A recently discovered tweet from CNN’s whiny loser Jim Acosta shows that he got butt hurt in 2011 when Hillary Clinton referred to Al Jazeera as “real news,” and didn’t acknowledge CNN as such.
Things you don’t say in 2008. RT: @TIME Hillary Clinton jabs at America Media, calls Al Jazeera “real news” | http://ti.me/e9fFjh
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) March 4, 2011
Time Magazine reported:
Clinton’s appeal comes in the face of Republican plans to cut her department’s budget in half and she can be forgiven for being maybe a bit too alarmist about the potential soft power gains of Washington’s rivals. As anyone who has watched CCTV for extended periods of time will assure her, she has little to worry about on that front. But Clinton also noted the remarkable and longstanding success of Al Jazeera, both the Arabic-language station popular in the Middle East and its newer English version beamed around the world:
Al Jazeera has been the leader in that [it is] literally changing people’s minds and attitudes. And like it or hate it, it is really effective… In fact viewership of al Jazeera is going up in the United States because it’s real news. You may not agree with it, but you feel like you’re getting real news around the clock instead of a million commercials and, you know, arguments between talking heads and the kind of stuff that we do on our news which, you know, is not particularly informative to us, let alone foreigners.
What’s of note here is her praise for Al Jazeera — which is still considered by a few Beltway hawks to be a thorn in the side of American interests — as a purveyor of “real news.” The network’s international English language channel is still not available to most Americans, but its online live streaming viewership mushroomed exponentially at the height of protests in Egypt. For Americans who really wanted to get to grips with the situation, it was abundantly clear that Al Jazeera offered a superior product, as Abderrahim Foukara, the channel’s Washington bureau chief, emphasized in a recent interview with TIME.
This is hilarious because Acosta has made a point to remind people on a daily basis that he is “real news” after President Trump embarrassed him on national television.
We are real news Mr. President. #realnews
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) February 18, 2017
Another tweet that was discovered shows Acosta’s obsession with Donald Trump…
Repeat after me… I will not tweet about Trump. I will not tweet about Trump. I will not tweet about Trump. I will not tweet about Trump.
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) December 9, 2011