CNN Showman Jim Acosta Demands “Hazard Pay” for Trump White House Stunts, Admits He’ll Go Easy on Biden Admin
CNN’s Jim Acosta attempted to rationalize his left-wing editorial bias in a new interview with the Atlantic, admitting that he plans to cover Joe Biden’s presidency much differently than he did Donald Trump’s and arguing that he deserves “hazard pay” for a series of attention-seeking stunts he carried out as CNN’s White House correspondent.
“I don’t think the press should be trying to whip up the Biden presidency and turn it into must-see TV in a contrived way,” Acosta told the Atlantic, tacitly admitting that the mainsteam media did exactly that during the Trump presidency. Acosta claimed that Donald Trump’s presidency represented a “nonstop national emergency,” maintaining a sense of hysteria to the end.
“If being at the White House is not an experience that might merit hazard pay,” he said, “then perhaps it is going to be approached differently.” Acosta’s press pass was suspended by White House staff for a series of disruptive stunts in which he seized the press microphone during White House press conferences and refused to stop talking.
With an establishment liberal set to be inaugurated as President, it seems likely that CNN and MSNBC will devote a lion’s share of editorial coverage to Republican congressman and Senators, and attempts to mock and dox private figures who support Donald Trump and oppose establishment liberalism.
CNN “fact checker” admitting that he’s pivoting from fact checking Biden to focusing on “online disinformation,” AKA CNN code for Republicans who use the internet + "congressional leaders" which will almost undoubtedly = congressional Republicans in practice.
So predictable 🙄 https://t.co/SzkFuYKIFJ
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) December 29, 2020
Corporate executives of mainstream media organizations are reportedly fretting a pending lack of interest in their network’s predictable content, no longer able to fearmonger over President Trump. Judging from Acosta’s preemptive declaration of a free pass for Biden, skepticism and scrutiny of of the President will be a task left to alternative and independent media.