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White House Correspondents' Association
president chides Jim Acosta for
acting like 'part of the resistance'

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Posted By: Imright, 4/1/2020 10:32:00 AM

White House Correspondents' Association President Jonathan Karl rebuked his colleague Jim Acosta of CNN for his conduct on the job.Karl, chief Washington correspondent at ABC News, provided the criticism of his fellow White House reporter both in his new book Front Row at the Trump Show, released Tuesday, and during recent interviews. In the book, he argued Acosta, who has had a multitude of verbal dust-ups with President Trump during press briefings, was "playing into the explicit Trump strategy of portraying the press as the opposition party" and encouraged him not to "give speeches from the White House briefing room."

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Reply 1 - Posted by: skacmar 4/1/2020 10:54:18 AM (No. 364920)
When a member of the liberal media notices that Acosta is acting like a member of the resistance, and is brave enough to say it in public, you know that Acosta's statements and actions are out of line.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: john56 4/1/2020 11:06:59 AM (No. 364949)
That's a man bites dog headline if I've ever read one. I thought you had to be a card carrying member of "The Resistance" to belong to WCHA. Well, at least since January 2017.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: DVC 4/1/2020 11:10:48 AM (No. 364957)
He's an enemy agent, just that simple.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: happy conservative 4/1/2020 11:11:42 AM (No. 364958)
Hey, Jonathan, you're all part of the resistance--everyone of you from the alphabet networks. Your'e just jealous he gets more airtime and within social distance guidelines of PDT. But to be honest, I'd love to sit in on one of those press briefings. Acosta is a fool, Karl is a fool. All of these self-aggrandizing journalists hope to be the one to bring PDT down. So tired of these puffed-up talking heads telling us what to do and believe. Bird-brains of a feather... MAGA!!! KAG!!! TRUMP 2020 AND BEYOND!!! May these fools end up eating their words...ALL of them!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: tisHimself 4/1/2020 11:11:50 AM (No. 364960)
Handle it.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Starboard_side 4/1/2020 11:15:44 AM (No. 364962)
Ah, but didn't some woman from PBS say they're all working together? That Acosta is not alone, he, and the rest of the MSM, are coordinating their questions and attacks on this president. Isn't that what she was saying just a couple days ago? I would not doubt they are being fed by the likes of The Democracy Integrity Project founders, who were pushing the Russian Collusion stories just to keep it going.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: PlayItAgain 4/1/2020 11:28:44 AM (No. 364977)
Karl has a book to sell.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: vrb8m 4/1/2020 11:41:31 AM (No. 365005)
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Reply 9 - Posted by: NWPA 4/1/2020 11:43:19 AM (No. 365011)
walk, quack, duck.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: MFM 4/1/2020 11:46:07 AM (No. 365015)
Why Mr President? Shut him down, if not you and the punk are playing a game that many are sick of...
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Vaquero45 4/1/2020 11:58:05 AM (No. 365033)
Dang... they're onto us.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: DVC 4/1/2020 12:00:29 PM (No. 365038)
Karl doesn't want us to figure out that "the press is the opposition party". OOPS, too late. We know.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: bad-hair 4/1/2020 12:05:55 PM (No. 365050)
I could chide him for acting like a number (hehehe) of other things. Journalist would not be one of them.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Hobbitmom 4/1/2020 12:38:16 PM (No. 365093)
Dear Diary, Why is Jonathan saying such mean things about me? Didn't he read the "talking points" Jeff Zucker gave to all his ace reporters? I believe I'm following his instructions, but I'll check, just in case, even tho I'm never ever wrong. Then, I'll stand in front of the mirror, and practice my look of gravitas. I don't know why so many right-wing ideologues say I Iook constipated. That's mean, too. I guess the right and left just don't appreciate me. Love, Abilio James
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Reply 15 - Posted by: hershey 4/1/2020 12:38:50 PM (No. 365094)
The President ought to just shred his WH pass....worthless piece of San Fran leftovers...
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Reply 16 - Posted by: janjan 4/1/2020 12:39:01 PM (No. 365095)
Jim Acosta is too self absorbed to be part of a resistance. He is just an arrogant little twit with a huge undeserved ego. He does this to get attention and it works.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: ronniethek 4/1/2020 12:43:52 PM (No. 365100)
Karl is right but for the wrong reasons.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Delilah 4/1/2020 1:00:07 PM (No. 365120)
Maybe this is why Acosta acted like a normal human being at yesterday's briefing.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: RedWhite&Blue2 4/1/2020 1:15:36 PM (No. 365139)
Rebuked? How about REVOKED? Kick his ass to the curb!
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Reply 20 - Posted by: JoElla Bee 4/1/2020 1:15:42 PM (No. 365140)
FTA: . . . Jim Acosta . . ."playing into the explicit Trump strategy of portraying the press as the opposition party". Jim Acosta exemplifies the accuracies in PDJT’s comments about the antagonism and opposition of the press toward him. He is personification of an explicit press strategy to destroy this presidency - the face of their exposure.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: pensom2 4/1/2020 1:22:08 PM (No. 365151)
This is form over substance. Substance: Acosta, and most all of the MSM, are indeed, "the Resistance." Form: admonishing Acosta for "acting" like what he is, is to encourage reporters to be deceitful. Better to simply encourage reporters to use good manners and to respect the office of POTUS, whoever holds that office. And playing "Gotcha" 24/7 is growing tedious.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: cjjeepercreeper 4/1/2020 1:24:48 PM (No. 365156)
Karl used to work for Fox years ago. Maybe he still has a couple brain cells that talk to each other.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: laurenc 4/1/2020 1:31:04 PM (No. 365164)
He acts like something all right, but I'd be banned from here if I said what I think he acts like.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Ogden Pod 4/1/2020 1:53:11 PM (No. 365184)
In-between accusations of Trump providing “false hope” Acosta asked Dr. Birx if she could user her chart to estimate how many people Trump killed by not taking action on the coronavirus sooner.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: DVC 4/1/2020 4:28:25 PM (No. 365327)
It seems that the complaint is actually more like "being too obvious" when trying to take down the President.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: judy 4/1/2020 4:33:33 PM (No. 365331)
Karl telling someone the media has standards???What a joke! Anything to sell his book. Karl argues with Trump as often as Acosta. I haven't heard one positive remark from anyone about the WH press. Look in the's not Trump
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