Jim Acosta Asks Sarah Sanders to Say Press Is Not ‘Enemy of the People’ — But She Is Not Having It

At Thursday’s press briefing, CNN’s Jim Acosta asked Press Secretary Sarah Sanders to say that the press is not the enemy of the people, referring to President Donald Trump’s frequent messaging on the subject of “fake news”: 

Acosta worded his question like this: 

“I think it would be a good thing if you were to say right here at this briefing that the press, the people who are gathered in this room right now … are not the enemy of the people.

All the people around the world are watching what you’re saying.”

But Sanders didn’t give Acosta what he wanted, instead speaking on “personal attacks [from the media] without any content other than to incite anger,” adding: 

“The media has attacked me personally on a number of occasions, including your own network, CNN.” 

As Sanders suggests, she can’t say otherwise because she speaks for the president, and the president has said the press IS the enemy of the people.

As I’ve noted, I do not think Trump should be calling the press the enemy of the people, whatever its faults. But CNN’s Acosta ironically reveals in his questioning one reason the press has become such a target.

Watch the exchange here: 

The protocol in the press room, and among the press in general, used to be to simply ask questions, not make statements. We took ourselves out of it. I once stood next to Nelson Mandela and didn’t try to shake hands with him because that would make me part of the story. And I wasn’t the story.

Acosta makes statements. He makes it about himself. He makes it about the press, not about getting information. He’s done this repeatedly, as do others.

When you are a player in the dialogue, you open yourself up to attack. The press needs to go back to reporting the news and working a lot harder to get their bias out of what they report.

What do you think?

newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Craig
Member

Jimmy appears as psychologically deranged as AOC and “Mad Maxine” as for being self adoring they are what is referred to in Smart Device algorithms as wanting to be AOD which means Always On Display.

Craig
Member

Anyone who does not agree that 99.9% of the media are a bunch of liars who are part of the crusade to infect the entire world with the terminal viral pandemic plague known as islam using Communist techniques is a completely scrambled brainwave individual made that way through the introduction of Psychotropic and Psychedelic drugs into their bodies combined with the magnetic waves that the total deceit vomited from the mouths of LSM commentators is broadcasted on.

Tim Allen Defends Roseanne: ‘Most Diverse and Tolerant Woman I’ve Ever Known’

Pastor Calls Trump ‘Probably’ the ‘Most Pro-Black President’ with a ‘Heart for All Americans’