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After Being Heckled at Trump’s Tampa Rally, the Press Won’t Find Sympathy from Real America

After Being Heckled at Trump’s Tampa Rally, the Press Won’t Find Sympathy from Real America

If you sow discord then discord you will reap.

Could our political media be any more narcissistic? Actually, don’t answer that.

Tuesday night, CNN’s Jim Acosta (the guy who loves to make himself the story) was greeted by attendees at a Trump rally in Tampa, though certainly not in the way he probably hoped.

Rally-goers flipped him the bird, yelled “CNN sucks!” called him a “traitor” in between the chorus of loud boooos.

Which of course, caused many in the left-leaning journospehre to be very concerned about America, and also liken Trump supporters to the KKK.

(Tweets via The Daily Caller)

Marc Caputo who covers Florida politics for Politico was heavy on hilbilly, white trash references, tweeting, “if you put everyone’s mouths together in this video, you’d get a full set of teeth,” and “oh no! I made fun of garbage people jeering at another person as they falsey accused him of lying and flipped him off. Someone fetch a fainting couch.”

Caputo later apologized:

The White House was asked to comment, and said they support free speech and do not condone violence, despite the press pushing for ownership of the rally goer’s actions.

And Professor Jacobson is right as usual:

I’m all for peaceful discourse and finding common ground and probably annoying so.

But there are also things called “natural consequences.” CNN reporter Jim Acosta and other blatantly anti-Trump reporters have made names for themselves (partially by making themselves the story) by openly insulting Trump and his supporters and now get to enjoy the consequences of regularly trashing Real America.

If you sow discord then discord you will reap.

Trump is frequently blamed for coarsening the national discourse, but those who levy the charge always fail to consider the eight years that led to Trump’s election and the Clinton years before that.

After spending close to a decade with a president who told half the country to sit in the back of the bus, never once showed care or appreciation for the country he governed, gave government credit for the hard work of millions of Americans, treated the people’s house like his own personal Hollywood getaway home, worked diligently to weaken America abroad and destroy private sector markets at home,  all while being praised and lauded by the same reporters who can’t control or conceal their hate for Trump, you’re damn right people are ticked.

My dad has a phrase for this — “Popeyed Out” — when you’ve stood all you can stand and you can’t stands no more.

These people are not dangerous people (since that seems to be something the coastal press are misunderstanding) they’re just sick and tired of people who know nothing of their lives, their struggles, or their hearts condescending to and insulting everything they believe in and love. They’re sick and tired of being bullied by the press and treated as if they can’t think for themselves or find their way out of paper bag.

Finally, FINALLY, they have someone in the White House who speaks of their plight, has not forgotten them or why he was elected, and swats back at the media aggressors on their behalf.

And so Dear Media, the world does not revolve around you. May I kindly suggest you sack up and do your damn job. Leave the rest of America to theirs, which by the way, there are gazillions more of, thanks in part to our orange President.


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Right. The usual suspects, pretending that free speech is indistinguishable from violence.

When one of them gets slapped up side the head with a bicycle lock, I’ll agree that violence is out of hand. And if Team Trump has people at the door distributing bicycle locks, I’ll agree that maybe Trump can be blamed … a bit … for the violence. Until then, I hope Caputo doesn’t hog that fainting couch.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to tom_swift. | August 1, 2018 at 9:38 pm

    The MSM is the KKK.

    In 2012, 93+ of them were registered Democratics.

      BLM and blacks in general persecution of people sure looks like the KKK. Look at their conduct with Zimmerman, including JZ sending one of his stooges down to harass him. I never had much use for the likes of the KKK or supremacists, but at this point I have no sympathy for blacks who engage in such conduct or support those who do. They should be prosecuted in the same way the organizations which persecuted them were prosecuted.

    This past weekend, a family member said Putin and Trump were the exact same. I pointed out that to even begin to make the comparison, about 50 dead (murdered) Trump enemies would have to be located.

DieJustAsHappy | August 1, 2018 at 8:29 pm

Acosta has been just beggin’ for someone to know that chip off his shoulder. Well, guess what; they did! How Sweeet it is.

Colonel Travis | August 1, 2018 at 8:45 pm

“Trump, Treasonous Traitor” – headline for a NYT op-ed two weeks ago.

Forgive me for not having an ounce of sympathy for the vast majority of the media. That’s not the same as saying I want to see them hurt or killed. No way. We live in a civil society and I want to keep it civil. But they are the ones who started this nonsense and now they have the gall to say – how dare you be mad at us? Gee I don’t know, maybe if you were professional journalists instead of a professional propagandists, people might not hate your guts? Somethin’ like that. It’s kinda obvious, morons.

