By now the name Jim Acosta has become a household name for most of us. Whether you despise his feeble attempts at journalism that are laced with a fictional narrative or you actually enjoy watching him create a stir, one thing is for certain. Jimmy likes the spotlight.
Covering a recent Trump Rally in Tampa, Florida Jimmy was met with some vocal adversaries. They were peaceful, but very vocal.
While Acosta began a live broadcast a crowd led by the group “Blacks for Trump” can be seen and heard chanting CNN Su-k’s. The video has since gone viral.
— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) July 31, 2018
In a Tweet posted following the Rally, Acosta made another childish attempt to paint Trump supporters as some sort of violent gang members.
Just a sample of the sad scene we faced at the Trump rally in Tampa. I’m very worried that the hostility whipped up by Trump and some in conservative media will result in somebody getting hurt. We should not treat our fellow Americans this way. The press is not the enemy.
Just a sample of the sad scene we faced at the Trump rally in Tampa. I’m very worried that the hostility whipped up by Trump and some in conservative media will result in somebody getting hurt. We should not treat our fellow Americans this way. The press is not the enemy. pic.twitter.com/IhSRw5Ui3R
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) August 1, 2018
Some of Acosta’s roadies seemed to jump on that same messaging. We will Focus on April Ryan’s comments for a moment.
CNN political analyst April Ryan believes CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s life was in danger at President Donald Trump’s Tuesday rally in Tampa, Florida.
Acosta, who was heckled with “CNN sucks!” chants before Trump appeared on stage, has said he did not feel like he was in America and expressed that he is “very worried that the hostility whipped up by Trump and some in conservative media will result in somebody getting hurt.”
“That’s a serious moment and a serious place. And Jim Acosta’s life, in my opinion, was in jeopardy that night,” Ryan told CNN host Don Lemon on Wednesday evening. “There was a safety issue.”
This of course sparked outrage among other CNN journalists one of which called on secret service protection for Acosta and CNN staff.
CNN's @AprilDRyan & @donlemon attack Sarah Sanders for having Secret Service
Lemon & Ryan say they both need taxpayer funded Secret Service, too
Ryan attacks @PressSec for getting "run out of the hen house" [Red Hen] before saying that Sanders deserved the treatment pic.twitter.com/zwAx0MyKLX
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) August 3, 2018
The outraged continued however as new footage obtained from Jim Acosta’s own twitter account shows a much Different scenario, proving once again… Acosta is the KING of #FAKENEWS…
Taking selfies with Trump supporters in Tampa. Really enjoyed talking to some of the folks at the rally and hearing their concerns. As I told many of them.. we can’t do the news just for the Republicans and Trump supporters. We have to do the news for all Americans. pic.twitter.com/onOOM6q9l8
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) August 4, 2018
The video contrasts Acosta’s account so much, a sitting senaor has already weighed in.
Only time will tell if Acosta decides to keep up the antics, but one thing is for certain… He’s not doing it for ratings. Rating polls show CNN is still consistently being beaten by rerun’s of Yogi Bear.