Jim Acosta is among many in the DC journo pack who woke up on January 20th, 2017 very refreshed thanks to their 8-year slumber and were ready to go back to work. CNN’s chief White House correspondent is among then, and he’s now quite proud of his shouted questions, and will continue to do so. For my money, nothing screams “objectivity” like comparing the president you’re covering to Mephistopheles and helping feed the Left’s TDS:
Defending his tactic of shouting questions while reporting, CNN’s Jim Acosta said he’s simply doing his job.
In an appearance Sunday with Brian Stelter on Reliable Sources, Acosta explained that not every event at which the press appears has a built-in opportunity to ask questions, so he’s forced to make his own.
“It’s not like we barge into the Oval Office or barge into the Easter egg roll and start shouting questions,” he told Stelter. “What people don’t understand is that typically at the end of these pool opportunities…where we go in and talk to the president or he has an event, we wait until the very end of the bill signing or the event or whatever he has and he says, ‘Ok, thanks, guys.’ Then we’ll go in and ask our questions.”
Acosta said he usually follows that procedure, adding that “if they’re not going to take our questions we have to find opportunities to ask those questions.”
“Listen, if they want to send me to hell, I’ll still be shouting at the devil, is the way I look at it,” he said. “We have a job to do. I’ve said this times before and I’ll say it again. They can kick us out of the briefing room, they can kick us out of the White House. We’re still going to do our jobs.”
Acosta’s really taking his “shushing” hard, but it was so hilarious it’s worth another look:
"Mr. President, will you stop calling the press the enemy of the people," CNN Journalist Jim Acosta shouted at the end of Trump's speech pic.twitter.com/FqWT5afwUV
— POLITICO (@politico) June 29, 2018
The totally unbiased mainstream Resistance media’s really hoping a Democrat gets elected in 2020 so they can take another few years off.