With the full support of the segment of the American people who have recognized for years that the mainstream media is less than honest, President Donald Trump has been busy singling out the truly egregious practitioners of spin, lies and reporting half-truths. Collectively, the whole effort has been labeled “fake news” much to the dismay of those in the business of reporting current events.
One of the people caught in the crosshairs of this labeling on a regular basis is CNN’s, Jim Acosta. He went on never Trumper Stephen Colbert’s show to air his grievances against the president.
“It’s not a big deal, right? Just say, you know, we’re not the enemy of the people,” Acosta told host Stephen Colbert. “At the end of the day, you shouldn’t be referring to journalists as the ‘enemy of the people.’ We’re not the enemy of the people.”
Acosta addressed Trump’s treatment of the media, which he said many members of the media are “fed up with.”
“I don’t think we do ourselves any good, Stephen, if we shy away from these hard questions. And, you know, my goodness, the way I look at it is — and this is the debate I have with my fellow journalists when we talk about this is what if we just did nothing? Do we just sit back and do nothing in the face of that?” he asked.
Acosta said Trump supporters get their impression of the press “twisted and warped” by conservative outlets “who just want to do the president’s bidding.”
“My sense of it, Stephen, is that a lot of these folks — they get their impression of what we do by watching other conservative outlets, they look at other conservative websites. And these folks are focused on the coverage of the president’s behavior more so than they are the president’s behavior. And to me, I think the president’s behavior is more newsworthy than our coverage. But a lot of these folks out there, they’re getting their sense of what we do twisted and warped by some people out there who just want to do the president’s bidding.”
If so-called journalists would just report the news straight and not try to bend it to suit some sort of narrative, they might get more respect. President Trump is calling them out on their crap, something the American people saw through a long time ago, and, living in the bubble of the east coast, the dingbats believe their own press.
But they don’t see it that way. They don’t see how warped their perspective is, and why We the People have turned to OANN and Fox News to hear something that resembles the truth and not the spin that CNN and the like produce.