Jim Acosta Got Kicked in the Teeth by this Former CNN Reporter
No one in the history of life, the universe, and everything has self-owned themselves as badly as Jim Acosta did on Thursday (see Jim Acosta Tries Proving the Wall is Unnecessary. Does the Complete Opposite! and Donald Trump Wins the Internet with SICK BURN on Jim Acosta). You'd almost feel bad for the guy. If he wasn't such a penis.
But it's easy to dismiss our criticism of Acosta. Our partisan allegiance is clear and the fake news press is the enemy of the people. His Royal Orangeness says so. Let's check in with a former CNN employee and see what he thinks of Jim Acosta.
I am *shocked* that a glib video, customized for re-tweets and filmed in broad daylight along one of the more secur… https://t.co/Ksut3TEWXt— Peter Hamby (@Peter Hamby)1547142233.0
Hamby, besides being a former CNN reporter, currently hosts a news show for Snapchat. He's not exactly someone you'd imagine plays bocce ball on the weekends with Sean Hannity or Lou Dobbs.
Hamby also doesn't have a problem with reporters doing reporting along the border. Just one specific sanctimonious doucheburrito in Ray-Ban's.
For actual journalism & expertise from the U.S.-Mexico border, please follow reporters like @jeanguerre @ajcorchado… https://t.co/nM2RlIJyEU— Peter Hamby (@Peter Hamby)1547143118.0
Here's the thing to keep in mind when talking about Acosta. Or whoever is the newest self-appointed "look at me speaking truth to power" guy on television. There are a lot of honest, hard-working reporters in this country. Reporters working locally. Usually for crappy pay. People who are looking to report actual news as opposed to just screaming "ORANGE MAN BAD! ORANGE MAN BAD!" Dickheads like Jim Acosta make their lives harder.
Reporters report the news. Acosta preens for the camera for his own self-flatulence, and to hear his colleagues tell him how brave he is when his back isn't turned.