He and I had this back and forth and just to quickly go over that, my feeling is that our news organization was being attacked on that day. We were being called fake news and so forth and I felt that I deserved and our organization deserved a question to challenge him on what was being reported at that time[.]
Thursday, April 13, 2017
CNN’s Acosta Rules It’s Un-American to Slam CNN, News Media; Doesn’t Regret Screaming at Trump? So Were C,N,N Screaming at Obama For Eaght Year's
CNN’s Jim Acosta has become a prominent media figure thanks to the presidential campaign and is frequently blogged on NewsBusters. On Wednesday at Washington D.C.’s The Newseum, Acosta was unhinged, ruling it’s un-American to harshly criticize the media and apocalyptically spoke of Trump eradicating the media.
Acosta appeared with fellow White House reporters Julia Pace of the Associated Press, NBC’s Kristen Welker, Glenn Thrush of The New York Times, and Breitbart’s Charlie Spiering in a panel moderated by the Fox News Channel’s Bret Baier. Other panelists offered intriguing quotes, but Acosta rose above them in significance with his diatribes.
Acosta spoke at length about his contentious exchanges with Trump, with one from January 11:
Skipping ahead to their February 16 throwdown, Acosta noted that Trump “enjoys the sparring back and forth”before getting on his high horse, trotting out the argument that the truth is important now more than ever (and supposedly not during the Obama years).
“I think, now more than ever, speaking truth to power means everything and so, I think that is what I was trying to do on that day back in January and I think that’s what we at CNN and I think my colleagues here try to do every day,” Acosta complained.