CNN’s Jim Acosta defended his colleagues within the media for serving as alleged actuality checks on the lies unfold by President Trump’s administration.
“My goodness, what would this world be like two years in had we not been fact-checking the president and exhausting ourselves, chasing these so-called bright shiny objects, had we not been fact-checking him, what would be our concept of reality today? What would be our concept of the truth?” he requested.
He made these feedback to C-SPAN’s Guide TV throughout an interview set to air on Saturday and Sunday.
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Acosta’s look got here as he promoted his new e book — titled “Enemy of the People” — wherein he particulars his time reporting on Trump’s White Home.
The controversial reporter has caught headlines for his testy confrontations with the president and his press secretary. On the finish of 2018, the White Home suspended his press credentials solely to have them restored after CNN took the difficulty to courtroom.
Trump has responded to CNN and others by blasting “Fake News” about his administration. However based on Acosta, he and different reporters are extra trustworthy than the president.
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“We have been far more honest and straightforward with the American people than President Trump has,” he stated throughout one other interview. “Are there times when we fall short? Sure. But the press issues corrections. When was the last time you saw the president issue a correction or a clarification? It’s a rare thing for Donald J. Trump.”
His e book additionally pushed again on the concept that the media ought to comply with “neutrality for the sake of neutrality.” “Neutrality for the sake of neutrality doesn’t really serve us in the age of Trump,” he reportedly stated.