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One of CNN’s most recognized political reporters says that being neutral when covering President Donald Trump “doesn’t really serve us.”

CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta, who has battled repeatedly with Trump, uses his new book “The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America” to portray Trump’s war on the establishment media as an act that later morphed into reality, according to excerpts published by The Guardian.

Acosta’s book cites plenty of unnamed sources.

For example, he cites what he calls a “senior White House official” as telling him at one point, “The president’s insane.”

The book also claims that a “former White House national security official” told Acosta that staffers were not certain Trump had not been “compromised” by Russia.

Acosta admits in the book that his style of dealing with Trump includes “grandstanding” and “showboating.”

In questioning Trump, the CNN reporter wrote that he “opts for the bait,” even though that “bothers some people”.

And in addressing the issue of bias against Trump, Acosta makes it clear where he stands.

“Neutrality for the sake of neutrality doesn’t really serve us in the age of Trump,” he wrote.

The comment irked former CNN reporter Dylan Byers.

“There are a lot of really, really hardworking journalists at CNN who strive to be fair, impartial, responsible journalists and I’m guessing some of them aren’t crazy about this from Acosta,” he tweeted.

Others also found fault with the book’s excerpts and Acosta’s approach.

“Acosta admits he’s not a reporter. He’s not a serious author either,” conservative talk show host Mark Levin tweeted.

Acosta’s contention that the president’s initial jousting with the media, including an early 2017 news conference during which Trump called Acosta and CNN “fake news,” was an act is based on what his book says was a Hope Hicks phone call on the day of that event.

Acosta’s book said Hicks, then an aide to Trump, called Acosta to convey a message that Trump thought the reporter was “very professional today.”

“He said, ‘Jim gets it,’” the book quoted Hicks as saying.

“When he called us ‘fake news’ it was, in his mind, an act,” Acosta wrote.

However, Acosta suggested that by the spring of 2019, the act had become reality.

According to Acosta, Trump continued to attack the media after the report by Robert Mueller, who was appointed special counsel in May 2017, cleared the president of allegations of collusion with Russia.

“Trump once again called the press ‘the enemy of the people,”‘ Acosta wrote.

He claimed that an unnamed Trump aide told him, “You guys are dead now” and wrote in the book that the comment was “referring to the mainstream media.”

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37 Comments

37 Comments

  1. Richard Hullfish Sr.

    May 30, 2019 at 9:31 pm

    Jimmy the puddin puller

    • 4lllls

      May 31, 2019 at 2:31 pm

      All heresy. Who would ever take a chance and tell this liar acista anything. He is totally demonic and does satans bidding. I would like to see Trump put him in jail.

    • E G MUSK

      May 31, 2019 at 11:56 pm

      Accosta is an idiot.

  2. Polly

    May 30, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    I wonder who will buy his book

    • EVELYN S

      May 30, 2019 at 9:58 pm

      Yes, you are correct! who will buy this book?

    • Carol

      May 30, 2019 at 10:14 pm

      I sure will not not buy his book because I hear enough of his lies from other networks he is killing CNN.

    • SUZANNE

      June 10, 2019 at 7:42 am

      THE LIKES OF ASSTEZ, PUSSY,OMAR SANDERS. PETER PETER, THE LIST GOES ON AND ON….WHAT A WASTE OF MONEY…THIS “BOOK” IS ALLLLLLLLLL ABOUT HIM….ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS WATCH HIS OPINIONANTED SELF…THIS MALE IS ABSOLUTELY NOOOOOOOOO JOURNALIST …HIS PROFESSORS MUST BE EXCEEDINGLY PROUD…..BUT WATCHING TRUMP GO AFTER HIS ASS IS GOOD WATCHING….HE JUST STANDS AND MAKES A DAMN FOOL OF HIMSELF….

  3. Rich Cole

    May 30, 2019 at 9:37 pm

    Acosta is no journalist. He is a joke. He is only concerned with Acosta. His book will sell enough to make him a comfortable retirement, that’s about all. Most people will throw it out after reading a few pages.

  4. Rick

    May 30, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    LETS SELL THOSE BOOKS….JUST ANOTHER ASSHOLE…..

  5. louis

    May 30, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    oh good !!!!!! i need some toilet paper to wipe my ass with it !!!!!!

  6. Carolyn

    May 30, 2019 at 9:58 pm

    How can any house publish this garbage?

  7. Michael

    May 30, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    ”There are a lot of really, really hardworking journalists at CNN who strive to be fair, impartial, responsible journalists.” Really? Name one. Yeah, fucking lying hack of a network with nothing but a bunch of phony jack-asses pretending to be journalists and reporters, including Acosta, with all his unnamed sources.

