The mainstream media has its panties in a state of high dudgeon over President Trump accurately labeling the press as the “Enemy of the People.” It’s the only thing that CNN’s Jim Acosta can talk about these days. Acosta desperately wants to goad a Trump supporter into throwing a French fry at him, so he can screech about how President Trump tried to have him – and all of his fellow reporters by extension – murdered.
Unfortunately for Acosta, Trump fans just keep pointing at him and laughing while chanting, “CNN Sucks!” For the record, the media is not angry at being called the Enemy of the People. They’re mad because their cover has been blown.
How else could any rational person view the media’s portrayal of Trump supporters? As usual, President Trump’s label for the Benedict Arnolds of the airwaves cuts to the bone because it is so accurate. When the networks devote 24/7 coverage to calling Trump supporters Racist Nazi KKK White Nationalist Kitten Murderers™, are we supposed to view them as “Friends of the People?” Shall we continue pretending that the media is composed only of completely neutral purveyors of truth?
The New York Times has hired a new columnist named Sarah Jeong. Ms. Jeong’s qualification for the job appears to be her unbridled hatred of white people. Among the juicier quotes from her Twitter feed:
“Dumba** f***ing white people marking up the internet with their opinions like dogs p***ing on fire hydrants.”
“Theoretically you can’t be racist against white people but lol how else to describe the weird dog smell rumor.”
“White men are f***ing bulls**t.”
What a peach! We’re going to go out on a limb here, fellas, and guess that she’s single! (Sorry, we don’t have her number for you.) We’re not going to comment on Ms. Jeong’s… fixation (?)… with dogs, however.
The Times says it went through a thorough vetting of Ms. Jeong’s social media writings and stands by hiring her. Many talking heads rushed to her defense when Trump supporters complained about her virulent racism against a majority of Americans.
Keep in mind that the New York Times’ publisher went to a meeting with President Trump just a week prior and begged him to stop referring to the media as the Enemy of the People. Are we supposed to consider the media our “besties” for hiring Jeong?
Politico sent one of its crack reporters to cover the Trump rally in Tampa. When ace journalist Mark Caputo saw the Trump crowd laughing and pointing at Jim Acosta, he couldn’t resist jumping on Twitter, posting a video of the Acosta mockery and writing, “If you put everyone’s mouths together in this video, you’d get a full set of teeth.”
When Caputo was called out for his Totally Objective, Fair and Neutral Coverage of the event, he responded, “Oh no! I made fun of garbage people.” He then spent several hours Tweeting about how clever he is for calling Trump supporters toothless garbage people.
Eleven hours later, when his employers at Politico became tired of having their phones and email accounts melting down due to public outrage, Caputo offered a quick fake non-apology on Twitter. Caputo wrote, “I need to apologize for tweeting caustic remarks after seeing a reporter berated and abused. Hate begets hate. My comments referred ONLY to those jeering and swearing at the man, not a broad swath of people. But the fault is mine for causing confusion and feeding anger.”
At no point in his fake “apology” did Caputo use the words, “I’m sorry” or “Please forgive me.” And as with every single instance of violence or barbaric treatment of Trump supporters, this ace journalist’s response was to blame the victims.
“I only said it because I was fighting back against you filthy Trump supporters! You bastards had it coming!”
And then there is Captain Fake News himself, CNN’s Jim Acosta. After being shouted down by the deplorable Racist Nazi KKK White Nationalist Kitten Murderers™ at the Tampa rally (and inspiring the courageous Mark Caputo to defend him on Twitter), Acosta demanded that White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders say the words, “The press is not the enemy of the people” out loud.
This is a favorite Wile E. Coyote-style trick of the press, by the way. If Ms. Sanders had complied, we would be subjected to the soundbite of her saying “The press is not the enemy of the people” on a 24/7 loop while the media demanded that she be fired for contradicting the president.
Fortunately for America, Sarah Huckabee Sanders instead chose to take Nancy-boy Acosta’s feelings and run them through a wood chipper.
Sanders pointed out that Acosta’s network has said she should be harassed as a life sentence, that she should be choked and that ICE officials are not welcome in their churches and their personal information should be posted on the internet (so they can be harassed or attacked at home). She also pointed out that when she attended the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, they brought on a comedian to make fun of her looks and call her a traitor to her own gender. Ms. Sanders is also the first Press Secretary in the history of the White House who has needed Secret Service protection – all because the Fake News media constantly lies about her and encourages violence against her from their dwindling viewership. Acosta then stormed out of the room and threw a hissy fit on CNN, declaring, “I’m sick of this!”
The only thing that would have made the exchange funnier would have been Sanders jumping down from the podium to give Acosta a wedgie before dunking his head in a toilet.
Antics like this make it impossible to view the mainstream media with anything other than contempt. If they want to go back to the halcyon days when a whopping 10 percent of the public viewed them favorably, they’re going to have to try a lot harder at that whole “objective” and “neutral” thing.
If the media were not the Enemy of the People, news directors and editors would be firing reporters like Marc Caputo, Jim Acosta and Sarah Jeong for their venomous bias against President Trump and his growing list of supporters. But we all know that won’t happen.
Instead, they’ll be given awards and accolades for their “courage” and lauded for “speaking truth to power.” We don’t expect you to be our friends, media. We would settle for “fair.” But you can’t even do that. So, guess what?
“Enemy of the People” fits just fine.