CNN has become famous as a fake news outlet. But occasionally they get the news right…by accident.
Such was the case with CNN Reporter Jim Acosta. In his never-ending pursuit of ignorance, Jim Acosta accidentally happened upon the truth.
Jim Acosta traveled to the border in order to propagate the fake news narrative that the border wall doesn’t work. So he made a video to prove it.
I found some steel slats down on the border. But I don’t see anything resembling a national emergency situation.. at least not in the McAllen TX area of the border where Trump will be today. pic.twitter.com/KRoLdszLUu
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) January 10, 2019
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“Here are some of the steel slats that the president’s been talking about. But as we’re walking along here, we’re not seeing any kind of imminent danger.”
Well no sh*t, Sherlock. Illegals go where there are no impediments to their trespassing.
Acosta added to his insanity, saying,
“There are no migrants trying to rush toward this fence.”
There are no illegals stupid enough to rush an area protected by a border “barrier”.
So the conclusion for Acosta?
He declared there was “no sign of the national emergency that the president has been talking about” and it was “tranquil” near him.
BOOM! All quiet on the Southern Border front.
If you’re wondering if Acosta even realizes how stupid he looked, allow me to answer for him. No, he hasn’t a clue. But others certainly got it right away.
Shortly after Acosta’s tweet, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders retweeted Acosta’s tweet with a proud clapback:
“When I went with President @realDonaldTrump to the border today I never imagined @Acosta would be there doing our job for us and so clearly explaining why WALLS WORK. Thanks Jim!”
When I went with President @realDonaldTrump to the border today I never imagined @Acosta would be there doing our job for us and so clearly explaining why WALLS WORK. Thanks Jim! https://t.co/7wC4rdEsZ2
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) January 10, 2019
The president chimed in, mocking Acosta’s “personal” notes he likes to tweet as if making diary entries.
Dear Diary… https://t.co/NAuMaQW6fl
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 11, 2019
Then others in social media decided to have a bit of fun with Acosta.
Caleb Hull tweeted:
Jim Acosta just posted one of the biggest self owns ever.
He’s walking along the border where there’s a wall in place talking about how there’s nothing that “resembles a national emergency situation” and “there’s no migrants trying to rush.”
That’s because there’s a wall, Jim.
Self-own, indeed. President Trump must feel proud every time the fake news media outs themselves.
Jim Acosta just posted one of the biggest self owns ever.
He's walking along the border where there's a wall in place talking about how there's nothing that "resembles a national emergency situation" and "there's no migrants trying to rush."
That's because there's a wall, Jim. https://t.co/qkuWRhxolW
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) January 10, 2019
Stephen Miller tweeted on Acosta’s irony:
Er, you found a place where there is a barrier and all is quiet? Jim, do you know what point you’re actually making here?
Er, you found a place where there is a barrier and all is quiet? Jim, do you know what point you're actually making here? https://t.co/YbZfYtyO5P
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) January 10, 2019
Brad Parscale re-enforced the prevailing message on Twitter of Acosta’s silly irony:
— Brad Parscale (@parscale) January 10, 2019
When will CNN grow up?
The longer the charade of “news” continues, the worse things get for CNN. Check out this poll from July of last year:
Seventy-two percent of Americans believe “traditional major news sources report news they know to be fake, false, or purposely misleading,” according to a new poll from Axios and SurveyMonkey released on Thursday.
The poll of nearly 4,000 adults shows that 92 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents “say that traditional news outlets knowingly report false or misleading stories at least sometimes,” a finding in line with other recent polls conducted by Pew Research and Gallup.
It found the sentiment extends to those who identify as independents and Democrats, with 79 percent of independents also saying traditional outlets knowingly report false or misleading stories at least sometimes. Democrats agree by a slight majority of 53 percent.
The poll also found that almost two-thirds of those polled say fake news “is usually reported because people have an agenda.” About one-third of those polled say false information is reported because of “poor fact-checking” or laziness.
72 PERCENT! That’s a good chunk, and likely closer to Trump’s real approval numbers.
But inside those statistics are far worse facts.
For example, Republicans overwhelmingly support President Trump. And those numbers for Independents don’t bode well for Democrats in the long-term.
Finally, a substantial number of Democrats now see the media as “fake news”. Expect that number to grow substantially this year, as more is revealed about the crooked Democrats.
A month earlier, the polls were 62 percent.
Two new Gallup polls have found that wide swaths of the American population believe that the media is biased, inaccurate and full of misinformation – just as President Donald Trump says. One poll found that 62% of U.S. adults believe that the news they see in newspapers, on television or hear on the radio is biased and that 44% say it’s inaccurate.
Would anybody believe the term “fake news” would become such a rich part of our lexicon when Trump uttered those words now over 3 years ago? I wouldn’t have. But this proves the power of branding; particularly Trump branding.
President Trump will win the war on the shutdown and border wall funding. And CNN and others like them will help make it happen.