Sarah Huckabee Sanders v some whinger from CNN

UpdateLarry O’Connor  in the Washington Times tells CNN how it is:

When Jim Acosta looks out at the anger in the crowd at a Trump rally, he sees the faces of frustration and exasperation in his audience that has left his network. He sees the forgotten viewers who he never has the benefit of connecting with when he looks into the robotic lens of a television camera equipped with a prompter feeding him his lines. 

The anger has not been “whipped up by Trump” it has festered and grown over decades and was finally whipped up by Anderson and Wolf and Jake and Jim, himself. The team at CNN always gets the last word (not to mention the first word) and they always get to set the agenda. 

The people staring back at Acosta with contempt have no voice on their network. Their voices are not just silenced, they are propped up as strawmen and summarily burned to a char by the same people who insulted them and ignored them all through the election. 

The one opportunity they get to be seen and heard on CNN is when they shout at Acosta and his colleagues perched on an elevated platform at a Trump rally. Like groundlings yelling at the upper-class in a raucous production at the Globe theatre, Trump supporters finally have their chance to let the media finally hear their frustration with their product. 

And, true to form, rather than employing a little introspection, Acosta lashes out. Rather than saying to himself “why do they loathe me so much?” Acosta warns that “somebody” will soon get hurt and, oh, by the way, it will be all Trump’s fault. 

 

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27 Responses to Sarah Huckabee Sanders v some whinger from CNN

  1. She is 100% correct in her comments about the behaviour of the press, especially towards her. But she still should have said that the press are NOT the enemy of the people, even if it was qualified to “in her opinion”.

  2. Fang

    Jim/CNN Just doesn’t get it! They “MSM” are not the political elected leaders of the USA! They must report the facts! Not opinions! Thats why their standing in the public is rock bottom! Good one Ms Sanders for standing your ground!
    The wheel is turning, its slow! But the Western World need it to turn, to survive!

  3. .

    They are the enemy, as is the deep state.

    Make no bones about it.

    Hammer the point home.

  4. Sinclair Davidson

    Spartacus – I don’t think so. That would then be interpreted as a criticism of the president and provide Acosta with a moral victory.

    In any event I don’t think Trump called the media an enemy of the people, just CNN and some others.

  5. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Stop being a pussy Spartacus.

    Our only job is to “own the libs”

  6. stackja

    Donald J. Trump
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    They asked my daughter Ivanka whether or not the media is the enemy of the people. She correctly said no. It is the FAKE NEWS, which is a large percentage of the media, that is the enemy of the people!

  7. Acosta warns that “somebody” will soon get hurt and, oh, by the way, it will be all Trump’s fault.

    Obviously been to busy reporting on WussiaWussiaWussia to note the hundreds, if not thousands by now, of Trumpophiles who have been beaten, spat at, had drinks poured on them, hit with bike locks, sucker punched and shot.

    Oh wait…

    By “somebody” he means “somebody important” like himself or anyone of his elitist chums.

  8. In any event I don’t think Trump called the media an enemy of the people, just CNN and some others.

    Sinc. It would not have been a moral victory because Ivanka already said it. Trump also has clarified.

    President Donald Trump on Thursday said only “Fake News,” not the entire media as a whole, qualifies as an “enemy of the American people.”

    But this is a form of identity politics. The views of all of the press should not be dismissed because of some of the press. There are press turds and there are press titans. The President can call out the turds all day, but not the entire “gaggle”.

    ISHO.

  9. Leigh Lowe

    The theme running today is that the First Amendment guarantees “Freedom of the Press”.
    Hmmm yes.
    But it is more broadly about Congress not curtailing the freedom of expression for all manner of citizens who may or may not have a “press” card in their hat-band.
    It also guarantees the freedom of people to shout “CNN Sucks” at Little Jimmy, and the freedom of the President to call the MSM “fake news”.
    Suck it up Jimmy.

  10. Driftforge

    But this is a form of identity politics. The views of all of the press should not be dismissed because of some of the press. There are press turds and there are press titans. The President can call out the turds all day, but not the entire “gaggle”.

    Don’t see why not. The gaggle as a whole is acting inconsistently with their purported role and are not self policing to maintain the integrity of that privileged position.

    Trump merely allows for some wiggle room to encourage and reward good behaviour.

    Is the press performing its intended function, in the manner intended? No? Then quite reasonably the exceptions created for them specifically to enable to them to fulfill that function should be withdrawn.

  11. H B Bear

    Trump’s destruction of the US media has been masterful. Arguably his greatest achievement.

  12. Mother Lode

    It all reminds me, believe it or not, of a program about the evolution of humans.

    The program contrasted two contemporaries: Homo Erectus and Paranthropus Boisei.

    The latter had evolved into a precise niche, specialising in bamboo forests where food was plentiful and protection all round. They lived an easily life perfectly in fit with their surroundings.

    Homo Erectus on the other hand was not well adapted to a particular environment and were always scratching for food. Their life was difficult.

    Boisei lived easily and settled. Erectus were always looking for new opportunities to exploit – they became curious, inventive and adaptable.

    When the climate changed the bamboo forests disappeared, and so did Boisei. Erectus adapted and survived.

    The Dumocrats and the MSM are like Boisei. They slowly made their own niche that they occupied perfectly and with ease. The climate has changed and they are not adapting.

    They are dying.

