CNN’s Jim Acosta received the Presidential Award at the 2017 National Association of Hispanic Journalists convention last week and he tried to use the occasion to restore a little credibility for his network.
Channeling his inner-Jack Nicholson, Acosta not only took a veiled shot at President Donald Trump, but also targeted millions of Americans.
“When people use the term fake news, it’s because they can’t handle the truth and can’t stand the heat,” Acosta told those in attendance.
— NAHJ (@NAHJ) September 9, 2017
It was only fitting that Costa was presented with the “Presidential Award,” given how the elitist media views itself, though he doesn’t seem to grasp that millions who have grown tired of the liberal bias in the media see his network as Trump does.
On more than one occasion, President Trump has called CNN, and Acosta in particular, “fake news.”
The senior White House correspondent for CNN has made a name for himself this year after several contentious exchanges with Trump, even though this challenging nature was conspicuously absent during the Obama years.
But don’t tell NAHJ President Brandon Benavides.
“He’s covered President Obama and President Donald Trump, always pushing both sides to answer the tough questions,” Benavides said in a release. “As a voice for the people, Acosta is not afraid to hold our elected leaders accountable.”
To the surprise of no one, social media viewers saw it differently… here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
People use the phrase “fake news” because they are tired of the lies, the propaganda, and lack of professionalism that CNN keeps feeding us.
— Michael H. White (@mrmichaelhwhite) September 10, 2017
Acosta does not speak the truth. WE are most certainly not afraid of anything Jim says. He is just annoying and childish. Spin and twist
— wanda (@mskaro_2000) September 10, 2017
Moonbat liberals are the gatekeepers of the truth?! Where is that asteroid strike when it is needed?! pic.twitter.com/ZrftoZj0MC
— Steve D (@MoonbatSlayer1) September 10, 2017
Acosta is among an elite group of bias left journalists covering the White House. That is helping to bring about the end of our nation.
— Sheldon Juarez (@Shellzdoggie) September 10, 2017
@Acosta can’t handle the truth about the election
— Doctor Cheeseburger (@DrCheesebrgr) September 9, 2017
— D Garrett (@Wakeman91) September 9, 2017
— Sea of Red (@MmMmmBlueLabel) September 9, 2017
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