Jim Acosta Dragged For Interrupting Dr. Birx: “An Effort To Score Points”

While Fox News is leading with Dear Diary Jim Acosta “mansplaining” to Dr. Birx, the focus should be on the scoring points part

CNN’s Jim Acosta blasted for ‘mansplaining’ after interrupting Dr. Birx to attack Trump

CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta was widely blasted for interrupting Dr. Deborah Birx during Friday’s coronavirus briefing to attack President Trump.

Birx took a moment at the podium to address the “who knew what when” concerns and said all the countries affected by the pandemic can “look back” to develop a timeline but not while “in the middle” of the crisis.

“We can talk about why didn’t Italy do something or Spain do something or Germany do something, or we can really say right now — we all can do something,” Dr. Birx explained. “We can do the social distancing and all of the pieces that we know is starting to work around the globe in country after country. And then when we get through all of this, we can ask the questions about could we have done some piece of this better as a global community.”

She spent a bit more time discussing WHO and what they said earlier this year, and then

Acosta quickly derailed her observations about WHO to knock President Trump.

“Dr. Birx, the president was saying this was going to go away,” Acosta said. “It’s April.”

“It is going to go away,” President Trump fired back. “I said it was going away and it is going away.”

First, the problem with interrupting her and not even being on topic with what she was saying. Some discussed him attempting to mansplain, a term I despise, as it means that women aren’t strong enough. And, let’s be honest, people try to ‘splain things to people regardless of biological sex. Others noted that Acosta interrupted as she was smacking around WHO, which has been protecting China from criticism. But, this one really hits the mark

“Jim Acosta’s interruption of Dr. Birx is an example of how CNN’s echo-journalism model is destroying the media’s credibility,” George Washington University Law professor Jonathan Turley reacted. “Every question from Acosta is an effort to score points rather than elicit information. It is a press pandemic that continues to rage without relief.”

“Score points.” That pretty much sums up the media. They aren’t looking for information. With a Republican in office they try and score points, and it is even worse now than when George W. Bush was in office. Of course, they always try and score points against Republicans, and attempted to score points against anyone attacking Democrats and Barack Obama. This is what modern Journalism is all about.

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3 Responses to “Jim Acosta Dragged For Interrupting Dr. Birx: “An Effort To Score Points””

  1. Kye says:

    When all your network peddles is hate, anger and lies for Soros this is what happens…..

    Far-left CNN failed to place even one show in the top 20 during the first quarter of this year.

    Yes, you read that correctly… Despite the impeachment of a president and the coronavirus pandemic, the cable channel America used to automatically turn to in times of crisis could not do any better than number 22. LOL

    Fox News placed eight shows in the top ten and 14 in the top 20. The openly left-wing MSNBC filled those other slots.

    CNNLOL finally arrives way behind its cable news competitors, at number 22, with Jake Tapper’s basement-rated The Lead, which still only managed to attract 1.387 million viewers. And Tapper probably only did that well because some of President Trump’s popular daily briefings aired during his otherwise anemic timeslot.

    Sean Hannity topped everyone during the quarter with an average of 4.22 million viewers, which more than triples CNN’s top show.

    In fact, the only Fox program CNN was able to beat was Fox and Friends First, which broadcasts before dawn and still managed to come in 40th with 721,000 average viewers. The pre-dawn Fox and Friends First humiliated CNNLOL’s disastrous morning show, New Day, which was only able to attract 580,000 average viewers.

    CNNLOL was only able to average 1.43 million primetime viewers, with MSNBC coming in at 1.93 million.

    The first first three months of 2020 have been full of one breaking news story after another, ranging from the impeachment of President Trump to the arrival of the coronavirus outbreak. Yet the liberal MSNBC “news” channel failed to attract new viewers and matched the same ratings from a year ago.

    The stagnation in numbers comes in stark contrast to the Fox News Channel, which gained 38 percent during the same period, and even the ratings-challenged CNN, which actually grew its numbers by a surprising 18 percent.

    According to an article posted by Brian Flood, who covers the media for FNC, experts stated that this result “is a serious issue to the far-left network” and “should concern the MSNBC hierarchy” even though that channel has not made any changes in its programming for a long time.

