Media giant Larry King bashed his former network CNN during a recent interview. He called the actions of Jim Acosta childish and even went so far as to suggest that CNN is no longer a news network. This is a pretty big deal coming from him.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Larry King: Acosta Was ‘Out of Line’ and ‘Childish’ at Press Conference, CNN Is No Longer ‘News Network’
Former CNN host Larry King criticized his network of 25 years on Thursday for being “not [a] news network” and chided his former colleague Jim Acosta for his conduct at a White House press briefing.
In an interview with Law and Crime Network, King said the question of whether the White House should have revoked Acosta’s hard pass was an “interesting” one. “I’m a big supporter of free speech, but on the other hand, there are 50 press passes at CNN to the White House,” he pointed out.
Ultimately though, he said he supported CNN’s lawsuit: “Of course I’ll stand with Acosta and CNN and Fox – even Fox is in on it.”
But when it came to the actual conduct at the press conference that sparked the whole controversy, King said Acosta “was a little out of line” in refusing to yield the microphone to a White House intern…
“To me, you know what this was? Eighth grade. It was the playground, ‘That’s my ball and I wanna play today on the team.’ It was childish.”
Larry King nailed this. He also speaks for millions of Americans who feel the exact same way. CNN has become a joke.