Should’ve left it alone, Jim! Acosta gets pummeled for answering Trump’s Sunday tweet about fake news

President Donald Trump took to social media early Sunday to criticize the purveyors of fake news, saying their “fraudulent reporting”  is bad for democracy.

…and CNN’s Jim Acosta made the unwise decision to counter the claim.

“With all of its phony unnamed sources & highly slanted & even fraudulent reporting, News is DISTORTING DEMOCRACY in our country!” the president tweeted.

The network’s senior White House correspondent, who is making a name for himself sparring with the Trump administration, responded to Trump’s post by saying calling out those who trade in “fake news” — which Acosta cleverly conflates as the “American news media” — is bad for our democracy.

Not lost to the discerning eye is the reality that Trump is not speaking of ALL media sources, but just a few media giants who operate with a decidedly anti-Trump agenda that have been busted more than once for false reporting, like Acosta’s own network, CNN.

Social media users got the distinction… and they took Acosta to the woodshed. Not only for his slanted assessment, but for being completely oblivious to his own bias.

Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:

Tom Tillison


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