FoxNews.com reports that
Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany accused CNN’s Jim Acosta of taking President Trump out of context during Tuesday’s White House press briefing.
CNN’s senior White House correspondent asked McEnany about a partial quote President Trump said during an Ohio campaign rally on Monday when speaking about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Kayleigh McEnany accused CNN’s Jim Acosta of taking President Trump out of context during Tuesday’s White House press briefing.
“I think he was talking about younger Americans, He said it ‘affects virtually nobody,” Acosta said. “But he said to Bob Woodward that ‘it’s not just older people, it’s young people, too,’ at 200,000 deaths shouldn’t be telling people the truth about this virus at his rallies?”
McEnany shot back, “The president is telling people the truth.”
Acosta interrupted, repeating that Trump said coronavirus “affects virtually nobody” and said he’s not telling the truth.
“Jim, but, you’re again taking the president out of context. I have his full quote here and you’re right that he was referring to young people. He said this,” McEnany said before Acosta interrupted again.
“I’m not taking it out of context,” the CNN reporter said.
“You are taking it out of context because you’re making an assertion that he’s not giving critical information when, in fact, he is and I will underscore exactly what he said,” McEnany said. “He said this, ‘You know, in some states thousands of people, and they’ve had nobody young, below the age of 18 like nobody. They have a strong immune system.’ That is factually true, you can go to the America Academy of Pediatrics website, the Children’s Hospital Association and they list a number of states that have had zero pediatric deaths.”
Acosta then interrupted for a third time, explaining that young people can still spread the coronavirus to older people.
“For the president of the United States, at 200,000 deaths, to go out to his rallies and say something like, ‘It virtually affects nobody, and that in some states it’s not affecting young people, that is glossing over the fact, and really diminishing the fact, that young people can catch this virus and spread it to older people… younger people can also be sickened and killed by this virus.”
McEnany asked Acosta if he has Trump’s entire quote with him.
“I have the quote,” he said.
“Yes, it is exactly as I read it to you, that in several states, they have had zero pediatric deaths. I have the entire list here: Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas and the list goes on. As you may not know, Jim, the COVID has a .01 mortality rate for people under the age of 18, so it is not a disease that affects young people in the same way as older people, which is the exact point the president was making last night,” McEnany shot back.
NewsBusters managing editor Curtis Houck said McEnany “obliterated” Acosta with the response.
“As usual,” Houck said, “listen to how Acosta wasn’t really asking questions, but instead offering a commentary blaming Trump for COVID deaths.”
Former Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders once said after being badgered by a “news reporter” from ABC that the reporter and her colleagues have a “responsibility to provide accurate information” to the public.
“Responsibility”. Therein lies the rub.
The Democratic Party and their Propaganda Arm, the Main Stream Media, have been reduced to personal attacks against a sitting president.
They cannot attack Trump on his Economic Policies, which were very successful before the Chinese Coronavirus hit, leading to a record low unemployment rate for Black Americans.
They cannot attack him on his Foreign Policy, especially after the Middle East Peace Treaties he just negotiated.
So, they have decided instead, to provide partial quotes and the weave fictional stories around them in an attempt to give them believability and gravitas.
And, let us not forget their penchant for creating fake news received “anonymous sources”.
Since those stories continue to be debunked almost as soon as they are posted, most Americans accurately surmise that the MSM’s “anonymous sources” are the voices inside their own over-sized heads.
The failure of the Democrat-controlled MSM brought them to the point where all they have left is to attempt to make up stories about the president during the White House Press Briefings led by current Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, as CNN’s Jim Acosta tried to.
It did not work out well for him, did it?
The Main Stream Media decided before the beginning of Trump’s Presidency that in order to assuage their own hurt feelings about his victory over Hillary Clinton that they would adopt the strategy of publishing unsubstantiated lie after unsubstantiated lie.
The depth of their grief and the blind rage of their ensuing temper tantrum wiped out any vestiges of journalistic integrity that remained after decades of being the Propaganda Arm of the Democratic Party.
The situation has become so obvious that even Bob Woodward, who recently wrote another “tell-all” book about the Trump White House (that bombed like his last one) once said something about it in order to distance himself in order to attempt to preserve his own “journalistic legacy”.
The fact is, President Trump will never be able to please the Main Stream Media.
Nor should he have to.
The Presidency of the United States of America is the most important leadership position on the Face of God’s Green Earth.
The Main Stream Media knows that.
Trump has made the Media look tremendously naïve and stupid on several occasions, in scenes reminiscent of Lucy Van Pelt promising to hold the football for Charlie Brown to kick, only to pull it away at the last minute leaving a helpless Charlie Brown to wipe out, tumbling head over heels.
The Main Stream Media have not been in control of the dissemination of the news since before Trump took office…and they know it.
Between Trump’s playing them like Charlie Daniels playing a fiddle and average Americans becoming their own reporters through the use of Social Media, “professional journalists” have watched their influence over the daily lives of Americans dwindle and diminish right before their very eyes.
Unfortunately, the lies will just keep on coming from both the Democratic Party and their Propaganda Arm, the Main Stream Media.
Like the attention-seeking spoiled brats that they are, the Main Stream Media believe that they can get away with anything.
That is why grandstanding idiots like Acosta feel ’empowered” to show the entire world their backside and to be everything but professional during the White House Press Briefings, attacking Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany at every opportunity like they did her predecessor.
Acosta and grandstanding self-important unhinged Democratic Propagandists like him are why Americans do not trust the Main Stream Media.
Americans are being battered every morning and night by Fake News about Trump and his Administration from not just the Cable News Networks, but the Big 3 Broadcast Networks as well and all of their local affiliates.
Americans want their news to be just that: Information about the events going on around them, delivered by unbiased professional reporters.
If Americans wanted Fake News, they would pick up the National Enquirer while waiting in line at the grocery store, instead of watching the news every morning before they leave for work..
If they want to see two guys yell nonsensically at each other, as they do on these “Discussion Panels” on CNN and MSNBC, they will tune into the WWE’s “Monday Night Raw” or Friday Night’s “Smackdown”.
Americans are now living in a time when the Main Stream Media’s blatant propaganda is no longer believed at face value, as the evidence which refutes it is appearing in the live videos and photographs being shared on Facebook and other Social Media.
Average Americans are winning the war against the “New Fascism” of the Tyranny of the Minority by the sharing of information through Social Media.
Self-righteous Liberals, masquerading as Broadcast “Journalists”, like Acosta and the rest of the Main Stream Media, need to wake up and smell what they’re shoveling before their version of “Broadcast Journalism” goes the way of the dinosaurs…
…after the Americans who are still watching tune them out to watch cat videos on Facebook.
Until He Comes,