Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Trump 1, Acosta 0: Oh, And You're Fired!

Video links: Everywhere! Here's SeeBSSnooze' version: the key interaction is from about 34:20-37:00.

It's clear from that video that all personal contact was instigated by Acosta, including "chopping" the intern's arm away from him. In 50 states, four U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia, that constitutes misdemeanor battery on Acosta's part, BTW. As this was on federal property and the victim was a federal employee, Acosta should have been arrested by Secret Service uniformed police officers, and still ought to be, so he can explain himself and his actions to a judge and jury in federal court, after they watch the video. And CNN owes women nationwide a full apology for Acosta's casual battery. Gloria Allred gets a whiff of this case, and CNN just paid for that intern's entire graduate schooling, minimum.

When a paid shit-slinging shill for the DNC Communist Party-USA tries to stand toe-to-toe with POTUS, it's like the final battle in Highlander : "there can be only one".

Trump still comes and goes at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue; Acosta has been kicked the f**k out of the building indefinitely. About damned time.

And if the gibbering baboon free-for-alls that have characterized daily press conferences don't turn around, he won't be the last one given the bum's rush to the gates. The next such incident is even odds for getting the Press Briefing Room moved permanently across the street to the OEOB, and getting the current room turned back into an indoor swimming pool.

(Personally, I'd do both, and start using the pool to drown reporters, but I'm sentimental like that. "Press Pool" would take on a whole new meaning in the lexicon, and return a healthy amount of decorum back to the monkey circus they've become.)

Important tip for low-IQ J-school grads (but I repeat myself): when POTUS comes around the podium in his house and nearly sorts out your rude assholery on national news, under the rules of Marcus from Queens rather than Marquess of Queensbury rules, you've stepped on your dick with golf cleats, and your next job will be far, far away from the bright lights of D.C. (Note Pres. Trump coming out from behind the podium at 36:07 on that CBS video, and how fast after that point Acosta lets go of the mic and sits his ass down.)

Acosta could prostrate himself on national TV and grovel, and he's still not getting back to the WH beat this side of 2025. 

McCaskill, Donnelly, Heitkamp, Sessions, and Acosta fired within 24 hours?
Pelosi, Waters, Cummings, Schiff, and rookie Guevara-Castro given national microphones 24/7/365 for the next two years?

This is like Christmas in November!

And thus openeth the political campaign to re-elect DJT in 2020.

Bitch-slapping CNN out of the starting gate jumps him to a commanding 20-point lead before the sun even went down on Day One.

{J-school Master's symposium: With a couple of one-liners and a wave of his hand, Pres. Trump flipped the news cycle from endless cock-a-doodle-dooing about the Communists flipping the House, to whether or not most of America thinks the media are a bunch of jackasses. No points for guessing where the crowd lines up on that question. Old School Jedi master at work, right there.}


Papa said...

Acosta thinks he's entitled to unlimited mic use.
I wonder what the intern lady was thinking?
Acosta looked like a little b**ch boy trying to hold onto his toy.
The boy ain't too bright.
Slap him with some assault charges.
If some common Joe did that, swatting her away, they'd be in jail before yesterday.
B**ch boy.

Pat H. said...

It would have been quite the thing to see Trump come down off the dais and punch Acosta right in the throat. Trump played football, doesn't smoke or drink, and is possibly in good physical condition.

There were some folks who were watching that live that thought Trump was going to do that.

Anonymous said...

If I was Trump, I'd bar anyone from CNN, until much public groveling is forthcoming. Time to stop playing nice.

Anonymous said...

Fires Sessions, fires Acosta, trips up Ginsberg in her office......this guys on a roll!


June J said...

CNN announcer: “And now we go live with our foreign correspondent Jim Acosta at ground zero of the Congo Ebola outbreak. Jim, it must be incredibly uncomfortable wearing that full hazmat suit in the heat of the Congo.”

Perhaps the new acting AG can find a prosecutor who will charge Jimmy boy with assault and battery.

TiredPoorHuddled Masses said...

That's misdemeanor battery? The pussification of America is complete, ladies and gentlemen. Sorry, ladies and ladies. You may select your new pronouns now.

Aesop said...

That's been textbook misdemeanor battery for centuries.
Your ignorance of the law is no excuse.

TiredPoorHuddled Masses said...

You are probably right, sir, but that won't stop a case like this getting laughed out of every red blooded court in the South.