During Monday’s White House press briefing, CNN’s Jim Acosta worked to make himself a story. Again.
Acosta asked about Trump’s claim that media is “fake news”, which lead to a heated exchange with White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders.
“Journalists make honest mistakes and that doesn’t make them fake news,” said Acosta.
“When journalists make honest mistakes, they should own up to them, and a lot of times you don’t. There’s a very big difference between making honest mistakes, and purposely misleading the American people; something that happens regularly,” said Sanders.
She continued, “You can not say it is an honest mistake when you are purposely putting out information that you know is false, or when you’re taking information that hasn’t been validated, that hasn’t been offered any credibility. It has been continually denied by a number of people, including people with direct knowledge of an incident.”
Acosta demanded a specific example of a time CNN had put out false information, and then, fireworks.
Now, Acosta is whining about the hostile treatment he received from the White House.
Prior to this morment, @presssec issued a warning to me. She said if I asked a question of Trump at the bill signing "I can't promise you will be allowed into a pool spray again." Sorry Sarah.. we won't be intimidated. https://t.co/RZgJpXpyEg
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) December 12, 2017
As for a specific instance of CNN’s journalistic malfeasance, look no further than Friday: CNN’s Big Scoop on Don Jr. – Wikileaks Email Collapses In Real Time.DONATE
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