- June 15, 2018
CNN’s Acosta breaks protocol interrupts historic signing!
You don’t need to look too far to wonder why CNN is losing its viewers “big time!” Simply witness the brief one-minute video clip of the historic signing between President Trump and Kim Jong-un.
An introspective moment, as both leaders sitting a few feet away from each other, heads bowed, began signing the document that would hopefully bring lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula, and perhaps end the threat of a nuclear showdown with America.
When suddenly CNN senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta, “BREAKING PROTOCOL” began shouting questions and disrupting the august mood of the ceremony, attempting to once again purposely inject himself into a historic moment, thus becoming the news.
The abrasive and caustic reporter has a long and sordid history of attempting to embarrass the President at every possible opportunity, and this was no exception, as Acosta shouted out “Did you talk about Otto Warmbier?”
No doubt attempting to remind the millions of viewers around the world witnessing the historic moment, that North Korea is a brutal régime and the individual sitting a few feet from the President is a despot, we get it!
Perhaps Acosta needs a brief history lesson; in WWII President Franklin D. Roosevelt (a Democrat) aligned himself with Communist leader Joseph Stalin, a brutal dictator reputed to have murdered and or starved between 5 to 7 million of his countrymen, Roosevelt understood that in order to stop a bigger threat to humanity like Adolf Hitler, concessions at times must be made for the “greater good.”
The impromptu shout-out caught the President by surprise, which was exactly what Acosta wanted, asking “Mr. President, did he (Kim) agree to denuclearize?”
The President’s attention momentarily diverted, he graciously responded that the process would begin “very quickly,” and that’s when Acosta “true-to-form” asked about Otto Warmbier, hoping perhaps to catch the President off guard, however, Trump didn’t take the bait, ignoring the inconsiderate and inappropriate question.
However, the rude interruption prompted President Trump’s 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale, to demand Acosta lose his press credentials, angrily stating, “Jim Acosta should immediately have his press credentials suspended, “he is an absolute disgrace!”
For those who’ve watched Acosta’s antics at White House press briefings, you’re already familiar with his staged performances of interrupting White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, hoping to get noticed with his ill-mannered remarks.
Acosta continued his “one-man show” barking questions during the historic summit and grandstanding for the few CNN viewers still watching the “fake news” network asking, “Mr. President, how is the meeting going so far, sir?”
Moments later following the Presidents 40-minute huddle with Kim, Acosta once again “broke protocol” asking, “Any progress, Mr. President?”
Then Acosta abruptly turned to the North Korean leader asking, “Chairman Kim, will you denuclearize?”
However this time the self-aggrandized journalist may have gone too far, in that all the networks including Acosta and the hundreds of reporters and journalist covering the historic event in Singapore were briefed long before the two leaders met regarding journalist protocol and professionalism in reporting the monumental event.
Acosta has become the journalistic “poster-child” for the unhinged left because of his caustic and abrasive attitude towards the White House. He recently appeared on Jimmy Kimmel’s nightly slugfest, bragging like a misbehaving school punk how he was kicked out of the Oval Office by President Trump, adding he wears his disgusting behavior “as a badge of honor.”
Kimmel, of course, savored every moment saying “He is a persistent thorn in the flabby underbelly of the Trump administration.”
The love-feast went on and on, with Kimmel fawning, “I love watching you bust their balls, “I can’t get enough of it.”
This brings us back to the network employing Acosta, CNN, which is losing their prime-time audience in record numbers, even rearranging their overall programming to garnish better ratings, is failing.
Chris Cuomo another far left personality working at CNN had been co-hosting another losing morning show titled “New Day” was promoted to a prime-time 9:00 p.m. weekday spot. The new show titled “Cuomo Prime Time,” faces off against Fox’s “Hannity” and MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show.”
Cuomo show averaged 1.1 million viewers in his first week, compared to Maddow’s 2.6 million and Hannity with almost 3.2 million, according to Nielsen Media Research.
Worst yet CNN saw a 9% drop in viewership for the first week of “Cuomo Prime Time” slot compared to last year, during the same period.