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Jim Acosta Attacks Trump With Obama Revisionist History

CNN Jim Acosta Attacks Trump With Obama Revisionist History

While attacking President Trump, Jim Acosta showed just how warped his reality has become, going so far as to claim ‘Barack Obama had a healthy respect for news reporters’.

Despite CNN’s Jim Acosta revisionist history, the fact is former President Barack Obama detested the press to the point where he not only illegally spied on reporters, he wanted them jailed anytime a journalist pulled back the curtain on his administration.
While appearing on the Canadian news show, “The Agenda with Steve Paikin,” CNN’s ‘Fake News’ poster child, Jim Acosta continued regurgitating his often used ‘Dear Diary‘ accusation that President Trump was endangering news reporters lives.
Despite not a single attack on any journalist in almost three years, Jim Acosta continues to push his baseless claim that President Trump is endangering their lives by calling out the fake news media’s abundantly clear liberal biased ‘Get Trump’ reporting.
One of the most recent evidence of the mainstream media fake news reporting occurred when ABC news in an effort to prove how President Donald Trump’s reckless and possibly mentally unfit decision to remove U.S. troops from Syria  showed a video of the supposed slaughtering of the Kurdish people by the Turkish military.
Despite ABC’s “World News Tonight” anchor Tom Llamas breathlessly crying “This video, right here, appearing to show Turkey’s military bombing Kurd civilians in a Syrian border town,”
The video that ABC “World News Tonight” claimed to have obtained in secret was in fact footage that was filmed at a gun range in Kentucky.
Even though there has been ample evidence like the video above of how the news media have made egregious errors in their rush to put out their latest Trump-Hate reporting.
Ignoring these mistakes that not even a first year journalist would make, Jim Acosta keeps to his ‘How Dare He Call Us Fake News’ script.
So unsurprisingly in this interview there was Jim Acosta once again doing his revisionist history shtick comparing Donald Trump’s handling of the news media to that of his predecessor Barack Obama:
“I covered the second term of Barack Obama’s term, and as I like saying from time to time, second terms can be complicated for American Presidents, so they don’t always go smoothly.
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And we saw that with Barack Obama, he was dealing with a scandal in the Veterans Administration, he was dealing with the spread of ISIS, his national healthcare, Obamacare, had problems with the Obamacare website didn’t work.
So it was a difficult time for Barack Obama and tough questions were asked…
I think one of the big differences between then and now is I think Barack Obama had a healthy respect for the job of the White House press corps, and the press here in the United States.
And I hate to say this, I take no joy in saying this but I don’t think the same can be said of our current President Donald Trump.”

Unpacking Jim Acosta’s ‘Dear Diary’ Revisionist History.

Of course, despite the fake news media never questioning Obama, or his former Vice-President Joe Biden’s claim that their administration was scandal-free.
From Benghazi where a United States Ambassador, and three other brave Americans were horrifically murdered, to  Operation Fast and Furious the saw for the first time in American history the head of the Justice Department being held in contempt by Congress, the Obama administration had more than their share of scandals.
But while Jim Acosta had never disputed Obama or Biden’s claim, he was now stating, quite clearly i might add, that Obama was dealing with “a scandal in the Veterans administration,” during his second term.
But more importantly, Jim Acosta claim that Barack Obama had a healthy respect for the press corps is simply the very definition of “Fake News”.
Despite Jim Acosta’s fantasy about how the Obama administration respected the press, the fact of the matter was Obama did more damage to press freedoms than any other administration in history, and that includes the Trump administration.
Acosta seems to have forgotten that under Obama, the FBI and Justice Department monitored reporters’ phone records, labeled James Rosen of Fox News an “unindicted co-conspirator” in a criminal leak case, and prosecuted nine cases involving whistleblowers and leaks to the press.
To put that in perspective there were only three such previous criminal cases involving leaks to journalists in all of American history.
In 2013, the former Washington Post executive editor who edited the paper’s Watergate coverage, Leonard Downie, authored a very pointed report for the Committee to Protect Journalists; he said at the time that the Obama administration’s wide-reaching efforts to control the flow of information was “the most aggressive I’ve seen since the Nixon administration.”
CBS News anchor and chief Washington correspondent Bob Schieffer spoke of the Obama administration’s press relations to the Washington Post in 2015: 
“Whenever I’m asked what is the most manipulative and secretive administration I’ve covered, I always say it’s the one in office now [Obama].”
Under Obama, the Justice Department secretly subpoenaed and seized from telephone companies two months of records for 20 AP phone lines and switchboards used by more than 100 reporters in four of its news bureaus.
With so many criminal prosecutions of reporters, and Obama secretly using the DOJ as his administrations personal ‘Gestapo’ against the press, who, other than liberal biased, Trump-hating reporters, who could disagree that Barack Obama simply detested the press? 
Yes, Trump’s “war” with the press may be a concern inside mainstream media, but it’s not the threat to our democracy that the press is making it out to be.

Enemy Of The People

While Jim Acosta, as well as the Mainstream media as a whole, continue to claim by calling them ‘Fake News’ and ‘The Enemy of the People’ President Trump is not only endangering their lives but his language is also unbecoming of a President of the United States.
Acosta’s comical revisionist history about Obama having a ‘healthy respect for journalist’ just provides more evidence that President Trump is indeed correct in his assessment of today’s news media.
Making it worse, is the fact, that while Obama’s animosity toward the press has been well documented, not a word of rebuttal came from the host Steve Paikin.
This lack of push back from Paikin as been par for the course since 2016 that leaves knowledgeable viewers frustrated as they watch the continuing demise of ethics and morals that has pervaded the so-called ‘Fourth Estate’
The term Fourth Estate or fourth power refers to the press and news media both in the explicit capacity of advocacy and implicit ability to frame political issues.
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Though it is not formally recognized as a part of a political system, it wields significant indirect social influence, and therefore with their continued skewing of facts, and the blatant attempt to delegitimize President Trump, that in itself makes them a true ‘Enemy of the People’.

 

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