This is a perfect example of the liberal media’s hypocrisy. Shouldn’t Jim Acosta, CNN and other liberal media outlets take responsibility for the shooting of Steve Scalise last year? After all, the media has whipped up tons of hate towards Republicans. Yet that thought doesn’t even occur to people like Acosta.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Acosta: Trump’s Attacks on Media Are Going to Get a Journalist Hurt By One of His Unstable Supporters
Acosta spoke with Variety alongside fellow White House correspondents April Ryan (American Urban Radio Networks) and Ashley Parker (Washington Post), where the trio addressed their challenges in covering the Trump White House. Trump and the media have had a famously tense relationship since he took office, with Trump frequently calling different outlets “fake news.”
Acosta suggested Trump’s more unbalanced fans would carry out physical violence against journalists if he wasn’t careful with his rhetoric.
“The problem is that people around the country don’t know it’s an act … They take what he says very seriously,” Acosta said. “They take attacks from Sean Spicer and Sarah Sanders and what they do to us on a daily basis very seriously. They don’t have all their faculties in some cases. Their elevator may not hit all floors.”
“My concern is that a journalist is going to be hurt one of these days. Somebody’s going to get hurt,” Acosta added. “And at that point, the White House, the President of the United States, they’re going to have take a hard look in the mirror and ask themselves whether or not they played a role in this, whether they created this toxic environment that resulted in a journalist getting hurt.”
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