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This past week Rush Limbaugh celebrated his 30th year on radio. There was a call from the President. Sean Hannity paid tribute on his TV show.
And CNN’s Jim Acosta? Well, Jim just went on being Jim Acosta. Which is to say Jim has become the latest embodiment of just why Rush Limbaugh is celebrated, not to mention needed.
Acosta - Moment - Point - Point - Manner
Let’s take just one small Acosta moment to illustrate the point - a point that could be made endlessly with all manner of other journos well beyond CNN. I have mentioned this before right in this space. But the best account is from Joseph Wulfsohn over at Mediaite.
Recall back in May that Kim Kardashian, always on the celebrity A-List, came to the White House for a serious chat with President Trump and the White House senior staff - Jared Kushner was on this one. The subject: prison reform. Specifically, Kardashian was pushing for a presidential pardon for one Alice Johnson who had already served, as Wulfsohn noted, “over 20 years in prison of a life sentence for a first-time, non-violent drug offense.”
Acosta - CNN - Airwaves
Acosta took to the CNN airwaves and said this:
“Forget about the fact that Kim Kardashian is here at the White House today and what planet that is anything resembling normal because it’s not. She shouldn’t be here talking about prison reform. It’s very nice that she is here but that’s not a serious thing to have happen here at the White House.”
Wulfsohn - Quick - Digging - Jim - Acosta
Wulfsohn did some quick digging and found this about the self-same Jim Acosta:
“Besides the fact that Acosta never took issue with the countless celebrities that had visited the White House under President Obama including Beyoncé and Jay Z, George Clooney, Oprah Winfrey, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Bradley Cooper, Rihanna, and Zach Galifianakis, Acosta seems to have forgotten about his own...
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