CNN found itself in hot-water among US soldiers and veterans over the weekend, publishing a story that compared America’s journalists to those who have fought and died defending our freedoms.
The article, titled “The press isn’t the enemy, it’s the protector” was written by Joseph Holt and appeared on the network’s site Friday; urging Americans to “thank” reporters the same way they praise members of the military.
“We thank soldiers for their service because they devote themselves to protecting our freedoms, and we should. But we should also thank the media for the same reason — especially when the stakes have never been higher,” writes Holt.
Criticism of the article went viral on social media within minutes, with a reporter for the Daily Caller calling the story “disgraceful” and “minimizing the true sacrifice of our armed forces.”
— Elliott Hamilton (@ElliottRHams) August 7, 2018
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ACOSTA DENIED: CNN’s Jim Acosta BOOTED from Trump Briefing After SCREAMING Questions
CNN senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta was singled-out during the President’s joint press briefing this week, with officials demanding the anti-Trump journalist “get out” after he repeatedly screamed questions at the Commander-in-Chief.
The President was speaking alongside Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte when the briefing came to its scheduled conclusion.
Acosta refused to leave the room, hurling questions at the world leaders until he was forced to leave.
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) July 30, 2018
“Move, Jim! Let’s go! Keep going Jim. Let’s go. We’re leaving. Come on Jim. Go. We’re done,” yelled one White House official.
Watch Acosta get “the boot” above.
ACOSTA UNHINGED: The CNN Reporter HECKLES TRUMP During Easter Party
CNN’s senior White House corresponded Jim Acosta publicly heckled President Trump during the White House Easter Egg Roll Monday; screaming questions at the Commander-in-Chief as he celebrated the festivities with staff and their children in the nation’s capital.
Acosta was the sole reporter hurling questions as Trump spent time with guests on the White House lawn; yelling “Mr. President, What about the DACA children? Should they worry about what’s going to happen to them?”
“Didn’t you kill DACA, sir? Didn’t you kill DACA?” he pressed.
Here’s Jim Acosta yelling at Trump about DACA while the president colors with Barron, Melania & children gathered at the White House pic.twitter.com/JCPsaREe8A
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) April 2, 2018
The CNN reporter is no stranger to controversy when it comes to his rocky relationship with the Trump administration; routinely lobbing loaded, anti-Trump questions at both the President and Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.