The corporate media appears to be having a tough time dealing with the withdrawal symptoms from Trump Derangement Syndrome. Case in point: self-righteous CNN anchor Jim Acosta apparently wants to turn Tucker Carlson into Trump 2.0.
Acosta, the viewership-challenged network’s rude, grandstanding White House correspondent during the Trump administration, seemed triggered because the Fox News Channel host claimed that open-borders Democrats want to create a new constituency for their Big Government agenda.
As part of a montage in the clip embedded below, Carlson specifically underscored that this so-called replacement theory is all about voting rights and nothing to do with race.
Acosta and his compliant, limousine-liberal wingman Brian Stelter, of course, disagreed.
“This is hardly the first time — and I’m not sure why he spells Tucker with just one K sometimes — has been accused of making racist remarks…He’s just a wackjob, that’s all there is to it,” Acosta alleged.
Former CNN senior digital producer Steve Krakauer, now editor of the Fourth Watch media newsletter, responded in a tweet: “The Carlson News Network is fired up again, with a 6-minute segment on Jim Acosta’s show today.”
He also shared the money quotes from Acosta:
The Carlson News Network is fired up again, with a 6-minute segment on Jim Acosta's show today.
"I'm not sure why he spells Tucker with just one K sometimes," said Acosta, alluding to the fact that he is associated with the KKK. "He's just a wackjob, that's all there is to it." pic.twitter.com/lbUGFlrI2B
— Steve Krakauer (@SteveKrak) April 10, 2021
Acosta was prompted by an open letter from the Anti-Defamation League to Fox News that “it is time for Carlson to go” because of his above-referenced commentary.
Stelter lamented that Carlson, however, is “invincible” and uncancellable because Tucker Carlson Tonight is a ratings powerhouse.
FNC even recently increased the anchor’s reach with the Tucker Carlson Today on the Fox Nation subscription digital platform.
Acosta and Stelter might be experiencing professional jealously as CNN’s ratings, post-Trump, are in a downward spiral.
Miss him yet? CNN viewership reportedly craters after Trump leaves office https://t.co/ETg6N6kpuR pic.twitter.com/uKsc2miggJ
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) March 18, 2021
Moreover, it seems evident that the institutional left feels threatened by Carlson’s eloquent populist messaging that appeals to a broad cross-section of America.
In response to Acosta’s diatribe, many Twitter users implied that Trump hate might metaphorically be considered a helluva drug. Here is a sampling:
They miss Trump real bad.
— Rebecca (@RebeccaBrenia) April 10, 2021
I guess they have selected Tucker Carlson to be the bogeyman under our beds now that they don’t have Donald Trump around anymore and their ratings are dropping to pathetic levels
— Proud Independent (@whiter069) April 10, 2021
Their ratings are tanking without Trump. They gotta whip up hysteria about someone else now.
— Grab Your Popcorn (@furioustheguy) April 10, 2021
I have never seen a network just dedicated to Tucker and Trump. I mean do they even report news?
— Neanderthal Trumper (@TFExtracts) April 10, 2021
Far left activist Jim Acosta is still suffering from TDS. Like others on the left he calls anyone that disagrees with his wild conspiracies a racist. Pay no attention to him.
— johnson johns (@johnsonjohnsceo) April 10, 2021
Nothing @TuckerCarlson said wasn’t true. These guys are CNN clowns.
— Gus Fink (@GusFink1) April 10, 2021
They are desperate for ratings and must be hoping to feed off the highest rated show in cable news. The alternative would be reporting on Biden
— evelyn (@Elou33) April 10, 2021
I guess talking about Fox is what you do at CNN when you don’t want to address the border anymore. https://t.co/0ZKtTrr69I
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) April 10, 2021
An entire network commited to talking about its competition rather than addressing news.
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) April 10, 2021
Acosta just hoping Tucker responds with a segment on him.
He’d get more people watching him on Tucker than he gets on his own show.
— Rounds (@RoundsR) April 10, 2021
Acosta and Stelter are the definition of beta male
— Center (@socialismblowws) April 10, 2021
Tucker is such a boss! Always spot on and they wouldn’t do 6 min segments on him if he wasnt over the mark!
— Anonymously Sourced (@AnonymouslySou2) April 10, 2021
I guess Tucker is their new Trump now.
— Jenny J. (@jennyjupite) April 10, 2021
I would love to know how this qualifies as news. CNN is a joke.
— Karen, but not a Karen (@KPBeachGirl) April 10, 2021
The corporate media also tried to turn U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) into Trump 2.0 in the context of an avatar for negative coverage, but that doesn’t appear to be working, either.
MTG cashes in on controversy, pulling in $3.2M while resisting calls to expel her from Congress https://t.co/U9R4nHR6Yj pic.twitter.com/Xx4lsMqmJe
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) April 7, 2021
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