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CNNís Acosta: We Need Republicans to Trust Us
Townhall.com ^ | April 12, 2017 | Cortney O'Brien

Posted on 04/12/2017 3:43:30 PM PDT by jazusamo

Washington, D.C. - At the President and the Press event at the Newseum Wednesday, five members of the White House press corps weighed in on their experience covering the first three months of the Trump presidency.

The audience was especially interested in what CNN’s Jim Acosta had to say, considering he has had some rather colorful exchanges with the president in his entertaining press conferences. Acosta, you’ll remember, was the reporter on the receiving end of Trump’s “fake news” retort back in January after his network reported on the unverified Russian dossier published by BuzzFeed. Acosta, however, has no regrets about pressing Trump for a question.

“My feeling is our news organization was being attacked and I felt I deserved a question to challenge him,” the journalist said. “Speaking truth to power means everything.”

That same night, Acosta said he received a message from a fellow reporter at another network who told him he did a great job at the press conference.

“I was defending all of us,” Acosta texted back.

If he had a do-over, Acosta said he would behave the same exact way. So, perhaps, would Trump, Acosta suggested, noting that Trump “enjoys the sparring back and forth.”

Acosta may have had unpleasant things to say about the Trump White House, but he claims he doesn’t want to isolate those who hold conservative ideologies.

“We need Republicans to believe in mainstream news media just as much as Democrats,” he said. “We need people to trust us.”

That may be a tall order. CNN’s distaste for the president has been on full display since Trump announced his presidency. During the campaign and even now nearly 100 days into Trump’s presidency, the network has aired segments with sarcastically written chyrons intended to troll the president. For instance, in a segment on Trump’s remarks about nuclear weapons, they displayed the following: "Trump: I never said Japan should have nukes (he did)."

Who can also forget when Acosta threw a tantrum after Trump’s joint press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, where he only called on two conservative outlets: The Christianity Broadcasting Network and yours truly, Townhall. “ The fix is in ,” Acosta declared.

(It wasn’t.)


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: acosta; cnn; deceit; enemedia; enemywithin; fakenews; trump
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Ha! Acosta should be a stand-up comedian, he could do duos with Amy Schumer.
1 posted on 04/12/2017 3:43:30 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

FAT.

CHANCE.


2 posted on 04/12/2017 3:44:34 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (Rope. Tree. Politician/Journalist. Some assembly required.)
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To: jazusamo

My suggestion, Acosts....suicide.


3 posted on 04/12/2017 3:45:45 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (My Batting Average( 1,000) since Nov 2014 (GOPe is that easy to read))
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“We need Republicans to believe in mainstream news media just as much as Democrats,” he said. “We need people to trust us.”

Otherwise, how can we lie to them effectively?

4 posted on 04/12/2017 3:46:26 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: jazusamo

“We need Republicans to believe in mainstream news media just as much as Democrats,” he said. “We need people to trust us.”

...

Trust is earned so I’d say there is zero chance of that happening.


5 posted on 04/12/2017 3:47:07 PM PDT by Moonman62 (Make America Great Again!)
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To: jazusamo

“We need people to trust us.”

Then quit lying......


6 posted on 04/12/2017 3:48:00 PM PDT by JBW1949 (I'm really PC....PATRIOTICALLY CORRECT!!!!)
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To: jazusamo

The Tuesday Group & their compadres probably trust CNN — they’re on the same page.


7 posted on 04/12/2017 3:49:00 PM PDT by House Atreides (Send BOTH Hillary & Bill to prison.)
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To: jazusamo

I trust you to lie to us.


8 posted on 04/12/2017 3:50:26 PM PDT by crusher2013
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To: jazusamo

Read drudges link about kellyanne


9 posted on 04/12/2017 3:51:24 PM PDT by RummyChick (can we switch Don,Jr for Prince Kush and his flak jacket. From Yacht Party to Warzone ready to wear.)
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To: jazusamo
“Speaking truth to power means everything.”

For the last eight years, we've been listening to the Obama administration and the MSM speak power to truth.

10 posted on 04/12/2017 3:52:28 PM PDT by Maceman (Let's ban Muslims temporarily -- just until non-Muslims can freely practice their religions in Mecca)
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To: jazusamo

Trust you? Hah, that ship sailed decades ago.


11 posted on 04/12/2017 3:53:05 PM PDT by Bullish (May as well just rename Hollywood---> Hypocrite city)
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“Speaking truth to power means everything.”

Actually it means nothing. It's just other self-inflating lefty meme that implies the person being spoken to is ignorant compared to the oh-so-enlightened speaker.

12 posted on 04/12/2017 3:53:58 PM PDT by blueplum ("...this moment is your moment: it belongs to you " President Donald J. Trump, Jan 20, 2017)
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So, Acosta, how does it feel to "need?"

All he's saying, the way I see it, is that CNN is trustworthy. Same song, same tune, blame the viewer (or Trump) for not trusting the outlet.

13 posted on 04/12/2017 3:54:53 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: jazusamo

Define, “us”


14 posted on 04/12/2017 3:55:41 PM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Drain the swamp. Build the wall. Open the Pizzagate. I refuse to inhabit any safe space.)
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Ha! The MSM is so overrun with biased lying lefty scum, no way they will be trusted by any intelligent convervative Americans.

Ofc they would love to be trusted, so they can proceed with their propaganda campaigns unchallenged.

I really loathe these smug, condescending #ricks like Acosta. To hell with all of them.


15 posted on 04/12/2017 3:57:29 PM PDT by Enchante (Libtards are enemies of true civilization!)
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“Speaking truth to power....”

When have you ever seen a negative story about the ACLU?

When have you ever seen a negative story about the NAACP?

When have you ever seen a negative story about the Democrat leadership?

When have you ever seen a negative story about big unions?

They say the public must TRUST them, but how can you trust the media when they openly support one side, and just as openly demonize the other?

Trust is earned, the only thing the media has earned is SCORN.


16 posted on 04/12/2017 3:57:42 PM PDT by CIB-173RDABN (US out of the UN, UN out of the US)
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To: jazusamo
That's insulting.

17 posted on 04/12/2017 3:57:59 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Kill: TWITTER, FACEBOOK, CNN, ESPN, NFL)
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To: Moonman62
Trust is earned so I’d say there is zero chance of that happening.

At least not for the next hundred years or so.

18 posted on 04/12/2017 3:58:49 PM PDT by Mark17 (Genesis chapter 1 verse 1. In the beginning GOD....And the rest, as they say, is history)
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MAGA!

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19 posted on 04/12/2017 3:58:54 PM PDT by jazusamo (Have YOU Donated to Free Republic? https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Enchante

Right on, well said.


20 posted on 04/12/2017 4:00:45 PM PDT by jazusamo (Have YOU Donated to Free Republic? https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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