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CNN’s Jim Acosta Demands President Trump Stop Calling the Media By These Two Words

Maybe he will when they actually start telling the truth.

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CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta, a man who has earned a reputation for annoying not only conservatives and Trump supporters with his abrasive style of journalism and rude behavior during press conferences, but the left also, has had about enough of the president calling the media “fake news.”

So much so, he’s demanding he and other conservatives stop using the phrase in reference to the country’s leading news networks. The reason why? He’s apparently scared that someone is going to get hurt.

The past week may have signaled a turning point in journalists fighting back against Trump’s attacks, with the White House Correspondents Association issuing a statement condemning him for praising a Montana congressman who body-slammed a reporter last year during a successful congressional campaign.

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Acosta, Maggie Haberman and WHCA President Olivier Knox talked about the personal toll the words have taken during a panel Monday at CNN’s “Citizen” conference. Knox said the day after Trump referred to some news organizations as enemies of the people, his child came to him in tears and asked if he was going to prison.

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Trump has been advised that his words against the media have an impact, but “he doesn’t seem to care,” said Haberman, who covered Trump as a New York real estate baron and now in the White House. A.G. Sulzberger, publisher of The New York Times, also said that he was glad Trump broke an agreement to keep a conversation the two men had off the record because it revealed publicly that he had made the same point to the president.

“All he hears is the cheering of the crowd when he gets up and says it,” Haberman said.

Acosta wonders how serious Trump actually is in his criticism, and the extent to which “fake news” is just another line delivered by a man who made “you’re fired” a signature when he hosted “The Apprentice.”

Look, there’s a legitimate reason why so many people have a deeply negative view of the mainstream media and why they believe so much of what is being reported on is “fake news.”

It’s because it is.

The mainstream media has been compromised for quite sometime, trading in their mission to be an objective force  dedicated to providing folks with all of the facts they need to make informed decisions and hold elected officials accountable.

Instead, they are only concerned these days with pushing an agenda. And when it comes to ousting Trump as president, they have been quite aggressive, often misreporting facts in an eager pursuit of finding the big scoop that will be the president’s undoing.

While folks might be throwing around the term “fake news” a bit willy-nilly, until the media becomes somewhat honorable again, folks are going to be extremely skeptical, and given the track record here, they should be.

Source: Independent Record

 

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WATCH: Omar Lands At Minnesota Airport to Hero’s Welcome, Says Somalia Is ‘My Country’

Excuse me?

John Salvatore

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A slip of the tongue? It’s possible. But probably not. Upon returning to Minneapolis after getting together with “the squad” to blast President Trump for being racist die to his “go back” tweets, Ilhan said Somalia was her country. Hmmm… From American Mirror: Rep. Ilhan Omar slipped and referred to Somalia as “my country” during a welcome home party at the Minneapolis airport this week. WATCH: https://twitter.com/BrianKolfage/status/1152549504585011201?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1152549504585011201&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.theamericanmirror.com%2Fslip-omar-calls-somalia-my-country-during-welcome-home-party%2F Check out Omar’s words about CBP during an appearance on Black Entertainment Television (BET)… From Free Beacon: During an appearance on BET’s digital series “Black Coffee Live,” Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) claimed border patrol agents were terrorizing immigrants and said Congress should have a conversation about eliminating border patrol and enforcement agencies. Marc Lamont Hill, who was fired as a CNN commentator after he publicly called for the destruction of the state of Israel during a speech to the United Nations, is the main host of the morning digital show. He asked Omar about the ongoing immigration crisis at the southern border. WATCH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOeTMUfbXEM Reactions: https://twitter.com/RRowley03/status/1146515830525636608?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1146515830525636608&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fsarahd-313035%2F2019%2F07%2F03%2Fits-ilhan-omars-turn-to-slime-cbp-officers-with-unsubstantiated-and-outrageous-claims-video%2F https://twitter.com/jeddykim/status/1146515720190271488?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1146515720190271488&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fsarahd-313035%2F2019%2F07%2F03%2Fits-ilhan-omars-turn-to-slime-cbp-officers-with-unsubstantiated-and-outrageous-claims-video%2F It’s looking more and more likely that Ilhan married her brother and abused immigration laws. You know, because she loves America so much. Check out what happens when Ilhan was confronted. She couldn’t say much… WATCH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=231&v=b3NK56zw8QU

