Jim Acosta Shows His Bias
By David Henderson
And so does CBS.
As I mentioned in a post some time ago, I record CBS Sunday morning mainly so I can watch the beautiful nature shots right at the end, but also so I can watch some of the other good segments. I rarely watch the political parts, but when they said, on the June 9 show (which I watched on June 30) that they would interview Jim Acosta of CNN, I was curious. I wanted to see him in a non-threatening environment and see how it came off.
I was stunned when, at the 2:15 point, Acosta said, “The man who sent the pipe bomb to CNN and other Democratic targets . . .” Wow! That’s quite an admission.
Also, CBS played along with Acosta’s distortion of what Trump said about the protestors at Charlottesville. Watch the CBS segment at about the 4:45 point. CBS’s narrator says, “A major turning point, says Acosta, was the President’s reaction to a violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia in August 2017.” Then they show Trump saying, “But you also had people who were very fine people, on both sides.” Acosta and CBS make it look as if Trump is saying that there were fine people on the white supremacist side. He didn’t. Here’s the whole segment. Watch the whole thing but if you’re in a hurry, watch it from about the 1:58 point on. By the way, I’m not a fan of Trump, to put it mildly, but on an absolute scale, I thought this was one of his finest and most focused performances.