    Watching CNNMSNBC for accurate truthful information is like reading Elwood here for the same. Good luck with that. They are all hoping a million Americans die so they can blame Trump. Pond scum has more patriotism then they.

  2. Kye says:

    With the left the lying and obfuscations never end even during a national emergency. The Elwoods of the internet, TV and media are compelled to advance lies and try and play UP the severity of the Raw Chinese Bat Flu in order to compound their lies into political hay. Not Shiff-for-brains is contemplating an “investigation” of how Trump handled the crisis even before Trump has finished handling the crisis.

    After repeatedly mocking President Trump for suggesting on March 19 that hydroxychloroquine could be an effective treatment for coronavirus, media organizations have begun acknowledging that the drug — now approved for emergency use to treat coronavirus by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) — may be useful after all. Say it ain’t fukin’ so!

    Journalists and top Democrats (redundancy) have beaten a similarly hasty retreat from their previous claims that Trump’s ban on travel from China was both xenophobic, racist, bigoted, prejudicial and ineffective. But media outlets’ misinformation on hydroxychloroquine was unique because it involved not simply policy disagreements but also suggestive medical advice and directives that could have dissuaded some from seeking certain treatments. The left LIES Americans die!

    “Malaria Drug Helps Virus Patients Improve, in Small Study,” The New York Times reported this week, adding: “A group of moderately ill people were given hydroxychloroquine, which appeared to ease their symptoms quickly, but more research is needed.”

    Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, went from threatening doctors who prescribed the drug with “administrative action” to requesting that the federal government ship her state some. Other state leaders have followed suit, including Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak, also a Democrat.

    It wasn’t always considered acceptable to use that kind of optimistic rhetoric, however.

    “Trump peddles unsubstantiated hope in dark times,” read a March 20 “analysis” by CNN’s Stephen Collinson. Saying Trump was “adopting the audacity of false hope” and embracing “premature optimism,” Collinson charged that “there’s no doubt he overhyped the immediate prospects for the drug” because the FDA had not provided an explicit timeline on approving the drug to treat coronavirus.

    Hell yeah! We can’t have a CoC spewing HOPE and Calm in a fukin’ Chinese crisis! It’s unheard of! The President should join the leftists in America in instilling panic and fear in the people then ruin the economy.

    https://youtu.be/v9j4Khgf7g4
    Trump 2020 MAGA

  3. KlemDadidlehopper says:

    Cheer up.

    All the MSM outlets are losing money and laying people off.

    People are sick and tired of their lies. People are not working. Whats the point of advertising.

    I hope that CNN goes belly up. I hope WAPO and NYT and LATIMES all bite the big one. I hope NBC lays off Rachel Maddow. I hope Sean Hannity has to find a job as a carpenter again.

    Because both sides are Assholes. I am so sick and tired of the politics of destruction. Hatred. It started when China became a player on the world stage. Jim Acosta defends China and blasts the president of the USA.

    Why?

    Trump calls him fake news. I would blast the president too if he was attacking me personally. Trump is a blithering idiot. He needs to stop campaigning in front of the PRESS during a crisis. Jimmy Carter canceled his campaigning when Iran took our people hostages. Teddy Kennedy was primarying him and it worked. Carter beat him out without campaigning.

    Now we have Trump over reacting and invoking the Defense Production Act on 3m which says no more n95 masks to anyone but the USA.

    Canada is pissed, EU is pissed, South America is pissed and guess where we get the stuff to make those masks?

    Well Trump don’t shit them out his ass. We get them from other countries who are now being denied face masks.

    There is a middle ground. 3m is wrong. They give their shit to distributors who are making a fortune and god forbid the GOP stand in the way of PROFITS no matter how ill gotten they are.

    The GOP makes me as sick as the Democrats. Just in different ways.

    Yesterday I railed against 3m. Trump invoked the DPA and now he is saying no more masks to the world. Really? Guess what Trump. No more masks for the USA either since we wont be able to get any more raw mats to make them.

    Guess what. Why don’t you just hand the world to China you MORON!!! Ignore every ally and every country because Jim Acosta and CNN is trashing you for not doing enough then over react and oh my GOD, Trump. Oh My God.

    I Trust anyone on the planet more than I trust Trump who is micro managing this crisis. Get the FF out of the way and let the professionals do their job.

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