CNN journalist Jim Acosta does a stand up before the daily press briefing at the White House, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
On Tuesday, I wrote about how CNN “journalist” Jim Acosta and President Trump had another one of their infamous yet entertaining rows during a press conference that was held yesterday during Trump’s visit to India, where he is visiting to talk trade deals, tariffs, and to tour the country.
To quickly recap: Acosta tried his usual grandstanding routine and attempted to upstage the president, and Trump wasn’t having it.
Though Fox News’ Chris Wallace is not a big fan of Trump’s, he nevertheless slammed Acosta’s actions during a media discussion at a Columbia University event last night:
“I was horrified by [Acosta],” Wallace said at a Columbia University event in New York City hosted by the Common Ground Committee on Tuesday night. “It’s not our job to get in fights with presidents. It’s not our job to one-up presidents. It’s our job to report on presidents.”
“But to the degree we have responded to his attacks on us with attacks or advocacy in kind, there’s a huge mistake, and I think adds to people questioning the credibility of the media,” the “Fox News Sunday” host said.
Matt Dornic, who is listed as CNN’s “Vice President, Communications and Digital Partnerships” on their website, got word of Wallace’s criticisms and took to the Twitter machine to insinuate that Wallace wasn’t a “real journalist” because Wallace “literally works for state TV”:
Chris Wallace literally works for state TV. I don’t think @Acosta or any real journalist ought to be taking advice from him. Chris, if only you spent as much time and effort sharing these morsels of wisdom with your own colleagues… https://t.co/TtAbA4B1Jd
— Matt Dornic (@mdornic) February 25, 2020
Dornic’s flimsy response to Wallace’s comments didn’t go over too well with people familiar with CNN’s ratings and their reputation as a mouthpiece for the DNC:
Well, he “literally” works for the lowest rated cable “news” channel, if that’ll help him
— SeldenGADawgs (@SeldenGADawgs) February 25, 2020
What do you think “literally” means?
— Amelia (@AmeliaHammy) February 25, 2020
Chris Wallace literally does not work for state #media.
Jim Acosta may have been a real #journalist in the past, but those days are far behind.
But otherwise – solid tweet, PR guy for a thoroughly discredited media network. pic.twitter.com/qlh6vhXqbw
— MIKE BRESLIN’S POINTLESS TWEETS 🤷🏼♂️🤷🏼♂️ (@mikebreslin815) February 26, 2020
CNN alternates furiously between claiming FOX is state TV, and airing clips of FOX giving administration officials a tough interview to use in their panel discussions.
— Braedon Saunders (@bsaunders73) February 25, 2020
Acosta is hardly a real journalist. He is a self promoting hack working for a major news network that, while once had universal respect now, aside from partisanship, simply makes too many mistakes
— Joe Marinaro (@marinaroj) February 25, 2020
(Hat tip: Twitchy)