    • Tammi L Wilson

      May 30, 2019 at 10:34 pm

      Right on,michael

  8. Bonnie Knight

    May 30, 2019 at 10:33 pm

    Well you seem to have turned CNN into the Communist News Network all by yourself. I have not had anything to do with CNN for many years. It’s jerks like you, Acosta, who make the
    MSM impossible to watch. Hope you enjoy being unemployed. So many of us have caught on to your lies and stupidity you may have to learn to flip burgers.

    • Tammi L Wilson

      May 30, 2019 at 10:34 pm

      Right

  9. Jan volkmann

    May 30, 2019 at 10:44 pm

    Acosta….King of fake news and rudeness…..Your mom must be really proud of you. UGH!

  10. Larry Schnitt

    May 30, 2019 at 11:07 pm

    He’s a grandstanding sob that just seeks the limelight. I think his 15 minutes of fame has ended permanently. How can you write a book using completely unnamed sources. He’s a moron just looking to divide our Country! Has anyone ever seen the Fake News give Trump credit for just ONE positive thing he has done for our country? Shiff, Pelosi, Schumer,and Nadler are here to distract the voters from the real issues, just so Trump won’t win the 2020 election, and now Mueller has given the left socialists more ammunition so that the witch hunt wiil continue. I hope the voters see through this sham. You can’t even have a normal political discussion with a Democrat!

  11. Gayle

    May 30, 2019 at 11:10 pm

    He is a lying, grandstanding, loud mouth, rude, fake news, scum!

    • Bob La Rue

      May 31, 2019 at 3:41 am

      “He is a lying, grandstanding, loud mouth…”

      Those are his good points. He is also a moron, rude, and he thinks everyone comes to the press briefings to see him. :o)

  12. John Whitworth

    May 30, 2019 at 11:14 pm

    CNN is the enemy of the people

    • JAIME.

      May 31, 2019 at 5:59 am

      CORRECT!!!!!

  13. Sunny

    May 30, 2019 at 11:17 pm

    RIP #CNN. Your dumb viewers aren’t going to buy this book either.

  14. Mitch D.

    May 30, 2019 at 11:27 pm

    The comment irked former CNN reporter Dylan Byers.

    “There are a lot of really, really hardworking journalists at CNN who strive to be fair, impartial, responsible journalists and I’m guessing some of them aren’t crazy about this from Acosta,” he tweeted.

    Really? They sure must keep them well hidden.

  15. Sam

    May 30, 2019 at 11:34 pm

    I’ll never believe anything Acosta has to say. His credibility is shot to hell. No one believes the jerk.

  16. Sam

    May 30, 2019 at 11:36 pm

    Crawl back into your hole, you creep.

  17. Linda

    May 30, 2019 at 11:48 pm

    Acosta has a book? I didn’t realize he could read or write.

  18. pat

    May 31, 2019 at 12:10 am

    So the book is fiction.

  19. Leslie Stevenson

    May 31, 2019 at 12:15 am

    CNN less viewers than the Food Network, is the only place a little “prick” like Acosta could get hired. He has no talent, and he is a scumbag.This should be headlined in any reputable newspaper, if there are any left.He should NEVER be allowed in the W.H.again.

  20. Chuck Hosier

    May 31, 2019 at 12:42 am

    This moron is not a journalist. He and his colleagues are far from “newsmen”, they’re even good entertainers. They lack any charisma and one would think that even a moron could see that their brand of caterwauling and screeching before the general public has elimininated them from the public eye completely. When you’re beat by food shows, well its tim eo strike the tents and head for another venue. May I suggest North Kores? or perhaps Syria? Iran?

  21. LST

    May 31, 2019 at 12:42 am

    He has lots of “unnamed sources” because they’re all in his imagination. I’ll bet he has lots of imaginary friends and followers also.

  22. Paul Clark

    May 31, 2019 at 7:06 am

    I’m sure next he’ll say his source is deep throat.

  23. Matt

    May 31, 2019 at 7:16 am

    Interesting. Jim Acosta has just admitted that he is the fraudulent holder of a White House Press Pass.

    When is he going to hand it in?

  24. Jim

    May 31, 2019 at 7:23 am

    the little jimmy acosta show must go on!! what a pathetic hack this soy boy is

  25. N

    May 31, 2019 at 9:58 am

    Swamp News, MSM=Fake News (CNN,FOX,MSNBC.etc)The Pravda Muslim Racists Divisive Commie news and their propaganda HATE machine at full throttle! They are destroying the country within! Prosecute these deep state traitors now, Pres Trump!

    • Greg snyder

      May 31, 2019 at 10:10 am

      N: What’s your point? Acosta is a Rock Star–in his own mind. I heard his mother’s buying all 100 of this self-published book.

  26. C

    May 31, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    I am sure that those who buy the book will end up putting it in an outhouse during a camping trip.

  27. Richard A. Seamn

    May 31, 2019 at 5:36 pm

    If i want any shit out of ocussda, I’ll squeeze his head.

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