CNN, a subsidiary of Warner Media (formerly Time Warner) a multi-national multi-billion dollar media corporation, is apparently losing in the court of public opinion. Unable to use their international media machine to bully the President of the United States they are doing the only thing they can.
CNN is well known among Trump supporters. Many calling them “Fake News.” The President himself has called CNN “fake news” on several occasions. Trump supporters and others around the world often jeer at CNN calling them the Clinton News Network, which comes from what was seen as wall to wall favorable coverage of Hillary Clinton during the 2016 Presidential election.
Following the elections, to the disappointment of many in the United States CNN expanded their platform to include wall to wall attacks on President Trump. Their relentless alienation of Americans was noticed by legitimate news organization just weeks after the Inauguration. CNN often underreports, or completely ignores anything good about President Trump, opting instead to attack the President. At one point they were seen as blaming Trump for Hurricane Florence.
As most Trump watchers know, Jim Acosta represents CNN as a Whitehouse correspondent. He was apparently appointed by the leadership of the Time Warner subsidiary. He has cultivated a history of harassing President Trump and badgering Whitehouse officials. All well and good for CNN until Acosta crossed the line.
His reign of disrespect and rudeness abruptly came to an end after his obvious assault of an intern. An intern sent to retrieve the government-owned microphone he refused to give up.
Acosta may have the backing of an international giant, but some of his peers who often write less than nice things about President Trump have called him out for his actions. The New York Post wrote:
Jim Acosta violated one of the oldest rules of journalism
There was a time not long ago when young journalists were taught not to become the story. Apparently, many news organizations have flipped that lesson on its head.
But we are witnessing something more insidious here than media trash talk. Plain and simple, we are watching expressions of personal hatred.
That’s right, even the New York Post sees the actions of Jim Acosta as “personal hatred.” If there is any question that the liberal New York Post was talking about Jim Acosta they continued:
Yes, it’s true that most journalists lean far left and their bias sticks out like so many sore thumbs. That’s been true for a long time, but political bias is an insufficient explanation for the Jim Acostas of our time.
They hate Trump. They really, really hate him. There’s nothing professional about it.
So here we are, CNN, backed by their media giant benefactors are taking their complaint from the Court of public opinion to the most unlikely of places. When you consider the new conservative Supreme Court it seems even less likely. That said, CNN doesn’t seem to care.
CNN Business’ news anchor taunts their next move. Saying:
“CNN is taking action after the Whitehouse banned our chief Whitehouse correspondent Jim Acosta, a lawsuit has been filed against the President and others…”
It seems the mightly CNN can only do what the rest of could do in this situation, take it to a real Courtroom. As if making a scene during a press briefing wasn’t enough CNN and Jim Acosta seem dead set on getting everyone’s attention. That seems to be why President Trump responded to the CNN lawsuit with the best response of all, by immediately saying nothing at all!