Well, it’s been a while since we’ve heard anything notable from CNN’s crown prince of foolishness Jim Acosta, so we knew we were about due for something. Acosta, the chief White House correspondent for the failing network, has made it his newfound career to become Trump’s clownish foe, abandoning any semblance of journalistic integrity (or even adult-like behavior) to further his name recognition. This week, in remarks to a Washington, D.C. audience at the Hill Center – where he was promoting his new book “Enemy of the People” – Acosta said that would grow angry when watching President Trump on television.
“We have to ask ourselves, you know, it is relieving, it is cathartic to lash out at that guy on the TV screen?” Acosta asked. “I throw my beer cans at the TV screen too when they’re empty from time to time, but I think we also have to take stock of what we’re doing at home, what we’re doing in our communities. What’s happening in our daily lives that is contributing to this culture of just viciousness? We’ve become a vicious, nasty country.”
Is that right? And to what is Acosta speaking when he says that about America? Is he talking about the inner city violence in Washington? In nearby Baltimore? In Democrat-run enclaves like Chicago, St. Louis, or Los Angeles? Or is he, as we suspect, talking about MAGA-hat wearing folks who want a president who will enforce our border laws?
“My concern is, is that we’re tearing each other apart,” he continued. “And this is the country I love, too — my dad as I said earlier came over to this country from Cuba, came over here in 1962, three weeks before the Cuban missile crisis. They moved to Northern Virginia, which is where I grew up. There was a Presbyterian church in Vienna, Virginia, that gave my dad and my grandmother coats and sweaters so they could stay warm in their first winter here in the D.C. area. They had never been cold before.
“Are we still that country anymore?” he lamented. “Did John F. Kennedy call immigrants rapists and criminals back then? No.”
Ah, yes, the good ol’ days when presidents went down in a rain of gunfire. Truly, those were more peaceful, civilized times. People didn’t say mean things about reporters on social media.
Wait, is Acosta arguing that we should…that we must…make America great again?
Wonders never cease.