Fake News CNN’s White House correspondent Jim Acosta got blasted after he used a fake news story – a story that was so fake that it was retracted – to attack President Trump and accuse him of fake news.
The Washington Examiner reported:
Speaking on CNN’s “New Day,” Acosta wondered where Trump got the “three or four” figure, though it has been reported that out of 17 agencies, only the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the CIA, the FBI, and the National Security Agency have formally drawn the conclusion about Russia.
“The other thing that was ‘fake news’ coming from President Trump is when he said, well, I keep hearing it’s 17 intelligence agencies that say Russia meddled in the election, I think it’s only three or four,” Acosta said. “Where does that number come from? Where does this ‘three or four’ number come from? My suspicion … is that if we go to the administration and ask them for this question, I’m not so sure we’re going to get an answer.”
The New York Times last week, however, prominently corrected its own reporting on the matter.
In a story about Trump’s “deflections and denials about Russia,” it originally stated that “17 American intelligence agencies” concluded Russia had interfered in the election.
The Times’ subsequent correction said “the assessment was made by four intelligence agencies” and “not approved by all 17 organizations in the American intelligence community.”
Jim Acosta is widely the most made fun of White House correspondent not only because he works for CNN but because he is also a bit of a loser.
Remember that Acosta is the one that Trump embarrassed at a news conference and called fake news.
This is embarrassing. https://t.co/X6xtD1Dhn9
— Byron York (@ByronYork) July 6, 2017
— Bill Mitchell (@mitchellvii) July 6, 2017
Take a look at supposed "journalist" Jim @Acosta's Twitter page.
He is absolutely obsessed with attacking President Trump.
This is @CNN!
— Mark Romano (@TheMarkRomano) July 6, 2017