While the midterm election results were not ideal, there was one glorious moment rising out of the carnage; the banishment of CNN’s Jim Acosta.
Hours after a harsh on-air confrontation between the President of the United States and Jim Acosta, the CNN reporter has been “suspended” from the White House “until further notice.”
That’s a de facto banning that Press Secretary Sarah Sanders says is because of the way the longtime Trump foil interacted with a White House intern during the post-midterm elections press conference
“President Trump believes in a free press and expects and welcomes tough questions of him and his Administration,” Sanders said in a statement this evening. “We will, however, never tolerate a reporter placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job as a White House intern. This conduct is absolutely unacceptable.”
Now this may be shocking to you, but the mainstream media – and “totes conservative” pundits Ben Shapiro and Guy Benson – sided with Jim Acosta. From a legal standpoint, Acosta could have been charged with harassment at best and simple assault at worse. Corey Lewandowski was charged with battery in 2016 after grabbing Breitbart’s Michelle Fields arm during a campaign event, and the NeverTrump “conservatives” went out of their minds.
Two years later, a White House intern is grabbed and pushed by Jim Acosta, and the “totes conservative” pundits yawn. It’s almost as if the Shapiros, Bensons, and Goldbergs of the world have an agenda.