to pretend that Jim Acosta didn't just do this to a female. Interesting. pic.twitter.com/dIRn6baKFB
— ForAmerica (@ForAmerica) November 7, 2018
Call us crazy, but it’s pretty clear that Acosta indeed put his hands on her. Was that assault? No. But he definitely touched her. Now, why would CNN leave that out?
dude…..there is a VIDEO OF YOU TOUCHING HER AND PUTTING YOUR HAND ON HER!!!
— Vengeful Sage (@Real_Vengeance) November 8, 2018
Does CNN know about the Internet?
— Government IS organized crime (marcstevens.net) (@ThomasPaine5) November 8, 2018
Fair question. They certainly don’t seem to.
Honestly, we might be able to muster up at least a shred of respect for Acosta and CNN if they’d just admit that yes, Acosta screwed up and engaged in conduct unbecoming of a White House reporter. But they won’t, so we can’t.