CNN pundit Jim Acosta boiled the Trump administration down to three things Wednesday: bashing Muslims, Mexicans, and the Media.
In a Wednesday night interview with Wolf Blitzer, Acosta said that the White House “at times … has had an unhealthy fixation on what I call the three M’s: the Mexicans, the Muslim, and the media.”
The anchor is not entirely wrong. Trump’s distaste for CNN manifests itself daily. However, his characterization of the administration’s fixation on the areas of immigration and terrorism as “unhealthy” may be unfair, as they represent two policy areas where Trump has seen marked success.
Acosta is a known anti-Trump wordsmith, however, and has taken liberties with his status as an “unbiased” White House correspondent. His stance on Trump has been anything but unbiased, most recently attacking Trump’s RAISE Act in an embarrassing confrontation with senior policy advisor Scott Miller.
In his unfair attacks on Trump, Acosta justifies the media bashing he himself condemns, betraying the true motive of these petty back-and-forths: to boost CNN’s ratings.
It would be borderline respectable if Acosta would just admit this was the intention of his firebrand press briefing retorts; but as CNN’s lead White House correspondent, he attempts to maintain the facade of honest reporting.
On “The Five,” Dana Perino and Chris Stirewalt discussed the lack of neutrality in Acosta’s reporting, noting it seems he thinks he’s a commentator.
“That is dreadful. You can’t say that,” said Chris Stirewalt, adding that reporters should keep those thoughts to themselves because the viewer or reader is supposed to get an impartial view.
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