For two years, most mainstream media – CNN in the forefront among them, have villified Donald Trump and his supporters. They have called them every name in the book, including nazis, White supremacists, and a raft of other sick insults. Most have either looked the other way or not at all reported the vast number of physical attacks on people who dared to wear a MAGA hat or Trump t-shirt. They did as little reporting as possible on the attempted massacre of Republicans practicing on a softball field in which Rep. Stephen Scalise was almost killed, and the violent attack on Senator Rand Paul. Most recently, they have called the republican President of the United States a traitor who is committing treason.
Well, two days ago, at a Trump rally in Tampa, Florida, CNN’s Jim Acosta – a vicious critic of Mr. Trump and his followers – was called out by Trump supporters. They chanted “CNN sucks” and called out personal insults to him. But no one laid a hand on him.
And how did Acosta react?
Here is what he tweeted:
Just a sample of the sad scene we faced at the Trump rally in Tampa. I’m very worried that the hostility whipped up by Trump and some in conservative media will result in somebody getting hurt. We should not treat our fellow Americans this way. The press is not the enemy.
A question for Jim Acosta: in the two years that media have done everything in their power to demonize Trump and his supporters, during which there has been so much invective and physical violence against them, did you ever put out so much as one tweet saying anything like this?
-Just a sample of the sad scene we faced at the (event where attacks took place). I’m very worried that the hostility whipped up by anti-Trump people and some in the anti-Trump media will result in somebody getting hurt. We should not treat our fellow Americans this way. People who disagree with us politically are not the enemy.
No, of course not.
And if you think Acosta is the only one, click here to see a partial list of what other people in media and entertainment had to say. Most of it makes him look benign by comparison.
Then, after allowing sufficient time for the shower you may feel you need, you might think about contacting CNN to ask if anyone over there, Jim Acosta or otherwise, thinks this kind of language just might “result in somebody getting hurt”. And, if so, where the eff were you for the two years you and other so-called “journalists” have been spewing it non-stop, and where are you now?