CNN’s Acosta Regrets the Media Are Not More Hostile to Trump

NewsBusters | 6/9/2019 | Staff
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The liberal media are certainly not “the enemy of the people”, as President Trump often suggests, but they do operate as though they’re part of an opposition party in how viciously they cover him. Now, during a vomit inducing interview with his CNN colleague Brian Stelter to promote his new book The Enemy of the People, CNN chief White House correspondent and showboater Jim Acosta said he regretted how the media wasn’t more hostile against the President.

Towards the end of the “Reliable Sources” interview, Stelter wondered: “Do you have any regrets? Do you have any regrets? You said some White House aides do. Do you have any regrets?”

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“Do I have any regrets? You know, I wish at times that the press had been a bit more in solidarity with one another. And standing up to this White House and saying listen, ‘You know, the President can't call us the enemy of the people. We’re not going to go along with that,’” Acosta declared. “I think we’ve missed some opportunities here and there to challenge that.” Notice he’s not talking about reporting here, but rather confronting the President about nicknames.

Acosta then opined about how “grateful” he was for all the support he received from other media outlets during CNN’s lawsuit against the White House following his press pass getting pulled:

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I will say, one thing I'm most grateful for during this experience is how just about every news organization in Washington and here in New York stood behind us here at CNN when they took away my press pass. That was a very important first amendment case. And I talk about it in the book. Had the Trump administration won that case, Brian, it would have sent shockwaves through our industry. It would have put a real chilling effect on the First...
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