Please Enjoy This Video Of Jim Acosta Owning Himself At The Border Wall
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
— 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.