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Watch: Acosta Issues Warning To ‘Conservative Media’

CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta warned conservative media members Monday that there is “no guarantee that you get to stay in power forever,” during an interview with Anderson Cooper.

Acosta was on Cooper’s show to discuss his new book, “Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America,” which is scheduled to be released Tuesday.


“You’ve been accused, as you are well aware, of making yourself part of the story — of, you know, antagonizing [the White House] to get a sound bite — to have an exchange.”

“The president of the United States, according to the Washington Post, has made approximately 10,000 false or misleading statements since he’s been president,” Acosta stated. “That has put us in the position of being fact-checkers in realtime, and that frustrates the White House, frustrates [President Donald Trump’s] team, frustrates [Trump’s] supporters. But … can you imagine if we spent the last two years never fact-checking him and letting all these statements fly?”

Cooper agreed that fact-checking the White House is a “difficult thing to do” because “there are so many things” that can be fact-checked during “any given speech” from the president.

“What I wanted to do is sort of take the big-picture view on this and say, ‘Is this the kind of country we want to hand off to the next generation, where we’re now comfortable from here on out saying that the press is the enemy of the people and to our friends in conservative media?’” Acosta answered. “Anderson, I say this — It is no guarantee that [conservative media] get to stay in power forever. And so, another administration could come in and do the very same thing to them and say, ‘Well, Donald Trump did it. Guess what? We’re going to do it to you, too.’”

Cooper concluded, “When the shoe’s on the other foot–will they like that?”

Last month, The Guardian published excerpts from Acosta’s book where he admitted to “grandstanding” and “showboating” while adding, “Neutrality for the sake of neutrality doesn’t really serve us in the age of Trump.”

Acosta and the Trump administration have had a tenuous relationship since Trump took office. Their relationship hit rock bottom in November following the midterm elections, when Acosta got into a heated confrontation with the Trump during a press conference.

Acosta continued to ask the president questions despite Trump having already addressed another reporter and he refused to give up the microphone when a White House intern tried taking it from him. The debacle escalated later, when the White House opted to revoke Acosta’s press credentials in response to the “incident.”

Judge Timothy J. Kelly issued an injunction saying that Acosta was not afforded due process, after which his credentials were reinstated

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  • MO says:

    Dude is just a putz and his days as a media twit are numbered. He won’t be able to get a job at burger world after the corrupted liberals are rounded up and sent to the place obama tried to shut down.

  • Karen says:

    We all know that most of the media is in the pocket of the Democrats so why should we “trust” them? They have kept quiet about everything “Hillary” and the scandal that should be out there! They constantly condemn the President before they even know “the truth”. Not sure they even know what that is. They talk before they even know the truth. They have never shown respect for this President and showered Obama with praise, as well as Hillary. So why should we trust them? They are NOT “fair and balanced”!!!!

  • Tsk Tsk says:

    Jim Acosta is a paid stooge for fake news. He better hope we don’t go to war. His wussy azz is toast if we do.

    • Disgusted says:

      He really could become relevant if he would begin pushing the need to know how it got to the Russian Collusion thing. Everything that Comey gave up in his speech and then saying that no prosecutor would indict.
      If Acosta did that people would be impressed with his cajones.But I don’t think anything close could ever happen.

  • William conley says:

    So many tough brave men like Jim Acosta who can talk all sorts of shit when they know they are afforded protection from the law the very officers he shows zero respect for. If this was nearly as bad as him and his idiot cohorts claim it is Jim Acosta would have already been physically assaulted of not killed so would many others who say and do things they think we don’t notice. Like push agendas and twist Trump’s words or jump on what he says knowing damn well what he meant yet using his literal words as weapons like the whole moon is part of Mars comment.

  • Acosta only needs to like in a mirror to see one of the biggest liars of all time. Too bad he works for CNN the biggest lying t v network of all times. Take a look at their continued fall in ratings.

  • Dolores says:

    He’s a grandstAnding little putz! Only thing he wants is attention. He works in the most irresponsible, lying profession on the planet. If he reported the truth be would melt like the wicked witch in the Wizard of oz!

  • ANI4ANI says:

    Acosta being interviewed by Cooper!? I’m sure there must have been some HEAVY questions. that Acosta sweated over.
    Now there is no reason 4 Acosta 2b interviewd by some1 like Liz Wheeler. (LMAO)

  • Buster says:

    acosta is PATHETIC!!!!!!!

  • Stephen Russell says:

    Hey Acosta the way DNC Mgmt runs these 2020 campaigns YOU Lose & whose talkin, sorry Pal.
    You provoking a Revolt, Acosta??

  • Donald Stuart says:

    Jim is a communist just like CNN. Fake news

  • SusanP says:

    The media lost all credibility when they refused to ever call out Obama on his mass of LIES and deceptions. Attacking Trump over every word only makes the media look less credible. Acosta is WRONG! What the public wants is REAL journalism. That consists of Who, What, Where, When and How. WHY? is not for the media to decide and spoon feed the public. Given the facts the public should be making up their own minds. Until the media returns to handing out facts and keeping their own opinions to themselves, they are nothing but yellow journalism and should be SHUT DOWN!

  • SusanP says:

    [“The president of the United States, according to the Washington Post, has made approximately 10,000 false or misleading statements since he’s been president,” Acosta stated.]

    The Washington Post is NOT to be trusted. They have been caught in too many lies to even be allowed to comment on the truthfulness of anyone. WaPo is one of the most liberal biased news outlets in the USA.

  • Lee Price says:

    CNN, Jim Acosta, Anderson Cooper, and every last lying sack of crap should be sued for liable/slander and anything else they can find to put these idiots in jail. So tired of their half truths, innuendo’s, and lies by ommission. Acosta…bring it on!

  • AnnS says:

    Say this out loud Jimmy…. FAKE NEWS IS THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!

  • Dragonfly43 says:

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Acosta is a first-class putz.

  • Grammysam says:

    Acosta is one of the biggest LOSERS of all time! a totally disgusting individual, and you can bet that whatever he says or does is strictly because he is being paid to say it. A GENUINE CREEP!

  • Nancy West says:

    Two liars. They both deserve an Oscar for lying and they both know they’re lying.They deserve a place in the hall of shame.

  • Ruth Bosic says:

    Self serving Asshat!

  • Madeleine says:

    Acosta and the deep state media wouldn’t know the truth if it hit them in the face. They are so corrupted and one sided its unreal. Money and power is their god. But we serve an awesome God of power and might, and the President has Gods Grace surrounding him

  • David says:

    “approximately 10,000 false or misleading statements” but they don’t name even one. That by itself should say what the truth actually is.

  • C. L. Cake says:

    Who does this insignificant biological speed bump think he is? He’s a reporter, not an expert on anything, and his opinions are just that… Opinions. Add in narcissism, arrogance, and a lack of decorum, and all you have is an empty suit trying to be relevant in an arena where he has no business being.

  • RWF