It’s starting to seem as though Jim Acosta is biased. His latest video report must truly be seen to be believed.
I found some steel slats down on the border. But I don’t see anything resembling a national emergency situation.. at least not in the McAllen TX area of the border where Trump will be today. pic.twitter.com/KRoLdszLUu
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) January 10, 2019
Of course, Acosta thought he was undermining Trump’s “national emergency” narrative by depicting a relatively peaceful scene along a section of steel slats in McAllen, Texas on Thursday. Were he not so blinded by his own bias and thirst for retweets, Acosta may have realized the “tranquil[ity]” he encountered actually kind of makes Trump’s point about the wall. But that’s asking a little too much.
Presumably, Jim, the counter-argument would be that you don’t see “a national emergency situation” precisely because there’s a wall of the sort that those you’re criticizing want to extend.
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) January 10, 2019
Expressing shock that there is no imminent threat as he walks along….a border wall. I think that’s the point, right? https://t.co/X0F3PQYdBu
— Josh Holmes (@HolmesJosh) January 10, 2019
Er, you found a place where there is a barrier and all is quiet? Jim, do you know what point you’re actually making here? https://t.co/YbZfYtyO5P
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) January 10, 2019
Imagine if a CNN reporter drove to a small town in western PA, whipped out his phone and said, “I found a white working class town, but I don’t see any corpses of heroin addicts lying around in the streets…” https://t.co/g4D5Bjnvhx
— John Daniel Davidson (@johnddavidson) January 10, 2019
Brilliant reporting from CNN’s @Acosta —walls work! Thank you Jim! https://t.co/Ymw9iCgPzx
— U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (@SenBillCassidy) January 10, 2019
the wall actually works, reports jim acosta https://t.co/drCJwOjES3
— Vince Coglianese (@TheDCVince) January 10, 2019
Jim Acosta is at the border, showing that orgainzed, aggressive challenges to the U.S. border aren’t happening at a place where there’s a giant steel wall. 🤔 https://t.co/rV03UPclBA
— David Martosko (@dmartosko) January 10, 2019
I am *shocked* that a glib video, customized for re-tweets and filmed in broad daylight along one of the more secure parts of the RGV by a reporter who parachuted in for the day, did not reveal anything dramatic. https://t.co/TgPzMtU8pl
— Peter Hamby (@PeterHamby) January 10, 2019
Ever fueled by an aggressive self-awareness deficit, Acosta just couldn’t help but frame his 30-second video report as an indictment of Trump’s policy, making his self-own that much sweeter. The only disadvantage here is that we’re spilling another round of ink on Acosta, which is ultimately what the guy wants. What I want, on the other hand, is Burger King, so at least Acosta has that.