The book title in and of itself, “The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America,” reveals that it will be a one-sided attack on the President who frequently refers to the ‘fake news’ media as the enemy.
If you’re saving pennies to purchase this literary gem, note that it comes out on June 11th.
In the meantime, Acosta’s publisher Harper-Collins, has released this official description (in part):
From CNN’s veteran Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta, an explosive, first-hand account of the dangers he faces reporting on the current White House while fighting on the front lines in President Trump’s war on truth.
In Mr. Trump’s campaign against what he calls “Fake News,” CNN Chief White House Correspondent, Jim Acosta, is public enemy number one.
Saving Private Acosta
The first takeaway here is – Holy cow this guy actually views himself as some sort of war hero fighting the oppressive regime that is the Trump administration. He’s a warrior only in his own mind, however.
There have been times Acosta is so bent on ‘fighting the establishment’ that he walked out of a press briefing practically teary-eyed.
The second takeaway is how an employee of the network he works for told Fox News that insiders there are pretty much embarrassed by Acosta.
Shredding Private Acosta
The CNN employee stated that while Acosta is asking important questions, he tends to ‘grandstand’ and make everything about himself. Which is the exact opposite attribute you want in a reporter assigned to the White House.
“People get tired of it,” the unnamed staffer complains. “Acosta is supposed to be a correspondent reporting the facts but you can’t tell the difference between him and a paid pundit.”
Actually, you can’t tell the difference between Acosta and a paid member of the DNC.
The employee added Acosta generates “eye-rolling” throughout the newsroom on a typical basis, but nobody there is really discussing his new book.
“If we don’t have to talk about Jim Acosta, we don’t talk about Jim Acosta,” they said.
For those of us having to cover his bias, we wish it were that easy.
Other CNN Complaints
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard complaints from colleagues about Acosta’s antics.
In this video footage of Jim ‘fighting on the front lines’ er, we mean, shouting from the back of a room obnoxiously, those in attendance do their best to get him to shut the hell up.
“Mr. President, will you stop calling the press the enemy of the people,” CNN Journalist Jim Acosta shouted at the end of Trump’s speech pic.twitter.com/FqWT5afwUV
— POLITICO (@politico) June 29, 2018
A colleague of Acosta’s, Steve Krakauer, a former senior digital producer for CNN, blasted him for this incident, referring to him as “truly an embarrassment, on multiple levels.”
Krakauer added that Acosta “give(s) all good journalists a bad name.”
Truth to Power
At least one organization believes Acosta truly is fighting a war for the truth.
The New York Press Club will be awarding CNN’s Jim Acosta a prestigious “Truth to Power” journalism award at their annual dinner in June.
A press release indicates that the award is meant to honor “an individual whose body of work challenges the power establishment and/or defends journalists.”
His own colleagues at CNN don’t even believe that garbage.