The fake news industry has made a fine choice for one of its major awards…
Press credibility just took another major hit when CNN’s yappy nuisance Jim Acosta scored the coveted 2019 “Truth To Power” award in a display of how low that the media has sunk in this sad era of Trump Derangement Syndrome.
The trophy will be presented to the clownish “reporter” at the upcoming New York Press Club Journalism Awards soiree in another one of those self-serving ceremonies similar to those that are conducted by the entitled narcissists in the entertainment industry.
As CNN has come to be the nation’s nexus of anti-Trump propaganda, it has been Acosta who best exemplifies the pathetic remnants of what was at one time an internationally renowned news organization.
The announcement came down on Friday.
— TheWrap (@TheWrap) April 12, 2019
CNN’s Jim Acosta will be honored with the New York Press Club’s “Truth to Power” award, the organization said in a press release Friday. The award honors “an individual whose body of work challenges the power establishment and/or defends journalists.”
“We are proud to honor a man such as Jim Acosta, who has proven himself throughout his storied, decades-long career to be a journalist of the utmost integrity, ” Jane Tillman Irving, president of the Press Club, said in the release. “For his unwavering commitment to fact and journalism, we are pleased to add to Jim’s many accolades with the Gabe Pressman ‘Truth to Power’ award.”
Acosta, the channel’s chief White House correspondent, spent years in relative obscurity on CNN until Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 presidential election. Trump has made CNN the primary target of his attacks on the media and has disparaged the network as “fake news.”
In his role as White House correspondent, Acosta has often butted heads with Trump and his top surrogates from the White House briefing room and elsewhere. Things came to a head last November after Trump moved to revoke Acosta’s White House press credentials.
Acosta’s finest moment was when Trump had his White House press credentials temporarily yanked.
Trump had grown tired of the diva act and the unprofessionalism of the man who was chosen by the self-proclaimed “most trusted name in news” to be its Chief White House Press Correspondent and allowed the 47-year-old activist to portray himself as the victim.
Not everyone bought the act as Acosta milked the moment and it was reported that fellow WH press corps members weren’t sympathetic with at least one referring to CNN’s designated Trump antagonist as “an asshole” and a disrespectful one at that.
A few CNN reporters told me that they’re embarrassed by Acosta & CNN. A WH correspondent from a major network (not Fox) told me “This isn’t the Jim F*ing Acosta Show. We all hate him. He’s an asshole and he actually is disrespectful to the president.”
— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) November 13, 2018
As for CNN, look for the network to become even more obnoxious and to double-down on the fake news now that Acosta has been rewarded for his boorish behavior.