Acosta laments life effects of Trump’s ‘rhetoric’ to support CNN lawsuit, mockery and a whole lot of questions ensue

And to think a cable news network that all but dedicates 24/7 coverage to destroying President Donald Trump doesn’t “impact” his life?

CNN announced that it has filed a lawsuit against the White House in support of its reporter Jim Acosta, who had his access stripped over a physical encounter with an intern who was trying to retrieve a microphone.

Washington Post media reporter Eric Wemple shared on Twitter a statement from Acosta in support of the legal action.

“In his declaration in support of CNN’s suit against White House officials, @acosta claims that @realDonaldTrump rhetoric has had a direct impact on his life,” Wemple tweeted, along with a screen grab of a portion of Acosta’s statement.

Acosta said for the first time in his career, he’s receiving death threats “aimed at my work covering the President.”

Lost in all the media-driven drama is that CNN can send other reporters to cover the White House — it is clear to the casual observer that Acosta has some real animosity toward the Trump administration.

On a side note, the White House responded to CNN’s lawsuit, characterizing it as “just more grandstanding from CNN.”

Meanwhile, ratings from this past Friday shows that CNN has MUCH bigger worries than an overly-pompous reporter being stripped of his hard pass.

The Daily Caller’s Benny Johnson tweeted: “CNN did not have a *single* show in the top 25 cable news shows.”

Speaking of Benny, he nails the response to the network’s legal action.

He tweeted: “Jim Acosta is protected by the little-known Article 66, Section 71 of the US Constitution which stipulates all Americans have a God-given right to a White House hard pass in order to scream at the President as long as they want to & play ‘hide the mic’ with WH interns.”

As might be expected, social media wasn’t very sympathetic to CNN or Acosta, whose value as a “journalist” is diminished when not making himself the center of attention by sparring with the president of the United States.

Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:

 

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