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Former Guv Says Racists Like Trump Have No Place in VA, Forgot About State’s Governor In Blackface

THE IRONY! It’s just too dang perfect…

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Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt. Former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) did not heed these words. The Clinton-ally says racists and white supremacists like Donald Trump have no place in the Old Dominion state. Clearly, McAuliffe forgot that the state’s current governor, Ralph Northam, either wore blackface or dressed in a KKK outfit (he can’t remember which) in his youth. It was kind of a big scandal earlier this year, Ter-bear! Racists and white nationalists have no place in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Go home, @realDonaldTrump. https://twitter.com/TerryMcAuliffe/status/1152398888881577984?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1152398888881577984&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fbrettt-3136%2F2019%2F07%2F20%2Fterry-mcauliffe-says-that-racists-and-white-nationalists-like-trump-have-no-place-in-virginia%2F You can’t make this stuff up. It’s like straight from The Babylon Bee. Reactions: https://twitter.com/redsteeze/status/1152705843189694464?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1152705843189694464&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fbrettt-3136%2F2019%2F07%2F20%2Fterry-mcauliffe-says-that-racists-and-white-nationalists-like-trump-have-no-place-in-virginia%2F https://twitter.com/Orwell_2012/status/1152554312251465729?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1152554312251465729&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fbrettt-3136%2F2019%2F07%2F20%2Fterry-mcauliffe-says-that-racists-and-white-nationalists-like-trump-have-no-place-in-virginia%2F https://twitter.com/chris_stearns/status/1152696669147947009?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1152696669147947009&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fbrettt-3136%2F2019%2F07%2F20%2Fterry-mcauliffe-says-that-racists-and-white-nationalists-like-trump-have-no-place-in-virginia%2F https://twitter.com/EvBerryhill/status/1152691907249750016?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1152691907249750016&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fbrettt-3136%2F2019%2F07%2F20%2Fterry-mcauliffe-says-that-racists-and-white-nationalists-like-trump-have-no-place-in-virginia%2F https://twitter.com/_donaldson/status/1152696379426390016?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1152696379426390016&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fbrettt-3136%2F2019%2F07%2F20%2Fterry-mcauliffe-says-that-racists-and-white-nationalists-like-trump-have-no-place-in-virginia%2F https://twitter.com/seanagnew/status/1152691413144018944?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1152691413144018944&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fbrettt-3136%2F2019%2F07%2F20%2Fterry-mcauliffe-says-that-racists-and-white-nationalists-like-trump-have-no-place-in-virginia%2F https://twitter.com/MelBear26/status/1152706509891088389?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1152706509891088389&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fbrettt-3136%2F2019%2F07%2F20%2Fterry-mcauliffe-says-that-racists-and-white-nationalists-like-trump-have-no-place-in-virginia%2F President Trump ripped into Northam after racist photos surfaced from his yearbook showing men in blackface and a KKK hood. Democrats and Republicans are calling for Northam’s resignation, but he says he’s not leaving his post. Here’s what 45 had to say on the subject… Democrat Governor Ralph Northam of Virginia just stated, “I believe that I am not either of the people in that photo.” This was 24 hours after apologizing for appearing in the picture and after making the most horrible statement on “super” late term abortion. Unforgivable! https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1091858686371344384?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1091858686371344384&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftherightscoop.com%2Ftrump-nails-northam-in-tweet-about-his-blackface-photo%2F Ed Gillespie, who ran for Governor of the Great State of Virginia against Ralph Northam, must now be thinking Malpractice and Dereliction of Duty with regard to his Opposition Research Staff. If they find that terrible picture before the election, he wins by 20 points! https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1091864144071020544?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1091864144071020544&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftherightscoop.com%2Ftrump-nails-northam-in-tweet-about-his-blackface-photo%2F From Fox News: Virginia Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam apologized Friday for appearing in a “racist and offensive” photo on his 1984 medical school yearbook page that showed one man dressed in blackface and another in a KKK robe. Northam – who has…

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