I used to be a reporter. I can say, without a doubt, the most thin-skinned people I ever met were journalists. They can dish it out, they sure as hell can’t take it thrown back in their faces. Unlike most my ex-colleagues, I learned Sticks And Stones when I was about 5-years-old. The leftist advocacy the public is seeing now was once hidden inside newsrooms. I guess it’s good that these people are at least being publicly honest about who they’ve always been. But they still pretend they are the Guardians Of Truth, which is a crock.

A country built on freedom and liberty needs good, honest reporting. It’s getting little of it (on purpose, I would argue, because freedom and liberty makes the populace harder for elitist snobs to control).

Wish sites like LI were the norm and not the exception.

Popeye, all 5 seconds’ worth :

What a bunch of primadonas. If we were half the Monsters they pretend, Marc Caputo would have been held down by a mob while all of his teeth were plucked.

Marc Caputo: I need to apologize for-

First, go back and LEARN how to apologize.

Second, revealing that you are of low character and have no class is not a good look while critizing others for a lack of class.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | August 1, 2018 at 9:23 pm

The MSM is the KKK.

In 2012, 93+ of th

There’s no reason to fear for the safety of journalists. What do they think we are, Bernie Bros?

“The press is not the enemy.”

Well, they aren’t our friends and they aren’t neutral. What’s left?

All that’s missing are the rotten tomatoes.

Comanche Voter | August 1, 2018 at 11:59 pm

Let’s see now; Trump supporters are toothless white trash and the modern day Ku Klux Klan. You thinkg calling people things like that are going to get you any respect? To get respect, you have to give respect. And these folks don’t know how, so they can just go sod off.

Let me know when Rand Paul’s neighbor visits him. Then I’ll fear for his safety. Or not.

If you don’t want to be called an enemy of the people, don’t act like one.

Reporting has never been a respectable trade. We’re not far removed from the days when burglary was an absolutely routine tool in the reporter’s box, and the industry didn’t even bother hiding it.

inspectorudy | August 2, 2018 at 2:38 am

FINALLY! The msm is getting to see and feel like what they have been doing to conservatives for years. GWB was a punching bag. He never called them out for their lies and distortions. These hacks have been allowed to say and do anything they damn well please as long as it is against Trump. Now their liberal chickens have come home to roost!

Well, after watching the little video clips, I’m just sitting here waiting for someone to pull out a pistol and shoot someone. I would say that the conservative side of our Republic has had enough of the MSM and possibly willing to make them an endangered species, regardless of the consequences. Interesting how the media finds nothing wrong with Antifa and their actions, while being indignant with citizen voters becoming enraged at MSM shenanigans. It’s easy seeing blood flowing from one side or the other…

“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure,” Jefferson wrote in a letter to William S. Smith, a diplomatic official in London, on November 13, 1787.

Kimberlee hits the nail squarely on the head with her comment about the crowd NOT being a leftist crowd.

There is no way in hell Id go anywhere near a bunch of lefty liberals protesting simply because people DO get assaulted, viciously so many times.

With conservative crowds like this the worst that is gonna happen to you is you are going to be called a mean name.

As has already been mentioned in the comments, I have absolutely NO sympathy for the Democrat propaganda team as this is the atmosphere THEY created. Suck it up arseholes, you created this mess!

For years the MSM has been incredibly biased while pretending not to be. All criticisms have gone for naught. It is high time we got in their face. Being nice got us nowhere at all. At least we have their attention. And while they are doing nothing in terms of improving their performance (quite the opposite, in fact), at least all their pretensions are gone and everyone can seem them for exactly what they are. And what we see sure isn’t pretty.

The MSM is terrified of being labeled as what they are, the enemy of the people. This is because they know EXACTLY what kind of violent backlash may be directed at them by “the people”. They have seen it happen to their victims on the left and among Trump supporters. And CNN is especially aware of this as they have worked overtime to engender just such violence against their “enemies”.

Why do you think Jim Acosta is virtually screaming about this? He knows what is coming and does not want to be on the receiving end. Classic bully behavior.

“I’m very worried that the hostility whipped up by Trump and some in conservative media will result in somebody getting hurt.”

The liberal media will never get it … or if they do … never admit it. Conservatives form their own opinions based on their own experiences and observations. They are not “whipped up” by anyone.