  13. Mother Lode

    Obviously been to busy reporting on WussiaWussiaWussia to note the hundreds, if not thousands by now, of Trumpophiles who have been beaten, spat at, had drinks poured on them, hit with bike locks, sucker punched and shot.

    There was a story linked at Drudge about some guy who had his car struck because he had a Trump sticker on it. He got out because the other car was honking and he th0ught there might be something wrong with his car. Instead the woman in the other car abused him, pulled out and struck his car damaging the side and the door.

    Luckily he was already getting back into his car when he realised what was going on and was able to retreat inside in time.

    All this because he voted for someone she didn’t approve of.

    Let that sink in…

    Just for having a different opinion.

  14. Tom

    Apart from being a sanctimonious arsehole with a sense of self-importance the size of the moon, Jim Acosta isn’t a real journalist’s arsehole.

    Real journalists on the White House round (Watching from afar, I haven’t yet encountered one in Washington’s press corps — effectively the propaganda branch of the Democratic Party) would be devoted to finding out what the public need to know about policy issues at the heart of their democracy, not constructing a neverending series of gotchas against POTUS45 designed to damage him and benefit the DNC.

    The White House press corps that I’ve been observing for the past two years represents only the far left of the Democratic Party — the open borders Antifa activists who want to destroy America and flood it with the human trash of the Third World.

    Everything they do every day is designed to advance their ultimate aim of having Trump impeached.

    The idea that the White House press corps we see is the eyes and ears of the public is offensive and laughable. Jim Acosta symbolises the corruption of the American democracy and has so little self-awareness he — like Major Kong in Dr Strangelove — is riding CNN all the way to oblivion.

    He will be remembered only as Sarah Sanders’ bitch.

  15. .

    The idea that the White House press corps we see is the eyes and ears of the public is offensive and laughable. Jim Acosta symbolises the corruption of the American democracy and has so little self-awareness he — like Major Kong in Dr Strangelove — is riding CNN all the way to oblivion.

    Dear John,

    Hi There!

  16. Makka

    They are the enemy, as is the deep state.

    Make no bones about it.

    Hammer the point home.

    +1 million.

    In collusion with the US deepstate, the MSM is attempting a coup. They should all be crushed with the most extreme prejudice. Spartacus on the wrong side again

  17. Tim Neilson

    she still should have said that the press are NOT the enemy of the people

    Why? What have they done over the last, say, ten years that would make anyone believe that?

  18. Baldrick

    In any other world, Leftards would be outraged over Acosta’s interruptions and mansplaining.

  19. But this is a form of identity politics. The views of all of the press should not be dismissed because of some of the press. There are press turds and there are press titans. The President can call out the turds all day, but not the entire “gaggle”.

    95% of the US media give the other 5% a bad name.

    Much the same applies throughout the world, with Australia being no exception.

  20. .

    I’m not exaggerating either. It is very rare for a conservative or libertarian to get an even hearing in the MSM, and if they do, there is always “time for a counterpoint” or some snide caveat made at the end of the report.

    The media really are the enemy, JournoList should be reminder enough of that.

  21. dauf

    Perhaps many of them actually are the enemy of the state but being so partisan and deceptive (or the most lacking in self-awareness of any group around….bar politicians themselves). I think many of the ills of the west can actually be traced to the obvious co-option of the press, the national institutions etc

  22. cohenite

    Reporters are not screened or filtered; they’re unqualified and self appointed with tissue paper guidelines and standards and oversight, apart from the muscle, financial, political of their owners. But the solution is worse: Finkelstein.

  23. Cynic of Ayr

    Personally, I think it’s slowly, ever so slowly, dawning on Acosta that he’s on the wrong foot.
    Typically, however, instead of correcting, he’s doubling down, as all the Lefties seem to do.
    He’s running the exact same experiment over and over with no change, thinking there will eventually be a different result.
    But there is never a different result. He experiments with Sanders, and every single time, he comes out as a jackass.
    He knows this. He hates this. But he’s just to dumb to understand it.

  24. John Constantine

    I am people, and the press is my enemy.

    Just sayin’.

  25. Zatara

    Acosta warns that “somebody” will soon get hurt and, oh, by the way, it will be all Trump’s fault.

    Really Jim? Remember this?

    That’s a FOX news crew being physically assaulted on the street in 2008. Trump was still hosting ‘The Apprentice‘ in 2008. But you were working for CNN and I don’t recall you saying a word about it.

    Where were you when this FOX reporter was being shouted down Jim? Notice that unlike you he was right among them, not on a pedestal protected by railings.

    Feels different when the boot is on the other foot doesn’t it Jim?

  26. Frank

    Ideally you want the press to arrive at a point of desperation where they start to consume their own in an attempt to differentiate their network/paper/site from the fake news. It would be a pseudo self policing outcome that is probably the best that anyone can hope for from the industry, springing gotchas on the competition as well as the non left. NYT going tits up might be a good start.

  27. Acosta et al are the same arseholes who stayed mum when The Kenyan spied on journalists, jailed documentary makers and largely lied his way through 8 years of his criminal enterprise.
    So yes, Acosta et al ARE the enemy of the people.

    On a side note. It seems Trump and his lawyers have 182 tapes of journalists and business executives talking to Michael Cohen (former Trump lawyer now in deep shit with the law himself), and it looks like these journos are shitting themselves that these tapes will reveal who they really are and what their agenda is. It won’t be pretty.

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