The National Sentinel reported that Acosta said the rally “felt like we weren’t in America anymore.”
“Americans should not be treating their fellow Americans in this way. But unfortunately, what we’ve seen — and this has been building for some time since the campaign — I’ve been talking about this as an issue since the campaign,” Acosta whined.
His complaints reveal a mind-boggling tone deafness and disconnect with a growing majority of Americans who have tuned out the Democratic Party’s propaganda division otherwise known as the “mainstream media” because not only are they untrustworthy, they are routinely condescending, dismissive, and insulting to much of the population.
Consider how a Politico reporter covering the same Florida rally described POTUS’ supporters and those of DeSantis.
As reported by Breitbart News, reporter Marc Caputo “mocked” rally attendees by referring to them as toothless “garbage people.”
In tweets that have since been deleted, Caputo first tweeted: “If you put everyone’s mouths together in this video, you’d get a full set of teeth.”
And then: “Oh no! I made fun of garbage people jeering at another person as they falsely accused him of lying and flipped him off. Someone fetch a fainting couch.”
Later – no doubt after he was savaged by pro-Trump users – Caputo tweeted a series of apologies, claiming he was over-reacting with anger to the way Acosta was being treated.
“I need to apologize for tweeting caustic remarks after seeing a reporter berated & abused. Hate begets hate. My comments referred ONLY to those jeering and swearing at the man, not a broad swath of people. But the fault is mine for causing confusion and feeding anger. 1/3” he wrote.
“In the age of social media, where divisiveness serves no decent purpose, these flippant comments on my part only made things worse and contributed to a cycle of rage that I should not have inflamed further. So I'm sorry. 2/3” he continued.
“While it’s usually a good idea to just delete tweets that are wrong, I own this and the criticism (both accurate and misleading) that has followed. I'll do better. Here they are: 3/3” he concluded.
Fair enough. Anyone who’s willing to apologize for what were obviously comments made in bad taste deserves another shot. But the reality is the Left, not the Right and certainly not Trump supporters, have been on the receiving end of faulty reporting and violence for going on two years. (Related: HuffPo: Violence against Trump okay, violence against Clinton and Obama, not so much.)
One of Acosta’s complaints, The National Sentinel noted, was that POTUS Trump “is whipping these crowds up into a frenzy, to the point where they really want to come after us.”
If that were true, Trump supporters would be ‘coming after’ journalists. But they’re not. By comparison, Trump supporters are regularly beaten, assaulted, and threatened sometimes just for wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat. So it’s absurd for Acosta to make that claim.
Furthermore, he should be criticizing elected Democrats like Rep. Maxine Waters of California and Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey for ‘whipping supporters into a frenzy.’
Earlier this summer Waters stunned many seasoned political observers when she dog-whistled to supporters to harass Trump administration figures wherever they go.
And just a week ago Booker literally told supporters to traipse over to Capitol Hill and “get in their faces” – meaning Republicans, of course.
Let’s also remember that Republicans have been beaten and shot, namely Sen. Rand Paul and Rep. Steve Scalise, respectively.
If Acosta wants more civility he should stop virtue signaling at press conferences and refuse to take part in his network’s fake news trafficking.
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